Adventures In The Screen Trade

Adventures In The Screen Trade

Adventures In The Screen Trade

Now available as an ebook for the first time! No one knows the writer's Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling author of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and Girls Together, and other novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's inner sanctums...on and behind the scenes for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, and other films...into the plush offices of Hollywood producers...into the working lives of acting greats such as Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman...and into his own professional experiences and creative thought processes in the crafting of screenplays. You get a firsthand look at why and how films get made and what elements make a good screenplay. Says columnist Liz Smith, "You'll be fascinated.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : William Goldman
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2012-06-05
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9781455525461


Which Lie Did I Tell

Which Lie Did I Tell

From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of All the President's Men, The Princess Bride, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, here is essential reading for both the aspiring screenwriter and anyone who loves going to the movies. If you want to know why a no-name like Kathy Bates was cast in Misery, it's in here. Or why Linda Hunt's brilliant work in Maverick didn't make the final cut, William Goldman gives you the straight truth. Why Clint Eastwood loves working with Gene Hackman and how MTV has changed movies for the worse,William Goldman, one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood today, tells all he knows. Devastatingly eye-opening and endlessly entertaining, Which Lie Did I Tell? is indispensable reading for anyone even slightly intrigued by the process of how a movie gets made.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : William Goldman
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2013-12-18
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9780307764799


Boys And Girls Together

Boys And Girls Together

An “extraordinary” novel of five friends coming of age in 1960s New York City, from a New York Times–bestselling, Academy Award–winning author (The Plain Dealer). William Goldman, the versatile author who gave us classic thrillers like Marathon Man, the immortal comedy of The Princess Bride, and the infamous Hollywood tell-all Adventures in the Screen Trade, offers a beautiful and sweeping novel inspired by his own coming-of-age, set against the backdrop of the New York theater world. In Boys and Girls Together, five friends—each of them young, creative, ambitious, and troubled—make their way to Manhattan in pursuit of their dreams. Aaron, the playwright; Walt, the director; Rudy and Jenny, both actors; and Branch, their producer, all come together to struggle, fight, love, create art, and face the hard truths of life. A popular sensation when it was first published in 1964, Boys and Girls Together remains a masterwork of heartbreaking emotional honesty. This ebook features a biography of William Goldman.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : William Goldman
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2013-01-08
Total Pages : 751 Pages
ISBN : 9781453292013


Writing Movies For Fun And Profit

Writing Movies For Fun And Profit

The writers of Reno 911! and several other feature films trace their haphazard experiences in the movie industry, revealing the process through which they worked on script development with executives and stars, pacified exploitative decision makers and fought to be paid for their work.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Thomas Lennon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-07-03
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9781439186763


Marathon Man

Marathon Man

A Nazi conspiracy in the heart of modern-day Manhattan—the blockbuster New York Times bestseller that became the classic film thriller. At Columbia University, Thomas “Babe” Levy, a postgrad history student and aspiring marathon runner, is working to clear his late father’s name after the scandal of his suicide, triggered by the McCarthy hearings and accusations of Communist affiliations. In Paraguay, Dr. Christian Szell, former Nazi dentist and protégé of Josef Mengele, has been in exile for decades. Infamous as the “White Angel of Auschwitz,” he’s leaving his South American sanctuary to smuggle a fortune in gems out of New York City. Meanwhile, in London’s Kensington Gardens, an international assassin known only as Scylla has completed a hit. A man with too many secrets and twice as many enemies, Scylla has become a target himself, with only one place left to turn. Then, when Babe’s revered older brother, Doc, pays him a fateful and unexpected visit, it sets in motion a chain of events plunging Babe into a paranoid nightmare of family betrayal, international conspiracy, and the dark crimes of history. Now, the marathon man is running for his life, and closer to answering a single cryptic and terrifying question: “Is it safe?” William Goldman’s Marathon Man was adapted by the author for the award-winning 1976 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier. Upon its publication, the Washington Post called it “one of the best novels of the year,” and it remains a powerful, horrifying read. In the words of #1 New York Times–bestselling author Harlan Coben: “I found myself racing through it. You could have put a gun to my head, and I wouldn’t have been able to put [Marathon Man] down.” This ebook features a biography of William Goldman.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : William Goldman
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2013-01-08
Total Pages : 314 Pages
ISBN : 9781453292006


Tinsel

Tinsel

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Author : WILLIAM GOLDMAN
Publisher :
Release : 1979
Total Pages : 356 Pages
ISBN :


The Viking Heart

The Viking Heart

From a New York Times best-selling historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist, a sweeping epic of how the Vikings and their descendants have shaped history and America

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Genre : History
Author : Arthur Herman
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 519 Pages
ISBN : 9781328595904


Screenwriting Tricks Of The Trade

Screenwriting Tricks Of The Trade

Unlocks the mysteries of commercially successful screen drama.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : William Froug
Publisher :
Release : 1992
Total Pages : 150 Pages
ISBN : IND:30000026280515


Adventures In The Skin Trade

Adventures In The Skin Trade

Thomas's unfinished novel of a Welsh boy's adventures in London is accompanied by twenty short stories

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Dylan Thomas
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 1964
Total Pages : 275 Pages
ISBN : 081120202X


Monster

Monster

In Hollywood, screenwriters are a curse to be borne, and beating up on them is an industry blood sport. But in this ferociously funny and accurate account of life on the Hollywood food chain, it's a screenwriter who gets the last murderous laugh. That may be because the writer is John Gregory Dunne, who has written screenplays, along with novels and non-fiction, for thirty years. In 1988 Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion, were asked to write a screenplay about the dark and complicated life of the late TV anchorwoman Jessica Savitch. Eight years and twenty-seven drafts later, this script was made into the fairy tale "Up Close and Personal" starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Detailing the meetings, rewrites, fights, firings, and distractions attendant to the making of a single picture, Monster illuminates the process with sagacity and raucous wit.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : John Gregory Dunne
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1998-03-17
Total Pages : 219 Pages
ISBN : 9780375750243