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Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade
Something odd, if predictable, became of screenwriter William Goldman after he wrote the touchstone tell-all book on filmmaking, Adventures in the Screen Trade (1983), he became a Hollywood leper. Gol…
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