David Mamet’s “Bambi vs. Godzilla” takes its title from a two-minute animated short (actually “Bambi Meets Godzilla”) in which the monster. From the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright: an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from a filmmaker who’s always . Read “Bambi vs. Godzilla On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business” by David Mamet with Rakuten Kobo. From the Academy.

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It was such a good collection, however, that I took the time to read my favorite sections all over again. Dec 30, Pages. For another name for “chance” is “mystery,” and another name is “art. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Just its title alone–a knowing reference to one of the more famous short films of the late ‘s–gives an idea of the sort of humorous writing that this book will contain.

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Bambi vs. Godzilla

Books Featured In This Story. A picture, first, as we know, is worth a thousand words; the juxtaposition of pictures is geometrically more effective. Jan 15, R. Looking for More Great Reads? Bambu a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for Th David Alan Mamet is an American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and film director. The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character.


In a series of trenchant, witty, cutting, and brief essays, Mamet lays out what is fairly obvious but probably bears repetition: Time after time I found myself wishing that he’d slow down, give I enjoy David Mamet’s movies and plays very much, so was slightly disappointed with this book.

Preview — Bambi vs. I didn’t realize that it was my job to be politically acceptable.

Spend a day on the set and you learn. He seems to try to make his points in such an obtuse manner that it’s difficult to understand his point.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. Aug 11, Kate Harvie rated it did not like it. Sexual Perversity in Chicago and the Duck Variations. If you are interested in the above-listed things I can never do it as well as Mamet has here. To ask other readers questions about Bambi vs. This acerbic volume, an extended essay about Hollywood is very revealing about his unique POV about Tinseltown and his tastes.

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Each is an assertion of an individual’s understanding of his right to joy; none, finally, is capable of analysis. To be sure, this is not a book written with critics in mind, who the author seems not to like, but rather is written for those who could consider themselves fans or at least people who are somewhat idealistic if also a bit cynical about how the movie industry works. Read Your Way into 25 Amazing Authors.


I did not agree with everything the author said, and certainly we have very different political and moral worldviews to be sure, but at the same time I felt this author to be someone who defended the artist and thought it important that those who make films maintain a level of respect for the audience and what the audience wants from a film. The filmmaker’s job is not to pander to them but to make his vision coherent. On the set, the male director is traditionally addressed as “sir.

How to Write a Mystery. The ax that he suggests one uses in the cutting room clearly wasn’t used in the book. He might be trying to burn some bridges, but isn’t ready to light the first match.

If it’s coherent, they will get it. Maybe I would pick up to read again if all my other books got burned in a fire.

In Book, Mamet Is Bambi to Hollywood’s Godzilla : NPR

The Woods, Lakeboat, Edmond. Who really reads the scripts at the film studios? Excerpted from Bambi vs.