Adventures in the Screen Trade

Adventures in the Screen Trade
Author: William Goldman
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781455525461
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Release: 2012-06-05
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Which Lie Did I Tell

Which Lie Did I Tell
Author: William Goldman
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780307764799
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Release: 2013-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Boys and Girls Together

Boys and Girls Together
Author: William Goldman
Pages: 751
ISBN: 9781453292013
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Release: 2013-01-08
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Adventures in the Screen Trade

Adventures in the Screen Trade
Author: William Goldman
Pages: 594
ISBN: 0446383864
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Release: 1924
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Adventures in the Skin Trade

Adventures in the Skin Trade
Author: Dylan Thomas
Pages: 275
ISBN: 081120202X
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Release: 1964
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thomas's unfinished novel of a Welsh boy's adventures in London is accompanied by twenty short stories

Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade

Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade
Author: William Froug
Pages: 156
ISBN: IND:30000026280515
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unlocks the mysteries of commercially successful screen drama.

Adventures in the Screen Trade

Adventures in the Screen Trade
Author: William Goldman
Pages: 594
ISBN: 0446383856
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Release: 1986-03-01
Editor: Warner Books (NY)
Language: un

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Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit
Author: Thomas Lennon,Robert Ben Garant
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781439186763
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Release: 2012-07-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The writers of Reno 911! and several other feature films trace their haphazard experiences in the movie industry, revealing the process through which they worked on script development with executives and stars, pacified exploitative decision makers and fought to be paid for their work.

But What I Really Want to Do Is Direct

But What I Really Want to Do Is Direct
Author: Ken Kwapis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250260116
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For over three decades, director Ken Kwapis has charted a career full of exceptional movies and television, from seminal shows like The Office to beloved films like He’s Just Not That Into You. He is among the most respected directors in show business, but getting there wasn’t easy. He struggled just like everyone else. With each triumph came the occasional faceplant. Using his background and inside knowledge, But What I Really Want To Do is Direct tackles Hollywood myths through Ken’s highly entertaining experiences. It’s a rollercoaster ride fueled by brawls with the top brass, clashes over budgets, and the passion that makes it all worthwhile. This humorous and refreshingly personal memoir is filled with inspiring instruction, behind-the-scenes hilarity, and unabashed joy. It’s a celebration of the director’s craft, and what it takes to succeed in show business on your own terms. "Ken Kwapis always brought out the best in the actors on The Office. Whenever Ken was directing, I always felt safe to go out on a limb and take chances, knowing he had my back. Every aspiring director should read this book. (I can think of several 'professional' directors that should read it too!)" -Jenna Fischer "A vital, magnificent manifesto on the art and craft of directing, written with emotional, instinctual and intellectual depth by one of America's most beloved film and television directors" -Amber Tamblyn "In the years that I was fortunate to work with Ken on Malcolm in the Middle, he had an uncanny ability to guide actors right to the heart of a scene and reveal its truths. He admits that he doesn’t have all the answers, he’ll make mistakes, and at times he’ll struggle, but as he says in the book, 'It’s the struggle to get it right that makes us human.'" -Bryan Cranston "Good luck finding a more kind, passionate, and talented director alive than Ken. Seriously, good luck." -Tig Notaro “'Action!' is what most directors bark out to begin a scene. But Ken Kwapis starts by gently intoning the words 'Go ahead...' That simple suggestion assures everyone they’re in smart, capable, humble hands. That’s how you’ll feel reading this book. And so, if you’re anxious to discover how a top director always brings humor, honesty, and humanity to his work, all I can tell you is...Go ahead." -Larry Wilmore

The Japanese Screen

The Japanese Screen
Author: Anne Mather
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781460346020
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Release: 2014-09-15
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Susannah had met Fernando Cuevas in London, and in a whirlwind romance had fallen wildly and irrevocably in love with him. She could hardly believe it when Fernando, on what seemed to be an unconvincing excuse, ended it all, and disappeared out of her life as quickly as he had come into it. The only thing to do, Susannah decided, was to make a new life for herself, so she took a job as governess to a young Spanish girl which would take her to live in Spain for a while. She was horrified, on arriving at her destination, to realise that the child was Fernando's daughter; that he was very much married; and that she was going to meet him again at any moment. What was she to do now?

