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Nuevas aventuras de un guionista en Hollywood

3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,674 Ratings  ·  100 Reviews
Después del clásico e indispensable libro de cine Las aventuras de un guionista en Hollywood, William Goldman vuelve a dar en el clavo. Con su habitual genialidad corrosiva nos pasea por la trastienda de la industria mostrándonos la gestación de clásicos modernos tan destacados como La princesa prometida o Misery. Nos descubre cómo es trabajar con cineastas como Mel Gibson ...more
Paperback, 515 pages
Published November 30th 2002 by Plot Ediciones (first published 2000)
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Abdullah H.
Feb 26, 2013 Abdullah H. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a sucker for William Goldman. But this REALLY was useful.
I will say it was better than Part I.

An absolute must have on shelf for any screenwriter.
While I took many notes, I know, like his first back, I will
be pulling this off of the shelf and using it as a reference.

William Koon
I have been a big fan of Goldman's since college days. I loved his novels like Temple of Gold and Marathon Man. I loved his screen plays, particularly Butch Cassidy. I loved his Adventures in the Screen Trade wherein he did a bit of kiss and telling. However,this follow-up is a bit too snarky and polished for me and fairly empty. As a record of Goldman's continuing journey, it's OK. I suppose he had to write it. But the quoting --at vast lengths-- of his favorite screen plays becomes tedious. Al ...more
Paul Lyons
Enjoyable follow-up to William Goldman's excellent 80's book "Adventures In the Screen Trade." At times repetitive and frustrating, "Which Lie Did I Tell?" touches on perhaps too many things that were first brought up in "Adventures In the Screen Trade." His continual references to BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID got annoying after awhile. Not only does he mention the movie (and his script) throughout the book, Goldman also devotes an entire chapter to his 1969 Oscar-winning script. William ...more
Oct 09, 2010 Mariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: writers
William Goldman's (his name might sound familiar because he's the author of the book The Princess Bride, and the film's screenplay) follow-up to Adventures in the Screentrade, Which Lie Did I Tell, covers his works post-1982 such as The Princess Bride, Misery and The Ghost and the Darkness. While 'Adventures' is about the happy accidents and why no one really knows anything about how to make movie magic, 'Lie' is a great book about making choices and where to go from there. I can apply his stori ...more
Jan 11, 2009 Annie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to write a screenplay.

I want to be friends with William Goldman, author of The Princess Bride and this awesome book! He has the most delightfully conversational style. This book gets pretty technical, but I like that. I don't know if a non-writer would enjoy it quite so much, but maybe if he or she just skipped over the advice in grey, it would be just a book full of dirt on a screenwriter's adventures in Hollywood (among other places.)

This is apparently a sequel, but here are the movies
Aug 28, 2015 Kevin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter Goldman follows up his irreverent, gossipy and indispensable screenwriting bible, "Adventures in the Screen Trade" (1983), with this equally wise, tart and very funny account of the filmmaking process. He begins with the surprising admission that he was a "leper" in Hollywood between 1980 and 1985: after MAGIC (1978), he was unable to get any screenplays produced until THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987). (Moviegoers' loss was readers' gain: during those years he wrote ...more
William Goldman, the screenwriter of two of my favorite movies (and in my opinion, two of the best movies of all time)--"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Princess Bride"--offers an witty, insightful, acerbic and neurotic look at the world of writing in Hollywood. I haven't read this book's predecessor, "Adventures in the Screen Trade," but I have no doubt it was equally enjoyable and eye-opening.

Apart from recounting his own experiences in Hollywood (or "Out There" as Goldman calls i
Apr 01, 2014 Zora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny anecdotes and uncomfortable truths about the movie industry, and about 1/3 advice to wannabe screenwriters and analysis of scripts. A bit dated. Whenever he tries to explain how big some 70's actor was, he compares him to a 1992 actor, and you can't help but think, wow, he was big once?, even when you lived through that time, as I did. Those bits would confuse anyone under 25, except for serious film buffs. Still, for that shortcoming (and for the shortcoming that it's really two different ...more
***Dave Hill
Mar 20, 2014 ***Dave Hill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: text, non-fiction
(Original review, 3/1/2002)

Goldman manages to teach about screenwriting, describe his career, and provide practical advice about watching (and writing) movies, all in an endlessly entertaining package. Great stuff.

This is a continuation of his writing (see Adventures in the Screen Trade) about his screenwriting career, and serves as combination autobiography, kiss-n-tell, background exploration of the movies he’s written, and a genuinely interesting and educational discussion of the screenwritin
Eli Goldwag
Feb 06, 2012 Eli Goldwag rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. Being interested in screenwriting and movies in general, I thought Which Lie Did I Tell? offered a very personalized view into the movie industry. William Goldman's perspective of screenwriting and film making gives a more real picture of the process of writing, casting, filming, and all other aspects that make up a movie production. William Goldman is the writer of such movies as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride, and The Year of the Comet. This bo ...more
Greg Pettit
Sep 12, 2009 Greg Pettit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, movies
An interesting collection of anecdotes and advice about screenwriting and Hollywood.

