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August 22, 2013

The Writer Speaks: William Goldman

The legendary screenwriter โ€” he's won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, one for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969) and again for "All the President's Men" (1976) โ€” will most likely be remembered to posterity for the opening line of his 1983 memoir "Adventures in the Screen Trade" โ€” speaking about the entertainment industry and its seeming inability to distinguish gold from dross ("Ishtar," et al.): "Nobody knows anything."

I have loved it since I read his book and it is still as good as any line ever written.

And it always will be.

But I digress.

In this 93 minute interview Goldman, who turned 82 ten days ago, spoke about screenwriting and his own past.

August 22, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink


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