David Mamet’s “Bambi vs. Godzilla” takes its title from a two-minute animated short (actually “Bambi Meets Godzilla”) in which the monster. From the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright: an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from a filmmaker who’s always . Read “Bambi vs. Godzilla On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business” by David Mamet with Rakuten Kobo. From the Academy.

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Demigods and sacred cows of the movie business—beware! Most of these were published elsewhere and are available via google search, but a centralized collection is worth the investment. In terms of its contents and structure, the book has a laid back and somewhat rambling but also deeply entertaining feel to it.

The star actor may complain and often does.

How to Watch a Movie. Bakbi happens if they don’t get it? Feb 15, Lammoth rated it it was ok. Five Cities of Refuge.

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Also by David Mamet. Why are there so many producers listed in movie credits? Your purchase helps support NPR programming. For if the subject of art is not our maculate, fragile, and often pathetic humanity, what is the point of the exercise?

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At a bit more than pages this is certainly an enjoyable book to read. I was entertained and a bit annoyed throughout – not a bad thing.


Would you like us to take another look at this review? The book, itself, exists as irony. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Mega Quiz Book 3. Open Preview See a Problem? Billy Wilder said it: Some of us are better at it than others.

Rather than drone on about how smart the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and author is in this book, I thought I would drop a quote or two. I don’t care how many brilliant plays and screenplays he’s written, he can’t write an essay to save his life. Looking for More Great Reads? And, truth be told, this book is clearly written to an insider audience.

If you like that sort of thing, give it a try. We took off our “audience” hat and put on our “judge” hat. For example, film noir, which he says is better done by the British because they have a better sense of irony. The farther from the source, the poorer.

And what on earth do those producers do anyway? Why are there so many producers listed in movie credits?

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We retire to the parlour and what should be on the old-time movie channel, but The Lady Eve. Cartoon Drawing For Beginners. He certainly has a funny, casual, easily readable style, and he knows his subject, having worked in Hollywood for 30 years or so. Aug 07, Neva rated it liked it. One also gets through the day or night through a sense of responsibility to, and through a terror of failing, the workers around one.


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Though a true hero does so, the audience does not. Is it possible to engross the audience when the end of the quest is already known? While dismissing critics, this book is a critique. The Cinema of Clint Eastwood.

Mamet is one of my favorite screenwriters. Is the actor’s hair the correct length? Godzilla From the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright: Cards and the Art of the Con May 10, Return to Book Page. Godzilla ] is funny and angry and intemperate and passionate enough to tell the truth about movies.

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