[DWJ] Film Rights and miscellaneous rants.
rohina at shaw.ca
Thu May 24 01:43:22 EDT 2007
Kyla Mackay-Smith wrote:
>I'm assumimg that a good part of the success of Princess Bride is because
>William Goldman is both an author and a screen writer, and he did the
>adaptation of his own book, knowing what sorts of things work in movies
>and what sorts of things work in books.
Goldman actually worked on getting the Princess Bride made into a film
for years and years - he talks about it in his memoirs, the name of
which escapes me. I guess that is maybe one of the keys to why it is
such a fabulous film; essentially, he had a number of deals, but waited
until the perfect one came along.
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