“Not to say I prefer Die Hard to The Seventh Seal, but you had better give a shit about that Knight’s adventures… his chess battle with Death. Had better want him to win, had better be locked into his travels, or the movie is just another exercise in style that we can’t remember if we saw or not.”
— William Goldman
William Goldman (Screenwriter/Novelist) The Princess Bride, Marathon Man, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
William Goldman at the Writer’s Guild Foundation (93 minute video interview)