From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
and The Princess Bride
(he also wrote the novel), and the bestselling author of Adventures in the Screen Trade
comes a garrulous new book that is as much a screenwriting how-to (and how-not-to) manual as it is a feast of insider information.
If you want to know why a no-name like Kathy Bates was cast in Misery
-it's in here. Or why Linda Hunt's brilliant work in Maverick
didn't make the final cut-William Goldman gives you the straight truth. Why Clint Eastwood loves working with Gene Hackman and how MTV has changed movies for the worse-William Goldman, one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood today, tells all he knows. Devastatingly eye-opening and endlessly entertaining, Which Lie Did I Tell?
is indispensable reading for anyone even slightly intrigued by the process of how a movie gets made.
?Aspirants and aficionados alike ought to be queuing up outside bookstores all over America to lay hands on Which Lie Did I Tell? It?s that good.??The Washington Post