Just finished William Goldman’s screenwriting memoir, and it was amazing to see just how many times even he got rewritten, retooled, fired, etc. Nobody seems to survive the knife in film. I mean, Bernstein wrote his OWN draft of “All the President’s Men” with Nora Ephron (his wife) in secret and tried to upend Goldman’s draft. He includes the entire text of “Butch Cassidy…” into the book and I was surprised at how much screenwriting has evolved formally since the 70s. I wonder if the spec-market of the 80s created a certain grammar and stylistic evolution (the disappearance of “cut to” for example and camera moves), or if Goldman just got away with things because he’d written so successfully for so long.