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Nobody knows anything?

The scriptwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Marathon Man, The Princess Bride etc) famously came out with the statement “Nobody Knows Anything,” trying to puncture the bubble of self-regard that entertainment ‘experts’ and studio heads … Continue reading

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Nobody knows anything (much)

Way back when I was young, shortly after the invention of the printing press, a book appeared by Hollywood screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride, Marathon Man, Misery etc). It was called “Adventures in … Continue reading

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