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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 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,838 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. Play was made into a 1992 movie by the same title
All the President's Men by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

83 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,982 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
Wag the Dog by Larry Beinhart( Visual )

64 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,925 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 verdict by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

55 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alcoholic, failed attorney is reduced to ambulance chasing. A friend gives him a supposedly easy malpractice case which turns out to be a last chance at redeeming himself and his career
A life in the theatre : a play by David Mamet( Book )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,715 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
Oleanna by David Mamet( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,558 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
Hannibal by Ridley Scott( Visual )

62 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,331 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?
Speed-the-plow : a play by David Mamet( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most celebrated plays of David Mamet's oeuvre, Speed-the-Plow was first produced in 1988 featuring Madonna, Joe Mantegna, and Ron Silver. It is a deeply satirical and witty look at the world of two Hollywood executives, Charlie Fox and Bobby Gould, both of whom have scrambled their way up to the top from the mailroom. As they lock horns over what initially seems like an obvious hit, jealousy and betrayal take over. Industry produces wealth, God speed the plow. - Back cover
American buffalo : a play by David Mamet( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Chicago junk shop three small time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable "Buffalo nickel". These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitmate free enterprise. But the reality of the three; -Donny, the oarfish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing and "Teach"; a violently paranoid braggart - is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead end, empty pipe dreams
Glengarry Glen Ross by James Foley( Visual )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of property salesmen are arbitrarily fired, then given time in which to land the sale that will earn them their jobs back
True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor by David Mamet( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director, and teacher gives us 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, 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. The question of talent
Flight by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,124 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 )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,110 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
Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business by David Mamet( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,105 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,097 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
Beckett on film by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,071 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 )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,067 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
On directing film by David Mamet( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 992 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
Edmond : a play by David Mamet( Book )

40 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skuespil. Et besøg hos en spåkvinde forandrer Edmonds liv totalt
Race : a play by David Mamet( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 574 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-

Ντέιβιντ Μάμετ

Дейвид Мамет

Дэвид Мэмет

Мэмет, Дэвид

דייוויד מאמט

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

دیوید مامیت

დევიდ მემეტი

데이비드 매밋

마멧, 데이비드 1947-


マメット, デヴィッド

マメット, デビッド




All the President's MenThe verdictA life in the theatre : a playOleannaHannibalSpeed-the-plow : a playAmerican buffalo : a playTrue and false : heresy and common sense for the actor