Collaborating with James Baldwin on a Screenplay of Giovanni’s Room

The author discusses his personal relationship with James Baldwin, recounting their collaboration on a film script for an adaptation of Giovanni’s Room.

James Baldwin Review

an allegory of his own situation (a hero trying to shake off his past and make a new start) and injects an unashamed melodrama into the action that is redolent of the radical American cinema of the late 1940s. Patrick McGoohan’s black-leather villainy in the film seems almost like a conscious aping of Marlon Brando’s performance in The Wild One (1954), which, for many of us at that time, would have been the nearest we

in British cinema of the 1950s