Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood by William Goldman

By William Goldman

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No one is familiar with the writer's Hollywood extra in detail than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling writer of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and ladies Together, and different novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's internal sanctums...on and backstage for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, and different films...into the luxurious workplaces of Hollywood producers...into the operating lives of performing greats similar to Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman...and into his personal specialist studies and inventive notion approaches within the crafting of screenplays. You get a firsthand examine why and the way movies get made and what parts make a very good screenplay. Says columnist Liz Smith, "You'll be interested.

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To this day, “You can start sing- the movies weren’t exactly the way I’d ening any line from Oklahoma! ” (Evans’ polite way of saybreak out in song,” Johansson says. ”) “It started to wear on me,” a summer internship at a casting agency he says. “I want to make movies I’m proud in New York, he got an agent of his own, of. ” where he found work as the handsome The whole experience may be what made leading dude in high school films like Not him gun-shy a few years later when Marvel Another Teen Movie and The Perfect Score.

The only answer was yes. He shifted his voice from male to female, and shrouded himself in mystery and impeccably tailored clothing (when he chose to wear clothing), selling fantasy in his music and image. Those fantasies were outrageously sexual and passionately religious, sometimes at the same moment. Rock & roll had always crossed the sacred and profane, so he upped the ante to the apocalyptic and the pornographic. More than any other Eighties star, Prince brought the dreams of rock & roll past into the present: He wore Jimi Hendrix’s coat, sported Little Richard’s mustache, mastered M a y 1 9 , 2 016 2 3 PREVIOUS SPREAD: THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES.

Come out here with the rest of us. ” It can be hard for Evans in Hollywood. “I don’t like having silly surface discussions,” he says. “A lot of times that’s required in this business. That’s when the social anxiety kicks in. When you feel kind of uninvested, like you’re playing some sort of game you know you shouldn’t be playing. You’re making just more noise, and more trash, and almost selling something, and nothing of this is clean. ” But when he’s acting, on the other hand, “that part of your brain just gets quiet,” Evans says.

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