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Byline: PRIMAL SCREEN BILL KELLEY;
In generations past, aspiring authors with lofty ambitions dreamed of writing the Great American Novel.
Their literary descendants want to write the Great American Screenplay.
William Goldman has attained wealth and fame as both a novelist and a writer of movies. Arguably, Hollywood's most distinguished living screenwriter, he also wrote what is considered the best nonfiction book about the movie business, "Adventures in the Screen Trade."
Last year, the enterprising folks at Applause Books in New York decided the time was right to publish all of Goldman's produced screenplays, from "Harper" (his 1966 adaptation of Ross MacDonald mystery), on up through "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," …