Dear every screenwriter/filmmaker, read William Goldman’s screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [pdf]. We also recommend you to listen audio. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID () Screenplay by William Goldman Directed by George Roy Hill. Often listed as a “must read” for. Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hollywood wise man William Goldman, who won Academy Awards for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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A good read and hard to put down. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Why don’t you stick around? Get yourself out front fast. Veronica Hill rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Why would these guys join suncance and take after us, though? You can see I’m right, can’t you? Winston Bribach rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Goldman has won two Academy Awards: You got to go easy.

No matter how much we got cassidyy first, they’d figure the return was safe and load it up with money. That’s a nice touch. What’s the secret of your success?

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Screenplay

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. I bet it’s just one guy. 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 You seen these before.


I don’t mean to be a sore loser, but when it’s done, if I’m dead, kill him. Sure, we might hit the Flyer, but even if we do, it won’t be this run. I can’t help it.

You got to relax, you fellas. Time magazine said the film’s two male stars are “afflicted with cinematic schizophrenia. That’s a small price to pay for beauty. He’s the one who claimed he knew the language. Ah, it couldn’t be him.

Name me one thing. You mean we got jobs.

They’re not going for it. This might be the garden spot of the whole country. A setup like that costs more than we ever took. Bunch like that won’t stay together long. Turner Classic Movies, Inc.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Movie Script

I don’t want to shoot with you, Harvey. Several of his novels he later used as the foundation for his screenplays. What is this place? Do you ever wonder if I’d met you first we’d been the ones to cwssidy involved? I have to, and I’m not gonna.


We’ll go down there and play it safe, maybe keep our hand in a little bit. Etta’s thinking of, uh, maybe going home ahead of us.

Harriman has his way. For a minute there I thought we were in trouble.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Screenplay by William Goldman

What I’m saying is, if you want to go, I won’t stop you, but the minute you start screenpoay whine or make a cassiidy, I don’t care where we are, I’m dumping you flat. It’s a long way, isn’t it? Ha ha ha ha. You wouldn’t believe what they’re finding in the ground down there. Why don’t they slow up? I was born there.

Guns or knives, Butch? Inthe film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

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