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Mamet, David

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Glengarry Glen Ross : a play by David Mamet( Book )
90 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,933 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 7 languages and held by 2,513 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 )
106 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,950 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 )
50 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An alcoholic lawyer stumbles upon one last chance to redeem himself by taking on a controversial court case against seemingly insurmountable opposition
Wag the dog by Barry Levinson( Visual )
43 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,867 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
The untouchables by Brian De Palma( Visual )
49 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,819 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
A life in the theatre : a play by David Mamet( Book )
38 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,786 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 2014 in English and Danish and held by 1,671 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
Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business by David Mamet( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,350 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
Glengarry Glen Ross by James Foley( Visual )
56 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,339 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
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 1,286 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 )
59 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of Dr. Hannibal Lecter's surviving victims is poised to enact sweet revenge on the world's most feared cannibal. FBI agent Clarice Starling is brought back on the case when Lecter decides to come out of retirement to face his adversary
True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor by David Mamet( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,251 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
3 uses of the knife : on the nature and purpose of drama by David Mamet( Book )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 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
Edmond : a play by David Mamet( Book )
38 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Edmond is the brutal, probing, and controversial story of a man set morally adrift in a corrupt and violent world. Leaving a wife and marriage in which he finds no fulfillment, Edmond sets out to find sex, adventure, companionship, and ultimately, the meaning of existence. What he experiences is a nightmare odyssey through the underworld of New York City."--Back cover
Heist by David Mamet( Visual )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An accomplished thief has his career jeopardized after heś 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 fenceś 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
On directing film by David Mamet( Book )
42 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
According to David Mamet, a film director must, above all things, think visually. Most of this instructive and funny book is written in dialogue form and based on film classes Mamet taught at Columbia University. He encourages his students to tell their stories not with words, but through the juxtaposition of uninflected images. The best films, Mamet argues, are composed of simple shots. The great filmmaker understands that the burden of cinematic storytelling lies less in the individual shot than in the collective meaning that shots convey when they are edited together. Mamet borrows many of his ideas about directing, writing, and acting from Russian masters such as Konstantin Stanislavsky, Sergei M. Eisenstein, and Vsevelod Pudovkin, but he presents his material in so delightful and lively a fashion that he revitalizes it for the contemporary reader. -- From Amazon.com
Sexual perversity in Chicago and the duck variations : two plays by David Mamet( Book )
26 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,087 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."--Back cover
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 1,080 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 )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,038 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
 
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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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