Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood by William Goldman

By William Goldman

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No one understands the writer's Hollywood extra in detail than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling writer of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and women Together, and different novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's internal sanctums...on and behind the curtain for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, and different films...into the lush places of work of Hollywood producers...into the operating lives of performing greats resembling Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman...and into his personal specialist reviews and artistic idea tactics within the crafting of screenplays. You get a firsthand examine why and the way movies get made and what parts make an excellent screenplay. Says columnist Liz Smith, "You'll be involved.

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And speaking of magic, Stan reminds us finally that there’s real magic, wonder, and beauty in the universe. As he says, whatever is really going on in life and in death is truly amazing. We don’t want to miss it, dude. Notes 1. K. Clifford, The Ethics of Belief and Other Essays, ed. Timothy Madigan. (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1999). Epistemology is the area of philosophy concerned with justifying beliefs with evidence. 28 HENRY JACOBY Good introductory epistemology texts include Robert Audi, Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction (London: Routledge, 2003) and Jack Crumley, Introduction to Epistemology (Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill, 1998).

Cutting through the crap is what the writers of South Park specialize in and this is one of the biggest reasons philosophers love the show. One of its most consistent themes is that creative imagination, even in its most outrageous and abrasive forms, is indispensable in combatting stupidity and small-mindedness. In this way, South Park captures a basic feature of philosophizing; thinking critically begins with thinking creatively, and that requires imagination. However, becoming a critical thinker doesn’t mean just finding fault in everything.

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