About 30 pages into the book, I realized I had read it before. However, I was enjoying it so much I decided to read it again anyway. Goldman has a very conversational style throughout the book, which makes it a very easy read. He's very articulate and often funny, and even though he name-drops constantly throughout the book, he does it with a humility that makes it bearable.

At the end of the book, he included a f
Oct 23, 2013 Gabriel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll start this off by saying I love movies penned by William Goldman.

I'll also say that, for my money, the novel of The Princess Bride is funnier than the movie.

So with those two things in mind, join me as I walk through the economically depressed streets of San Pedro, CA. I'm there with a friend, killing time while we wait for the Lovecraft Festival to start up and next door to the (soon-to-be) crowded Whale and Ale Pub is a little bookshop that's just about to close down. Our presence convinc
Apr 09, 2014 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With more than four decades of screen writing under his belt, it's unsurprising that Goldman's sequel to Adventures In the Screen Trade is both immensely readable and full of anecdotes and practical advice. The tone is conversational, making you feel as if this is a chat over a cup of coffee rather than a lecture on screenplay structure.

Goldman's focus can waver on occasion (and he's maddeningly vague about the extent of his involvement in doctoring the Good Will Hunting script), but in a very r
May 29, 2014 Marissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great insight into Hollywood in general, but I especially loved hearing more about how The Princess Bride came to be (book and film), and his adaptation of Misery for the big screen.
Apr 03, 2008 Nacho rated it liked it
Shelves: divulgación, cine
Es todavía mejor que el original del que es secuela. Se centra menos en la gramática parda que necesita saberse de corrido un guionista y cuenta un montón de anécdotas de los rodajes en los que ha participado Goldman entre las ediciones de ambos libros. Gracias a él, sé que Clint Eastwood, a la hora de comer, se pone con su bandeja en la cola, con los electricistas, los iluminadores y cualquiera que pase por allí, y no permite que se le dispense un trato de favor por ser el director del cotarro. ...more
Jan 31, 2011 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goldman's approach to explaining screen-writing is a unique one. The first section of the book details how his movies got made and which stars were in his movies and which ones were not. I didn't care much for this section and found it to be a bit too heavy on name-dropping and short on substance. However, after getting through that the book got much more interesting. In the second section he analyzes four famous movie scenes and discusses why they work. In the following third section he discuss ...more
Rebecca Angel
Feb 27, 2014 Rebecca Angel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wrote a screenplay. Then read this book, and promptly gave up on that particular form of writing. It's a great book, very funny, and very honest about how Hollywood works.

FYI: If you love The Princess Bride, get this book out and read the section on both writing the book and the movie. Worth the whole thing.
Dec 05, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This would be a great book for aspiring screenwriters, as they seem to be the author's audience, but is also entertaining for other folks who just like the inside scoop on some of the great movies the author has written or worked with. Also some insights (not always happy) into the way Hollywood and the film business work.
Dan Solomon
Jul 18, 2014 Dan Solomon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Half memoir, half screenwriting how-to, and William Goodman is exactly the guy you want both of those things from. Worth the price of admission just for the PRINCESS BRIDE stories alone, but there's a lot to learn here if you give a shit about screenwriting, too.
Kimberly Jordan
Mar 14, 2015 Kimberly Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
stories about story

A fireside chat for screenwriters and wannabes. Goldman's script and workshop notes offers a glimpse of what is needed to both create work and digest feedback.
Jesse Jordan
Nov 03, 2015 Jesse Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good. A book that reads like a great class with a kind and giving professor.
Also check out Sidney Lumet "Making Movies" and Stephen King "On Writing."
Jun 11, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. It's so easy to read, so compelling. It's a mix of insider stories and a meditation on storytelling, mixed with plenty of examples and exercises.
Stephen Huntley
Can't help but like this man. He is extremely honest and self-effacing, and has written some magical movies. The book is entertaining, light and fun.
Brian Rogers
Feb 02, 2015 Brian Rogers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a wonderful meander into the art of screenwriting and the nature of Hollywood. If those are of interest to you it is fascinating stuff. Goldman's analysis of his own work - both in the screenplays themselves and how they fared on the way to the cineplex - are engrossing and full of humorous detail.
Debra Komar
Gossipy, a little self-absorbed but an interesting take from a writer who went from the top to the bottom to the middle.
Dec 26, 2015 Patti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never thought much about screenwriting. This book will change the way I watch movies!
Apr 02, 2015 Luke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
D, All of the above. And that's my final answer
Mar 13, 2015 Sum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Required Reading for prospective screenwriters.
Emily Snyder
Aug 20, 2011 Emily Snyder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I spent only a month studying screenwriting in Hollywood, CA, but I'll tell ya - this book is SPOT ON. A must-read for anyone interested in show *business.* Most tellingly, his description of the arrogance of actors is, unfortunately, quite true. (I'm a theatre director, and while's it not half as bad in live theatre, there's still an element of diva/o in the lowest chorus member!) Even if you have no interest in the inner workings of screenwriting, do pick up this book merely for the joy of Gol ...more
Ben Schaffer
Nov 30, 2014 Ben Schaffer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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