James Agee (
A Death In The Family, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Davis Grubb, James Agee wrote the script with director Charles Laughton.
The film completely bombed upon release with both audiences and critics, only gaining appreciation over the years.
Despite writing in many different mediums, Agee is best known for his film criticism, although also wrote the screenplay for
The African Queen
There’s no discernible stylistic connection between this film and his works other than, as a film critic, he knew how to write one well.