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William Goldman (1931–2018)

Autor/a de The Princess Bride

53+ obres 33,452 Membres 655 Ressenyes 45 preferits

Sobre l'autor

William Goldman was born in Highland Park, Illinois on August 12, 1931. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Oberlin College and a master's degree from Columbia University. He began his writing career in 1957 and wrote his first screenplay Masquerade in 1965. During his lifetime, he mostra'n més wrote more than 20 screenplays and over 20 novels. He wrote the screenplays for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, The Stepford Wives, and Chaplin. He adapted three screenplays from his own novels including The Princess Bride, Marathon Man, and Heat. His other novels included The Temple of Gold, No Way to Treat a Lady, Adventures in the Screen Trade, Hype and Glory, and Which Lie Did I Tell. He sometimes wrote under pseudonyms during his career including S. Morgenstern and Harry Langlaugh. He won three Lifetime Achievement Awards for Screenwriting, including the 1985 Laurel Award for Lifetime Achievement in Screenwriter. He won two Screenwriter of the Year Awards and two Academy Awards, one for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the other for All the President's Men. He also won an English Academy Award. He died from colon cancer and pneumonia on November 16, 2018 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de William Goldman

The Princess Bride (1973) 24,559 exemplars
The Princess Bride [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter — 1,987 exemplars
Marathon Man (1974) 1,143 exemplars
Adventures in the Screen Trade (1983) 1,040 exemplars
The Silent Gondoliers (1983) 522 exemplars
Magic (1976) — Autor — 477 exemplars
Boys & Girls Together (1964) 226 exemplars
Brothers (1986) 226 exemplars
The Color of Light (1984) 192 exemplars
The Temple of Gold (1957) 186 exemplars
Misery [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 164 exemplars
Tinsel (1979) 141 exemplars
Control (1982) 139 exemplars
Heat (1837) 121 exemplars
Hype and Glory (1990) 95 exemplars
Marathon Man [1976 film] (1976) — Autor — 87 exemplars
Soldier in the Rain (1961) 72 exemplars
The Thing of it is... (1967) 42 exemplars
No Way To Treat A Lady (1964) 34 exemplars
Father's Day (1970) 29 exemplars
Magic [1978 film] (2006) — Screenwriter — 18 exemplars
Wigger (1974) 17 exemplars
The Story of A Bridge Too Far (1977) 17 exemplars
The Great Waldo Pepper [1974 film] (1974) — Screenwriter — 15 exemplars
Absolute Power: The Screenplay (1997) 10 exemplars
Year of the Comet [1992 film] (1992) — Screenwriter — 3 exemplars
Prenses Gelin (2015) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [1969 film] (1969) — Screenwriter — 378 exemplars
The Right Stuff [1983 film] (1983) — Screenwriter — 309 exemplars
A Bridge Too Far [1977 film] (1977) — Screenwriter — 281 exemplars
All the President's Men [1976 film] (1976) — Screenwriter — 251 exemplars
Maverick [1994 film] (1994) — Screenwriter — 213 exemplars
Dreamcatcher [2003 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 157 exemplars
Absolute Power [1997 film] (1997) — Screenwriter — 134 exemplars
The General's Daughter [1999 film] (1999) — Screenwriter — 99 exemplars
Hearts in Atlantis [2001 film] (2001) — Screenwriter — 90 exemplars
The Best of All Possible Worlds (1980) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Chaplin [1992 film] (1993) — Screenwriter — 76 exemplars
The Stepford Wives [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 62 exemplars
Harper [1966 film] (1966) — Screenplay — 43 exemplars
Michael Clayton: The Shooting Script (2007) — Pròleg — 18 exemplars
Inward Journey (1987) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
No Way to Treat a Lady [1968 film] (2002) — Original book — 6 exemplars
New World Writing 17 (1960) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Princess Bride Booklet (Criterion Collection 948) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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Joe's Book Cafe 2016 Door 18 a 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (agost 2016)
Princess Bride question a Children's Fiction (febrer 2011)

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I finally did a reread of this book. and, Its one of the few times that the movie is better than the book. It may be that the book and movie, while telling the same essential story, are so different in tone, even themes.

The book has a bitter, showbiz type feeling to it, it feels like a product of what a jaded screen writer would put together if he was feeling jaded about the Hollywood Scene and the falseness of the people around him.

As for the movie, it takes the sweetness of the narrator as child with his Grandfather - while leaving out the rest of the story, a now grown man unsatisfied with his life. This isn't to say the book is all bad, I suspect if I hadn't seen known about the movie, I'd have liked it more, but the themes are just too different, and the movie is so perfect, that reading the book is a huge let down for me.… (més)
 
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TheDivineOomba | Hi ha 527 ressenyes més | Feb 24, 2024 |
I read this book for Pick-a-Shelf July 2013 (adventure).

Sometimes a bit too corny for my taste, but a nice spoof on fairytales. It's 200 pages of trope-galore! It's also very cheesy. The ironic side notes from the author can get a bit annoying and the story-in-a-story really doesn't entertain all that much.

And people, stop writing reviews about the movie. This is the book. Don't say you liked the book BECAUSE you liked the movie. That's nuts. Billy Goldman was a good screen-writer. So what. This is not the movie script.
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jd7h | Hi ha 527 ressenyes més | Feb 18, 2024 |
Sadly I found this novel a struggle to get through. I really did not want to pick it up again and the final chapter was a major skim job as I wondered "what the heck!".
The film is a lot of fun - the book was not for me at all.
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infjsarah | Hi ha 527 ressenyes més | Feb 12, 2024 |
Eeewww!!! My kids yelled every time the 2 main characters kissed
 
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cmpeters | Hi ha 527 ressenyes més | Feb 2, 2024 |

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Obres
53
També de
19
Membres
33,452
Popularitat
#577
Valoració
4.2
Ressenyes
655
ISBN
325
Llengües
17
Preferit
45

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