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Goldman's book "Adventures in the Screen Trade" is one of the best books I've read in years.
Reading this book makes you feel the writer is talking to you personally - it is written in a conversational style .
And after you finish Mr. Goldman's book do not even think of writing a screenplay until you read it again!
Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman wrote the first big Hollywood tell-all in the 80s. A great read though very dated for both style and reference. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Book Maven Reviews
Goldman is a writer of considerable talent. Although he hides his insight and wisdom in a casual writing style, he has a lot to say. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gerald B. Keane
I found this classic book by Bill Goldman resonates. This insight from a Hollywood veteran was a joy to read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ezra Peace
As an new actor I was encouraged to read this book recommended by my acting coach Stephen Mitchell (who wrote... Action/ReAction). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had already read Goldman's second book, Which Lie Did I Tell, and loved it. He not only wrote Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but The Ghost and the Darkness and The Princess... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marcia L
What does Hollywood look like to the man who wrote Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting and The Princess Bride, and countless other movies, great and small, right up to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by B. Peppard
Hilarious, brilliant: one needs only change the names to update "Adventures in the Screen Trade" for contemporary readers. Read morePublished 8 months ago by jseliger
As "dated" as it is, having been written in the '80's, it's still remarkably relevant, offering great insight into the personalities and functions that make up the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Alan Nitikman