Adventures in the Screen Trade


By William Goldman

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Enter Hollywood's inner sanctums in this gosippy and honest book, named one the top 100 film books of all time by The Hollywood Reporter, by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and bestselling author of The Primcess Bride.

 No one knows the writer's Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling author of The Princess BrideMarathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and Girls Together, and other novels, Goldman now takes you  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.."


  • "[This] is that big, sad, funny, incisive, revelatory, gossipy, perception-forming book about Hollywood that publishers have been promoting for years -- and now the real thing is finally here."
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • "A deliciously honest book...Goldman deserves a special Read of the Year award."
    The Plain Dealer (Cleavland)

On Sale
Mar 10, 1989
Page Count
608 pages

William Goldman

About the Author

William Goldman was a screenwriter on such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men.

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