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Mamet

David. born 1947, US dramatist and film director. His plays include Sexual Perversity in Chicago (1974), American Buffalo (1976), Glengarry Glen Ross (1983), and Oleanna (1992); films include House of Games (1987) and Spartan (2004)
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Perhaps more than any other Mamet play, The Cryptogram abounds in totems, stage visuals that alternately assist and confound interpretation.
Just as Beinhart was "inspired" by Lee Atwater, Levinson was "inspired" by Beinhart and probably Henkin, but he and Mamet were doing something rarely done in the Hollywood development process: pushing the film further away from the conventional and into the outrageous.
There is a change of heart about working in movies and television, but I get the sense that Mamet has created a persona for the interview as much as he's created characters for the stage.
Mamet begins the small volume by explaining that people naturally dramatize everyday occurrences, and that such dramatizations adhere to a particular form.
In the 1992 film version of Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet creates a new character for his screenplay adaptation of his 1989 play; an expensively dressed, Rolex-wearing executive (played by Alec Baldwin) stops by the real estate office as a henchman for the unseen, but often referred--to bosses, Murray and Mitch.
According to Mamet the city of Denver was explicitly given the right to "sue and defend, plead and be impleaded, in all courts and places, and in all matters and proceedings.
Mamet has always been drawn to the specialized languages of different disciplines - the real estate scams of Glengarry Glen Ross or the pathetic cliches of low-level thugs in American Buffalo - and his extensive experience in the academy has given him plenty of material with which to work in Oleanna.
Still, if Mamet has problems in the area of unconscious projection, his forte remains ambiguity: it may be hard to sanctify the student in Oleanna, but for some of us, anyway, it's impossible to tolerate the teacher.
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Pidgeon and her Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and husband David Mamet to find 4 runners up and one lucky winner.
Drew was reading a book, Heresy and the Actor, by Mamet, which is the antithesis of drama school training.