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David Mamet
David Mamet's numerous plays include Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award), American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, Boston Marriage, November, Race and The Anarchist. He wrote the screenplays for such films as The Verdict, The... show more



David Mamet's numerous plays include Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award), American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, Boston Marriage, November, Race and The Anarchist. He wrote the screenplays for such films as The Verdict, The Untouchables and Wag the Dog, and has twice been nominated for an Academy Award. He has written and directed ten films, including Homicide, The Spanish Prisoner, State and Main, House of Games, Spartan and Redbelt. In addition, he wrote the novels The Village, The Old Religion, Wilson and many books of nonfiction, including Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose and Practice of the Movie Business; Theatre; Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama and the New York Times bestseller The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture. 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 was co-creator and executive producer of the CBS television show The Unit and is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company.

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Birth date: November 30, 1947
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Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 8 years ago
It turns out I was way off when I estimated I was 75% finished when I posted my earlier update today. I finished listening to this while I was still on the front porch, about to go out for today's run. So I must have been more like 99.99% done. Anyway, the ending made me feel a bit "meh." It wa...
Fangirls Ahead!
Fangirls Ahead! rated it 8 years ago
I can see why some people love it, but this is a rare case where the movie was better.
payamtameh
payamtameh rated it 9 years ago
i'm a Mamet fan myself, but this one make me feel badmaybe it was because of ending. it scared out of me.adopted dialogues from Hamlet was good,though "There is a destiny that shapes our ends...rough-hew them how we may."
Randi's Blog
Randi's Blog rated it 9 years ago
I loved this play and can't wait to teach it to my 8th graders. It is so deep and thought-provoking.
travelin
travelin rated it 9 years ago
Not absolutely certain this is the collection of essays I've read, but if it has an astonishing insight into the origins of Superman, well, there you go.David Mamet may be an egomaniac but he's our little egomaniac.
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