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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | September 28, 2001
When Stephen King gets into his elegiac mode, it's time to reach for those man-sized disposable hankies. Hearts in Atlantis smothers us with pathos and nostalgia. Although it features the cultured, mellow star power of Sir Anthony Hopkins, it may not pass muster with even those untold legions of male-weepy fans who won't admit they go to films to cry. The equally lachrymose Stand By Me, also based on a King novella, boasted the infectious teariness of young "Cry-Me-a-River" Phoenix - as well as one great, puking gross-out scene.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | March 20, 2009
The plot of Duplicity was formidably labyrinthine to Steven Spielberg, who once considered directing it, but not to the script's author, Tony Gilroy. The man who became the writer-director of the clever new love-'em-and-game-'em movie starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen says it "was very brisk and quick and fun to write." For Gilroy, imagining a love affair between two spies - CIA woman Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and MI6 agent Ray Koval (Owen) - got him instantly to "the base-line question of any relationship: Can I ever possibly trust you?"
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By Lou Cedrone | November 29, 1990
* ''Misery'' Stephen King again, but this time the script was done by William Goldman, and Rob Reiner directed. James Caan is the novelist who is rescued when his car goes off the road. His rescuer, however, is as mad as any of the characters in the writer's books. Kathy Bates co-stars.
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April 25, 2006
On Sunday April 23, 2006, GAILNATHANSON GOLDMAN (nee Sandler) beloved wife of William Goldman, devoted mother of Paul Nathanson of Washington, DC and Whitney Murphy of Annapolis, MD, loving step-mother of Cindy Goldman, Glenn Goldman, Lynn Mathias and Jill Goldman, dear mother-in-law of Rosie Nathanson and Corry Murphy, devoted step-mother-in-law of Stephen Mathias, loving grandmother of Caroline Murphy, Nathan Murphy, David and Joey Mathias and Bethany...
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April 25, 2006
On Sunday April 23, 2006, GAILNATHANSON GOLDMAN (nee Sandler) beloved wife of William Goldman, devoted mother of Paul Nathanson of Washington, DC and Whitney Murphy of Annapolis, MD, loving step-mother of Cindy Goldman, Glenn Goldman, Lynn Mathias and Jill Goldman, dear mother-in-law of Rosie Nathanson and Corry Murphy, devoted step-mother-in-law of Stephen Mathias, loving grandmother of Caroline Murphy, Nathan Murphy, David and Joey Mathias and Bethany...
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By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 10, 1996
Dust and dirt is all you see, then you see nothing. And then the nothing fades and a stagecoach roars into the distance, and three fugitives stand there, taking the measure of a dismal high-plains landscape. This is about halfway through "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and the fugitives are Butch, Sundance and Etta, the schoolteacher, who have decided to once and for all lose that persistent posse.They have gone far south. To give the director a sense of how this new place should look, screenwriter William Goldman offered this shorthand description: "Horrid little low adobe huts stretch out and an occasional pig grunts by."
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | March 20, 2009
The plot of Duplicity was formidably labyrinthine to Steven Spielberg, who once considered directing it, but not to the script's author, Tony Gilroy. The man who became the writer-director of the clever new love-'em-and-game-'em movie starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen says it "was very brisk and quick and fun to write." For Gilroy, imagining a love affair between two spies - CIA woman Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and MI6 agent Ray Koval (Owen) - got him instantly to "the base-line question of any relationship: Can I ever possibly trust you?"
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By Lou Cedrone | December 13, 1990
William Goldman is a survivor. By his own admission, screenwriters ''come and go,'' and he has been doing scripts for 24 years.''Let's see, 'Harper' was 24 years ago, and I've been writing scripts ever since,'' he said.Of course, he's also been writing books, among them ''Soldier in the Rain,'' ''Marathon Man,'' ''Magic,'' ''The Princess Bride'' and ''Tinsel,'' which the studio biography does not bother to mention.With a work history as impressive as this, why did he decide to do the script for ''Misery?
