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Mamet, David

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Glengarry Glen Ross : a play by David Mamet ( Book )
84 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream
American buffalo : a play by David Mamet ( Book )
70 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two neighborhood punks and the owner of a junk shop plot to burglarize a coin collector's apartment. They fail because of inertia, ineptitude and mutual distrust, but remain bound together by their helpless frustration. 2 acts, 3 men, 1 interior
Oleanna by David Mamet ( Book )
87 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In David Mamet's latest play, a male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifyingly short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher and his seemingly hapless pupil turns into a fiendishly accurate X ray of the mechanisms of power, censorship, and abuse
The verdict by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alcoholic lawyer finds a chance to redeem himself by accepting an unwinnable malpractice case
Wag the dog by Barry Levinson ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the President is caught in a sex scandal less than two weeks before the election, his Washington spinmaster decides they need a war to distract the public's attention so he calls on Hollywood's top producer to create it
The untouchables by Brian De Palma ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treasury Department agent Eliot Ness & his "Untouchables" attempt to bring mob boss Al Capone to justice. Set during Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois
A life in the theatre : a play by David Mamet ( Book )
31 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the tradition of "The Prize," Kleveman gives readers the 21st-century chapter on the history, passion, and politics of oil and gas resources and the struggle to control them in a critical part of the world
Speed-the-plow : a play by David Mamet ( Book )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Danish and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speed-the-Plow's Broadway run is the most recent triumph of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's astonishingly productive career. "By turns hilarious and chilling....the culmination of this playwright's work to date....Riveting theater."-Frank Rich, New York Times; "A brilliant black comedy, a dazzling dissection of Hollywood cupidity and another tone poem by our foremost master of the language of moral epilepsy... On its deepest level it belongs with the darker disclosures of movie-biz pathology like Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon. In a sense Speed-the-Plow distills all of these to a stark quintessence: there's hardly a line in it that isn't somehow insanely funny or scarily insane... [It is a] scathingly comic play."-Jack Kroll, Newsweek
Glengarry Glen Ross by James Foley ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A powerful story of desperation and betrayal set in the world of real estate
Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business by David Mamet ( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playwright and screenwriter Mamet gives us a subversive inside look at Hollywood from the perspective of a filmmaker who has always played the game his own way. Who really reads the scripts at the film studios? How is a screenplay like a personals ad? Whose opinion matters when revising a screenplay? Why are there so many producers listed in movie credits? And what do those producers do, anyway? Refreshingly unafraid to offend, Mamet provides hilarious, surprising, and bracingly forthright answers to these and other questions about virtually every aspect of filmmaking, from concept to script to screen. He covers topics ranging from "How Scripts Got So Bad" to the oxymoron of "Manners in Hollywood." He takes us step-by-step through some of his favorite movie stunts and directorial tricks, and demonstrates that it is craft and crew, not stars and producers, that make great films.--From publisher description
The secret knowledge : on the dismantling of American culture by David Mamet ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the past thirty years, David Mamet has been a controversial and defining force in theater and film, championing the most cherished liberal values along the way. His characters have explored the ethics of the business world, embodied the struggles of the oppressed, and faced the flaws of the capitalist system. But in recent years Mamet has had a change of heart. He realized that the so-called mainstream media outlets he relied on were irredeemably biased, peddling a hypocritical, flawed worldview. In 2008 he wrote a controversial op-ed for The Village Voice, "Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal, '" in which he methodically eviscerated liberal beliefs. Now he goes much deeper, employing his trademark intellectual force and vigor to take on all the key political and cultural issues of our times, from religion to political correctness to global warming.--From publisher description
Hannibal by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
55 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After escaping from the asylum in Baltimore, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, moves to Florence, Italy where he has become one of the curators of the Palazzo Vecchio. FBI agent, Clarice Starling, sets out to recapture him and learns she has competition from his old patient, Mason Verger. Of the three, whose mind and cunning will prevail?
