Adventures in the Screen Trade

Adventures in the Screen Trade
Author: William Goldman
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-06-05
ISBN 10: 1455525464
ISBN 13: 9781455525461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventures in the Screen Trade Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307764796
ISBN 13: 9780307764799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Which Lie Did I Tell? Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 751
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 1453292012
ISBN 13: 9781453292013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boys and Girls Together Book Review:

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.

Merchants of Culture

Merchants of Culture
Author: John B. Thompson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN 10: 0745661424
ISBN 13: 9780745661421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merchants of Culture Book Review:

These are turbulent times in the world of book publishing. For nearly five centuries the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but at the dawn of the twenty-first century the industry finds itself faced with perhaps the greatest challenges since Gutenberg. A combination of economic pressures and technological change is forcing publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of the books in the digital age. In this book - the first major study of trade publishing for more than 30 years - Thompson situates the current challenges facing the industry in an historical context, analysing the transformation of trade publishing in the United States and Britain since the 1960s. He gives a detailed account of how the world of trade publishing really works, dissecting the roles of publishers, agents and booksellers and showing how their practices are shaped by a field that has a distinctive structure and dynamic. This new paperback edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent developments, including the dramatic increase in ebook sales and its implications for the publishing industry and its future.

Adventures in the Skin Trade

Adventures in the Skin Trade
Author: Dylan Thomas
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 9780811202022
ISBN 13: 081120202X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventures in the Skin Trade Book Review:

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

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Author: William Goldman,Herb Gardner
Publsiher: Applause Theatre & Cinema
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028555345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Picture Book Review:

(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 Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2008-03-04
ISBN 10: 9781429961325
ISBN 13: 1429961325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right Stuff Book Review:

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.

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit
Author: Thomas Lennon,Robert Ben Garant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-07-03
ISBN 10: 1439186766
ISBN 13: 9781439186763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit Book Review:

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.

Hit and Run

Hit and Run
Author: Nancy Griffin,Kim Masters
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN 10: 1439128049
ISBN 13: 9781439128046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hit and Run Book Review:

Hit and Run tells the improbable and often hilarious story of how two Hollywood film packagers went on a campaign to reinvent themselves as studio executives -- at Sony's expense. Veteran reporters Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters chronicle the rise of Jon Peters, a former hairdresser, seventh-grade dropout, and juvenile delinquent, and his soulless soul mate, Peter Guber -- and all the sex, drugs, and fistfights along the way. It is the story of the ultimate Hollywood con job and the standard by which every subsequent business blunder has been measured. Hit and Run delivers rock-solid business reporting liberally laced with inside gossip and outrageous scandal -- plus a new afterword bringing us up to date on the latest fallout from the Guber-Peters legacy.

William Goldman

William Goldman
Author: Sean Egan
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-07-04
ISBN 10: 9781593935832
ISBN 13: 1593935838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William Goldman Book Review:

William Goldman is one of the world's most popular storytellers. Amongst his more than two-dozen motion picture screenplays are such iconic works as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Stepford Wives, All the President's Men and A Bridge Too Far. His acclaimed novels include The Temple of Gold, Boys and Girls Together, The Princess Bride and Marathon Man. His non-fiction embraces The Season and Adventures in the Screen Trade, considered the definitive studies on Broadway and Hollywood respectively. Yet despite his success, Goldman has always been a tormented man, unable to enjoy either his art or the respect it has garnered him. Convinced he is "in on a pass," he has rarely written without a profound sense of self-doubt. In William Goldman: The Reluctant Storyteller, Sean Egan analyzes both Goldman's life and output, a task in which he has been assisted by Goldman himself via a series of interviews. The result is an enthralling book that gets to the core of a man who is both supreme talent and perplexing enigma.

Screenwriting is Rewriting

Screenwriting is Rewriting
Author: Jack Epps, Jr.
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN 10: 1628927380
ISBN 13: 9781628927382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screenwriting is Rewriting Book Review:

If there is one skill that separates the professional screenwriter from the amateur, it is the ability to rewrite successfully. From Jack Epps, Jr., the screenwriter of Top Gun, Dick Tracy, and The Secret of My Success, comes a comprehensive guide that explores the many layers of rewriting. In Screenwriting is Rewriting, Epps provides a practical and tested approach to organizing notes, creating a game plan, and executing a series of focused passes that address the story, character, theme, structure, and plot issues. Included are sample notes, game plans, and beat sheets from Epps' work on films such as Sister Act and Turner and Hooch. Also featured are exclusive interviews with Academy Award® winning screenwriters Robert Towne (Chinatown) and Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon), along with Academy Award® nominee Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich).

