Adventures in the Screen Trade (Paperback)

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William Goldman wrote Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride, and All the President's Men. He also wrote Dreamcatcher, The Year of the Comet, and Memoirs of an Invisible Man. And he wrote this book, coining the time-tested Hollywood maxim, "Nobody knows anything." He was the first to admit that included him, but I'd argue he knew more than most.

— From Tyler


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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.

Praise For…

"[This] is that big, sad, funny, incisive, revelatory, gossipy, perception-forming book about Hollywood that publishers have been promoting for years -- and now the real thing is finally here."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780446391177
ISBN-10: 0446391174
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: March 10th, 1989
Pages: 608
Language: English