Tag Archives: David Mamet

June 2022 Viewing Diary

Watcher (2022; d. Chloe Okuno) I was super impressed – and totally freaked out – by this thriller, psychological and otherwise. The mood is HEAVY with omnipresent DREAD. I reviewed for Ebert. Russian Doll (Season 1 and 2, 2019-2022) I’m … Continue reading

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January/February/March 2021 Viewing Diary

Better late than never. I moved at the end of January – a big interstate move – so I’ve been a bit, how you say, busy. Not too busy to keep up my viewing schedule but too busy to put … Continue reading

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The Books: True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor, by David Mamet

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor, by David Mamet This is an extremely obnoxious book which also has a lot of truth in it. Actors … Continue reading

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Mamet’s Adaptation

An anecdote about David Mamet, written by the great John Lahr. Mamet once handed [Fred] Zollo a copy of “American Buffalo” to do as a movie. “Have you adapted it for the screen?” Zollo asked. “Adapted it?” said Mamet. “Have … Continue reading

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Bingo!

Rhetorical questions are all accusations. They’re very very sneaky accusations. — David Mamet

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