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William Goldman
William Goldman
(born August 12, 1931)[1] is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film. He has won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Sundance Kid
(1969) and again for All the President's Men (1976), about journalists who broke the Watergate scandal
Watergate scandal
of President Richard Nixon. Both films starred Robert Redford. His other notable works include his thriller novel Marathon Man and comedy-fantasy novel The Princess Bride, both of which Goldman adapted for film. Author Sean Egan has described Goldman as "one of the late twentieth century’s most popular storytellers."[2]

Contents

1 Early life

1.1 Education

2 Career

2.1 Novelist 2.2 Theatre work 2.3 Screenwriter 2.4 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 2.5 The Princess Bride 2.6 All the President's Men 2.7 Adventures in the Screen Trade
Adventures in the Screen Trade
and the "Leper Period" 2.8 Return to Hollywood 2.9 Later career 2.10 Memoirist 2.11 Autobiographical fiction 2.12 Critical reception 2.13 Self-appraisal 2.14 Awards

3 Personal life 4 Credits

4.1 Theatre 4.2 Theatre (unproduced) 4.3 Screenplays (produced) 4.4 Screenplays (unproduced) 4.5 Television 4.6 Novels 4.7 Non-fiction and memoirs 4.8 Children's books 4.9 Short stories 4.10 Notable articles

5 Notes 6 References

6.1 Books cited

7 External links

Early life[edit] Goldman was born in Chicago
Chicago
and grew up in a Jewish
Jewish
family[3] in the Chicago
Chicago
suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, the son of Marion (née Weil) and Maurice Clarence Goldman, who worked in business.[a] Goldman's father initially was a successful businessman, working in Chicago
Chicago
and then in partnership, but his alcoholism eventually sank his business. He "came home to live and he was in his pajamas for the last five years of his life," according to Goldman.[5] Maurice Goldman killed himself while his son was still in high school. Marion Goldman's deafness increased the stress in the home.[6] Education[edit] Goldman received a bachelor of arts degree from Oberlin College
Oberlin College
in 1952, then went into the army. He knew how to type, so was sent to the Pentagon, where he worked as a clerk until discharged with the rank of corporal in September 1954. He then matriculated at Columbia University, where he earned a master of arts degree in 1956. Throughout all this, Goldman wrote short stories in the evenings but struggled to have them published. Career[edit] Novelist[edit] According to his memoir, Adventures in the Screen Trade
Adventures in the Screen Trade
(1983), Goldman began writing when he took a creative-writing course in college. His grades in the class were "horrible".[7] An editor of Oberlin's literary magazine, he would submit short stories to the magazine anonymously; he recalls that the other editors, upon reading his submissions, remarked "We can't possibly publish this shit."[7] He did not originally intend to become a screenwriter. His main interests were poetry, short stories, and novels. In 1956 he completed an MA thesis at Columbia University
Columbia University
on the comedy of manners in America.[8] His brother, James Goldman, who died in 1998, was a playwright and screenwriter. They shared an apartment in New York with their friend John Kander (also Oberlin and Columbia MA) and helped out Kander, a composer, by writing the libretto for his dissertation. All three later won separate Academy Awards (Kander was the composer of Cabaret, Chicago, and a dozen other famous musicals).[7] On 25 June 1956 Goldman started writing what became his first novel, The Temple of Gold. It was written in less than three weeks.[9] He sent the novel to an agent, Joe McCrindle, who agreed to represent Goldman; McCrindle submitted the novel to Knopf, who agreed to publish once Goldman doubled the novel in length. It sold well enough in paperback to launch Goldman on his career.[10] After a 50-week break, Goldman wrote his second novel, Your Turn to Curtsy, My Turn to Bow (1958), in a little over a week. It was followed by Soldier in the Rain
Soldier in the Rain
(1960), based on Goldman's time in the military; it sold well in paperback and was turned into a film (Goldman had no involvement in the screenplay). Theatre work[edit] Goldman began writing a long novel, which became Boys and Girls Together. He found during writing that he suffered writer's block. He and his brother received a grant to accompany a production of the musical Tenderloin (1960), on which they did some rewriting. Goldman and his brother then collaborated on an original play, Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (1961), and a musical (written with John Kaner), A Family Affair (1962). Both had only short runs. His writer's block on Boys and Girls Together continued, but Goldman then had an idea for another novel, No Way to Treat a Lady (1964). He wrote it in two weeks, and it was published under a pseudonym, Harry Longbaugh (a variant spelling of the Sundance Kid's real name). It was later made into a movie. Goldman then finished Boys and Girls Together, which became a best seller. Screenwriter[edit] An early draft of No Way to Treat a Lady was read by Cliff Robertson, who hired Goldman to adapt a short story, Flowers for Algernon, for the movies. Before Goldman had even finished the script, Robertson recommended him to do some rewriting on a spy spoof Robertson was starring in, Masquerade (1965). Goldman did that, then finished the Algernon script. However, Robertson disliked it and hired Stirling Silliphant instead to work on what became Charly
Charly
(1968).[7][11] Film rights to Boys and Girls Together had been optioned by the producer Elliot Kastner. While they were discussing the novel, Goldman suggested Kastner make a film of the Lew Archer
Lew Archer
novels of Ross Macdonald, and offered to do an adaptation. Kastner agreed, saying he would option whatever of the novels Goldman suggested; Goldman chose the first, The Moving Target. The result, Harper (1966) was a big hit and established Goldman as a screenwriter. Goldman wrote a sequel, The Chill, which was never filmed. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid[edit] Goldman returned to novels, writing The Thing of It Is...
The Thing of It Is...
(1967). He went to teach at Princeton, and wanted to write something but could not come up with an idea for a novel. So he decided to write his first original screenplay, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which he had been researching for eight years. He sold it for $400,000, then the highest price ever paid for an original screenplay.[7] The resulting movie was a massive critical and commercial success and earned Goldman an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The money enabled Goldman to take some time off and research a non-fiction book on Broadway, The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway (1969).[12] He adapted a book, In the Spring the War Ended, into a screenplay but it was not filmed. Neither were scripts he did of The Thing of It Is and Papillon. He returned to novels with Father's Day (1971), a sequel to The Thing of It Is...
The Thing of It Is...
He also wrote the screenplay for The Hot Rock (1972). The Princess Bride[edit] Goldman's next novel was The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
(1973) which became perhaps his most beloved work. Goldman also wrote a screenplay but it took many years before a film was made. In 1973, Goldman contracted a rare strain of pneumonia which resulted in his being hospitalized and affected his health for months. This inspired him into a burst of creativity, including several novels and screenplays.[13] He says his novel writing moved in a more commercial direction following the death of his editor Hiram Haydn in late 1973.[14] This included a children's book, Wigger (1974); a thriller, Marathon Man (1974), which became a best seller; Magic (1976), a thriller; screenplays for the films of Marathon Man (1976) and Magic (1978); screenplays for The Stepford Wives (1975), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), All the President's Men (1976) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). Some of this work was extremely lucrative – he was paid $1 million for the screen rights and screenplay fees for Magic and $500,000 to do Marathon Man. He wrote a promotional book Story of A Bridge Too Far (1977).

