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William Goldman (1931–2018)

Auteur de Princess Bride

53+ oeuvres 33,743 utilisateurs 656 critiques 45 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins
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Séries

Œuvres de William Goldman

Princess Bride (1973) 24,770 exemplaires
The Princess Bride (Special Edition) (1987) — Screenwriter — 2,017 exemplaires
Marathon man (1974) 1,149 exemplaires
Adventures in the Screen Trade (1983) 1,045 exemplaires
The Silent Gondoliers (1983) 527 exemplaires
Magic (1976) — Auteur — 478 exemplaires
Boys & Girls Together (1964) 227 exemplaires
Les sanglants (1986) 227 exemplaires
The Color of Light (1984) 193 exemplaires
The Temple of Gold (1957) 186 exemplaires
Misery (1990) — Screenwriter — 178 exemplaires
Tinsel (1979) 143 exemplaires
Control (1982) 142 exemplaires
Heat (1837) 121 exemplaires
Hype and Glory (1990) 95 exemplaires
Marathon Man [1976 film] (1976) — Auteur — 87 exemplaires
Soldier in the Rain (1961) 72 exemplaires
Your Turn to Curtsy My Turn to Bow (1958) 67 exemplaires
The Thing of it is... (1967) 42 exemplaires
No Way To Treat A Lady (1964) 34 exemplaires
Father's Day (1970) 29 exemplaires
Wigger (1974) 18 exemplaires
Magic [1978 film] (2006) — Screenwriter — 18 exemplaires
The Story of A Bridge Too Far (1977) 17 exemplaires
La Kermesse des aigles (The Great Waldo Pepper) (1974) — Screenwriter — 15 exemplaires
Absolute Power: The Screenplay (1997) 10 exemplaires
Year of the Comet [1992 film] (1992) — Screenwriter — 3 exemplaires
Prenses Gelin (2015) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [videorecording] (1969) — Screenwriter — 379 exemplaires
The Right Stuff (1983) — Screenwriter — 310 exemplaires
A Bridge Too Far (1977) — Screenwriter — 284 exemplaires
All the President's Men (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1976) — Screenwriter — 255 exemplaires
Maverick (1994) — Screenwriter — 216 exemplaires
Dreamcatcher (Widescreen Edition) (2003) — Screenwriter — 158 exemplaires
Absolute Power (Snap Case Packaging) (1997) — Screenwriter — 137 exemplaires
The General's Daughter [1999 film] (1999) — Screenwriter — 99 exemplaires
Hearts in Atlantis (2001) — Screenwriter — 90 exemplaires
The Best of All Possible Worlds (1980) — Contributeur — 81 exemplaires
Chaplin [1992 film] (1993) — Screenwriter — 77 exemplaires
The Stepford Wives [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 62 exemplaires
Harper (1966) — Screenplay — 43 exemplaires
Michael Clayton: The Shooting Script (2007) — Avant-propos — 19 exemplaires
Inward Journey (1987) — Contributeur — 11 exemplaires
No Way to Treat a Lady [1968 film] (2002) — Original book — 6 exemplaires
New World Writing 17 (1960) — Contributeur — 4 exemplaires

Étiqueté

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Discussions

Joe's Book Cafe 2016 Door 18 à 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (Août 2016)
A particular paperback edition of "Princess Bride" à Name that Book (Juillet 2015)
Princess Bride question à Children's Fiction (Février 2011)

Critiques

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 | 529 autres critiques | Mar 22, 2024 |
Cute story! Love the movie; the book is long but written well.
 
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ZL10 | 529 autres critiques | 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.… (plus d'informations)
 
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TheDivineOomba | 529 autres critiques | Feb 24, 2024 |
I read this book for Pick-a-Shelf July 2013 (adventure).

Sometimes a bit too corny for my taste, but a nice spoof on fairytales. It's 200 pages of trope-galore! It's also very cheesy. The ironic side notes from the author can get a bit annoying and the story-in-a-story really doesn't entertain all that much.

And people, stop writing reviews about the movie. This is the book. Don't say you liked the book BECAUSE you liked the movie. That's nuts. Billy Goldman was a good screen-writer. So what. This is not the movie script.
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jd7h | 529 autres critiques | Feb 18, 2024 |

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Œuvres
53
Aussi par
19
Membres
33,743
Popularité
#571
Évaluation
4.2
Critiques
656
ISBN
325
Langues
18
Favoris
45

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