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: en

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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.

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

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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.

Adventures in the Screen Trade

Adventures in the Screen Trade
Author: William Goldman
Pages: 418
ISBN: 0708825966
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Release: 1985
Editor: Sphere
Language: en

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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: en

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Author: William Goldman,Herb Gardner
Pages: 283
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028555345
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Release: 2001
Editor: Applause Theatre & Cinema
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

(Applause Books). William Goldman, who holds two Academy Awards for his screenwriting ( Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men ), and is author of the perennial best seller Adventures in the Screen Trade , scrutinizes the Hollywood movie scene of the past decade in this engaging collection. With the film-world-savvy and razor-sharp commentary for which he is known, he provides an insider's take on today's movie world as he takes a look at "the big picture" on Hollywood, screenwriting, and the future of American cinema. Paperback.

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

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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.

William Goldman

William Goldman
Author: William Goldman
Pages: 492
ISBN: UOM:39015026928625
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Release: 1995
Editor: Applause Theatre & Cinema
Language: en

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WILLIAM GOLDMAN FOUR SCREENPLAYS WITH ESSAYS

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

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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.

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

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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?

Screenwriters on Screen Writing

Screenwriters on Screen Writing
Author: Joel Engel
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781401305574
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Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Before any lights, camera, or action, there's the script--arguably the most important single element in filmmaking, and Screenwriters on Screen-Writing introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays that have produced some of the most successful and acclaimed films in Hollywood history. In each interview, not only do the writers explore the craft and technique of creating a filmic blueprint, but they recount the colorful tales of coming up in the ranks of the movie business and of bringing their stories to the screen, in a way that only natural-born storytellers such as themselves can. These and other screenwriters have garnered the attention of the movie-going population not only with their words, but with headlines announcing the sales of their scripts for hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of dollars. Anyone interested in writing, making, or learning about movies will enjoy reading this fascinating behind-the-scenes compendium that brings together some of the most prominent and talented screenwriters in modern-day filmmaking. Screenwriters interviewed include: Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost), Ernest Lehman (North by Northwest, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Amy Holden Jones (Indecent Proposal), Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs), Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies), Andrew Bergman (The In-Laws), Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King), and Robert Towne (Chinatown, Shampoo).

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Lew Hunter s Screenwriting 434

Lew Hunter s Screenwriting 434
Author: Lew Hunter
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0399529861
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Release: 2004
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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The conductor of UCLAUs legendary graduate workshop--Screenwriting 434--guides readers through every stage of the screenwriting process by actually having them write an original screenplay. "I heartily recommend (this book) for beginners and pros alike."--Steven Bochco.

The Nutshell Technique

The Nutshell Technique
Author: Jill Chamberlain
Pages: 219
ISBN: 9781477303733
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don’t know how to tell a story. These writers may know how to format a script, write snappy dialogue, and set a scene. They may have interesting characters and perhaps some clever plot devices. But, invariably, while they may have the kernel of a good idea for a screenplay, they fail to tell a story. What the 99 percent do instead is present a situation. In order to explain the difference, Chamberlain created the Nutshell Technique, a method whereby writers identify eight dynamic, interconnected elements that are required to successfully tell a story. Now, for the first time, Chamberlain presents her unique method in book form with The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting. Using easy-to-follow diagrams (“nutshells”), she thoroughly explains how the Nutshell Technique can make or break a film script. Chamberlain takes readers step-by-step through thirty classic and contemporary movies, showing how such dissimilar screenplays as Casablanca, Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Silver Linings Playbook, and Argo all have the same system working behind the scenes, and she teaches readers exactly how to apply these principles to their own screenwriting. Learn the Nutshell Technique, and you’ll discover how to turn a mere situation into a truly compelling screenplay story.

Into the Woods

Into the Woods
Author: John Yorke
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0141978104
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Release: 2014-04-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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We all love stories. But why do we tell them? And why do all stories function in an eerily similar way? John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers' Academy, has brought a vast array of drama to British screens. Here he takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative forms - one that echoes the fairytale journey into the woods and, like any great art, comes from deep within. From ancient myths to big-budget blockbusters, he gets to the root of the stories that are all around us, every day. 'Fresh, enlightening, gripping.' Sunday Times 'The best book on the subject I've read. Quite brilliant.' Tony Jordan, creator/writer, Life on Mars, Hustle 'Brilliant.' Ken Follett 'Marvellous' Julian Fellowes 'Terrifyingly clever . . . Packed with intelligent argument.' Evening Standard 'Oh, how I wanted to hate it! I didn't. I loved it.' Jimmy McGovern, creator/writer Cracker, The Street 'The most important book about scriptwriting since William Goldman's Adventures in the Screen Trade.' Peter Bowker, writer, Blackpool, Occupation, Eric and Ernie

The Hollywood Standard

The Hollywood Standard
Author: Christopher Riley
Pages: 197
ISBN: 1932907637
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes in clear, vivid prose and hundreds of examples how to format every element of a screenplay or television script, with new chapters on avoiding a dozen deadly formatting mistakes, clarifying the difference between a spec script and production script, and mastering the vital art of proofreading. Original.