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Earl Hamner (1923–2016)

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Earl Henry Hamner Jr. was born in Schuyler, Virginia on July 10, 1923. He was attending the University of Richmond when he was drafted into the Army during World War II. Trained to defuse land mines, he was sent to France after the Normandy invasion. Once his superiors found out that he could type, vis mere he was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps in Paris, where he started writing fiction. After the war, he received a degree in broadcast communications from the University of Cincinnati in 1948 and began working in radio. His first novel, Fifty Roads to Town, was published in 1953. At this time he was writing radio and television scripts for NBC. His other novels include You Can't Get There from Here, The Avocado Drive Zoo, and Generous Women: An Appreciation. Spencer's Mountain was published in 1961 and was adapted into a film starring Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara. He moved to California in 1962 and got his first break when The Twilight Zone accepted two of his story ideas. He wrote eight scripts for the series including The Hunt Stopover in a Quiet Town. He also wrote episodes for Wagon Train, Gentle Ben, and Nanny and the Professor as well as the 1968 television version of Heidi and the 1963 movie Palm Springs Weekend. In 1971, he took an incident from his novel Spencer's Mountain and rewrote it as a television special entitled The Homecoming: A Christmas Story. After it drew strong ratings, CBS picked it up as a series entitled The Waltons with Hamner credited as creator and executive producer. He only wrote a few episodes of the series, but was closely involved in creative decisions and provided the voice-over narration that began and ended each show. The show ran for nine years. While working on The Waltons, he wrote scripts for the animated film Charlotte's Web and for Where the Lilies Bloom. He also developed the series Falcon Crest. He died from bladder cancer on March 24, 2016 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Earl Hamner

Charlotte's Web [1973 film] (1973) — Screenwriter — 479 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Spencer's Mountain (1961) 212 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
The Homecoming (1970) 170 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Lassie a Christmas Story (1997) 100 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Goodnight John-Boy (2002) 72 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Waltons: The Complete First Season (1972) — Creator — 65 eksemplarer
Heidi [1968 TV movie] (1992) — Writer — 35 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Waltons: The Complete Second Season (1973) — Creator — 35 eksemplarer
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story [1971 TV movie] (1971) — Screenwriter — 32 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Waltons: The Complete Third Season (1974) — Creator — 30 eksemplarer
The Waltons Movie Collection (1982) — Creator — 25 eksemplarer
The Waltons: The Complete Seventh Season (1978) — Creator — 22 eksemplarer
The Waltons: The Complete Fourth Season (1975) — Creator — 20 eksemplarer
The Waltons: The Complete Sixth Season (1977) — Creator — 20 eksemplarer
The Waltons: The Complete Fifth Season (1976) — Creator — 17 eksemplarer
The Education of Little Tree [1997 film] (1997) — Screenwriter — 16 eksemplarer
Who Speaks For Appalachia (1975) 13 eksemplarer
Generous Women: An Appreciation (2006) 12 eksemplarer
The Waltons: The Complete Eighth Season (1979) — Creator — 12 eksemplarer
You Can't Get There from Here (1965) 11 eksemplarer
Falcon Crest: The Complete First Season (2010) — Creator — 8 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Fifty Roads to Town (1993) 6 eksemplarer
The Waltons: The Foundling [1972 TV episode] (2004) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Murder in Tinseltown (2000) 4 eksemplarer
The Hollywood Zoo (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Falcon Crest: Season 2 (1982) — Craetor — 2 eksemplarer
Odette: A Goose of Toulouse (2011) 2 eksemplarer
50 Roads to Town (1969) 1 eksemplar
Falcon Crest: Season 5 — Creator — 1 eksemplar
Falcon Crest: Season 3 (1983) — Creator — 1 eksemplar
Waltons, The 1 eksemplar
The Waltons: The Triangle [1973 TV episode] (1997) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary (2009) — Bidragyder — 115 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1970 v04 (1970) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Poe's Lighthouse (2006) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
New World Writing: Fourth Mentor Selection (1953) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Palm Springs Weekend [1963 film] (1963) — Writer — 5 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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This is the book that was the basis for the much beloved television series, "The Waltons"(1972 - 1981). "The Homecoming: A Christmas Story was broadcast on December 19, 1971.
dandelionsmith | 5 andre anmeldelser | Feb 22, 2024 |
WBCLIB | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 27, 2023 |
Enjoyable read. It's the basis of the '63 Henry Fonda movie as well as the Walton's TV series of the '70s. Good humor and folkways of Appalachian family life. I remember reading part of it in a magazine once before.
kslade | 9 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2022 |
When we were young, our family always gathered to watch The Waltons on TV. I was aware that Earl Hamner had created the show, based on his family. I knew he was a writer. I really wanted to read this book someday.
I rarely wish I hadn't read a book. This one just didn't hold the charm that the television series held. I know there is a movie based on this book, and I'm still very likely going to try to find it to watch.
The TV show was fairly uplifting. This book features an accidental death of a key person, but then just glosses over it, like dead, buried, forgotten.
I loved John Boy in the show. He always seemed rather flighty to me, and this book allows me to understand that it's the way the character was designed, and that Richard Thomas brought the charm to the character. In the book, he slept with a casual girlfriend without any real consideration. It did not feel genuine to the time, or the storytelling. I feel funny saying that, as I know this is based loosely on Hamner's life. Maybe he did just get naked and run around in a field and then just accidentally have sex with his girlfriend, so who am I to judge? Really, it could've been written much better, if that's what happened. I'm disappointed in the writing more than the lack of character development, since it is based on truth.
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BoundTogetherForGood | 9 andre anmeldelser | Oct 10, 2022 |



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