Adventures in the Screen Trade


Adventures in the Screen Trade
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2012-06-05
  • ISBN : 1455525464
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2013-12-18
  • ISBN : 0307764796
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2013-01-08
  • ISBN : 1453292012
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Merchants of Culture


Merchants of Culture
  • Author : John B. Thompson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-04-25
  • ISBN : 0745661424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Screenwriting is Rewriting


Screenwriting is Rewriting
  • Author : Jack Epps, Jr.
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2016-01-28
  • ISBN : 1628927380
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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).

The Season


The Season
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release : 1984
  • ISBN : 9780879100230
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Each production of one season is used as the basis for an examination of one aspect of the Broadway theater

Marathon Man


Marathon Man
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2013-01-08
  • ISBN : 1453292004
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Big Picture


The Big Picture
  • Author : William Goldman,Herb Gardner
  • Publisher : Applause Theatre & Cinema
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(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.

William Goldman


William Goldman
  • Author : Sean Egan
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2014-07-04
  • ISBN : 9781593935832
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The City of Ember


The City of Ember
  • Author : Jeanne DuPrau
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2003-05-13
  • ISBN : 0375890807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1992
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unlocks the mysteries of commercially successful screen drama.

Hit and Run


Hit and Run
  • Author : Nancy Griffin,Kim Masters
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-01-12
  • ISBN : 1439128049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Ohio Adventure


Ohio Adventure
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 9781423623823
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Magic


Magic
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release : 2008-12-30
  • ISBN : 9780307487865
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“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 has a secret that must be kept hidden from the public at all costs—and an unshakable belief that the dark forces of magic are out to destroy him.

Screenplay


Screenplay
  • Author : Syd Field
  • Publisher : M J F Books
  • Release : 1998-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781567312393
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Providing examples from well-known movies, Field explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script.

Adventures in the Skin Trade


Adventures in the Skin Trade
  • Author : Dylan Thomas
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 1964
  • ISBN : 9780811202022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas's unfinished novel of a Welsh boy's adventures in London is accompanied by twenty short stories

Among the Hidden


Among the Hidden
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2002-06-12
  • ISBN : 0689848072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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?

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit


Writing Movies for Fun and Profit
  • Author : Thomas Lennon,Robert Ben Garant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-07-03
  • ISBN : 1439186766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2014-09-15
  • ISBN : 1460346025
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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?

Aristotle s Poetics for Screenwriters


Aristotle s Poetics for Screenwriters
  • Author : Michael Tierno
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release : 2012-10-30
  • ISBN : 1401305563
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.