Loss on day £230
(Dribbling away the profits from the weekend. Which depended on Dan Skelton, so how I managed to miss a treble of his, whilst backing his no-hopers at the other track, is something to muse upon.)
William Goldman has died, sadly. Personally, I believe the first hour of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is the best film ever made (which, if nothing else, also taught me that you don’t need the whole package to be brilliant, nor do you have to read the whole book to love it.)
My friends often use “Is it safe” from Marathon Man and of course we use half the lines from The Princess Bride without even remembering where they are from. And let’s not forget the incredibly underrated Magic, possibly the scariest film I’ve ever seen. Not forgetting Heat, or Misery. And probably the best parts of A Few Good Men.
Plus, his book, and it’s central message. “No-one knows anything.” Which rather overlooked the fact that he did.