“Forgotten Hollywood”- Loss of William Goldman…

Posted on November 16, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`William Goldman was the screenwriter who won Academy Awards for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men.  Bill penned a litany of box-office hits, plus he carved out some of the most indelible phrases in cinematic history. Goldman coined Follow the money for the Deep Throat character; and also, As you wish, Inconceivable, and Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya… You killed my father… Prepare to die! from  The Princess Bride. He had written the fantasy story under an assumed name.


“`Goldman launched his career as a novelist after receiving a master’s degree in English from Columbia University in 1956. He became a screenwriter after actor Cliff Robertson read one of his books, No Way to Treat a Lady, and mistakenly thought it was a film treatment. This happy accident led to the scribe writing the screenplay Harper for Paul Newman. After Butch Cassidy, Bill started a long association with Robert Redford. The collaborative scripts included The Hot Rock, The Great Waldo Pepper, and Indecent Proposal.

“`A number of screenplays emerged:  The Stepford Wives, Marathon Man, A Bridge Too Far, Misery, Chaplin, and Absolute Power. He was also a consultant for A Few Good Men and Good Will Hunting.

“`Despite all of his success as a screenwriter, Goldman always considered himself a novelist. He did not rate movie scripts as great artistic achievements. Hollywood historians and critics disagree, noting that his work proved otherwise.

“`William Goldman was 87.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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