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Bambi Vs. Godzilla
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David Mamet's work includes the Oscar-nominated films "The Verdict "and" Wag the Dog." He has taught at the Yale School of Drama, New York University, and Goddard College, and he is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.

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""Bambi vs. Godzilla" is far and away the best commentary on how movies are made thus far written by an American . . . Citing everyone from Aristotle to Preston Sturges's The Lady Eve, Mamet demonstrates what works and what doesn't in a movie narrative, while noting what does not work, as we have been witnessing for the last decade or so: statistically, in 1958, Hollywood turned out 2,000 films which listed in their credits 230 producers, while in 2003 Hollywood produced 240 films with 1,200 producers listed.
"Happily, Mamet keeps on in theater and film pretty much on his own terms, and now, with "Bambi vs. Godzilla", like his great predecessor George Bernard Shaw, he can illuminate as a critic-practitioner the not-always-friendly Darwinian world he has been obliged to flourish in."
-Gore Vidal

"No other director has written about the movies with such a fearless mixture of amusement, anger, frustration, and rueful love."
-Roger Ebert

"What fun to dive into this book of Mamet musings and words of wisdom! But be warned: Like munching popcorn (or Raisinets) at the movies, once you get started it's hard to stop."
-Leonard Maltin

"David Mamet is supremely talented. He is a gifted writer and observer of society and its characters. I'm sure he will be able to find work somewhere, somehow, just no longer in the movie business."
-Steve Martin
" "Bambi vs. Godzilla" is far and away the best commentary on how movies are made thus far written by an American . . . Citing everyone from Aristotle to Preston Sturges's The Lady Eve, Mamet demonstrates what works and what doesn't in a movie narrative, while noting what does not work, as we have been witnessing for the last decade or so: statistically, in 1958, Hollywood turned out 2,000 films which listed in their credits 230 producers, while in 2003 Hollywood produced 240 films with 1,200 producers listed.
" Happily, Mamet keeps on in theater and film pretty much on his own terms, and now, with "Bambi vs. Godzilla," like his great predecessor George Bernard Shaw, he can illuminate as a critic-practitioner the not-always-friendly Darwinian world he has been obliged to flourish in."
- Gore Vidal
" No other director has written about the movies with such a fearless mixture of amusement, anger, frustration, and rueful love."
- Roger Ebert
" What fun to dive into this book of Mamet musings and words of wisdom! But be warned: Like munching popcorn (or Raisinets) at the movies, once you get started it's hard to stop."
- Leonard Maltin
" David Mamet is supremely talented. He is a gifted writer and observer of society and its characters. I'm sure he will be able to find work somewhere, somehow, just no longer in the movie business."
- Steve Martin

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