Adventures In The Screen Trade: A Personal View Of Hollywood And Screenwriting

Paperback | March 10, 1989

byWilliam Goldman

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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 ofMarathon Man,Tinsel,Boys and Girls Together, and other novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's inner sanctums...on and behind the scenes forButch 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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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; hi...

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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 ofMarathon Man,Tinsel,Boys and Girls Together, and other novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's inner sanctums...on and behind the scenes f...

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 writi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:March 10, 1989Publisher:Grand Central Publishing

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0446391174

ISBN - 13:9780446391177

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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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. 

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"A deliciously honest book...Goldman deserves a special Read of the Year award."-The Plain Dealer (Cleavland)