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Adventures in the Screen Trade Book Review Summary

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The master of the American screenplay tells his story and those of his scripts in this indispensible book for anyone interested in movies. Goldman explains his trade beautifully, and illustrates better than anyone else alive could possibly do. With the full screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Goldman's first "original," meaning not adapted from something else.
The review of this Book prepared by Jeffrey Cohen








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   Jew Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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