Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Landmark writings

Sydney Schanberg is a name synonymous with the landmark film, The Killing Fields and he has just brought out a new book, Beyond the Killing Fields: War Writings, that is an anthology of his reporting and commentary from wars he reported on in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia and Iraq. Schanberg won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his New York Times coverage of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia. The book’s centerpiece is his signature work, 'The Death and Life of Dith Pran,' which was turned into the Academy Award winning movie The Killing Fields starring Sam Waterston as Schanberg. The book is dedicated to Dith Pran, who died in 2008 of pancreatic cancer, and Schanberg’s wife, Jane. Find out more about the book at its website.



Anonymous eric said...

Very interesting, A...,
especially the pics in the book.

Already for sale at Monument Books?

June 23, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Not sure E, I will be at Monument tomorrow so I will ask. There's a book launch for Phnom Penh Express by Johan Smits.

June 23, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Andy
Is this the same guy who only bothered to report on the massive destruction Cambodia was undergoing after a B-52 mistakenly hit a "friendly target" in Neak Leang?
Thanks for clarifying,

June 24, 2010 at 4:46 AM  
Anonymous MARLENE said...

Yep! No doubt the true hero of KILLING FIELDS, Dith Pranh apart, was the character of the war photographer superbly played by Jonh Malkovich. - Marlene

June 24, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

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