William Goldman (August 12, 1931 – November 16, 2018) was an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He first came to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist before turning to screenwriting.
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William Goldman (August 12, 1931 – November 16, 2018) was an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.He was born in Chicago, Illinois.He won two Academy Awards for his screenplays for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and again for All the President's Men (1976).
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William I. Goldman (March 27, 1856 – January 25, 1922), also known as Billy Goldman, was an American commercial photographer based in Reading, Pennsylvania.A freemason and pillar of the community, Goldman photographed the citizens of Reading but also secretly assembled a collection of photographs of the prostitutes of Sallie Shearer's brothel, which was near his studio.
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William Mark Goldman (born 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park (since 1986). He received a B.A. in mathematics from Princeton University in 1977, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980.
Goldman has investigated geometric structures, in various incarnations, on manifolds since his undergraduate thesis, "Affine manifolds and projective geometry on manifolds", supervised by William Thurston and Dennis Sullivan. This work led to work with Morris Hirsch and David Fried on affine structures on manifolds, and work in real projective structures on compact surfaces. In particular he proved that the space of convex real projective structures on a closed orientable surface of genus g > 1
Goldman also heads a research group at the University of Maryland called the Experimental Geometry Lab, a team developing software (primarily in Mathematica) to explore geometric structures and dynamics in low dimensions. He served on the Board of Governors for The Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota from 1994 to 1996. He served as Editor-In-Chief of Geometriae Dedicata from 2003 until 2013.
In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
Heat is a 1985 novel by William Goldman about a soldier of fortune in Las Vegas.
The novel is about a man named Nick Escalante, nicknamed "the Mex" by his friends, who hires himself out in Las Vegas not as a mercenary or bodyguard but as a service listed in the Yellow Pages directory under "Chaperone." He eschews firearms but is particularly lethal with sharp objects. Escalante has one ambition, which is to save up enough money so that he can move to Venice, Italy, for the rest of his life. The trouble is, Nick is a compulsive gambler. When he comes into a large sum of money
Goldman says he began the novel with "that main character and I had that opening sequence and I'd been in Vegas a lot and it's such a terrible place to be a compulsive gambler and try to earn a living there."
Bruce Cook in Chicago Tribune the quality of Goldman's novels had declined once he started writing screenplays. Reviewing Heat he said "they're not quite as good in a very peculiar way. First of all, they are written rather casually, as though shot from the hip right onto the page. Just about all of them would have benefitted from another trip through the typewriter--in about the same way that most screenplays would. They are somewhat skeletal in form, reduced to dialogue, abbreviated narrative
The book was adapted into a 1986 film that starred Burt Reynolds. It was later remade in a 2015 version starring Jason Statham.
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Goldman was born in Chicago and grew up in a Jewish family in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, the son of Marion (née Weil) and Maurice Clarence Goldman. Goldman's father initially was a successful businessman, working in Chicago and then in partnership, but his alcoholism eventually sank his business. He "came home to live and he was in his pajamas for the last five years of his life," according to Goldman.His father killed himself while his son was still in high school; his mother's deafness increased the stress in the home.
Goldman began to write when he took a creative-writing course in college, according to his memoir Adventures in the Screen Trade (1983). His grades in the class were "horrible". He was an editor of Oberlin's literary magazine, and he would submit short stories to the magazine anonymously; he recalls that the other editors read his submissions and remarked, "We can't possibly publish this shit."He did not originally intend to become a screenwriter. His main interests were poetry, short stories...
Goldman and his brother received a grant to do some rewriting on the musical Tenderloin (1960). They then collaborated on their own play, Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (1961), and on the musical, A Family Affair(1962), written with John Kander. Both plays had short runs. Goldman began writing Boys and Girls Together but found that he suffered writer's block. His writer's block continued, but he had an idea for the novel No Way to Treat a Lady (1964) based on the Boston Strangler. He wrote it...
Cliff Robertson read an early draft of No Way to Treat a Lady and hired Goldman to adapt the short story Flowers for Algernon for the movies. Before he had even finished the script, Robertson recommended him to do some rewriting on the spy spoof Masquerade (1965) which Robertson was starring in. Goldman did that, then finished the Algernon script. However, Robertson disliked it and hired Stirling Silliphant instead to work on what became Charly(1968). Producer Elliot Kastner had optioned the...
He was married to Ilene Jones from 1961 until their divorce in 1991; the couple had two daughters, Jenny and Susanna. Ilene, a native of Texas, modeled for Neiman Marcus; Ilene's brother was actor Allen Case. In an Internet chat hosted by CNN, Goldman said that his favorite writers were Miguel de Cervantes, Anton Chekhov, Somerset Maugham, Irwin Shaw, and Leo Tolstoy. He was well known in sports circles as a die-hard fan of the New York Knicks, having held season tickets at Madison Square Garden for over 40 years. He contributed a writing section to Bill Simmons's bestselling book about the history of the NBA, where he discussed the career of Dave DeBusschere. Goldman died in Manhattan on November 16, 2018, due to complications from colon cancer and pneumonia.
