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Bambi Vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business

Author: David Mamet
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[In this book, the author] 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David Mamet
OCLC Number: 437044672
Notes: Originally published: New York : Vintage Books, 2008, ©2007. 1st Vintage Books ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: The good people of Hollywood --
The repressive mechanism --
The screenplay --
Technique --
Some principles --
Genre --
Passing judgment --
Crimes and misdemeanors --
Conclusion : it ain't over till it's over.
Other Titles: Bambi versus Godzilla.
Responsibility: David Mamet.

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[In this book, the author] 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, [the author] provides ... 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.

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