Friday, May 08, 2020

A Bridge Too Far

For VE day seventy five years on let me refer you to chapter 13 of Adventures In The Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood by William Goldman.

Not, I will grant you, an obvious choice, but it is about his work writing the screenplay for "A Bridge Too Far." He is sincerely humbled by what people did at Arnhem, and the modesty and decorum of the veterans he interviewed. He thinks that they are better, braver people than him and the regard and respect he accords them when contrasted with his withering contempt for his Hollywood peers tells us all we need to know.

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