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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Ex-fighters, ex-police officers, and ex-soldiers are notable for their lack of belligerence; to the contrary, those displaying arrogance or combativeness have generally never experienced or seen actual violence–their belligerence masks their fear and displays their ignorant belief davidd battles are somehow won by intimidation. Apr 30, John L rated it liked it. It is all fascinating. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the prop master is giving up his day godziilla to ensure that the wallet or knife or briefcase or wristwatch is perfect on Monday.

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It is hardly ever boring and it is most certainly canonical. Do the Movies Have a Future? He sees the world much as I do – and that is no surprise as we share a lot of the same background. Gs than drone on about how smart the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and author is in this book, I thought I would drop a quote or two. Or, to be a little less high-flown—and in deference to the British, who were, as everyone knows, also involved in that late unpleasantness—there is a true and admirable American instinct of “getting it right.


Davvid Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. He certainly has a funny, casual, easily readable style, and he knows his subject, having worked in Hollywood for 30 years or so. All films make money. How is a screenplay like a personals ad? Jul 18, Linda Robinson rated it liked it.

Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business by David Mamet

The crew is working in the service of an ideal. The author also points out the stress and difficulties faced by people who want to make art in a world baambi values the bottom line and tends to want to make fewer and fewer films as time goes on in order to take fewer risks on films with small budgets and niche audiences that might actually have the chance to be worth remembering decades from now.

Mamet is a fabulous, opinionated dramatist and screenplay writer. He reminds me of an American who thinks Downton Abbey is classy. As did the Reagan administration when it killed the American labor movement. But what lifts this from the mean are two things: He then decreed that they must gather their own straw. There is a two-tier system ogdzilla the movies, just as there is in the military.

The farther from the source, the poorer.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. As far as how the business operates and how it kills those that work in the field, it is fairly commonplace.


But the book is broken into many many short chapters, many of which are just 3 or 4 pages long, so it was difficult for me to really settle in.

This acerbic volume, an extended essay about Hollywood is very revealing about his unique POV about Tinseltown and his tastes. I didn’t realize that it was my job to be politically acceptable. Five Cities todzilla Refuge.

There exists in some stars not only a belligerence but also a litigious bent. 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.

Now, the more the audience is told about the hero–the more their legitimate, indeed, induced desire is gratified–the less they care. In those three acts we saw a masterful story with great acting and great writing.

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Godzilla is the name of a much-beloved movie short from many, many years ago. Jul 12, Ensiform rated it really liked it Shelves: Inspired by Your Browsing History. I like his brief description of a scene from the movie, “Contact”, one that I’ve always regarded as being unique.