Adventures In The Screen Trade

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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 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 : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-06-05
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781455525461


Which Lie Did I Tell

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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 : 2001-02-20
File : 514 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780375703195


Adventures In The Skin Trade

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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
File : 196 Pages
ISBN-13 : 081120202X


Adventures In The Screen Trade

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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 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
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781455525461


Adventures In The Screen Trade

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Genre : Motion picture industry
Author : William Goldman
Publisher : Warner Books (NY)
Release : 1984
File : 594 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0446376256


Wait Till Next Year

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The big names and big games are all in this story of the 1987 New York Baseball Season. Two pros pool their talents for an inside ticket to a season's worth of legends and louses. "Read the book Steinbrenner and a host of other sports notables will want to burn. It's a beauty".--Elmore Leonard.

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Genre : Sports
Author : William Goldman
Publisher : Bantam Books
Release : 1989
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0553282263


Tales From The Script

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Discover the secrets of Hollywood storytelling in this fascinating collection, in which fifty screenwriters share the inside scoop about how they surmounted incredible odds to break into the business, how they transformed their ideas into box-office blockbusters, how their words helped launch the careers of major stars, and how they earned accolades and Academy Awards. Entertaining, informative, and sometimes startling, Tales from the Script features exclusive interviews with film's top wordsmiths, including John Carpenter (Halloween), Nora Ephron (Julie & Julia), John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and David hayter (Watchmen). Read along as: Frank Darabont explains why he sacrificed his salary to preserve the integrity of his hard-hitting adapta-tion of Stephen King's novella The Mist. William Goldman reveals why he's never had any interest in directing movies, despite having won Oscars for writing All the President's Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Ron Shelton explains why he nearly cut the spectacular speech that helped cement Kevin Costner's stardom in Bull Durham. Josh Friedman describes the bizarre experience of getting hired by Steven Spielberg to adapt H. G. Wells's classic novel War of the Worlds—even though Spielberg hated Friedman's take on the material. Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) analyzes his legendary relationship with Martin Scorsese. Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) reveals why the unrelenting hype around his multimillion-dollar script sales caused him to retreat from public life for several years. Tales from the Script is a must for movie buffs who savor behind-the-scenes stories—and a master class for all those who dream of writing the Great American Screenplay, taught by those who made that dream come true.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Peter Hanson
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2010-01-08
File : 371 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780061988004


Marathon Man

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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
File : 314 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781453292006


Deception On The Set

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It’s lights, camera, disaster for a film crew unless Frank and Joe can track down a saboteur in this cinematic Hardy Boys adventure—a fresh approach to a classic series. Joe and Frank Hardy are excited to be cast as extras in the zombie movie that’s filming in their hometown. Not only is film production way more exciting than what usually goes on in Bayport, it also doesn’t hurt that the lead actress is pretty cute. At first it seems like for once Frank and Joe might not have a mystery to solve. But when a stunt goes horribly wrong, the Hardy boys know someone is trying to sabotage the film—and putting lives in jeopardy. Can the brothers find the culprit before it’s too late?

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-02-03
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781481414081


Boys And Girls Together

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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
File : 1137 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781453292013