Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood by William Goldman

By William Goldman

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No one is familiar with the writer's Hollywood extra in detail than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling writer of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and women Together, and different novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's internal sanctums...on and behind the curtain for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, and different films...into the luxurious places of work of Hollywood producers...into the operating lives of appearing greats reminiscent of Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman...and into his personal specialist reviews and artistic suggestion techniques within the crafting of screenplays. You get a firsthand examine why and the way motion pictures get made and what components make a great screenplay. Says columnist Liz Smith, "You'll be involved.

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