Goldman (left) and James Caan
James Caan
while shooting A Bridge Too Far in 1976

All the President's Men[edit] Goldman wrote the famous line "Follow the money" for the screenplay of All the President's Men; while the line is often attributed to Deep Throat, it is not found in Bob Woodward's notes nor in Woodward and Carl Bernstein's book or articles.[15] However, the book does have the far less-quotable line from Woodward to Senator Sam Ervin, who was about to begin his own investigation: "The key was the secret campaign cash, and it should all be traced..."[16] Goldman was unhappy with the movie; The Guardian
The Guardian
says that he changes the subject when asked about the movie, but suggests that his displeasure may be because he was pressured to add a romantic interest to the film.[7] In his memoir, Goldman says of the film that if he could live his life over, he would have written the same screenplays, "Only I wouldn't have come near All the President's Men."[17] He said that he has never written as many versions of a screenplay as he did for that movie.[17] Speaking of his choice to write the script, he said "Many movies that get made are not long on art and are long on commerce. This was a project that seemed it might be both. You don't get many and you can't turn them down."[9] In Michael Feeney Callan's book Robert Redford: The Biography Redford stated that Goldman did not actually write the filming screenplay for the movie,[18] a story that was excerpted in Vanity Fair.[19] Written By magazine conducted a thorough investigation of the screenplay's many drafts and concluded, "Goldman was the sole author of All The President's Men. Period."[17] He wrote a novel about Hollywood, Tinsel (1979), which sold well. He had enjoyed working with Joseph E. Levine
Joseph E. Levine
on Bridge and Magic and signed a three-picture deal with him; only two scripts resulted, The Sea Kings and Year of the Comet. A script about Tom Horn, Mr. Horn (1979), was filmed for TV.[20] Goldman was the original screenwriter for the film version of Tom Wolfe's novel The Right Stuff; director Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
wrote his own screenplay without using Goldman's material, because Kaufman wanted to include Chuck Yeager
Chuck Yeager
as a character; Goldman did not.[12] He wrote a number of other unfilmed screenplays around this time, including The Ski Bum; a musical adaptation of Grand Hotel; and Rescue, the story of the rescue of Electronic Data Systems
Electronic Data Systems
employees during the Iranian Revolution. Adventures in the Screen Trade
Adventures in the Screen Trade
and the "Leper Period"[edit] After several of his screenplays were not filmed, Goldman found himself in less demand as a screenwriter. He published a memoir about his professional life in Hollywood, Adventures in the Screen Trade (1983) which famously summed up the entertainment industry in the opening sentence of the book, "Nobody knows anything."[21][22][23] (The title is a pun on the title Adventures In The Skin Trade, a collection of stories by Dylan Thomas.) He focused on novels: Control (1982), The Silent Gondoliers
The Silent Gondoliers
(1983), The Color of Light
The Color of Light
(1984), Heat (1985) and Brothers (1986). The latter, a sequel to Marathon Man, remains Goldman's last published novel. Return to Hollywood[edit] Goldman attributes his return to Hollywood to signing with Michael Ovitz at CAA. He went to work on Memoirs of an Invisible Man, although he left the project relatively early. Hollywood's interest in Goldman was re-awakened: he wrote the scripts for film versions of Heat (1986) and The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
(1987). The latter was directed by Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
at Castle Rock who hired Goldman to write the screenplay for Rob Reiner's 1990 adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery, considered "one of [King's] least adaptable novels".[12] The movie performed well with critics and at the box office, and earned Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
an Academy Award.[12] Goldman continued to write non-fiction regularly. He published a collection of sports writing, Wait Till Next Year
Wait Till Next Year
(1988) and an account of his time as a judge at the Cannes Film Festival, Hype and Glory (1990). Goldman began to work steadily as a "script doctor", doing uncredited work on films such as Twins (1988), A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men
(1992), Indecent Proposal (1993), Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero
