594 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 in
March 10, 1989
Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446391174
ISBN - 13: 9780446391177
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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.
About the Author
William Goldman, August 12, 1931 - William Goldman was born August 12, 1931 in Highland Park, Illinois. He attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio and then went on to Columbia University in New York. He began his writing career in 1957 and wrote his first screenplay, "Masquerade" in 1965. During an interim job teaching creative writing at Princeton University, Goldman wrote the screenplay for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." In 1973, he wrote "The Princess Bride," the only novel he ever wrote that he actually liked, and later adapted it for the screen. Goldman adapted three screenplays form his own novels, the other two titled "Marathon Man" in 1976 and "Heat" in 1978. He is the author of three novels about show biz, which tell the true story of making a living in Hollywood. They are "Adventures in the Screen Trade,""Hype and Glory" and the latest, "Which Lie Did I Tell," printed in 2000. Goldman has written over 20 novels as well as more than 20 major motion picture screenplays over the course of 45 plus years in the business. He has won three Lifetime Achievement Awards for Screenwriting, including the 1985 Laurel Award for Lifetime Achievement in Screenwriter. He has also won tow Screenwriter of the Year Awards and two Academy Awards, one for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and the other for "All the President's Men." He even managed to win an English Academy Award. Goldman has written under many pseudonyms during his career, but the two he is best known for ar
From Our Editors
There isn't a more prolific novelist and screenwriter around than William Goldman, author of the acclaimed Marathon Man and screenwriter of All The President's Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. And there isn't anyone more attuned to the state of Hollywood than the man who gave words to the biggest and best of the industry; his thumb firmly on the pulse of tinseltown. Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting is a rare view from an insider, full of insight both fascinating and disturbing as he shows you what makes Hollywood tick. Relating his dealings with the likes of Redford and Newman while taking you into the plush offices of movie executives and the back lots of major studios, Goldman discusses his own experiences, both good and bad, in this one-of-a-kind book for any serious film aficionado.
"A deliciously honest book...Goldman deserves a special Read of the Year award."-The Plain Dealer (Cleavland)