Four Screenplays

Four Screenplays
Author: Syd Field
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN 10: 0307569527
ISBN 13: 9780307569523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Screenplays Book Review:

Yes, you can write a great screenplay. Let Syd Field show you how. “I based Like Water for Chocolate on what I learned in Syd's books. Before, I always felt structure imprisoned me, but what I learned was structure really freed me to focus on the story.”—Laura Esquivel Technology is transforming the art and craft of screenwriting. How does the writer find new ways to tell a story with pictures, to create a truly outstanding film? Syd Field shows what works, why, and how in four extraordinary films: Thelma & Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Silence of the Lambs, and Dances with Wolves. Learn how: Callie Khouri, in her first movie script, Thelma & Louise, rewrote the rules for good road movies and played against type to create a new American classic. James Cameron, writer/director of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, created a sequel integrating spectacular special effects and a story line that transformed the Terminator, the quintessential killing machine, into a sympathetic character. This is how an action film is written. Ted Tally adapted Thomas Harris's chilling 350-page novel, The Silence of the Lambs, into a riveting 120-page script—a lesson in the art and craft of adapting novels into film. Michael Blake, author of Dances with Wolves, achieved every writer's dream as he translated his novel into an uncompromising film. Learn how he used transformation as a spiritual dynamic in this work of mythic sweep. Informative and utterly engrossing, Four Screenplays belongs in every writer's library, next to Syn Field's highly acclaimed companion volumes, Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, and Selling a Screenplay. “If I were writing screenplays . . . I would carry Syd Field around in my back pocket wherever I went.”—Steven Bochco, writer/producer/director, L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues

The Moving Target

The Moving Target
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-12-08
ISBN 10: 0307773183
ISBN 13: 9780307773180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moving Target Book Review:

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 City of Ember

The City of Ember
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-05-13
ISBN 10: 0375890807
ISBN 13: 9780375890802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of Ember Book Review:

A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade

Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade
Author: William Froug
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000026280515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade Book Review:

Unlocks the mysteries of commercially successful screen drama.

Wait Till Next Year

Wait Till Next Year
Author: William Goldman,Mike Lupica
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 363
Release:
ISBN 10: 9780792412298
ISBN 13: 079241229X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wait Till Next Year Book Review:

Billion-dollar Kiss

Billion-dollar Kiss
Author: Jeffrey Stepakoff
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781592402953
ISBN 13: 159240295X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Billion-dollar Kiss Book Review:

A successful television writer and producer draws on his long-time professional experience to trace the evolution of television writing, offering explanations of why quality television peaked in the eighties and nineties only to give way to a prevalence of reality television in recent years.

Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-06-12
ISBN 10: 0689848072
ISBN 13: 9780689848070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Hidden Book Review:

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows—does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters

Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters
Author: Michael Tierno
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 1401305563
ISBN 13: 9781401305567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters Book Review:

An insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide. Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from fiction writing to dramatic theory. Now Michael Tierno shows how this great work can be an invaluable resource to screenwriters or anyone interested in studying plot structure. In carefully organized chapters, Tierno breaks down the fundamentals of screenwriting, highlighting particular aspects of Aristotle's work. Then, using examples from some of the best movies ever made, he demonstrates how to apply these ancient insights to modern-day screenwriting. This user-friendly guide covers a multitude of topics, from plotting and subplotting to dialogue and dramatic unity. Writing in a highly readable, informal tone, Tierno makes Aristotle's monumental work accessible to beginners and pros alike in areas such as screenwriting, film theory, fiction, and playwriting.

Adventures of a Currency Trader

Adventures of a Currency Trader
Author: Rob Booker
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-12-28
ISBN 10: 9781118044735
ISBN 13: 1118044738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventures of a Currency Trader Book Review:

Praise for ADVENTURES of a CURRENCY TRADER "A truly easy, unique, and enjoyable read! Rob has done it once again to teach us in the funniest way possible how not to make the most common trading mistakes. If you are tired of reading how-to books, this is perfect for you. I highly recommend this book to all traders. Everyone will learn something about themselves by reading this book." —Kathy Lien, author, Day Trading the Currency Market, and Chief Strategist, www.dailyfx.com "Adventures of a Currency Trader is a must read for anyone who has ever traded or is thinking about trading in the Forex markets. Rob Booker has a unique way of taking years of market knowledge and transforming it into an educational and entertaining experience. It has quickly become a cult classic in my trading library!" —H. Jack Bouroudjian, Principal, Brewer Investment Group "Brilliant! Rob's humor and humanity shine through in this parable about trading and life. Filled with wisdom and wit, it's an exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the peaks and valleys of the learning curve, with many valuable lessons learned along the way." —Ed Ponsi, President, FXEducator.com "Rob's fable of everyman 'Harry Banes' is destined to become a trading classic. This is both the missing piece and the foundation that comes before the strategies and methodologies. The search for the Holy Grail begins and ends in the heart and mind. The journey is authentic and real and if you're willing to take it with Rob, you will be rewarded in the end. Seldom has psychology and wisdom been so entertaining!" —Raghee Horner, trader and author of Forex Trading for Maximum Profit and Days of Forex Trading "In a series of insightful and entertaining vignettes, Rob Booker teaches both the novice and the experienced trader some hard won truths about the currency market. It's a must read book written by a guy who survived the trenches and went on to prosper in the biggest and most competitive financial market in the world." —Boris Schlossberg, Senior Currency Strategist, Forex Capital Markets LLC, and author of Technical Analysis of the Currency Market