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    R.I.P. WILLIAM GOLDMAN (Princess Bride scribe)

    Perhaps one of Hollywood's most solid screenwriters passed away today.
    While best known as the author of the novel The Princess Bride and its subsequent screenplay, Goldman also penned such seminal screenplays as Harper, The Hot Rock, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, All The President's Men, The Marathon Man (he also wrote the novel on which he based his screenplay), Misery, A Few Good Men, A Bridge Too Far, The Stepford Wives, and many other classics.



    https://www.vox.com/2018/11/16/18098...de-screenplays
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    Wow. Some of my favorite movies. RIP.

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    He was the gold standard all other screen writers aspired to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    He was the gold standard all other screen writers aspired to.
    The thing I found interesting about him is that a large percentage of the screenplays he wrote were adaptations of other author's novels...
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    Alright, fuck Hollywood

    https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/09/18/opi...www.cnn.com%2F

    Also, oddly enough, there is a video clip linked in this article of Ted Cruz reciting the Princess Bride near flawlessly and it almost makes him likable for the briefest of moments.

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    R.I.P. WILLIAM GOLDMAN (Princess Bride scribe)

    . First the terrible news of a possible remake of the Princess Bride and now this...even if it was a year ago. Inconceivable!
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    "One heard from older scriptwriters and directors as far back as 1987, when "Princess Bride" came out, that younger screenwriters were leaning less on books for inspiration and instead draw on their DVDs of movies and television shows for ideas"

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    A legend.
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    Huge fan. RIP. well done my man

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    Damn, WG is getting a second wind.

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    This just in: author William Goldman is still dead.

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    and fuck the idea of a remake, The Princess Bride is as close to a perfect movie as one could get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    This just in: author William Goldman is still dead.

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    and fuck the idea of a remake, The Princess Bride is as close to a perfect movie as one could get.
    Original cast member Cary Elwes (hot farm boy turned pirate) joined the loud chorus. "There's a shortage of perfect movies in the world," Elwes tweeted, quoting (more or less) his character. "It would be a pity to damage this one."

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    According to my half-assed "research" on the Webz, it's all rumour and conjecture at this point.
    I mean none of the stories even list a screenwriter, producer, or studio involved.

    Okay, the original Variety piece, which spurred all the rumours, did mention Norman Lear, the producer of the original classic, but again it all seems like rumour and conjecture at this point...
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...pit-of-despair



    Sadly, this is nothing new in Hollywood, a place that seems to become more and more devoid of original ideas as the years go by. I still shudder at mention of the horrible rumours of The Wild Bunch remake, a travesty-in-the-making that over the years has had a number of different screenwriters and directors attached to it (thankfully, this has yet to come to fruition, as I feel that is one helluva perfect movie its ownself...).
    Then again as recent as a year ago folks were yammering about Mel Gibson spearheading The Wild Bunch remake: https://www.slashfilm.com/the-wild-bunch-remake/

    And there's that other equally shitty rumour regarding The Rock remaking Big Trouble In Little China, too. Yet another near perfect movie that has no business being remade, imho.

    In regards to The Princess Bride, I imagine it all depends on who owns the rights to Goldman's novel and whether or not he has any surviving family members in charge of his estate who would rather have the memory of the original stay intact instead of taking a sweet paycheck in exchange for the rights to a remake...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    "One heard from older scriptwriters and directors as far back as 1987, when "Princess Bride" came out, that younger screenwriters were leaning less on books for inspiration and instead draw on their DVDs of movies and television shows for ideas"
    1987 DVDs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    1987 DVDs?
    C'mon, now!

    Everybody knows that the Illuminati who run Hollywood have had DVDs since the 1950s...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    1987 DVDs?
    They convert their parents VHS tapes to DVD with one of those little doo-hickeys. Duh.

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    FWIW, it looks as if The Princess Bride musical/Broadway play is still in limbo...

    https://www.theprincessbrideonstage.com/
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