(1993), Malice (1994), Dolores Clairborne (1995), and Extreme Measures. Most of these movies were made at Castle Rock. He was credited on several other movies: Year of the Comet
Year of the Comet
(1992) was eventually filmed, by Castle Rock, but was not a success; the biopic Chaplin (1992), reuniting him with Richard Attenborough; Maverick (1994), a popular hit; The Chamber (1996), from a novel by John Grisham; The Ghost and the Darkness
The Ghost and the Darkness
(1996), an original script based on a true story; Absolute Power (1997) for Clint Eastwood; and The General's Daughter (1999) from the novel by Nelson De Mille. Later career[edit] Goldman wrote another volume of memoirs, Which Lie Did I Tell?
Which Lie Did I Tell?
(2000) and the following year saw publication of a collection of his essays The Big Picture: Who Killed Hollywood? and Other Essays. His later screenplay credits include Hearts in Atlantis (2001) and Dreamcatcher (2003), both from novels by Stephen King. He adapted Misery for a stage play which made its debut on Broadway in 2015 in a production starring Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
and Laurie Metcalf.[24] His script for Heat was filmed again as Wild Card (2015). Memoirist[edit] Autobiographical fiction[edit]

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Simon Morgenstern is both a pseudonym and a narrative device invented by Goldman to add another layer to his novel The Princess Bride.[25] He presents his novel as an abridged version of a work by the fictional Morgenstern, an author from the equally fictional country of Florin. The name may be a reference to Johann Carl Simon Morgenstern, who coined the term Bildungsroman. The details of Goldman's life given in the introduction and commentary for The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
are also largely fictional. For instance, he claims his wife Helen is a psychiatrist and that he was inspired to abridge Morgenstern's The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
for his only child, a son. ( The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
actually originated as a bedtime story for Goldman's two daughters, and his wife's name was Ilene.) He not only treats Morgenstern and the countries of Florin and Guilder as real, but even claims that his own father was Florinese and had immigrated to America. At one point in The Princess Bride, Goldman's commentary indicates that he had wanted to add a passage elaborating a scene Morgenstern skipped over. He explains that his editors would not allow him to take such liberties with the "original" text, and encourages readers to write to his publisher to request a copy of this scene. Both the original publisher and its successor have responded to such requests with letters describing their supposed legal problems with the Morgenstern estate. In the 15th and 25th Anniversary Editions of The Princess Bride, Goldman claimed that he wanted to adapt Morgenstern's sequel, Buttercup's Baby, but was unable to do so because Morgenstern's estate wanted Stephen King
Stephen King
to do the abridgment instead. He also continued the fictional details of his own life, claiming that his psychiatrist wife had divorced him, and his son had grown to have a son of his own. Goldman also wrote The Silent Gondoliers
The Silent Gondoliers
under the Morgenstern pseudonym. Critical reception[edit] In their feature on Goldman, IGN said "It's a testament to just how truly great William Goldman
William Goldman
is at his best that I actually had to think hard about what to select as his 'Must-See' cinematic work".[12] The site described his script for All the President's Men as a "model of storytelling clarity... and artful manipulation".[12] Art Kleiner, writing in 1987, said, "William Goldman, a very skilled storyteller, wrote several of the most well-known films of the past 18 years—including Marathon Man, part of All the President's Men, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."[26] Three of Goldman's scripts have been voted into the Writers Guild of America hall-of-fame's 101 Greatest Screenplays list.[17] In his book evaluating Goldman's work, William Goldman: The Reluctant Storyteller (2014), Sean Egan said Goldman's achievements were made "without ever lunging for the lowest common denominator. Although his body of work has been consumed by millions, he has never let his populism overwhelm a glittering intelligence and penchant for upending expectation."[27] Self-appraisal[edit] In 2000, Goldman said of his writing:

