All of us write plays in our heads all the time…before we’re going to visit our girl friend, before we’re going to talk to a boss—we rehearse.
The Film Industry is the American Monarchy: it is strict entailed succession and Horatio Alger in one. Except for the money manipulators and speculators on the top, it is a society built on work, achievement, and fealty to those in power.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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The problems of the world, AIDS, cancer, nuclear war, pollution, are, finally, no more solvable than the problems of a tree which has borne fruit: the apples are overripe and they are falling—what can be done?… What can be done about the problems which beset our life? Nothing can be done, and nothing needs to be done. Something is being done—the organism is preparing to rest.
|Birth:||30th November, 1947|
|Profession:||Film Director, Playwright, Screenwriter, Writer|
David Alan Mamet was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is an American playwright, writer, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow. As a screenwriter, he has received Oscar nominations for The Verdict and Wag the Dog. He has also published a series of short plays, monologues and three novels, The Village, The Old Religion, and Wilson: A Consideration of the Sources. He has also written the screenplays for such films as The Verdict, directed by Sidney Lumet, The Postman Always Rings Twice, directed by Bob Rafelson. He is also director of the TV film Phil Spector. Three of Mamet's own films, House of Games, The Spanish Prisoner, and Heist, have involved the world of con artists. His latest feature-length film, a thriller titled Blackbird, is slated for release in 2015.
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