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Goldman, William 1931-

Works: 406 works in 2,573 publications in 14 languages and 56,673 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Western films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Fantasy films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Signer, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Editor, Lyricist, Librettist, Creator, Performer, Writer of accompanying material, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3557.O384, 791.4372
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The princess bride: S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure. The "good parts" version, abridged by William Goldman( Book )
145 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 5,010 libraries worldwide
Presents the timeless love story between a farm boy named Westley and the beautiful Princess Buttercup, along with the author's comments on life and art as he attempts to edit the children's classic. A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts. William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests--for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love--that's thrilling and timeless. Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible--inconceivable, even--to equate "The Princess Bride" with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an "abridged" retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to "Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions."
The Princess Bride by Rob Reiner( visu )
126 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 4,346 libraries worldwide
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her
All the president's men by Alan J Pakula( visu )
118 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,999 libraries worldwide
The true story of how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the White House involvement in the Watergate break in
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid by George Roy Hill( visu )
92 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,302 libraries worldwide
Blends adventure, romance and comedy to tell the story of the West's most likeable outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as they set out for Bolivia with the law on their heels
Marathon man by William Goldman( Book )
108 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,980 libraries worldwide
Tom "Babe" Levy is a runner in every sense: racing tirelessly toward his goals of athletic and academic excellence--and endlessly away from the specter of his famous father's scandal-driven suicide. But an unexpected visit from his beloved older brother will set in motion a chain of events that plunge Babe into a vortex of terror, treachery, and murder--and force him into a race for his life ... and for the answer to the fateful question, "Is it safe?"--Publisher
A bridge too far by Richard Attenborough( visu )
59 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,883 libraries worldwide
A dramatic recreation of an Allied airdrop behind German lines in Holland, and the subsequent disastrous Battle of Arnhem
Misery by Rob Reiner( visu )
105 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,804 libraries worldwide
After an almost fatal car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon finds himself being nursed by a deranged fan who holds him captive
Maverick by Richard Donner( visu )
52 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,370 libraries worldwide
Comedy about a handsome gambler, a charming lady scam artist and a lawman, all headed for a poker tournament held on a river boat with a $500,000 pot for the winner
Brothers by William Goldman( Book )
29 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,288 libraries worldwide
Sequel to: Marathon man. Altered beyond recognition, a man thought by the world to be dead, is summoned into service again in the ultrasecret Division. His mission is to stop a World War
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
The Sundance Kid is the frontier's fastest gun. His partner, Butch Cassidy is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, put on new duds, and, with Sundance's girlfriend, head down to Bolivia
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King( visu )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
Jomesy, Henry, Pete, Beaver. They're bonded by friendship and by the strange powers each acquired on a fateful day in their childhood. But now a horrific entity is putting their friendship and powers to the test, and some of the four will die. And some will save the world from a menace unlike anything ever seen
Hearts in Atlantis by Scott Hicks( visu )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,167 libraries worldwide
As a mid-aged man's friend dies, Bobby takes a look back at his childhood memories ... When mysterious out-of-towner, Ted, moves into the boarding house that 11-year-old Bobby shares with his self-involved mother, Bobby jumps at the chance to befriend an adult who talks to him straightforwardly. Ted enlists Bobby to read him the newspaper daily--and to keep an eye out for the "low men" bent on capturing Ted, who possesses a strange mind-reading power
Magic : a novel by William Goldman( Book )
34 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
Corky, a famous and brilliantly skilled magician has something to hide. It is in his attempt to keep his secret from the public that leads into "psycho country."
Marathon Man by John Schlesinger( visu )
61 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
Hoffman plays the likeable Columbia graduate student and marathon runner of the title, unwittingly trapped in a terrifying drama revolving around a murderous Nazi fugitive
Tinsel : a novel by William Goldman( Book )
19 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
A novel of Hollywood's best-kept secrets
The General's daughter by Simon West( visu )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is raped and murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point
Control by William Goldman( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of three people whose lives suffer from loss of mental control
Heat by William Goldman( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Chinese and held by 961 libraries worldwide
Las Vegas security man Nick Escalante, an ex-Marine, chances on to a bizarre kidnapping threat and races into a night-time world of false identities, vicious grievances, and gruesome encounters
The color of light by William Goldman( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
Story is about a young man Charles 'Chub' Fuller who writes a great novel about the woman of his dreams and the horrors of his childhood. Charles later suffers from writers block and is unable to write and ends up being a taxi driver and later a researcher
The season : a candid look at Broadway by William Goldman( Book )
20 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
This book attempts to explain why Broadway is what it is. The author takes each production of one year and relates it to some aspect of the over-all Broadway scene including directors, stars, playwrights, reviewers, audiences, tryout tours, scalpers, and backers
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controlled identity Longbaugh, Harry, 1931-

controlled identity Morgenstern, S., 1931-

Goldman, William
Goldman, William W.
Goldman William W. 1931-....
Longbaugh, Harry
Longbaugh, Harry, 1931-
Longbaugh, Harry 1931-2018
Morgenstern, D., 1931-
Morgenstern, S.
Morgenstern, S., 1931-
Morgenstern, S. 1931-2018
Morgenstern, Simon 1931-
Morgenstern, Simon 1931-2018
William Goldman
William Goldman Amerikaans schrijver
William Goldman escritor, articulista, novelista y guionista estadounidense
William Goldman romancier, scénariste et dramaturge américain
William Goldman romancista, roteirista e dramaturgo americano
William Goldman scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense
William Goldman US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Schriftsteller
Уильям Голдман
Уилям Голдман
גולדמן, ויליאם, 1931-
גולדמן, וילים, 1931-2018
ויליאם גולדמן
وليام غولدمان
ویلیام قلدمن
ویلیام گولدمن
უილიამ გოლდმენი
골드먼, 윌리엄 1931-
윌리엄 골드먼
ゴールドマン, ウィリアム
English (1,084)
French (74)
Spanish (66)
German (50)
Italian (22)
Multiple languages (15)
Polish (10)
Korean (3)
Hungarian (3)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (2)
Hebrew (2)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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