William Goldman, author of the Princess Bride speaks candidly about his childhood, writing, screenwriting, movies and how studio executives today are ‘scared shitless’ about the business. He admits to not showing any signs of talent when he was young and submitting short stories – 100 rejection slips from magazines.
He says it was a different world when he started out – film schools were unheard of. Today, many filmmaker’s careers are done by the time they are in their mid-thirties. Goldman’s advice – write what you care about and not because the product might be a blockbuster. He’s funny and honest and insightful.