Friday, November 16, 2018

William Goldman

Oscar-winning screenwriter ('Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,' 'All the President's Men'), and novelist, playwright, script doctor, journalist, and memoirist -- via Variety. He wrote the masterful, funny fantasy novel The Princess Bride in 1973; in 1987, he adapted his own novel for the screen, creating a beloved classic. In fact, he was a master of adaptation, and his imprint is on screen stories and structure permanently. Here's a short list: Harper, The Hot Rock, The Stepford Wives, Marathon Man (from his novel), A Bridge Too Far, Misery.