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Mamet, David

Overview
Works: 1,052 works in 3,058 publications in 14 languages and 86,041 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy plays  Legal films  Gangster films  Crime films  Horror films  Political films  Comedy films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Producer, Creator, Contributor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Narrator, Interviewee, Conceptor, Author of introduction, Film editor, Performer, Other, Editor, Restager
Classifications: PS3563.A4345, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Glengarry Glen Ross : a play by David Mamet( Book )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,425 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 )
33 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 1,992 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( visu )
56 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,921 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( visu )
36 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,863 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 )
41 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,717 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 1,559 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 Thomas Harris( visu )
69 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,539 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. His cover is broken when a cop, for money, turns Dr. Lecter over to his old patient, Mason Verger. FBI agent Clarice Starling finds out about Mason's evil plot to feed Dr. Lecter to a bunch of man-eating hogs and will do anything to make sure that Mason doesn't succeed
The verdict by Sidney Lumet( visu )
28 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,521 libraries worldwide
An alcoholic lawyer stumbles upon one last chance to redeem himself by taking on a controversial court case against seemingly insurmountable opposition
Glengarry Glen Ross by James Foley( visu )
60 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,440 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
Speed-the-plow : a play by David Mamet( Book )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,286 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 )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,249 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
Sexual perversity in Chicago and The duck variations : two plays by David Mamet( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 1,223 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
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 1,222 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
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 1,107 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( visu )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,104 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 )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,098 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
On directing film by David Mamet( Book )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,015 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
Beckett on film by Samuel Beckett( visu )
11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container
Edmond : a play by David Mamet( Book )
40 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Skuespil. Et besøg hos en spåkvinde forandrer Edmonds liv totalt
Race : a play by David Mamet( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 564 libraries worldwide
A play with a cast of four that discusses race from multiple points of view
 
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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-
デヴィッド・マメット
マメット, デヴィッド
マメット, デビッド
大衛·馬梅
大衛·馬美德
大卫·马麦特
Languages
English (571)
Spanish (32)
German (26)
French (19)
Chinese (8)
Turkish (3)
Swedish (3)
Danish (2)
Italian (2)
Catalan (2)
Portuguese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)
Slovenian (1)
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