Which Lie Did I Tell? More Adventures in the Screen Trade

ISBN-10: 0375703195
ISBN-13: 9780375703195
Edition: N/A
Authors: William Goldman
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Description: From the Oscar-winning screenwriter ofButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidandThe Princess Bride(he also wrote the novel), and the bestselling author ofAdventures in the Screen Tradecomes a garrulous new book that is as much a screenwriting how-to (and  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

From the Oscar-winning screenwriter ofButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidandThe Princess Bride(he also wrote the novel), and the bestselling author ofAdventures in the Screen Tradecomes a garrulous new book that is as much a screenwriting how-to (and how-not-to) manual as it is a feast of insider information. If you want to know why a no-name like Kathy Bates was cast inMisery-it's in here. Or why Linda Hunt's brilliant work inMaverickdidn'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.

WADE ZAHARES received a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated citation for his first book, Window Music by Anastasia Suen. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.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 are S. Morgenstern, for "The Princess Bride" and Harry Langlaugh, the name of Cassidy in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

Introduction
More Adventures
The Leper [1980-85]
Memoirs of an Invisible Man [1986]
The Princess Bride [1987]
Misery [1990]
The Year of the Comet (Alas) [1992]
Maverick [1994]
The Ghost and the Darkness [1996]
Absolute Power [1997]
Heffalumps!!!
There's Something About Mary
When Harry Met Sally
North by Northwest
The Seventh Seal
Chinatown and Fargo
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Stories
The Old Guy
The Good Guy
The Mastermind
The Dolphin
The Big A
Index
Permissions Acknowledgments

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