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 David Mamet - WikiChicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Director and screenwriter David Mamet took his Chicago upbringing and put it on the stage and silver screen.
David Alan Mamet was born on November 30, 1947, in Flossmoor, IL, a suburb of Chicago.
Mamet’s first notable screenplay was the 1981 adaptation of James M. Cain’s "The Postman Always Rings Twice", a thriller about an affair between a drifter and a wife of a roadside cafe owner.
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 David Mamet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mamet was born to a Jewish family in Chicago.
Mamet's dialogue, precisely crafted for maximum poetic effect and with a cynical, street smart edge, is the quality for which he has not only been almost universally praised, but which has made him the touchstone for any number of imitators.
Mamet often utilizes italics and quotation marks to highlight particular words, and to draw attention to his characters' frequent manipulation and deceitful use of language.
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 David Mamet
David Mamet has said that if he hadn't found a life in the theater, it is very likely he would have become a criminal.
Mamet is unmistakably clear about why he thinks actors should not be taken in by such highly touted notions as "the arc" of the character or the play, "substitution," "sense-memory," the Method itself--in fact, by most of what is being taught in acting schools and workshops across the country today.
This is the screenplay of the first film written and directed by David Mamet, a psychological thriller in which a young woman psychiatrist falls prey to an elaborate and ingenious con game by one of her patients who entraps her in a series of criminal escapades.
www.actorsbone.com /Library/Authors/MametDavid.htm   (3325 words)

  
 DAVID MAMET PUTS A DARK NEW URBAN DRAMA ON STAGE, by Don Shewey
David Mamet was sipping tea in front of the fireplace in his Chelsea duplex, whose spacious living room sports original artwork and a baby grand piano.
Mamet was born in Chicago and lived there for awhile before coming to New York (by way of Vermont, where he spent several years).
Mamet prefers to work in the regional theater, where there is less pressure and more community spirit than in the commercial theater, but he was quick to correct the impression that the choice was his to make.
www.donshewey.com /theater_articles/david_mamet.html   (1794 words)

  
 oleanna - david mamet
"david mamet's work is nothing if not controversial.
mamet's point as the content, which is frequently profane.
mamet taught at goddard college, yale drama school and nyu, and founded
theatre.harvard.edu /archive/2001-fall/Oleanna/mamet.html   (182 words)

  
 David Mamet Summary
Playwright and screenwriter David Mamet is highly praised for his accurate rendering of American vernacular, through which he explores the relationship between language and behavior.
David Mamet was born and raised in Chicago.
One of the most important American playwrights of the twentieth century, David Mamet is the voice of the common man—or even criminal—in the theater.
www.bookrags.com /David_Mamet   (316 words)

  
 Who is David Mamet?
David Mamet was born in 1947 in Illinois, USA.
David Mamet is not only a playwright, but also a highly respected author and director.
David Mamet studied at Goddard College in Vermont, and then at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York.
www.wisegeek.com /who-is-david-mamet.htm   (466 words)

  
 David Mamet
Playwright, director, essayist, novelist, and poet, Mamet was born in Chicago to parents of Russian Jewish extraction.
Mamet studied at Vermont's Goddard College and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York.
Mamet had a rebellious youth, employed in a variety of jobs (estate agent, truck driver, office cleaner, carpet salesman, window cleaner, sailor) and was influenced by such authors as Frank Norris, Willa Cather, Theodore Dreiser, and the poetry of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.
www.tribute.ca /DIRECTORS/BIOS/2025.htm   (551 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - David Mamet (American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
In 1987, Mamet made his debut as a film director with House of Games, a complex story about deception and gullibility; he has since written and directed several films, including The Spanish Prisoner (1997) and Heist (2001).
Mamet was widely regarded as one of the finest American writers for stage and screen.
Throughout his career, Mamet has treated the themes of belonging, the vagaries of authority, the pivotal role played by loyalty, and the importance of speaking the truth.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/Mamet-Da.html   (366 words)