Someone pointed out to me that the most sympathetic characters in my books always died miserably. I didn't consciously know I was doing that. I didn't. I mean, I didn't wake up each morning and think, today I think I'll make a really terrific guy so I can kill him. It just worked out that way. I haven't written a novel in over a decade... and someone very wise suggested that I might have stopped writing novels because my rage was gone. It's possible. All this doesn't mean a helluva lot, except probably there is a reason I was the guy who gave Babe over to Szell in the "Is it safe?" scene and that I was the guy who put Westley into The Machine. I think I have a way with pain. When I come to that kind of sequence I have a certain confidence that I can make it play. Because I come from such a dark corner.[28]

Goldman has also said of his work: "I [don’t] like my writing. I wrote a movie called Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Sundance Kid
and I wrote a novel called The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
and those are the only two things I’ve ever written, not that I’m proud of, but that I can look at without humiliation."[29] Awards[edit] He has won two Academy Awards: an Award for Best Original Screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and an Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for All the President's Men. He has also won two Edgar Awards, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Best Motion Picture Screenplay: for Harper in 1967, and for Magic (adapted from his 1976 novel) in 1979. In 1985, he received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America. Personal life[edit] He was married to Ilene Jones from 1961 until their divorce in 1991; the couple have two daughters, Jenny Rebecca and Susanna.[30] Ilene, a native of Texas, modeled for Neiman Marcus; Ilene's brother was actor Allen Case.[31][32] In an Internet chat hosted by CNN, Goldman said that his favorite writers are Miguel de Cervantes, Anton Chekhov, Somerset Maugham, Irwin Shaw, and Leo Tolstoy.[9] He is well known in sports circles as a die-hard fan of the New York Knicks, having held season tickets at Madison Square Garden for over 40 years. He contributed a writing section to Bill Simmons's bestselling book about the history of the NBA, where he discusses the career of Dave DeBusschere. Credits[edit] Theatre[edit]

Tenderloin (1960) – uncredited doctoring work[33] Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (with James Goldman) A Family Affair (1962; lyrics; book was by James Goldman, music by John Kander) Misery (adapted from the novel; 2012)

Theatre (unproduced)[edit]

Madonna and Child – with James Goldman Now I Am Six Something Blue – musical musical of Boys and Girls Together (aka Magic Town) Nagurski – musical The Man Who Owned Chicago
Chicago
– musical with James Goldman and John Kander[34] musical of The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
- with Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(abandoned after royalty disputes)[35]

Screenplays (produced)[edit]

Masquerade (with Michael Relph; 1965) Harper (1966; Edgar Award) – based on the novel by Ross Macdonald Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Sundance Kid
(1969; Academy Award) The Hot Rock (1972) – based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake The Stepford Wives (1975) – based on the novel by Ira Levin The Great Waldo Pepper
The Great Waldo Pepper
(1975) Marathon Man (1976) – based on his novel All the President's Men (1976; Academy Award) – based on the book by Carl Bernstein
Carl Bernstein
and Bob Woodward A Bridge Too Far (1977) – based on the book by Cornelius Ryan Magic (1978; Edgar Award) – based on his novel Heat (1986) – based on his novel The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
(1987) – based on his novel Twins (1988; uncredited) Misery (1990) – based on the novel by Stephen King A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men
(1992; consultant) – based on the play by Aaron Sorkin Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
(1992) Year of the Comet
Year of the Comet
(1992) Chaplin (1992) Indecent Proposal
Indecent Proposal
(1993; uncredited) Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero
(1993; uncredited) Malice (1993; consultant) Maverick (1994) – based on the TV series Dolores Claiborne (1995; consultant) – based on the novel by Stephen King The Chamber (1996) – based on the novel by John Grisham Extreme Measures
Extreme Measures
(1996; consultant) The Ghost and the Darkness
The Ghost and the Darkness
(1996) – based on The Man-Eaters of Tsavo Fierce Creatures
Fierce Creatures
(1997; uncredited) Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting
(1997; consultant) Absolute Power (1997) The General's Daughter (1999) Hearts in Atlantis (2001) – based on the novel by Stephen King Dreamcatcher (2003) – based on the novel by Stephen King Wild Card (2014) – based on his novel

