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How many screenplays are so good that they are then produced into movies? Not many. How many movies are so good that the screenplay gets published as a book? So awesome.
This screenplay sold for the then unheard of price of $400,000 back in 1967 or so. I have seen the movie, but never read it through before now, and I can see why it was such a hot property. First of all, the story is very suspenseful, and the characters are likeable and fun to spend some time with. Going a little further, this is based on actual events and real people, and a major theme of Westerns and American history is evoked here - that of the closing of the wild west and the end of the fron...
Best characterisation through dialogue I've ever read, I adore this story (and Butch and Sundance)
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid by William GoldmanAnother version of this note and thoughts on other books are available at:- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... and http://realini.blogspot.ro/ William Goldman won a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Writing and other prestigious prizes for this work.He writes about this experience and other fascinating details, aspects about writing, acting in and making movies in his masterpiece Adventures in the Film Trade, one of the best books abo...
This is actually the screenplay for the movie but still reads like a novel and is a great story of characters in the old west.
This is a very good story that kept my interest from start to finish.
Still the best screenplay ever for one of the best movies ever. Like most screenplays, a pretty quick read and so something I will go back to every couple of years, (after having first read it sometime around 1970). It sure is hard to beat perfection!
This was my first time reading a screenplay because it's something I've decided to study. I was so blown away by how much I loved it. The stage directions were witty and had a character which would make it an enjoyable read even if you've seen the movie (which I haven't) because it has a unique tone. The pace was quick and exciting with the comedy not taking away from that. The layout was interesting as they rolled the scenes together well and it had a lot more direction than screenplays I have
I love William Goldman so I’m trying to read more of his work. The Princess Bride has my whole heart ❤️, so I was expecting Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to blow me away, and as I expected, it was excellent. It was fun to read, and the characters were likable. I’ve watched the movie too, since I’ve read the screenplay, as I was interested in how the script translated to the silver screen. I think the movie is best described as charming. I should read the screenplay before I watch a movie fr...
William Goldman does a fantastic job of encompassing the lives of Butch & Sundance into one screenplay. I found myself leaning in at multiple moments, excited by whatever came next. It was a fun read with a fast, action driven pace that I never found confusing. He does write a lot of camera movements and omits the use of EXT/INT, so I'm curious how his writing style compares against more recent screenplays to see how things might differ.
Wonderfully written and an Oscar winner. Comedy and action in the final years of the Wild West.
I have a copy of the original script.
The paperback copy I read was the screenplay for the movie. It was absolutely hilarious. I had no idea who William Goldman was, and rediscovered him at the age of 19 when I read The Princess Bride. I was delighted to see that he was also the author of BC&TSK,and I read this screenplay a second time. Even funnier.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of my all-time favorite movies. The screenplay is great -- hilarious, quirky, and well-developed characters despite being relatively short and not indulging in any background. I'm not sure if it would have been as good without having seen the movie because I was able to picture the characters so well while reading.
A little different from the movie, but I'm not complaining. A good read and hard to put down.
Personal favourite of mine... Extraordinarily readable for those unacquainted to the screenplay format.
hmmm. read it so many times, I just about know it by heart...
Enjoyable old Western story of bank robbers. It was a bit challenging to read in the screenplay mode (instead of paragraphs).