Adventures in the Screen Trade, by William Goldman
Review by Jeffrey M. Anderson
Buy Adventures in the Screen Trade, by William Goldman
Students interested in breaking into Hollywood are encouraged not to
buy the Syd Field books on screenwriting. Instead, read this scathing, informative
book by Goldman, Academy Award winning author of Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid. This is the famous book in which Goldman declared
that in Hollywood, "Nobody Knows Anything." Goldman goes over
Hollywood philosophies, politics, and business strategies. Then he goes
over his own screenplay for Butch Cassidy with a fine-tooth
comb, and analyzes what made it a success, and what its weaknesses were.
This book can both encourage you and put you off working in the movie biz,
but it's essential reading.
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