17th November, 2018
Author and scriptwriter, William Goldman, has died at the age of 87.
One of Hollywood's best and busiest writers, Goldman was successful as novelist, scriptwriter (including for films based on his own books, such as Magic, Marathon Man and The Princess Bride), script doctor (called in to improve scripts by others) and autobiographer. His tales of Hollywood, Adventures in the Screen Trade and Which Lie did I Tell?, remain the best choices for anyone with ambitions of screenwriting, or just interested to read about the workings of the US film industry.
For once, it's hard to argue with what's suggested by the Oscars - his two best scripts probably being for the two films for which he won an Oscar, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and All the President's Men. Which are also two titles whose original movie posters are highly collectable.
Full Obituary from The Guardian