1. Madonna and Child– with James Goldman 2. Now I Am Six 3. Something Blue– musical 4. musical of Boys and Girls Together (aka Magic Town) 5. Nagurski– musical 6. The Man Who Owned Chicago – musical with James Goldman and John Kander 7. musical of The Princess Bride – with Adam Guettel(abandoned after royalty disputes)
1. Flowers for Algernon: Good Old Charley Gordon (1964) – an adaptation of the story Flowers for Algernon done for actor Cliff Robertson – Robertson was unhappy with the version and hired Stirling Silliphant to write what became Charly(1968) 2. The Chill (1967) – adaptation of the 1964 Lew Archer novel by Ross Macdonald 3. In the Spring the War Ended (1968) – from the novel by Stephen Linakis about American deserters in Europe at the end of World War Two. Lawrence Turman was producer and Mart...
1. Mr. Horn(1979) 2. City in Fear(1980) – contributed to idea
1. Brady, John (1981). The Craft of the Screenwriter. Simon & Schuster. https://archive.org/details/craftofscreenwri00joh_2tu. 2. Egan, Sean (2014). William Goldman: The Reluctant Storyteller. BearManor Media. ISBN 1-59393-583-8. 3. Goldman, William (1983). Adventures in the Screen Trade. Abacus. ISBN 978-0-349-10705-9. 4. Goldman, William (2000). Which Lie Did I Tell?. Bloomsbury. 5. Woodward, Bob; Bernstein, Carl (1974). All the President's Men. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-21781-5. htt...
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The Princess Bride is a 1973 fantasy romance novel by American writer William Goldman. The book combines elements of comedy, adventure, fantasy, drama, romance, and fairy tale. It is presented as an abridgment of a longer work by the fictional S. Morgenstern, and Goldman's "commentary" asides are constant throughout. It was originally published in the United States by Harcourt Brace, then later by Random House, while in the United Kingdom it was later published by Bloomsbury. The book was adapte
In a Renaissance-era world, a young woman named Buttercup lives on a farm in the country of Florin. She abuses the farm hand Westley, calling him "farm boy" and demands that he perform chores for her. Westley's response to her demands is always "As you wish." She eventually realizes that what he is saying is, "I love you." After Buttercup realizes that she loves him and confesses her feelings, Westley goes to seek his fortune so they can marry. Buttercup later receives a letter that the Dread Pi
This novel includes several narrative techniques or literary devices including a fictional frame story about how Goldman came to know about and decided to adapt S. Morgenstern's The Princess Bride. In Goldman's "footnotes," he describes how his father used to read The Princess Bride aloud to him; thus the book became Goldman's favorite without him ever actually reading the text. As a father, Goldman looked forward to sharing the story with his own son, going to great lengths to locate a copy for
The epilogue to some later editions of the novel, notably the 25th anniversary edition, mentions a sequel, Buttercup's Baby, that was "having trouble getting published because of legal difficulties with S. Morgenstern's estate". Later editions actually reprint Goldman's "sample chapter". The chapter consists of a disjointed assemblage of stories about the quartet's escape to "One Tree Island", and the eventual kidnapping of Waverly by a skinless-faced "madman" who eventually throws her off a mou
In 1982 Ray Harryhausen was approached by British producer Milton Subotsky, who had written a script based on the novel. Harryhausen liked the book, but found too many problems with the screenplay. He and Subotsky worked together in an attempt to create a new script, but eventually gave up. The book was adapted into a 1987 feature film directed by Rob Reiner from a screenplay written by Goldman himself. Goldman partnered with Adam Guettel to create a musical version of the story with Goldman wri
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William Goldman, född 12 augusti 1931 i Highland Park i Illinois, död 16 november 2018 i New York, var en amerikansk romanförfattare, manusförfattare, och dramatiker . William Goldman växte upp i Highland Park, en förort till Chicago, och tog 1952 en fil.kand. vid Oberlin College och 1956 en fil.mag vid Columbia University.
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Di origine ebraica, Goldman ha vinto l'Oscar alla migliore sceneggiatura originale nel 1970 per il film Butch Cassidy e nel 1977 l'Oscar alla migliore sceneggiatura non originale per il film Tutti gli uomini del presidente.Soldato sotto la pioggia (Soldier in the Rain), regia di Ralph Nelson(1963)50.000 sterline per tradire (Masquerade), regia di Basil Dearden(1965)Detective's Story (Harper), regia di Jack Smight(1966)Io sono Raymond (The Temple of Gold) (1957)Non si maltrattano così le signore (No Way to Treat a Lady) (1964)Il maratoneta (Marathon Man) (1974)Wikiquote contiene citazioni di o su William GoldmanWikimedia Commons contiene immagini o altri file su William Goldman(EN) William Goldman, su Enciclopedia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.(EN) Opere di William Goldman, su Open Library, Internet Archive.(EN) Bibliografia di William Goldman, su Internet Speculative Fiction Database, Al von Ruff.(EN) William Goldman, su Goodreads.
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