Best Making Of Books ever: King Kong (1976)

The creation of Dino De Laurentiis’ King Kong is a great account of how this super-production came to be in the mid-70s. “Making Of” books tend to be either about big successes (The Jaws Log, which we reviewed here; Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho) or big failures (The Devil’s Candy: The Bonfire of…

Adventures in the Screen Trade

William Goldman is one of the best screenwriters Hollywood has seen. He is the author of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (an original script that won him his first Oscar), “All The President’s Men” (maybe the most difficult adaptation ever made in Hollywood, it won him Oscar number two), “Marathon Man” (excellent script on…