Screenplays (unproduced)[edit] [36]

Flowers for Algernon: Good Old Charley Gordon (1964) – an adaptation of the story Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
done for actor Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
– Robertson was unhappy with the version and hired Stirling Silliphant to write what became Charly
Charly
(1968) The Chill (1967) – adaptation of the 1964 Lew Archer
Lew Archer
novel by Ross Macdonald In the Spring the War Ended (1968) – from the novel by Stephen Linakis about American deserters in Europe at the end of World War Two. Lawrence Turman was producer and Martin Ritt
Martin Ritt
attached as director but the studio, 20th Century Fox, decided not to make it because they wanted Pentagon co-operation for Patton (1970).[37][38] The Thing of It Is...
The Thing of It Is...
aka That's Life (1968) – adapted from his novel Piano Man – adaptation of his novel Father's Day Papillon – adaptation of the novel which was not used Grand Hotel (late 1970s/early 1980s) – musical remake of the 1932 MGM film, with Norman Jewison
Norman Jewison
to direct[39] The Sea Kings (late 1970s) – a pirate movie about the relationship between Stede Bonnet
Stede Bonnet
and Blackbeard, the first of a three-picture deal with Joseph E. Levine[40] – Goldman says he wrote the part of Blackbeard
Blackbeard
for Sean Connery
Sean Connery
and at one stage Richard Lester
Richard Lester
was attached as director[41] – Goldman says Connery and Roger Moore were considered stars, then later Roger and Dudley Moore – however the film was too expensive to make[42] The Ski Bum aka Hot Shot (1981) – based on the article "The Ski Bum as an Endangered Species" by Jean Vallely – Goldman says this was never made due to tension between the producer and the studio[43] The Right Stuff – adaptation of the Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe
book that was not used Rescue! (1980–81) – story of the rescue of employees of Ross Perot by Arthur D. Simons
Arthur D. Simons
during the Iranian revolution
Iranian revolution
– Goldman says this foundered when Clint Eastwood, the only suitable star to play Bull Simons, elected to make Firefox Flora Quick, Dead or Alive The National Pastime Singing Out Loud – unproduced musical worked on with Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
and Stephen Sondheim Low Fives (1992) – comedy about an African who plays for a basketball team in a small college, commissioned by Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
and intended to star John Cleese
John Cleese
and DeVito[44] Shazam! (c 2003) – adaptation of Captain Marvel comic book[45] The Shooter – an adaptation of the Stephen Hunter
Stephen Hunter
novel Point of Impact that was to have been directed by Lee Tamahori Mission: Impossible 2 – script that was not used

Television[edit]

Mr. Horn
Mr. Horn
(1979) City in Fear (1980) - contributed to idea

Novels[edit]

The Temple of Gold
The Temple of Gold
(1957) Your Turn to Curtsy, My Turn to Bow
Your Turn to Curtsy, My Turn to Bow
(1958) Soldier in the Rain
Soldier in the Rain
(1960) Boys and Girls Together (1964) No Way to Treat a Lady (1964) The Thing of It Is...
The Thing of It Is...
(1967) Father's Day (1971; sequel to The Thing of It Is) The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
(1973) Marathon Man (1974) Magic (1976) Tinsel (1979) Control (1982) The Silent Gondoliers
The Silent Gondoliers
(1983) The Color of Light
The Color of Light
(1984) Heat (published in the United Kingdom as Edged Weapons; 1985) Brothers (1986)

Non-fiction and memoirs[edit]

The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway (1969) The Story of 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977) Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting (1983) Wait Till Next Year
Wait Till Next Year
(with Mike Lupica; 1988) Hype and Glory
Hype and Glory
(1990) Four Screenplays (1995; Marathon Man, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride, and Misery, with an essay on each) Five Screenplays (1997; All the President's Men, Magic, Harper, Maverick, and The Great Waldo Pepper, with an essay on each) Which Lie Did I Tell?
Which Lie Did I Tell?
(More Adventures in the Screen Trade) (2000) The Big Picture: Who Killed Hollywood? and Other Essays (2001)