  
 Drama: David Mamet
It includes a detailed biography; news on Mamet's most recent television, stage, and film projects, an extensive bibliography of Mamet's works in all genres; excerpts from several screenplays; a collection of dust jacket cover shots; audio clips from various films; and articles, essays, and interviews with David Mamet.
Mamet directed both the Cambridge and the New York productions, with his wife Rebecca Pidgeon starring as Carol.
Much of Mamet's dialogue is fragmented with interrupted sentences, typical of his career-long effort to reproduce the discontinuities of everyday speech.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/drama/mamet.htm   (196 words)

  
 David Mamet's Spartan. - By David Edelstein - Slate Magazine
We are soon in the land of twists and crosses and double-crosses and double-double-crosses and triple-half-gainer-back-flip crosses (with a twist).
A winner in Mamet country would have to be a gold medalist in the Machiavellian Olympics, with compromising photos of the Russian judge to boot.
(Mamet seems to blame the president's daughter for having dyed her hair blond.) His is a sick and corrupt world, finally, in which few acts of decency go unpunished; and I find that just as phony and simpleminded as a world in which everyone lives happily ever after.
www.slate.com /id/2096657   (733 words)

  
 Mamet,David Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real esate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream.
In David Mamet's latest play, a male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifyingly short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition.
David Mamet's novel is a futurist fantasy about a world without literature--or even pop culture--and about the attempts to get it back.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Mamet,David   (990 words)

  
 David Mamet and Acting
This differs from Mamet's suggestion of the actors being functionaries interpreting the clear specific intentions of the writer on a kind of one-to-one correlation.
Mamet, also being a screen writer, is no doubt influenced by the contempt writers receive in the film industry.
Mamet is clear in his disdain for such people.
www.shadowhousepits.com.au /mametandacting.htm   (1288 words)

  
 University of Delaware: RICHARD HOFFMAN DAVID MAMET COLLECTION
Mamet attended Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in 1968 and 1969 and received a B.A. from Goddard College in 1969.
David Mamet began his career as an actor and director, founding and serving as the artistic director of St. Nicholas Theater Company in Chicago from 1973 to 1976.
In addition to playwriting, David Mamet is an accomplished screenwriter, adapting his own plays, such as American Buffalo (1996) and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), for the screen and writing original screenplays such as Hoffa (1992) and Heist (2001).
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/findaids/mamet.htm   (2735 words)

  
 Cranky Critic® StarTalk: David Mamet
If you don't know the name David Mamet, oh boy do I have a lot of work ahead of me. While American Buffalo, perhaps his most famous play, didn't translate well to the big screen (IMO) other written work has done gangbusters: Glengarry Glen Ross top among them.
Mamet's screenplays include The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Untouchables, The Edge and Wag the Dog, and his plays put him in the top ranks of American writers.
David Mamet: Well, I probably would have cut it off a little bit just because; they used to say in the Yiddish theater "fartaytsht un farbesert" which translates as "as translated and improved by..." [laughs all around]
www.crankycritic.com /qa/davidmamet.html   (1744 words)

  
 Cons and Confusion with "The Spanish Prisoner's" David Mamet
Here is a man whose plays have won numerous awards, whose staccato language has defined a contemporary masculine world like no other, and whose books on directing and acting have influenced countless students of film and theater.
Mamet: We showed it to an audience for the first time in Toronto.
Mamet: It's interesting you should pick those out, because coincidentally those two sets are real.
www.indiewire.com /people/int_Mamet_David_980403.html   (1412 words)

  
 David Mamet (1947 - )
Born on November 30, 1947 in Flossmoor, Illinois, David Mamet studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York before venturing into the professional world of the Theatre.
Although reminiscent of such playwrights as Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett, Mamet's dialogue is so unique that it has become known as "Mametspeak".
Noted for his strong male characters, Mamet's plays often deal with the decline of morality in a world which has become an emotional and spiritual wasteland.
www.imagi-nation.com /moonstruck/clsc31.html   (366 words)

  
 David Mamet - Uncyclopedia
David Mamet was an internationally famous dealer in live crocodiles.
David Mamet is a footsoldier of the Curie crime family.
David Mamet came from the direction of Libya, but he has never been in Libya.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/David_Mamet   (437 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Three Uses of the Knife: Books: David Mamet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
David Mamet is all at once a very clear writer and a very mysterious writer.
Mamet's genius is undeniable, and the confidence he enbues in his writing is unforgettable.
Mamet dips here and there into the function of drama, his bold thesis being that theatre is magic.
www.amazon.com /Three-Uses-Knife-David-Mamet/dp/023111088X   (2051 words)

