Posts tagged ‘William Goldman’

June 10, 2013

Screenwriter Profile: William Goldman

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William Goldman gave a great interview in which he talks about how little talent he had as a young writer trying to sell short stories. He was rejected countless times and had to take other kinds of work along the way, but his persistence paid off when he started writing scripts and became one of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters of all time. He is the creative force behind such films as The Princess Bride, Maverick, Heat, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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May 21, 2013

Learning from the Masters: An Interview with William Goldman

William Goldman is one of the most successful and sage screenwriters currently working in Hollywood. He’s the scribe behind Maverick, The Princess Bride, Misery, Marathon Man, All the President’s Men, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In this interview, he covers the business and the craft of screenwriting as well as his own writing and life.

My favorite line: As a new writer, “you can only write what you give a shit about.”

October 12, 2012

Script: All the President’s Men

All the President’s Men was written by William Goldman based on the book by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward.

September 14, 2012

Script: Maverick

Maverick was written by William Goldman.

September 4, 2012

Quote of the Day: William Goldman

As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless — and absolutely essential. 

July 31, 2012

Script: The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride was written by William Goldman based upon the novel of the same name. It’s consider one of the 101 greatest scripts ever written.

September 23, 2011

Quote of the Day: William Goldman

Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room alone and doing it. Putting words on paper that have never been there in quite that way before. And although you are physically by yourself, the haunting Demon never leaves you – the knowledge of your own terrible limitations, your hopeless inadequacy, the impossibility of ever getting it right. No matter how diamond-bright your ideas are dancing in your brain, on paper they are earthbound.