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By Lou Cedrone | November 30, 1990
If hostage drama is not your favorite theme, better avoid seeing ''Misery.'' If, however, you enjoy films in which one person is held captive by another, this should do it.Stephen King did the book on which the film is based. Rob Reiner directed, and William Goldman (''Butch Cassidy'') did the script. That gives the new horror film credentials, but when all is said and done, it's the same old horror business. Reiner does avoid most of the cliches of the genre, but some of them are in there, and the movie has more than its share of inconsistencies.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | July 29, 1999
"No Way to Treat a Lady," William Goldman's 1963 novel about a serial killer, might not sound like musical theater material. But the suspense story -- which was also the source of a 1968 movie starring Rod Steiger -- was turned into a musical comedy thriller by Douglas J. Cohen, and it makes its Maryland debut at Theatre on the Hill tomorrow. Josh Selzer directs a cast of four -- Liz Bennett, Ray Ficca, Julie Herber and Charlie Smith -- in this killer musical, which promises to lay 'em in the aisles.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | September 28, 2001
When Stephen King gets into his elegiac mode, it's time to reach for those man-sized disposable hankies. Hearts in Atlantis smothers us with pathos and nostalgia. Although it features the cultured, mellow star power of Sir Anthony Hopkins, it may not pass muster with even those untold legions of male-weepy fans who won't admit they go to films to cry. The equally lachrymose Stand By Me, also based on a King novella, boasted the infectious teariness of young "Cry-Me-a-River" Phoenix - as well as one great, puking gross-out scene.
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By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 10, 1996
Dust and dirt is all you see, then you see nothing. And then the nothing fades and a stagecoach roars into the distance, and three fugitives stand there, taking the measure of a dismal high-plains landscape. This is about halfway through "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and the fugitives are Butch, Sundance and Etta, the schoolteacher, who have decided to once and for all lose that persistent posse.They have gone far south. To give the director a sense of how this new place should look, screenwriter William Goldman offered this shorthand description: "Horrid little low adobe huts stretch out and an occasional pig grunts by."
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By Lou Cedrone | December 13, 1990
William Goldman is a survivor. By his own admission, screenwriters ''come and go,'' and he has been doing scripts for 24 years.''Let's see, 'Harper' was 24 years ago, and I've been writing scripts ever since,'' he said.Of course, he's also been writing books, among them ''Soldier in the Rain,'' ''Marathon Man,'' ''Magic,'' ''The Princess Bride'' and ''Tinsel,'' which the studio biography does not bother to mention.With a work history as impressive as this, why did he decide to do the script for ''Misery?
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By Lou Cedrone | November 30, 1990
If hostage drama is not your favorite theme, better avoid seeing ''Misery.'' If, however, you enjoy films in which one person is held captive by another, this should do it.Stephen King did the book on which the film is based. Rob Reiner directed, and William Goldman (''Butch Cassidy'') did the script. That gives the new horror film credentials, but when all is said and done, it's the same old horror business. Reiner does avoid most of the cliches of the genre, but some of them are in there, and the movie has more than its share of inconsistencies.
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By Lou Cedrone | November 29, 1990
* ''Misery'' Stephen King again, but this time the script was done by William Goldman, and Rob Reiner directed. James Caan is the novelist who is rescued when his car goes off the road. His rescuer, however, is as mad as any of the characters in the writer's books. Kathy Bates co-stars.
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March 31, 2003
On March 28, 2003 AARON H. GOLDMAN beloved husband of the late Katherine "Kitty" Goldman (nee Klatzkin) loving father of Linda Litofsky of Baltimore, Marlene Leonard of Columbia and Larry Goldman of Silver Spring, MD., and the late Gerald J. Goldman, dear father-in-law of Harvey Litofsky and David Leonard, adored brother of the late William Goldman, Amelia Higger and Ann Goodman, loving grandfather of Brian and Teri Litofsky, Nancy and David Glaser, Marc...
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