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The Ghost and the Darkness

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This text includes the screenplay of the film based on the true story of two lions who killed over 100 men building a railroad across Africa. Despite the many traps and precautions the men took, the lions kept killing night after night. The story is based on historical reports.
Paperback, 174 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
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Stuart Young
Jul 17, 2009 Stuart Young rated it liked it
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I still haven't seen the film but I know Goldman wasn't happy with the end results. But this early draft of the screenplay about a 19th century African engineering project being terrorised by a pair of man-eating lions makes for great reading.
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Goldman grew up in a Jewish family in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, and obtained a BA degree at Oberlin College in 1952 and an MA degree at Columbia University in 1956.His brother was the late James Goldman, author and playwright.

William Goldman had published five novels and had three plays produced on Broadway before he began to write screenplays. Several of his novels he later used
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