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Title : Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (A Screenplay)
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ISBN : 9780552082624
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (A Screenplay) Reviews

  • Tim
    2019-03-11 10:55

    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 frontier era. Butch and Sundance are victims as much of the steadily encroaching tide of civilization as much as they are of their poor relationship with law enforcement authorities.Goldman gives us a picture of two distinct and complementary personalities: Butch, the clever, wisecracking, personable leader; and Sundance, the laconic, ironic, first-rate gunfighter. The story begins as somebody once wrote, at the arc of the curve just before the peak, just before the conflict begins and the story really takes off. Nothing is shown of the early days of the hole-in-the-wall gang, nor Butch and Sundance's meeting or rise to notoriety. Instead the story opens at what could be considered a depressing point: the beginning of the end for our anti-heroes. It is to Goldman's great credit that this becomes the start of an exciting adventure rather than a steady downward plunge. The narrative marches steadily to the inevitable, dark conclusion, but it is still a thrilling ride. The gallows humor of these two affable scoundrels in the face of almost certain destruction comes across less as anarchistic than as a kind of masculine strength, an unwillingness to stop laughing and enjoying life even as its end looms.Goldman chose an interesting form for this screenplay. He imagined things in very visual terms and included a lot of carefully and expressly written prose descriptions of shots, effects, angles, and edits. It is interesting to read his vision of things - maybe someday I will sit down and compare them with George Roy Hill's actual directing choices.

  • Realini
    2019-03-15 09:01

    Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid by William GoldmanAnother version of this note and thoughts on other books are available at:- and 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 about this trade or art, depending on how you want to see it.William Goldman has researched and worked for a long time to accomplish the script, which is based on real events.Incredible as some scenes may appear, they happened and the author explains in his Adventures that he encountered situations wherein truth beats reality, albeit at other films, such as A Bridge Too Far, where real life occurrences shocked critics, who disbelieved and mocked them in the film, even if they truly had taken place.Humor is present throughout this film, right to the very end, where the two partners use irony and a jocular tone.Sometimes it is, actually it appears to be involuntary, being brilliantly included by the author, such as the moments when vital truths are revealed:- I can’t swimThis is what the Sundance Kid says in a climactic scene, in which they are followed and cornered and they have to take a decision.It is actually Butch Cassidy, played magnificently by the wonderful Paul Newman, who is doing the thinking and planning.In spite of being a gang leader, the character appears to be very likeable and friendly, using little violence:- I have not killed anybody- he confesses in another tense situation and I felt like laughing, because there is danger ahead- And you decided to tell me now! Comes the obfuscated, natural reaction of the Sundance KidIn a fight right near the start of the film, Butch is challenged for the leadership of the group by a massive bandit and they have to face each other with knives, but the clever Cassidy knows how to deal with it.Nevertheless, before getting engaged, he tells his friend:- Bet on him!- Of course! But who will take it- in other words, all present would bet on the same giant- Ok, but if I win lose, kill himIn another, very early scene, the Sundance Kid is playing cards and winning so much that his opponent is accusing him of cheating.The man invites him to forgive about the money and stands up, in a classic Western posture of an invitation for a shootout.Butch Cassidy comes to his comrade and says a few words that are intended to increase his fun- this is by the way a man who appears to enjoy life, humor and various situations so much that he could be a role model, if it weren’t for his illicit activities, which might have been a challenge and a stimulant that brought him to a state of catharsis.Finally, he says the magic word: Sundance…As soon as the valiant shooter hears the name of the best, fastest gun fighter alive, he loses his determination to challenge him.Sundance responds to the invitation to show just how fast he is and shoots his belt and pistols off his belly.There is an admirable camaraderie, friendship and esteem that hold this partnership together, under the most desperate circumstances.There is a strange love triangle that instead of creating an abyss, a conflict between the two men, appears to have made to bond stronger.Paul Newman had some arguments with the director of the film, which were repeated so much that this became a sort of a joke.George Roy hill was a skilled pilot, who took part in the Korean War and went on to make other films with William Goldman, one of which is The Great Waldo Pepper, a film that the audiences rejected, and this happens when the character played by Susan Sarandon falls off the plane, which the public does not want, as Goldman explains in his Adventures in the Screen Trade.In this book, Paul Newman is described as not just a fabulous actor, but also a man of integrity and a Superman.Whereas Robert Redford, at least in the period after this film and sometime after that is coming across as obnoxious, pretentious and even infantile.He wanted to start a project for a film based on a book by William Goldman and had him work for a good many months only to cancel after the success of Butch and Sundance made him see things differently:- In Sundance I have a strong, virile character and in this project the role will change that image- - I don’t want my fans disappointedAnd worse, he recidivated later on All the President’s Men

  • Cayr
    2019-03-13 17:03

    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.

  • Cwelshhans
    2019-02-25 13:48

    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.

  • Philip
    2019-03-06 12:06

    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!

  • Benjamin
    2019-03-12 12:52

    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.

  • John Hardin
    2019-02-26 10:07

    A little different from the movie, but I'm not complaining. A good read and hard to put down.

  • Droptoons
    2019-03-02 13:14

    Personal favourite of mine... Extraordinarily readable for those unacquainted to the screenplay format.

  • Sandi Mann
    2019-03-10 10:55

    hmmm. read it so many times, I just about know it by heart...

  • Diane
    2019-03-16 17:02

    Enjoyable old Western story of bank robbers. It was a bit challenging to read in the screenplay mode (instead of paragraphs).