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Mamet, David

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

31 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,422 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 )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,336 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
Wag the Dog by Larry Beinhart( Visual )

55 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the President is caught in a sex scandal less than two weeks before the election, his Washington spinmaster decides they need a war to distract the public's attention so he calls on Hollywood's top producer to create it
The verdict by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alcoholic lawyer stumbles upon one last chance to redeem himself by taking on a controversial court case that no one is supposed to win
The untouchables by Brian De Palma( Visual )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,856 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
Oleanna by David Mamet( Book )

93 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,788 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
A life in the theatre by David Mamet( Book )

41 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,716 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 )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,493 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 )

62 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,442 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
Hannibal by Ridley Scott( Visual )

62 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,336 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
Sexual perversity in Chicago and the duck variations : two plays by David Mamet( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 1,268 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
Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business by David Mamet( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,259 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 favourite 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 )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 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
The secret knowledge : on the dismantling of American culture by David Mamet( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,110 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
Heist by David Mamet( Visual )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,104 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
Beckett on film by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,073 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 cryptogram by David Mamet( Book )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this gripping short play, David Mamet combines mercurial intelligence with genuinely Hitchcockian menace. The Cryptogram is a journey back into childhood and the moment of its vanishing - the moment when the sheltering world is suddenly revealed as a place full of danger. On a night in 1959 a boy is waiting to go on a camping trip with his father. His mother wants him to go to sleep. A family friend is trying to entertain them - or perhaps distract them. Because in the dark corners of this domestic scene, there are rustlings that none of the players want to hear. And out of things as innocuous as a shattered teapot and a ripped blanket, Mamet re-creates a child's terrifying discovery that the grownups are speaking in code, and that that code may never be breakable
The village : a novel by David Mamet( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Portuguese and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very ordinary village in New England where nothing happens--in the street, that is, because inside people's heads action abounds, be that the hardware man on the verge of bankruptcy, or the hunter yearning for the good old days, or the local bimbo filled with sadistic fantasies. A study of characters and their interplay by the playwright who wrote American Buffalo
Edmond : a play by David Mamet( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 914 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 576 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

ממט, דוד

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




American buffalo : a playThe verdictThe untouchablesOleannaA life in the theatreSpeed-the-plow : a playGlengarry Glen RossHannibal