Children's books[edit]

Wigger (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974). Separated from her blanket, Wigger, an orphan nearly dies of loneliness until an extraordinary wind from Zurich brings them together again.[46]

Short stories[edit]

"Something Blue", Rogue, April 1963, pp. 13–83. "The Ice Cream Eat", Transatlantic Review Winter 1959-60 "Till the Right Girls Come Along", Transatlantic Review, Winter 1961 "Da Vinci", New World Writing no. 17 1960 "The Simple Pleasures of the Rich", Transatlantic Review Autumn-Winter 1974

Notable articles[edit]

"The Good-Bye Look", The New York Times Book Review, p. 1, June 1, 1969 .

Notes[edit]

^ He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1948.[4]

References[edit]

^ " William Goldman
William Goldman
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Papers, 1949–1997, Columbia University . ^ a b c Goldman, William (December 1, 2001). "Chat books". CNN.com (transcript). Retrieved February 22, 2011.  ^ Egan p 18 ^ Tyler, Ralph (November 12, 1978), "'Butch Cassidy' Was My Western, 'Magic' Is My Hitchcock", The New York Times, New York, NY, p. D23 . ^ a b c d e f "Featured Filmmaker: William Goldman". Movies. IGN. February 18, 2003. Retrieved June 11, 2011.  ^ Andersen, Richard (1979), William Goldman, Twayne, p. 20 . ^ Brown, Dennis (1992), Shoptalk, Newmarket, p. 75 . ^ Rich, Frank (June 12, 2005). "Don't Follow the Money". The New York Times. Retrieved February 22, 2011.  ^ Woodward & Bernstein 1974, p. 248. ^ a b c d Stayton, Richard (April–May 2011). "Fade In". Written By. Los Angeles: Writers Guild of America, West. ISSN 1092-468X. Retrieved July 11, 2011.  ^ Lussler, Germain (May 30, 2011). "New Robert Redford
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Biography Claims William Goldman
William Goldman
Didn't Write 'All The President's Men'". /Film. /Film. Retrieved July 11, 2011.  ^ Callan, Michael Feeney (April 2011). "Washington Monument". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast. Archived from the original on May 30, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2011.  ^ "Sea kings", Script shadow (Blogger), Google, November 2009 . ^ Goldman 1983, p. 39. ^ Williams, Christian (February 12, 2006). "If You're Out By Monday, Never Ask Why". Chicago
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Tribune. Chicago, IL. Retrieved July 11, 2011. I had heard that the rules were different in Hollywood, where, as the screenwriter William Goldman
William Goldman
famously put it, 'nobody knows anything.'  ^ Turan, Kenneth (January 17, 2007). "What dark horse will be the next 'Sunshine'?". Chicago
Chicago
Tribune. Chicago, IL. Retrieved July 11, 2011. ...it becomes more apparent every year that William Goldman's great rule of studio film-making applies to the independent world as well: Nobody knows anything.  ^ https://variety.com/2015/legit/reviews/misery-review-broadway-bruce-willis-1201641055/ ^ Zipes, Jack (1995). Sanders, Joseph L, ed. Functions of the Fantastic: selected essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts Vol. 65. Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (Recent Trends in the Contemporary American Fairy Tale from Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction
Fiction
and Fantasy). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 8–9. ISBN 978-0-313-29521-8. Goldman recreates himself as the fictitious author of this work; that is, he uses a mask in the tradition of eighteenth-century novels...  ^ Kleiner, Art (Summer 1987). "Adventures in the Screen Trade". Whole Earth Review. San Francisco: Point Foundation: 120.  ^ Egan, Sean (2014), William Goldman: The Reluctant Storyteller, BearManor Media, p. 2. ^ Goldman 2000, pp. 151–2. ^ Egan, Sean (2014), William Goldman: The Reluctant Storyteller, BearManor Media, p. 17. ^ Julia Noël Goldman ^ Taylor, Angela (August 26, 1973). "Fashions For Fall Looking Good On The Go". The NY times. Retrieved April 22, 2013.  ^ "RITES SCHEDULED FRIDAY FOR ENTERTAINER ALLEN CASE". The Dallas Morning News. News bank. August 27, 1986. Retrieved April 22, 2013.  ^ Ilson, Carol, Harold Prince: a director's journey, p. 56 . ^ Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series. 1964. p. 18.  ^ Andrew Gans (Feb 16, 2007). "Goldman and Guettel Part Ways on Princess Bride Musical". Playbill. Retrieved 23 July 2017.  ^ Series IV: Manuscripts William Goldman
William Goldman
papers, Columbia University . ^ Goldman 2000, pp. 238–9. ^ Robson Gets 'Escape Route' Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 11 July 1966: c17. ^ Goldman 1982, pp. 262–73. ^ Goldman, William, Which Lie Did I Tell?
Which Lie Did I Tell?
More Adventures in the Screen Trade (Excerpt) . ^ "Just mean to the girls", The Guardian, 1959–2003, London, UK, p. 11, August 11, 1979 . ^ Goldman 2000, pp. 6–7. ^ Goldman 2000, p. 8. ^ Goldman 2000, pp. 267–8. ^ Stax (24 March 2003). "Goldman on Shazam!". ign.com. Retrieved 23 July 2017.  ^ "Wigger". WorldCat. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 