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1429961325
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Release: 2008-03-04
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

The Moving Target

The Moving Target
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307773180
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Release: 2010-12-08
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book in Ross Macdonald's acclaimed Lew Archer series introduces the detective who redefined the role of the American private eye and gave the crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity only hinted at before. Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshipping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S&M. Now one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping. As Lew Archer follows the clues from the canyon sanctuaries of the megarich to jazz joints where you get beaten up between sets, The Moving Target blends sex, greed, and family hatred into an explosively readable crime novel.

Monster

Monster
Author: John Gregory Dunne
Pages: 203
ISBN: 9780375750243
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Release: 1998
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revealing the absurdities of Hollywood movie-making, the author offers an account of his eight-year struggle to see his screenplay for the film "Up Close and Personal" through production

The Temple of Gold

The Temple of Gold
Author: William Goldman
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9781453291993
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Release: 2013-01-08
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times–bestselling author’s phenomenal debut novel about growing up in midwestern, midcentury America. Raymond Euripides Trevitt grows up virtually alone in the small town of Athens, Illinois, until a new boy moves in next door. His name is Zachary Crowe, but he goes by Zock. They’re as different as two midwestern boys can be, but their friendship will go on to shape—if not define—both of their lives. In the early days, Ray takes Zock hiking and Zock teaches Ray about poetry. They run away to Chicago, hide out in movie theaters, and watch Gunga Din over and over. By high school, it’s clear that Ray is no student while Zock is destined for Harvard. Still, they grow up side-by-side, through adolescence, double-dating, and first love. But during a summer visit home, a tragic accident leaves Ray racked with guilt. Alone once again, Ray discovers that in the depths of despair, resilience and hope are waiting to be found. The Temple of Gold launched the career of bestselling novelist and Academy Award–winning screenwriter William Goldman, best known for Marathon Man and The Princess Bride. This ebook features a biography of William Goldman.

Wait Till Next Year

Wait Till Next Year
Author: William Goldman,Mike Lupica
Pages: 363
ISBN: 079241229X
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Significant Zero

Significant Zero
Author: Walt Williams
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781501129957
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Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An award-winning videogame writer offers a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the gaming industry, and expands on how games are transformed from mere toys into meaningful, artistic experiences"--

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Author: Ben Fritz
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780544789760
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Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A chronicle of the massive transformation in Hollywood since the turn of the century and the huge changes yet to come, drawing on interviews with key players, as well as documents from the 2014 Sony hack

Screenwriting

Screenwriting
Author: Lew Hunter
Pages: 351
ISBN: IND:30000044735896
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Release: 1994
Editor: Robert Hale
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author conveys his knowledge of screenwriting in a straightforward fashion and answers the important questions which have to be considered at each stage of the process. this may be found and the essential qualities which must be present. Fascinating tricks of the trade which are applied instinctively by the professionals - such as vertical and linear stories, believable unbelievabiltty, fourth walls and flashbacks, red herrings, time locks ond telescoping of time are revealed in order that the reader too can learn to utilize them to glve their work a professional feel. The author also covers such aspects as the building of characters, basic dos and don'ts, dialogue, discipline, timing, rewriting, polishing, ties and more.

Pok mon Adventures Red and Blue

Pok  mon Adventures  Red and Blue
Author: Hidenori Kusaka
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781421560458
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Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: VIZ Media LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Red is improving rapidly as a Pokémon trainer--and so is his competition. But now Red must team up with his biggest rival Blue and thief Green to defeat a common enemy! And watch out for Team Rocket, Red... They won't let you into Saffron City! -- VIZ Media

The Nation s Favourite

The Nation s Favourite
Author: Simon Garfield
Pages: 273
ISBN: 0571194354
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is an account of a year in the life of BBC Radio 1 during a period when attempts were being made to reverse a trend which had seen the loss of millions of listeners and the departure of leading disc jockeys. The author was allowed behind-the-scenes access, including management meetings.