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    reveal's Daily Trivia 8.13.15

    How did a Hungarian sheepdog end up being nominated for an Oscar for the 1984 film Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes? Answered

    The owner of the dog, Greystoke screenwriter Robert Towne, objected to the rewritten version of his script and used his dog’s name, P.H. Vazak, as his pseudonym in the film’s final credits. That’s how a shaggy dog ended up being nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farside View Post
    The writer didn't want his name on the movie, so he used his dog. Not uncommon.
    Correct!

    The owner of the dog, Greystoke screenwriter Robert Towne, objected to the rewritten version of his script and used his dog’s name, P.H. Vazak, as his pseudonym in the film’s final credits. That’s how a shaggy dog ended up being nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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    New York, NY 10014-4381
    212-254-5900 (phone)
    212-254-8098 (fax)
    info@workman.com

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