Hype and Glory

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Random House Publishing Group, 1991 - Performing Arts - 306 pages
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Top screenwriter and novelist William Goldman's Adventures in the Screen Trade was a trade paperback hit after a moderately successful hardcover run. Hype and Glory--his critically praised, controversial insider's look at both Cannes and the Miss America Pageant--promises to be an even more potent seller.

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User Review  - Brent - Goodreads

It's a little hit-or-miss, and certainly no match for his Adventures in the Screen Trade, which is one of the best books ever written about the industry Hollywood's Ball Four, if you will but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jordan - Goodreads

Quite possibly my all-time favorite Goldman book. As much as I love The Princess Bride,Hype and Glory is all commentary on the author's experience while judging Cannes and the Miss America Pageant. If you loved the commentary in TPB,this is not to be missed. Read full review

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William Goldman, August 12, 1931 - William Goldman was born August 12, 1931 in Highland Park, Illinois. He attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio and then went on to Columbia University in New York. He began his writing career in 1957 and wrote his first screenplay, "Masquerade" in 1965. During an interim job teaching creative writing at Princeton University, Goldman wrote the screenplay for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." In 1973, he wrote "The Princess Bride," the only novel he ever wrote that he actually liked, and later adapted it for the screen. Goldman adapted three screenplays form his own novels, the other two titled "Marathon Man" in 1976 and "Heat" in 1978. He is the author of three novels about show biz, which tell the true story of making a living in Hollywood. They are "Adventures in the Screen Trade," "Hype and Glory" and the latest, "Which Lie Did I Tell," printed in 2000. Goldman has written over 20 novels as well as more than 20 major motion picture screenplays over the course of 45 plus years in the business. He has won three Lifetime Achievement Awards for Screenwriting, including the 1985 Laurel Award for Lifetime Achievement in Screenwriter. He has also won tow Screenwriter of the Year Awards and two Academy Awards, one for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and the other for "All the President's Men." He even managed to win an English Academy Award. Goldman has written under many pseudonyms during his career, but the two he is best known for are S. Morgenstern, for "The Princess Bride" and Harry Langlaugh, the name of Cassidy in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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