Which Lie Did I Tell?

Which Lie Did I Tell?

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Following the bestselling "Adventures in the Screen" Trade Goldman has even more secrets to tell. He shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the sets of such movies as "The Princess Bride", "Misery and Maverick", and fills us in on what it's like to work with Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, amongst many other Hollywood players. He tells us what does and doesn't work on film and why, and conducts a virtual writer's clinic on classic moments in great screenplays: among them the crop-dusting scene in North by Northwest and the zipper scene in "There's Something About Mary". Finally, Goldman brings together some of today's top screenwriters to analyse and doctor a screenplay he created specifically for this book. "Which Lie Did I Tell?" is the definitve guide for any inspiring screenwriter in revealing the nuts and bolts behind the glitzy facade of contemporary Hollywood film.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 32mm | 399.17g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747553173
  • 9780747553175
  • 70,874

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'This is a book no movie buff should fail to beg, borrow or steal' Observer 'Brilliantly told ... an irresistible, wickedly funny read' Empire
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About William Goldman

William Goldman is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and is the author of the seminal book Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting. He has won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Screenplay (for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for All the President's Men), and three Lifetime Achievement awards in screenwriting. His novels The Princess Bride and Marathon Man, are also published by Bloomsbury. He lives in New York City.
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