Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood by William Goldman

By William Goldman

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No one understands the writer's Hollywood extra in detail than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling writer of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and ladies Together, and different novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's internal sanctums...on and backstage for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, and different films...into the luxurious workplaces of Hollywood producers...into the operating lives of appearing greats comparable to Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman...and into his personal expert reports and inventive concept methods within the crafting of screenplays. You get a firsthand examine why and the way movies get made and what parts make a great screenplay. Says columnist Liz Smith, "You'll be involved.

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With this in mind, Peter, like Homer and (to a lesser extent) Hank before him, is seen ridiculing his children and disregarding his wife. For example, in the same way that Homer refuses to attend Bart’s little league games because he finds them boring, so too, Peter is uninterested in his daughter’s school play because ‘Meg sucks, everything she does is so freaking terrible and depressing’ (4:14 ‘PTV’). When this man is left (begrudgingly) in charge of his infant son, he leaves him sweating like an animal in the family car while he entertains exotic dancers in a sleazy strip club.

The very fact that the programme provides a range of competing and often contradictory masculinities goes some way towards challenging the myth of the hegemonic male. 38 ANIMATION World War II veteran Cotton Hill/Toby Huss presents the archetypal image of hegemonic masculinity in that he places all his professional and public responsibilities before his family; he represses genuine emotions and considers all women (including his own young girlfriend Didi/Ashley Gardner) as nothing more than unpaid sexual and domestic labour.

Homer is clearly an ineffectual breadwinner, but more surprisingly in relation to the traditional sitcom format, the man is an unwilling one, routinely trying to shirk his financial responsibilities and family obligations. For example, on a rare occasion when we see the Simpson adults considering the idea of Marge re-entering paid employment, Homer’s immediate reaction is not about the welfare of his children or the extra financial security for his family, but rather a fantastical and childlike response concerning his dream to ‘live in the woods and keep a journal of my thoughts’ (4:07 ‘Marge Gets a Job’).

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