I'm on a reading binge (which is better than a Cookies n' Cream ice cream binge. Edy's Grand Churned Light. Heaven on Earth).
I just finished reading the softcover copy of Goldman's script.
I'm amazed. Goldman throws all them dern rules under the bus.
There's not one INT. or EXT. in the script.
He uses parantheticals like Twinkerbell sprinkles fairy dust.
There are pages of action with no dialogue.
There are pages of CUT TO's.
There are lines that are totally unfilmmable. "These three will be friends forever."
He bolds. Italicizes. Underlines (don't know how to do that here). CAPITALIZES.
And it took Goldman more than a dozen years and twists of fate and reversals of fortune and just being in the right place at the right time to get this to the screen. Even if it hadn't been a true story, Goldman makes me believe.
To think, it coulda been Kevin Costner and not Val Kilmer.