In Bambi vs. Godzilla, David Mamet, the award-winning playwright and screenwriter, gives us an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from the. From the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright: an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from a filmmaker who’s always . Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Hollywood screenwriter David Mamet talks about his new book, Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature.
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Mamet writing about the “nature” of Hollywood. I know the man is a good writer, but he flaunts this fact often throughout sv first and last third of the book, using incredibly cryptic phrases, flowery paragraphs, and incessantly verbose thought patterns.
In Book, Mamet Is Bambi to Hollywood’s Godzilla
Although too cryptic for my liking thoughout, there are some very enjoyable parts in this book. I like his brief description of a scene from t A good line: He is my favorite playwright and his movies always make This is being reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity.
Godzilla is the name of a much-beloved movie short from many, many years ago. The book, itself, exists as irony. Godzillabambo acerbic commentary on the movie business. Spend a day on the set and you learn. If any of you know me you know that I am kind of in art-love with David Mamet.
GodzillaDavid Mamet, the award-winning playwright and screenwriter, gives us an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from the perspective of a filmmaker who has always played the game his own way. Feb 15, Lammoth rated it it was ok. Cards and the Art of the Con May 10, Nov 30, King Bajbi rated it it was ok. The unions, in addition to protecting their membership against the money, must also protect them against their own love of the job.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mmet who reads this book will care a lot about the movie business and mamrt likely be a bodzilla, as it seems that writers are those who read books for the most part .
Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business by David Mamet
There is a two-tier system in the movies, just as there is in the military. And this book has my favorite cold opening short of a Richard Stark Parker novel. It also has a strong sense of nostalgia to it: And just as there is gold in them thar hills proximity to the source of the income streamthere is gold in the reduction of hard costs. He values the writer and creator and has contempt for the money men.
Collectively, they’re a genius. For such a proponent of “getting to the point,” he doesn’t follow his own advice. For in the practice of the maket crafts, we see the rampant American love of workmanship—and just as the true actor loves to act, the true carpenter or seamstress loves that perfect corner.
His passion is good, but he rambles like an idiot. The aesthetic distance had been violated.
The farther from the source, the poorer. On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business which makes sure to tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth of Hollywood.
BAMBI VS. GODZILLA by David Mamet | Kirkus Reviews
Those above the line are deemed to contribute to the fundability or the potential income of the film by orders of magnitude greater than the “workers”—that is, the craftspersons—on the set, in the office, or in the labs. Nov 20, Alicia rated it did not like it Shelves: Billy Mamey said it: Refreshingly unafraid to offend, Mamet provides hilarious, surprising, and refreshingly forthright answers to these and other questions about every aspect of filmmaking from concept to script to screen.
Read it Forward Read it first. Likewise you do not need to be someone of his political, religious, or any other persuasion.
Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business
There exists in some stars not only a belligerence but also a litigious bent. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
I was speaking, some films back, with the prop master about bad behavior. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mar 28, Todd rated it it was ok Shelves: Expect mysteries to be solved and dreams to dissolve. He’d bring up a topic, relte a pithy anecdote, then move along.
Still worth a read if you’re interested in Hollywood or in Mamett, but you’ll probably finish it in a day. Jan 11, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: When the star throws a fit, the crew, ever well-mannered, reacts as does the good parent in the supermarket when the child of another, in the next aisle over, melts godzilal.
Excerpted by permission of Pantheon, a division of Random House, Inc. But what lifts this from the mean are two things: He tells us who his favorite actors and what his favorite movies godzilal, who he thinks is the most perfect actor to grace the screen, and who he thinks should never have appeared there. Not only is it written in a semi-stream of consciousness style, he doesn’t name names and specify the films of which he’s critical.
His mutually exclusive needs for support and for freedom seem incapable of happy resolution, and this impossibility tortures him. Dec 30, Pages Buy.
This is the form we learn at Mother’s knee, and it is the form we apply in order to understand life. As, in fact, the studios do now, shooting, I believe, the majority of American films elsewhere.