Books cited[edit]

Egan, Sean (2014). William Goldman: The Reluctant Storyteller. BearManor Media. ISBN 1-59393-583-8. Goldman, William (1983). Adventures in the Screen Trade. Abacus. ISBN 978-0-349-10705-9.  Goldman, William (2000), Which Lie Did I Tell?, Bloomsbury . Woodward, Bob; Bernstein, Carl (1974). All the President's Men. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-21781-5. 

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Screenplay

1940–1960

Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
(1940) Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1941) Michael Kanin
Michael Kanin
and Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1942) Norman Krasna (1943) Lamar Trotti (1944) Richard Schweizer (1945) Muriel Box and Sydney Box (1946) Sidney Sheldon (1947) No award (1948) Robert Pirosh (1949) Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman Jr. and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1951) T. E. B. Clarke (1952) Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch (1953) Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg
(1954) Sonya Levien and William Ludwig (1955) Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(1956) George Wells (1957) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith (1958) Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro (1959) I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960)

1961–1980

William Inge
William Inge
(1961) Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, and Alfredo Giannetti (1962) James Webb (1963) Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff (1964) Frederic Raphael (1965) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
and Pierre Uytterhoeven (1966) William Rose (1967) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1968) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) David S. Ward
David S. Ward
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, and Nancy Dowd (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980)

1981–2000

Colin Welland (1981) John Briley (1982) Horton Foote (1983) Robert Benton (1984) William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow (1988) Tom Schulman (1989) Bruce Joel Rubin (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
and Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Adapted Screenplay

1928–1950

Benjamin Glazer (1928) Hanns Kräly (1929) Frances Marion
Frances Marion
(1930) Howard Estabrook
Howard Estabrook
(1931) Edwin J. Burke (1932) Victor Heerman
Victor Heerman
and Sarah Y. Mason
Sarah Y. Mason
(1933) Robert Riskin
Robert Riskin
(1934) Dudley Nichols (1935) Pierre Collings
Pierre Collings
and Sheridan Gibney (1936) Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, and Norman Reilly Raine
Norman Reilly Raine
(1937) Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Arthur Lewis, W. P. Lipscomb, and George Bernard Shaw (1938) Sidney Howard
Sidney Howard
(1939) Donald Ogden Stewart
Donald Ogden Stewart
(1940) Sidney Buchman and Seton I. Miller (1941) George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, and Arthur Wimperis (1942) Philip G. Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, and Howard E. Koch (1943) Frank Butler, and Frank Cavett (1944) Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) Robert Sherwood (1946) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

Harry Brown and Michael Wilson (1951) Charles Schnee (1952) Daniel Taradash (1953) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1954) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1955) John Farrow, S. J. Perelman, and James Poe (1956) Carl Foreman
Carl Foreman
and Michael Wilson (1957) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958) Neil Paterson (1959) Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
(1960) Abby Mann (1961) Horton Foote (1962) John Osborne
John Osborne
(1963) Edward Anhalt (1964) Robert Bolt (1965) Robert Bolt (1966) Stirling Silliphant (1967) James Goldman (1968) Waldo Salt (1969) Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1970) Ernest Tidyman (1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975)

1976–2000

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1976) Alvin Sargent (1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Alvin Sargent (1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Peter Shaffer (1984) Kurt Luedtke (1985) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
and Mark Peploe (1987) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1988) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Ted Tally (1991) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Eric Roth (1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Bill Condon (1998) John Irving
John Irving
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000)

2001–present

Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) Ronald Harwood (2002) Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
(2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) Chris Terrio (2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Graham Moore (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay

Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
Buck Henry
(1968) Waldo Salt (1969) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1970) Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter
(1971) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
/ Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Peter Bogdanovich
Peter Bogdanovich
(1972) Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
and Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Robert Getchell (1975) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Alvin Sargent (1978) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1979) Jerzy Kosiński
Jerzy Kosiński
(1980) Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982)

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Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

Original Drama (1969–1983, retired)

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Penelope Gilliatt (1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) Steve Shagan (1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Arthur Laurents
Arthur Laurents
(1977) Nancy Dowd, Robert C. Jones and Waldo Salt (1978) Mike Gray, T. S. Cook and James Bridges (1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
and Trevor Griffiths (1981) Melissa Mathison
Melissa Mathison
(1982) Horton Foote (1983)

Original Comedy (1969–1983, retired)

Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
and Larry Tucker (1969) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Peter Bogdanovich, Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton (1972) Melvin Frank and Jack Rose (1973) Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
and Alan Uger (1974) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Bill Lancaster
Bill Lancaster
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
and Sheldon Keller (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller and Charles Shyer
Charles Shyer
(1980) Steve Gordon (1981) Don McGuire, Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
and Murray Schisgal (1982) Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
and Barbara Benedek (1983)

Original Screenplay (1984–present)

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ron Shelton (1988) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1989) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(1994) Randall Wallace (1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
and Mark Andrus (1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000) Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Michael Moore
Michael Moore
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Adapted Drama (1969–1983, retired)

Waldo Salt (1969) Robert Anderson (1970) Ernest Tidyman (1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1976) Denne Bart Petitclerc
Denne Bart Petitclerc
(1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Alvin Sargent (1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) Julius J. Epstein (1983)

Adapted Comedy (1969–1983, retired)

Arnold Schulman (1969) Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1970) John Paxton (1971) Jay Presson Allen
Jay Presson Allen
(1972) Alvin Sargent (1973) Lionel Chetwynd and Mordecai Richler
Mordecai Richler
(1974) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1975) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
and Frank Waldman (1976) Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1977) Elaine May
Elaine May
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
/ Bernard Slade (1978) Jerzy Kosiński
Jerzy Kosiński
(1979) Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker
Jerry Zucker
(1980) Gerard Ayres (1981) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983)

Adapted Screenplay (1984–present)

Bruce Robinson
Bruce Robinson
(1984) Richard Condon and Janet Roach (1985) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1986) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1988) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Ted Tally (1991) Michael Tolkin
Michael Tolkin
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Eric Roth (1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Frank (1998) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) David Hare (2002) Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) Chris Terrio (2012) Billy Ray (2013) Graham Moore (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Eric Heisserer (2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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Works by William Goldman

Plays

Tenderloin (1960) Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (1961) A Family Affair (1962) Misery (2012)

Novels

The Temple of Gold
The Temple of Gold
(1957) Your Turn to Curtsy, My Turn to Bow
Your Turn to Curtsy, My Turn to Bow
(1958) Soldier in the Rain
Soldier in the Rain
(1960) Boys and Girls Together (1964) No Way to Treat a Lady (1964) The Thing of It Is...
The Thing of It Is...
(1967) Father's Day (1971; sequel to The Thing of It Is) The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
(1973) Wigger (1974) Marathon Man (1974) Magic (1976) Tinsel (1979) Control (1982) The Silent Gondoliers
The Silent Gondoliers
(1983) The Color of Light
The Color of Light
(1984) Heat (1985) Brothers (1986)

Films

Masquerade (1965) Harper (1966) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Sundance Kid
(1969) The Hot Rock (1972) The Stepford Wives (1975) The Great Waldo Pepper
The Great Waldo Pepper
(1975) Marathon Man (1976) All the President's Men (1976) A Bridge Too Far (1977) Magic (1978) Mr. Horn
Mr. Horn
(1979, TV) Heat (1986) The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
(1987) Misery (1990) Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
(1992) Year of the Comet
Year of the Comet
(1992) Chaplin (1992) Maverick (1994) The Chamber (1996) The Ghost and the Darkness
The Ghost and the Darkness
(1996) Absolute Power (1997) The General's Daughter (1999) Hearts in Atlantis (2001) Dreamcatcher (2003) Wild Card (2015)

Non-fiction

The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway (1969) The Story of 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977) Adventures in the Screen Trade
Adventures in the Screen Trade
(1983) Wait Till Next Year
Wait Till Next Year
(with Mike Lupica, 1988) Hype and Glory
Hype and Glory
(1990) Which Lie Did I Tell?
Which Lie Did I Tell?
(2000) The Big Picture: Who Killed Hollywood? and Other Essays (2000)

Authority control

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WorldCat
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