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.

The Japanese Screen

The Japanese Screen
Author: Anne Mather
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN 10: 1460346025
ISBN 13: 9781460346020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Japanese Screen Book Review:

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?

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.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Author: William Goldman,Herb Gardner
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781557834607
ISBN 13: 1557834601
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.

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.

Marathon Man

Marathon Man
Author: William Goldman
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 1453292004
ISBN 13: 9781453292006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marathon Man Book Review:

A Nazi conspiracy in the heart of modern-day Manhattan—the blockbuster New York Times bestseller that became the classic film thriller. At Columbia University, Thomas “Babe” Levy, a postgrad history student and aspiring marathon runner, is working to clear his late father’s name after the scandal of his suicide, triggered by the McCarthy hearings and accusations of Communist affiliations. In Paraguay, Dr. Christian Szell, former Nazi dentist and protégé of Josef Mengele, has been in exile for decades. Infamous as the “White Angel of Auschwitz,” he’s leaving his South American sanctuary to smuggle a fortune in gems out of New York City. Meanwhile, in London’s Kensington Gardens, an international assassin known only as Scylla has completed a hit. A man with too many secrets and twice as many enemies, Scylla has become a target himself, with only one place left to turn. Then, when Babe’s revered older brother, Doc, pays him a fateful and unexpected visit, it sets in motion a chain of events plunging Babe into a paranoid nightmare of family betrayal, international conspiracy, and the dark crimes of history. Now, the marathon man is running for his life, and closer to answering a single cryptic and terrifying question: “Is it safe?” William Goldman’s Marathon Man was adapted by the author for the award-winning 1976 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier. Upon its publication, the Washington Post called it “one of the best novels of the year,” and it remains a powerful, horrifying read. In the words of #1 New York Times–bestselling author Harlan Coben: “I found myself racing through it. You could have put a gun to my head, and I wouldn’t have been able to put [Marathon Man] down.” This ebook features a biography of William Goldman.

William Goldman

William Goldman
Author: William Goldman
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 492
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781557832658
ISBN 13: 155783265X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William Goldman Book Review:

(Applause Books). Marathon Man, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride, Misery . Author royalties donated to the Motion Picture and Television Fund.

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).

Magic

Magic
Author: William Goldman
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN 10: 0307487865
ISBN 13: 9780307487865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic Book Review:

“One of those can’t-put-it-down-until-the-last-page-is-turned monsters that has readers all over the country missing sleep.”—Minneapolis Tribune Corky is a brilliant entertainer with a bright future ahead of him. He has good looks, many women, and enormous talent. He also had a secret and a certainty: a secret that must be hidden from his public at all costs; and a certainty that the dark forces of magic were out to destroy him. “Fascinating . . . This dazzling psychological thriller cannot be put down! . . . The most imaginative and enjoyable novel I've read since Marathon Man. . . . [A] bizarre journey into the world of illusion.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Kept me up half the night. . . . A brilliantly alarming novel!”—Cosmopolitan

The Season

The Season
Author: William Goldman
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780879100230
ISBN 13: 0879100230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Season Book Review:

Each production of one season is used as the basis for an examination of one aspect of the Broadway theater

The Nutshell Technique

The Nutshell Technique
Author: Jill Chamberlain
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1477303731
ISBN 13: 9781477303733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nutshell Technique Book Review:

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.

The Ghost and the Darkness

The Ghost and the Darkness
Author: William Goldman
Publsiher: Applause Theatre & Cinema
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040990981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghost and the Darkness Book Review:

This story of high adventure on the African plains follows Lt. Col. Patterson as he stalks the man eating lions of Tsavo in 1898.

Blockbusters and Trade Wars

Blockbusters and Trade Wars
Author: Peter S. Grant,Chris Wood
Publsiher: D & M Publishers
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 192670679X
ISBN 13: 9781926706795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blockbusters and Trade Wars Book Review:

The unparalleled global distribution of books, television programs and other cultural products would seem to augur well for the diversity of ideas and creative expression. Yet ever more of this flow is concentrated in the hands of fewer giant corporations, significantly American controlled, whose agenda is not pluralism but profit. This book focuses upon the market dynamics that drive ever-greater audiences to "blockbuster" films, TV programs, books and recording artists—at the expense of independent, alternative and increasingly necessary national voices. This is the first book from a Canadian perspective to investigate the facts about where and how cultural artifacts are created, why they are so different from other manufactured products, and why they must be treated differently. Grant and Wood examine how much the nature and size of a cultural industry’s owner(s) matters; what "national" really means; how content quotas, expenditure rules and government subsidies help and hinder cultural industries; and why a new international vision must prevail. At the same time, they take a look at competition law and how it can promote diversity while examining how freedom of expression and cultural diversity are inextricably linked. Clearly written, impeccably researched, and passionately argued.

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

Heat

Heat
Author: William Goldman
Publsiher: Grand Central Pub
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1986-09
ISBN 10: 9780446300001
ISBN 13: 0446300004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heat Book Review:

Las Vegas security officer Nick Escalante, an ex-Marine, chances on to a bizarre kidnapping threat and is plunged into a nightmare world of false identities, vicious grievances, and gruesome encounters

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.

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.

Wait Till Next Year

Wait Till Next Year
Author: William Goldman,Mike Lupica
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780792412298
ISBN 13: 079241229X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wait Till Next Year Book Review:

Screenwriters on Screen Writing

Screenwriters on Screen Writing
Author: Joel Engel
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 1401305571
ISBN 13: 9781401305574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screenwriters on Screen Writing Book Review:

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).

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride
Author: William Goldman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0544173767
ISBN 13: 9780544173767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Princess Bride Book Review:

An anniversary edition of the classic story follows the adventure, romance, and off-kilter foibles of the faithful Westley, beautiful farm girl-turned-princess Buttercup, and their intrepid companions.