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WATCH: Screenwriter William Goldman Explains Why Nobody Knows Anything (VIDEO)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 10, 2014 at 5:24PM

Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid") talks about changes in the movie industry over the years.
"The Princess Bride"
"The Princess Bride"

The screenwriter behind "Princess Bride," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Misery," William Goldman, talks to "The Writer Speaks" about how the movie industry has changed over the years.  Not for the better. Goldman's "The Season," about a season on Broadway, was an inspiration for my book "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, An Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System." 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.