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ISBN-10: 1400034442
ISBN-13: 9781400034444
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 02/12/2008
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 0.70" H

Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business

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From the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright: an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from a filmmaker who’s always played by his own rules.

Who really reads the scripts at the film studios? How is a screenplay like a personals ad? Why are there so many producers listed in movie credits? And what on earth do those producers do anyway? Refreshingly unafraid to offend, Mamet provides hilarious, surprising, and refreshingly forthright answers to these and other questions about every aspect of filmmaking from concept to script to screen. A bracing, no-holds-barred examination of the strange contradictions of Tinseltown, Bambi vs. Godzilla dissects the movies with Mamet’s signature style and wit.

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"Sharp, savvy. . . . Icily hilarious. . . . Mr. Mamet writes with insight, idiosyncrasy and a Godzillian imperviousness to opposition." –Janet Maslin, The New York Times"Winningly pugnacious. . . . [Bambi vs. Godzilla] is funny and angry and intemperate and passionate enough to tell the truth about movies." –San Francisco Chronicle"This is a book infused with love - the sweet, helpless love Mamet has for film, and the communal process that makes it." –Los Angeles Times"Playful . . . deft. . . . Mamet the dramatist has developed a career as a prolific philosophical essayist." –Chicago Sun-Times
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ISBN-10: 1400034442
ISBN-13: 9781400034444
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 02/12/2008
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 0.70" H
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