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William Goldman Screenplays

William Goldman is a legend in the film industry. He’s a screenwriter but also a best selling novelist. He has written some of the best films of the 60’s and 70’s. Screenwriters should read and take notes on how he structures his screenplays. The screenplays below are the only ones available for free online. You can purchase many of they on Amazon.

If you are a screenwriter you also should take a look at his definitive work on the screenwriting craft, Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting

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BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

Screenplay by William Goldman – Read the screenplay!

ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)

Screenplay by William Goldman – Read the screenplay!

MARATHON MAN (1976)

Screenplay by William Goldman – Read the screenplay!

MAGIC (1978)

Screenplay by William Goldman – Read the screenplay!

THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS (1982)

Screenplay by William Goldman – Read the screenplay!

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

Screenplay by William Goldman – Read the screenplay!

MISERY (1990)

Screenplay by William Goldman – Read the screenplay!

MAVERICK (1994)

Screenplay by William Goldman – Read the transcript!

ABSOLUTE POWER (1996)

Screenplay by William Goldman – Read the screenplay!

DREAMCATCHER (2003)

Screenplay by William Goldman – Read the screenplay! 


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