Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting is a 1983 book about Hollywood written by American novelist and screenwriter William Goldman. The title is a parody of Dylan Thomas's Adventures in the Skin Trade.
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- NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING. Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work. Every time out it's a guess—and, if you're lucky, an educated one.
- Chapter One: The Powers That Be