Live Poll: The Father of 'The Princess Bride'

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IMDb is saddened to announce the death of celebrated screenwriter and author William Goldman, at the age of 87. Goldman, the brother of Oscar-winning author James Goldman, is best known for his many classic screenplays, including Oscar-winners Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and All the President's Men (1976), but he also wrote some plays and 25 books, including novels, non-fiction and memoirs. His highly-recommended non-fiction books and memoirs are of particular interest to fans and scholars as they tell both juicy, behind-the-scenes stories and give practical advice on screenwriting.

Which of Mr. Goldman's beloved and award-winning films do you consider the greatest?

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Jen,

My vote: The Princess Bride (1987), the film William Goldman wrote for his daughters.
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This item from the Trivia section of TPB makes me laugh:

Writer William Goldman was on set during one of the flame burst scenes in the forest when Robin Wright's dress caught fire. Although Goldman knew this was intentional, he was so caught up in the moment that he shouted, "Her dress is on fire!", thus ruining the take.
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Ether:

- The princess Bride

- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Or

- Chaplin

Chaplin was brilliant in capturing young Hollywood in it’s own Wild West days before the advent of the movie rating system and sound.
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Jen,

I remember that TCM host, Ben Mankiewicz, commenting recently before William Goldman's death that Goldman stated that:
“Nobody knows anything...... Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work. Every time out it's a guess and, if you're lucky, an educated one.”
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Thanks. I've read nearly all of his books and if you have a chance to read any of them, do so as they are excellent!
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Jen,

Thanks for the recommendation.

This is the Worldcat entry for William Goldman.
http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n50033448/

For example, this is the listing for William Goldman's book upon which the film is based:
The princess bride: S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure. The "good parts" version, abridged.
http://www.worldcat.org/title/princess-bride-s-morgensterns-classic-tale-of-true-love-and-high-adven...

WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories that participate in the Online Computer Library Center global cooperative. It is operated by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
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