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William Goldman (1931–2018)

Autor(a) de The Princess Bride

55+ Works 34,267 Membros 663 Reviews 45 Favorited

About the Author

William Goldman was born in Highland Park, Illinois on August 12, 1931. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Oberlin College and a master's degree from Columbia University. He began his writing career in 1957 and wrote his first screenplay Masquerade in 1965. During his lifetime, he mostrar mais wrote more than 20 screenplays and over 20 novels. He wrote the screenplays for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, The Stepford Wives, and Chaplin. He adapted three screenplays from his own novels including The Princess Bride, Marathon Man, and Heat. His other novels included The Temple of Gold, No Way to Treat a Lady, Adventures in the Screen Trade, Hype and Glory, and Which Lie Did I Tell. He sometimes wrote under pseudonyms during his career including S. Morgenstern and Harry Langlaugh. He won three Lifetime Achievement Awards for Screenwriting, including the 1985 Laurel Award for Lifetime Achievement in Screenwriter. He won two Screenwriter of the Year Awards and two Academy Awards, one for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the other for All the President's Men. He also won an English Academy Award. He died from colon cancer and pneumonia on November 16, 2018 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de William Goldman

The Princess Bride (1973) 24,908 cópias
The Princess Bride [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter — 2,042 cópias
Marathon Man (1974) 1,157 cópias
Adventures in the Screen Trade (1983) 1,048 cópias
The Silent Gondoliers (1983) 530 cópias
Magic (1976) — Autor — 481 cópias
All the President's Men [1976 film] (1976) — Screenwriter — 256 cópias
Brothers (1986) 231 cópias
Boys & Girls Together (1964) 226 cópias
The Color of Light (1984) 193 cópias
The Temple of Gold (1957) 187 cópias
Misery [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 183 cópias
Tinsel (1979) 144 cópias
Control (1982) 142 cópias
Heat (1837) 122 cópias
Hype and Glory (1990) 95 cópias
Marathon Man [1976 film] (1976) — Autor — 87 cópias
Soldier in the Rain (1961) 72 cópias
The Stepford Wives [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 66 cópias
The Thing of it is... (1967) 43 cópias
No Way To Treat A Lady (1964) 34 cópias
Father's Day (1970) 29 cópias
Wigger (1974) 19 cópias
Magic [1978 film] (2006) — Screenwriter — 18 cópias
The Great Waldo Pepper [1974 film] (1974) — Screenwriter — 15 cópias
Year of the Comet [1992 film] (1992) — Screenwriter — 3 cópias
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Prenses Gelin (2015) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [1969 film] (1969) — Screenwriter — 385 cópias
The Right Stuff [1983 film] (1983) — Screenwriter — 324 cópias
A Bridge Too Far [1977 film] (1977) — Screenwriter — 288 cópias
Maverick [1994 film] (1994) — Screenwriter — 216 cópias
Dreamcatcher [2003 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 159 cópias
Absolute Power [1997 film] (1997) — Screenwriter — 140 cópias
The General's Daughter [1999 film] (1999) — Screenwriter — 100 cópias
Hearts in Atlantis [2001 film] (2001) — Screenwriter — 90 cópias
The Best of All Possible Worlds (1980) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Chaplin [1992 film] (1993) — Screenwriter — 77 cópias
Harper [1966 film] (1966) — Screenplay — 43 cópias
Michael Clayton: The Shooting Script (2007) — Prefácio — 19 cópias
Inward Journey (1987) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
No Way to Treat a Lady [1968 film] (2002) — Original book — 6 cópias
New World Writing 17 (1960) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Princess Bride Booklet (Criterion Collection 948) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Membros

Discussions

Joe's Book Cafe 2016 Door 18 em 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (Agosto 2016)
Princess Bride question em Children's Fiction (Fevereiro 2011)

Resenhas

Up to the start of chapter 1 it is a stream of consciousness narrative. Then it got interesting. It has been a long time since I read an adventure. This one got me engrossed. I skimmed the editorial notes.

My children watched the video about 15 years ago.
 
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bread2u | outras 530 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
One of my all-time favorite books. I can read this every year and not get tired of it. If you love the movie, you'll love the book more ... they had to leave stuff out of the movie.
 
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teejayhanton | outras 530 resenhas | Mar 22, 2024 |
Cute story! Love the movie; the book is long but written well.
 
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ZL10 | outras 530 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
I finally did a reread of this book. and, Its one of the few times that the movie is better than the book. It may be that the book and movie, while telling the same essential story, are so different in tone, even themes.

The book has a bitter, showbiz type feeling to it, it feels like a product of what a jaded screen writer would put together if he was feeling jaded about the Hollywood Scene and the falseness of the people around him.

As for the movie, it takes the sweetness of the narrator as child with his Grandfather - while leaving out the rest of the story, a now grown man unsatisfied with his life. This isn't to say the book is all bad, I suspect if I hadn't seen known about the movie, I'd have liked it more, but the themes are just too different, and the movie is so perfect, that reading the book is a huge let down for me.… (mais)
 
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TheDivineOomba | outras 530 resenhas | Feb 24, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
55
Also by
17
Membros
34,267
Popularidade
#554
Avaliação
4.2
Resenhas
663
ISBNs
339
Idiomas
18
Favorito
45

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