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On Directing Film

On Directing Film by David Mamet On Directing Film
Your Price: $18.00 CDN
Author: David Mamet
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 128
Pub. Date: 1992
ISBN-10: 0140127224
ISBN-13: 9780140127225

About the Book:

Succinct, practical, and always engaging insights into the art of film directing from the controversial Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Calling on his unique perspective as playwright, screenwriter, and director of his own critically acclaimed movies, House of Games and Things Change, David Mamet illuminates how a film comes to be.

He looks at every aspect of directing — from script to cutting room — to show the many tasks directors undertake in reaching their prime objective: presenting a story that will be understood by the audience and has the power to be both surprising and inevitable at the same time.

Based on a series of classes David Mamet taught at Columbia University's film school, On Directing Film will be enjoyed not only by students but by anyone interested in an overview of the craft of filmmaking.

What people say:

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

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 Oscar-nominated The Verdict. His more than twenty plays include the Pulitzer Prize-winning 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. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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