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Mamet, David

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Glengarry Glen Ross : a play by David Mamet( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,412 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
The untouchables by Brian De Palma( Visual )

111 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A larger-than-life depiction of Al Capone, the warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago ... and Eliot Ness, the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down. In this classic confrontation between good and evil, Ness learns, with the help of a cop named Malone, how to beat the mob by shooting fast and shooting first
American buffalo : a play by David Mamet( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,997 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
The verdict by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

78 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcoholic lawyer finds a chance to redeem himself by accepting an unwinnable malpractice case
Oleanna by David Mamet( Book )

113 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,962 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"--Page 4 of cover
Wag the Dog by Larry Beinhart( Visual )

67 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the President is caught in a sex scandal less than 2 weeks before the election, "Mr. Fix-it" decides they need a war to distract the public's attention and he calls on Hollywood's top producer to create it
A life in the theatre : a play by David Mamet( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,693 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
Hannibal by Ridley Scott( Visual )

85 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Clarice Starling's involvement in a dramatic drug bust brings her once again to the attention of killer cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter who escaped from custody seven years earlier after helping Clarice nab a serial murderer
Speed-the-plow : a play by David Mamet( Book )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,612 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 )

95 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The salesmen at a realty office are threated with the loss of their jobs, which causes one of them to steal the new leads
Sexual perversity in Chicago and The duck variations : two plays by David Mamet( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux amis se rencontrent tous les jours, sur un banc, dans un parc - un beau parc, avec un zoo, en bordure d'un lac (en principe le Michigan, mais c'est celui que chacun préfère). Les deux compères pour passer le temps se laissent aller à des petits jeux, et à une inquiétude : comment vivre, que faire de la mort. Ils cèdent à des tendresses, à des peurs, à des élans pour dominer ; le plus fort contre le plus faible...En parlant de canard...Ces choses, ces êtres qui volent, qui émigrent au milieu des dangers, qu'on chasse, qu'on tue. Il y a toujours une espèce, une race, un peuple, une minorité qu'on poursuit depuis que le monde est monde, depuis les anciens Grecs... Quatorze variations sur le canard, comme une composition musicale, études pour acteurs. --Issue de secours
Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business by David Mamet( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,253 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
True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor by David Mamet( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,202 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 )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,110 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 )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,107 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 secret knowledge : on the dismantling of American culture by David Mamet( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,091 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. In some of the great movies and plays of our time, 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 main-stream media outlets were irredeemably biased, peddling a hypocritical, suborned, and deeply flawed worldview. Now he employs 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. -- Back cover
Beckett on film by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

21 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beckett on Film is a unique project. For the first time, all 19 of Samuel Beckett's plays have been filmed, bringing together some of the world's most talented directors and actors. Beckett on Film was the brainchild of Michael Colgan, the artistic director of the Gate Theatre, Dublin. All the films in the series are produced by Michael Colgan and Alan Maloney for RTÉ, Channel 4 and the Irish Film Board."--Beckett on Film website
The water engine : an American fable and Mr. Happiness : two plays by David Mamet( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 1,068 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
Chicago : a novel by David Mamet( Book )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A big-shouldered, big-trouble thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago--a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better--by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross. Mike Hodge--veteran of the Great War, big shot of the Chicago Tribune, medium fry--probably shouldn't have fallen in love with Annie Walsh. Then, again, maybe the man who killed Annie Walsh have known better than to trifle with Mike Hodge. In Chicago, David Mamet has created a bracing, kaleidoscopic page-turner that roars through the Windy City's underground on its way to a thunderclap of a conclusion. Here is not only his first novel in more than two decades, but the book he has been building to for his whole career. Mixing some of his most brilliant fictional creations with actual figures of the era, suffused with trademark "Mamet Speak," richness of voice, pace, and brio, and exploring--as no other writer can--questions of honor, deceit, revenge, and devotion, Chicago is that rarest of literary creations: a book that combines spectacular elegance of craft with a kinetic wallop as fierce as the February wind gusting off Lake Michigan"--
Race : a play by David Mamet( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play with a cast of four that discusses race from multiple points of view
 
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Glengarry Glen Ross : a play
Alternative Names
David Mamet

David Mamet Amerikaans filmregisseur

David Mamet dramaturg i reżyser amerykański

David Mamet drammaturgo, sceneggiatore e regista statunitense

David Mamet US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor, Dramatiker, Filmregisseur, Schriftsteller

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-

Weizz, Richard, 1947-

Ντέιβιντ Μάμετ

Дейвид Мамет

Дэвид Мэмет

Мэмет, Дэвид

דייוויד מאמט

מאמט, דיוויד. ששקו, לאה. מק׳קרדי, מייקל

ממט, דוד

دیوید مامیت

دیوید ممت

დევიდ მემეტი

데이비드 매밋

마멧, 데이비드 1947-

デヴィッド・マメット

マメット, デヴィッド

マメット, デビッド

大衛·馬梅

大衛·馬美德

大卫·马麦特

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The untouchablesAmerican buffalo : a playThe verdictOleannaA life in the theatre : a playHannibalSpeed-the-plow : a playGlengarry Glen Ross