William Goldman is someone I deeply admire. If you had Butch , All The President’s Men and Marathon Man in your résumé, I would admire you too…and the guy can talk! His books are a pleasure to read, both fiction and essay. Adventures in the Screen Trade is a must. NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING and SCREENPLAYS ARE STRUCTURE are two classic mantras he created and I have full faith in both… Just relax and listen to a very wise man.
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