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The Resource Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business, David Mamet

Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business, David Mamet

Label
Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business
Title
Bambi vs. Godzilla
Title remainder
on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business
Statement of responsibility
David Mamet
Title variation
Bambi versus Godzilla
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Playwright and screenwriter Mamet gives us a subversive inside look at Hollywood from the perspective of a filmmaker who has always played the game his own way. Who really reads the scripts at the film studios? How is a screenplay like a personals ad? Whose opinion matters when revising a screenplay? Why are there so many producers listed in movie credits? And what do those producers do, anyway? Refreshingly unafraid to offend, Mamet provides hilarious, surprising, and bracingly forthright answers to these and other questions about virtually every aspect of filmmaking, from concept to script to screen. He covers topics ranging from "How Scripts Got So Bad" to the oxymoron of "Manners in Hollywood." He takes us step-by-step through some of his favorite movie stunts and directorial tricks, and demonstrates that it is craft and crew, not stars and producers, that make great films.--From publisher description
Summary
A subversive, inside glimpse of the complex world of the film industry provides candid descriptions of every aspect of filmmaking, from initial concept, to script, to screen, covering topics that range from "How Scripts Got So Bad" to "Hollywood Manners," as well as his personal choices for favorite actor, favorite film, and more
Tone
Writing style
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187930
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mamet, David
Dewey number
384/.80973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
M244 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
filmographies
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True
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  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry
  • United States
  • Filmkunst
  • Filmindustrie
  • Verenigde Staten
  • cinéma américain (Etats-Unis)
  • Motion picture industry
Target audience
adult
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on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business
Label
Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business, David Mamet
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes filmography: pages 207-238
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • [pt. 2].
  • The repressive mechanism
  • A dark comedy
  • An American tragedy
  • An understanding and a misunderstanding of the repressive mechanism
  • Corruption
  • [pt. 3].
  • The screenplay
  • How to write a screenplay
  • Character, plot, dialogue, camera angles, advice to the editor
  • Introduction
  • Helpful hints on screenwriting
  • The script
  • Women, writing for
  • How scripts got so bad
  • Begging letters
  • (Secret bonus chapter) : The three magic questions
  • [pt. 4].
  • Technique
  • Storytelling : some technical advice
  • Learning by doing
  • [pt. 1].
  • Improvisation
  • The slate piece
  • The wisdom of the ancients
  • [pt. 5].
  • Some principles
  • The audience ; or, Lessons from duck hunting
  • Aesthetic distance
  • The five-gag film
  • Bringing a gun to a knife fight ; or, A short tour of the concept of suspension of disbelief
  • The good people of Hollywood
  • Hard work
  • Producers
  • Victims and villains
  • Jews in show business
  • The development process ; or, Learning to make nothing at all!
  • [pt. 7].
  • Passing judgment
  • Reverence as opposed to love
  • Great and rotten acting
  • Good in the room : auditions and the fallacy of testing critics
  • The critic and the censor
  • [pt. 8].
  • Crimes and misdemeanors
  • Manners in Hollywood
  • Theft
  • [pt. 6].
  • Two great American documents ; or, In the wake of the Oscars
  • Conclusion : It ain't over till it's over
  • Appendix : Films referenced
  • Index
  • Genre
  • Bang-bang
  • The cop movie
  • "Film noir and he-men
  • Shadow of a doubt
  • Religious films
  • The sequel
Control code
ocm70131181
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780375422539
Lccn
2006020018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375422539
System control number
(OCoLC)70131181
Label
Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business, David Mamet
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes filmography: pages 207-238
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • [pt. 2].
  • The repressive mechanism
  • A dark comedy
  • An American tragedy
  • An understanding and a misunderstanding of the repressive mechanism
  • Corruption
  • [pt. 3].
  • The screenplay
  • How to write a screenplay
  • Character, plot, dialogue, camera angles, advice to the editor
  • Introduction
  • Helpful hints on screenwriting
  • The script
  • Women, writing for
  • How scripts got so bad
  • Begging letters
  • (Secret bonus chapter) : The three magic questions
  • [pt. 4].
  • Technique
  • Storytelling : some technical advice
  • Learning by doing
  • [pt. 1].
  • Improvisation
  • The slate piece
  • The wisdom of the ancients
  • [pt. 5].
  • Some principles
  • The audience ; or, Lessons from duck hunting
  • Aesthetic distance
  • The five-gag film
  • Bringing a gun to a knife fight ; or, A short tour of the concept of suspension of disbelief
  • The good people of Hollywood
  • Hard work
  • Producers
  • Victims and villains
  • Jews in show business
  • The development process ; or, Learning to make nothing at all!
  • [pt. 7].
  • Passing judgment
  • Reverence as opposed to love
  • Great and rotten acting
  • Good in the room : auditions and the fallacy of testing critics
  • The critic and the censor
  • [pt. 8].
  • Crimes and misdemeanors
  • Manners in Hollywood
  • Theft
  • [pt. 6].
  • Two great American documents ; or, In the wake of the Oscars
  • Conclusion : It ain't over till it's over
  • Appendix : Films referenced
  • Index
  • Genre
  • Bang-bang
  • The cop movie
  • "Film noir and he-men
  • Shadow of a doubt
  • Religious films
  • The sequel
Control code
ocm70131181
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780375422539
Lccn
2006020018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375422539
System control number
(OCoLC)70131181

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