True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor by David Mamet ( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director, and teacher presents a blunt, irreverent, unsparingly honest guide to acting that overturns conventional truths and tells aspiring actors what they really need to know. David Mamet leaves no acting tenet untouched: how to judge the role, approach the part, and work with the playwright, how to concentrate and think about the scene, how to avoid becoming the paint-by-numbers mechanical actor, the "How'm I doing?" ham actor, the over-the-top "Hollywood Huff" actor, the right way to undertake auditions and rehearsals, the proper approach to agents, to individual jobs, and to the business in general and the question of talent
Heist by David Mamet ( Visual )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An accomplished thief has his career jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, he and his associates are blackmailed by their longtime fence into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, he and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between his young wife and the fence's nephew, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. Betrayals and backstabbings are the order of the day as they get closer to the payday of a lifetime
3 uses of the knife : on the nature and purpose of drama by David Mamet ( Book )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, poet, essayist, and director, David Mamet celebrates the absolute necessity of drama - and the experience of great plays - in our lurching attempts to make sense of ourselves and our world. In three tightly woven essays of characteristic force and resonance, Mamet speaks about the connection of art to life, language to power, imagination to survival, the public spectacle to the private script. The essays in the book are an eloquent reminder of how life is filled with the small scenes of tragedy and comedy that can be described only as drama. Mamet also writes of bad theater; of what it takes to write a play, and the often impossibly difficult progression from act to act; the nature of soliloquy; the contentless drama and empty theatrics of politics and popular entertainment; the ubiquity of stage and literary conventions in the most ordinary of lives; and the uselessness, finally, of drama - or any art - as ideology or propaganda. Self-assured, filled with autobiographical touches, and attentive to the challenges to theater presented by a media world of simulacra, this book is a bracing call to art and to arms, a manifesto that reminds us of the singular power of the theater to keep us sane, whole, and human
The water engine : an American fable and Mr. Happiness : two plays by David Mamet ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Water Engine is a story of a poor young factory worker who invents an engine that runs on water. Big business tries to force him to sell the rights. Mr. Happiness is a companion piece where a host of a radio show attempts to help his listeners in their personal problems
Writing in restaurants by David Mamet ( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Temporarily putting aside his role as playwright, director, and screenwriter, David Mamet digs deep and delivers thirty outrageously diverse vignettes. On subjects ranging from the vanishing American pool hall, family vacations, and the art of being a bitch, to the role of today's actors, his celebrated contemporaries and predecessors, and his undying commitment to the theater, David Mamet's concise style, lean dialogue, and gut-wrenching honesty give us a unique view of the world as he sees it
Sexual perversity in Chicago and the duck variations : two plays by David Mamet ( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'Sexual perversity in Chicago' is about two young men, Bernie and Danny, and two young women, Deborah and Joan, trying to sort out their sex lives amid filing cabinets and the nervous regimentation of the singles bar scene. 'The duck variations' is a dialogue between two old men sitting on a park bench. The conversation turns to the mating habits of ducks, but soon begins to reveal their feelings about natural law, friendship, and death."--Page 4 of cover
Beckett on film by Samuel Beckett ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container
The village : a novel by David Mamet ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A very ordinary village in New England where nothing happens--in the street, that is, because inside people's heads action abounds, be that the hardware man on the verge of bankruptcy, or the hunter yearning for the good old days, or the local bimbo filled with sadistic fantasies. A study of characters and their interplay by the playwright who wrote American Buffalo
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Alternative Names
David Mamet
Hamet, David 1947-
Mamet, David
Mamet, David 1947-
Mamet, David Alan
Mamet, David Alen 1947-
Mammet, David 1947-
Memet, David 1947-
Weisz, Richard.
Weisz, Richard 1947-
מאמט, דיוויד. ששקו, לאה. מק׳קרדי, מייקל
マメット, デビッド
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