For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Steven Gaydos.

Steven Gaydos

This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately from the article and its talk page, especially if potentially libelous.Find sources: "Steven Gaydos" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (February 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this message) This article contains wording that promotes the subject in a subjective manner without imparting real information. Please remove or replace such wording and instead of making proclamations about a subject's importance, use facts and attribution to demonstrate that importance. (February 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this message) (Learn how and when to remove this message)
Steven Gaydos in Karlovy Vary in 2008

Steven Gaydos is an American screenwriter, songwriter, and journalist.

Works

Steven Gaydos is a screenwriter known for writing American independent film director Monte Hellman's 2010 film Road to Nowhere,[1] which was listed in the Sight & Sound and Film Comment's "Best Films of 2010" lists, as well as over 100 other 'Best Films of 2010' lists.[2] Nicolas Rapold of Film Comment wrote, "Without succumbing to any romance about the magic of motion pictures, Hellman imbues Road to Nowhere with a haunted yet hallowed quality."[3] French philosopher Jacques Rancière updated his key work "Les Ecarts Du Cinema", in which he notes the way that Road to Nowhere creatively advances the themes of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Vertigo.[4]

Gaydos has co-authored several other screenplays, including the 1988 Venice Film Festival prize-winner Iguana and Silent Night Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!, both directed by Monte Hellman. He frequently collaborates with Hellman, who has been honored with several published studies of his work, including the 2010 publication Sympathy for the Devil: The Films of Monte Hellman, as well as studies authored by film scholars Charles Tatum and Brad Stevens. In both works, Gaydos is widely quoted and his contributions to Hellman's oeuvre discussed. Gaydos' association with Hellman dates back to his work as a production associate on the 1974 action-drama Cockfighter. They have also been associated in several not produced projects such as an adaptation of Jorge Semprún's historical novel, The Second Death of Ramon Mercader and Charles McCarry's spy thriller novel The Miernik Dossier.[1]

As a screenwriter, Gaydos also developed and co-authored Dutch filmmaker Ate de Jong's adaptation of Simone de Beauvoir's novel All Men Are Mortal, and contributed to the screenplay for Dutch director Nouchka van Brakel’s, One Month Later.[5]

In addition to his produced screenplays, Gaydos co-authored several screenplays with Edgar and Emmy Award-winning television writer-showrunner René Balcer,[6] best known for the Law & Order television franchise. Gaydos's work with Balcer includes the not produced screenplays Warheads (Hemdale) and Armed Response (Fox).[citation needed]

His not produced solo works include current projects Bring Me the Head of Sam Peckinpah and The Man Who Was Not With It, based upon the novel by Herbert Gold.[1] In 2008, Gaydos received a special award for his contributions to film culture from the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.[7]

Among Gaydos' music projects are several recorded works, including "More Than I Care To Remember" by Carl Hickman and "Chicken of the County", a popular parody record by Rod Hart based upon Kenny Rogers' hit "Coward of the County".

Gaydos’ song "Mystery Dawn"[8] (co-authored with Mitch Moon and from the 2014 record "Rain in the Drought" by Sun and Moon) is featured in the 2014 Ate de Jong film Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey..

Gaydos is an entertainment journalist and the co-author of several books on the entertainment industry, including Movie Talk From The Front Lines (McFarland) and Cannes: 50 Years of Sun, Sex and Celluloid (Miramax).[9] He has appeared regularly on American television and radio, international outlets such as the United Kingdom's BBC, and in publications around the world.[5]

Gaydos was elevated to vice-president and Executive Editor of Variety in 2013.[10]

Screenplays

  • One Month Later (co-writer) 1987
  • Iguana 1988 (co-writer)
  • Silent Night Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! 1989 (co-writer)
  • All Men Are Mortal 1995 (co-writer)
  • Road to Nowhere 2010 (screenwriter-producer)

Books

  • Movie Talk From The Frontlines (McFarland) 1995 ISBN 0786400056
  • Variety Guide To Film Festivals (Perigee) 1998 ISBN 0399524428
  • Cannes: 50 Years of Sun, Sex & Celluloid (Miramax) 1997 ISBN 0786882956

Music

  • "Rain in the Drought" (co-writer with Mitch Moon)
  • "More Than I Care To Remember" (co-writer with Terrence Dwyer)
  • "Chicken of the County" (co-writer with Terrence Dwyer)
  • "Mystery Dawn" (from the film, Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour. Obey, co-writer with Mitch Moon)

References

  1. ^ a b c "Ten Questions with ROAD TO NOWHERE Screenwriter STEVEN GAYDOS". Screenwritersutopia.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Road to Nowhere". Roadtonowherethemovie.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Road to Nowhere review". Filmcomment.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Jacques Rancière : " Vertigo " et " Road to Nowhere "". Canalblog.com. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b "2011 ASCAP EXPO". Ascap.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  6. ^ Truax, Jackson (9 April 2012). "LiC Interview: Screenwriter/Producer Steven Gaydos talks about Monte Hellman and "Road to Nowhere" – Living in Cinema". Living in Cinema. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Steven Gaydos". PMC.com. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Mystery Dawn". YouTube.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  9. ^ Steven Gaydos. "QUO VADIS EUROPEAN CINEMA?" (PDF). Cinema.usc.edu. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Variety Ups Steven Gaydos to VP and Executive Editor". Variety.com. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Steven Gaydos
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install
{{::$root.activation.text}}

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!


Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.

X

Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 ๐ŸŽ‰! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?