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Leigh Brackett


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Leigh Douglass Brackett (December 7, 1915 – March 18, 1978) was an American author, particularly of science fiction. She was also a screenwriter, known for her work on famous films such as The Big Sleep (1945), Rio Bravo (1959), The Long Goodbye (1973) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Leigh Brackett was born December 7, 1915 in Los Angeles, California and grew up there. On December ... more »

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  • ''Surrender is a perfectly acceptable alternative in extreme circumstances.''
    Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, George Lucas (b. 1944), and Irvin Kershner. C3PO (Anthony Daniels), The Empire Strikes Back, suggesting...
  • ''The Force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.''
    Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, George Lucas (b. 1944), and Irvin Kershner. Darth Vader (David Prowse; voice of James Earl Jones), The ...
  • ''Never tell me the odds.''
    Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, George Lucas (b. 1944), and Irvin Kershner. Han Solo (Harrison Ford), The Empire Strikes Back, having b...
  • ''Her I love. You I don't even like.''
    Leigh Brackett, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Altman. Marty Augustine (Mark Rydell), The Long Goodbye, having just smashed a Coke bottle on his girlfr...
  • ''Over the mountains of the moon, down the valley of the shadow. Ride, boldly ride, the shade replied, in search of El Dorado.''
    Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, and From The Novel The St. Howard Hawks. Mississippi/Alan Bourdillon Traherne (James Caan), El Dorado, ...
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