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Big Picture Who Killed Hollywood? and Other Essays

ISBN-10: 1557834601
ISBN-13: 9781557834607
Edition: 2001
Authors: William Goldman
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Description: Two-time Academy Award screenwriter William Goldman gives 'the big picture' on Hollywood, screenwriting and the future of American cinema.

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 2/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Two-time Academy Award screenwriter William Goldman gives 'the big picture' on Hollywood, screenwriting and the future of American cinema.

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."

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