  
 HSX Prediction Market: StarBonds® : David Mamet
David Mamet is one of the most celebrated playwright-screenwriters of our time.
Mamet won the Pulitzer prize in Drama for one of his best-known works, Glengary Glen Ross and in 1992, the play was adapted into a successful motion picture.
Mamet has directed a select number of his screenplays which includes The Spanish Prisoner, Oleanna, House of Games, and State and Maine.
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 David Mamet - Picture - MSN Encarta
American playwright David Mamet is known for his naturalistic and dramatic plays focusing on alienated members of the lower-middle class.
Mamet won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for the play Glengarry Glen Ross, about a group of real estate salesmen in Chicago and the seamy side of their business.
He has also written screenplays, notably for The Untouchables (1987), and worked as a film director.
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 NPR : Armchair Traveler: David Mamet
Reading a passage from 'South of the Northeast Kingdom,' filmmaker David Mamet describes a different kind of shooting.
Morning Edition, August 21, 2003 · David Mamet, the writer of gritty dramas like Glengarry Glen Ross and Heist, first went to Vermont at the age of 17, and fell in love with the place.
Mamet has written South of the Northeast Kingdom, a book that he describes as "an homage, I hope a piece of gratitude" to Vermont.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=1400160   (874 words)

  
 David Mamet — Infoplease.com
Mamet's Boy Wonder - Mamet's Boy Wonder An Interview with playwright and filmmaker David Mamet by Peter Keough The...
David Mamet - Mamet, David, 1947–, American playwright and film director, b.
Brass Balls: Masculine Communication and the Discourse of Capitalism in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross.
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 CNN.com - It's a story. A story about David Mamet. - Mar 22, 2004
Though Mamet's trying a different subject matter with "Spartan," it's typical of other works in his filmography -- a career that includes writing and directing "House of Games" (1987), "The Spanish Prisoner" (1997) and "Heist" (2001).
Mamet's dark fairy tale spins off into another, more sinister direction when a cover-up ensues.
This is familiar terrain for Mamet fans -- the writer is fond of the con man's milieu, which usually entails double-crosses on top of double-crosses over twists and beneath cover-ups.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/22/david.mamet   (753 words)

  
 Salon | David Mamet
Since then Mamet has turned his caustic gaze upon Hollywood (Madonna played the aspiring actress in 1989's "Speed-the-Plow") and sexual harassment (in 1993's subversive "Oleanna").
Mamet is also the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including "Writing in Restaurants" and his latest, "True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor," as well as two works of fiction.
Mamet lives in Vermont and Cambridge, Mass., with his wife, actress Rebecca Pidgeon.
www.salon.com /feature/1997/10/cov_si_24mamet.html   (1107 words)

  
 David Mamet Biography by FilmMakers Magazine
Most recognized of Mamet’s style is his sparse, clipped dialogue.
Although reminiscent of such playwrights as Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett, Mamet’s dialogue is so unique that it has become known as “Mametspeak.” His language is not so much “naturalistic,” as it is a “poetic” impression of streetwise jargon.
In the entertainment field, David Alan Mamet is widely known and respected for his work not only as a Director but also as a Playwright and an Author.
www.filmmakers.com /artists/mamet/biography   (508 words)

  
 Salon.com People | David Mamet
Playwright and screenwriter David Mamet knows what Joe Six-Pack likes, but he also knows how Joe Six-Pack lives and talks and what he needs, so much so that motivational experts actually use Mamet's film "Glengarry Glen Ross" -- which does for selling what skewers do for cherry tomatoes -- as a motivational tool.
Mamet's machine-gun dialogue, both an "Airplane"-style joke on noir and a pitch-perfect copy of every overconfident asshole you ever met, is so beautiful yet utilitarian it's like holding a well-made steak knife when there's nothing to cook.
Mamet needn't worry too much about output, since, besides the screenplays and scripts, he's produced novels, essay collections, articles and even books for children.
archive.salon.com /people/bc/2001/09/11/mamet/index.html?CP=RDF&DN=310   (705 words)

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