On Directing Film

On Directing Film

by David Mamet

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ISBN-13: 9780140127225
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 67,532
Product dimensions: 5.09(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

DAVID MAMET is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright as well as a director, novelist, poet, and essayist. He has written the screenplays for more than twenty films, including The Verdict, The Untouchables and Wag the Dog, and has twice been nominated for an Academy Award. His HBO film Phil Spector, starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, aired in 2013 and earned him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing. He has written more than twenty plays, including Oleanna, The Cryptogram, Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and the Pulitzer Prizewinning Glengarry Glen Ross. Born in Chicago in 1947, Mamet has taught at the Yale School of Drama, New York University, and Goddard College, and he lectures at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member.

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"Passion, clarity, commitment, intelligence—just what one would expect from Mamet."
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