Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade – William Goldman

Another gem from Phil’s bookshelf. After bemoaning the books on my “To read” shelf, and failing to get to the Barbican Library to stock up on fresh page-turning fodder, Phil came to the rescue: Phil: “What do you fancy reading?” Mary:”I don’t know, something like this [pointing to William Goldman’s Adventures in the screen trade].” … Continue reading “Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade – William Goldman”

Adventures in the screen trade – William Goldman

I cadged this from Phil after picking it up at his after finishing Ann Tyler ahead of schedule (aka without having another book with me to move on to for the morning commute – disaster!). A fascinating read, albeit rather dated. Still, most of the films William Goldman discusses are familiar blockbusters of yesteryear, many … Continue reading “Adventures in the screen trade – William Goldman”

With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant – Richard E. Grant

It’s now 15 October, and I’m sooo behind with my ‘reading’ blog, that I’m going to have to do a whistlestop tour of the things I’ve read over the past three months – although work has been so busy that I’ve not been reading at my usual rate. Starting with…. With Nails – Richard E. … Continue reading “With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant – Richard E. Grant”