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by John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, California, in 1902, grew up in a fertile agricultural valley, about twenty-five miles from the Pacific Coast. Both the valley and the coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction. I first read it many years ago when I was fifteen and it made a huge impression-not quite the book that started me writing, but close. I decided to reread it to find out why it had such an influence on m. t's not regarded as one of Steinbeck's best or even a particularly good novel.

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Before there was Viva Zapata!, the acclaimed film for which John Steinbeck received Academy Award nominations for best story and screenplay . Release Date:January 1975. Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group.

Before there was Viva Zapata!, the acclaimed film for which John Steinbeck received Academy Award nominations for best story and screenplay, there was the original.

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A new volume which includes the original screenplay, with its copious director's notes, and the narrative - this has followed on from a previously undiscovered manuscript by Steinbeck being found in the UCLA Research Library - the narrative treatment of the story on which he based his screenplay.

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I'm not sure, exactly, who the intended audience for this book is; nevertheless, I suspect that it is included in numerous college syllabi for courses in film criticism and various "soshe" classes around American politics and social activism. That the editor, Robert E. Morsberger, contributed numerous articles to and, I believe, edits the Steinbeck Review lends weight to this suspicion; not to mention the included critical essay by the man that occurs between the original screen play and the actual screen play.
In addition to these two plays, preceding them is a word picture that Steinbeck drew to describe to the movie's eventual director and producer Steinbeck's own vision and intention for the film.
While having the actual mechanics of a screenplay laid out before one's eyes is interesting to one who hasn't seen the like, this would be true regardless of the underlying story. It just happens in this case to be Zapata, which happens to be the only screenplay Mr. Steinbeck wrote entirely by himself.

As to this book, we are essentially presented with three versions of the same story That this is a bit repetitive is obvious and, frankly, my advice is to read the first two treatments and then go watch the movie.
For those of you expecting more of a story about Zapata (or even a biography), based upon the numerous rather puzzling reviews here indicating this is the case, you will disappointed. For, this is a story about a film script, or screenplay, the subject of which is Emiliano Zapata. It does not pretend to be either a history or a biography: It is an adventure story with political/socio-economic overtones, that roughly hews to historical events and figures.

One thing this book is GREAT for is the appendix which includes the entire oevre of Steinbecks filmic career. It is highly informative and will send the most eager of us on to other works by this American Classic.

Three stars because this book's true audience is quite narrow and the broader audience is likely to be disappointed, one suspects.
This was an interesting read. A good part of it is the screenplay itself, but that was indicated in the description so there were no surprises in that respect. It was nice to see Steinbeck writing down his thoughts about Mexico and his opinion of Zapata and the revolution. I enjoyed that very much. I recommend this book to anyone interested in writing screenplays or anyone who is a student of Steinbeck or the Mexican Revolution. It is a shame to learn that Viva Zapata was not made the way Steinbeck wanted, and it could have been a great film instead of just a so-so film. I with they'd have given Steinbeck free reign and gotten John Huston to direct. That would have been a film up there with The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, alas, that didn't happen.
Most complete book on a true Mexican leader. Those who worked the land deserved their right to own their share. Mexico would be a leader in the world today if all the other men in leadership roles had lived by Zapata's principles.
so so
A little out of date but a good overview of Mexican history.
I've always enjoyed reading about Mexico and it's turbulent history. This is a book I would recommend to people that are like minded.
I reallly appreciated that Steinbeck went to Mexico to interview those still alive from the revolution and got real stories from real people. It was great to read about the people, how they lived, loved, took care of their land until it was taken from them and how they were so oppressed. Zapata is a part of our family heritage and I enjoy anything i can learn about him. The movie pretty closely followed the book and i also appreciated that.
I liked Steinbeck's notes for action and actors. Zapata became a real person in his film version. I suggest his movie should be made.
Zapata (Penguin Modern Classics) download epub
Author: John Steinbeck
ISBN: 0141186283
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Classics
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (August 1, 2003)
Pages: 400 pages