Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood by William Goldman

By William Goldman

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No one is aware the writer's Hollywood extra in detail than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling writer of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and ladies Together, and different novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's internal sanctums...on and backstage for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, and different films...into the luxurious workplaces of Hollywood producers...into the operating lives of appearing greats similar to Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman...and into his personal expert stories and inventive proposal approaches within the crafting of screenplays. You get a firsthand examine why and the way movies get made and what components make a great screenplay. Says columnist Liz Smith, "You'll be involved.

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Web. 26 Jan 2014. ” Spartacus: War of the Damned. Writ. Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing. Dir. Jesse Warn. Starz. 1 Feb 2013. Television. Wyke, Maria. Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema, and History. New York: Routledge, 1997. Print. 45 “It is for history to decide” The Story Space of the Spartacus Series James Klima “History narratives,” or dramatic works that are based on historical events, face the constant challenge of creating compelling content while managing audience expectations regarding the accurate portrayal of those events (Munslow 5).

Spartacus: The Complete Collection. Prod. Steven S. DeKnight. Perf. Liam McIntyre and Andy Whitfield. Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2013. DVD. Stothard, Peter. Spartacus Road: A Journey Though Ancient Italy. New York: Overlook, 2010. Print. 300. Dir. Zack Snyder. Perf. Gerard Butler and Lena Headey. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2007. Film. Urbainczyk, Theresa. Spartacus. London: Duckworth, 2004. Print. ” Spartacus: War of the Damned. Writ. Stephen S. DeKnight. Dir. Rick Jacobson. Starz. 12 Apr 2013. Television.

These are evidence of a show that revels in the fakeness of its aesthetics. One such scene portrays Spartacus’ attack on a large wagon transporting Crassus’ supplies (“Blood Brothers”). It opens with an establishing shot of the Sicilian skyline, colored an unnatural reddishbrown; the mise-en-scène is stark and austere—there is scant vegetation and only one leafless tree pays testament to the possibility of life. In the center of the frame, roughly a dozen Roman soldiers are escorting a wagon, moving towards the camera.

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