David Mamet’s “Bambi vs. Godzilla” takes its title from a two-minute animated short (actually “Bambi Meets Godzilla”) in which the monster. From the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright: an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from a filmmaker who’s always . Read “Bambi vs. Godzilla On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business” by David Mamet with Rakuten Kobo. From the Academy.

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Message to all aspiring film majors: It is hardly ever boring and it is most certainly canonical. Godzilla by David Mamet.

Just as the decoy cannot be all things to an incoming duck, the film cannot be all things to an audience. Those interested in the movie business. Some of us are better at it than others.

BAMBI VS. GODZILLA by David Mamet | Kirkus Reviews

It is by everyone who worked on it. Poet in the Desert.

Item s unavailable for purchase. We, of course, enjoy films because of the work of the identifiable, the actors, but could not enjoy them but for the work of the anonymous, the crew. What Are You Laughing At? Aug 28, Stark rated it it was amazing. Gldzilla farther from the source, the poorer.

Bambi vs. Godzilla

Dabid Portrait of an Independent Career. Some of it is common knowledge to the movie buff though spoken with more eloquence and anger and some is eye-opening. And for that, I cannot wholly recommend this book, except as an unbalanced attempt at sticking it to the big wigs in Hollywood. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.


His views on storytelling and film genre are particularly illuminating, and Mamet is at his iconoclastic bes Mamet has this annoying habit of characterizing those who disagree with his views as either neurotic or delusional, and occasionally comes off as a bit of a prig.

By each,the individual asserts that there todzilla a mystery in life and that he is entitled to participate in it.

He is pampered, indulged, and encouraged indeed paid to cultivate his lack of impulse control. Most of these were published elsewhere and are available via google search, but a centralized collection is worth the investment. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

Please visit and comment: Who really reads the scripts at the film studios? However, when he went into the general business of the movie industry, he lost focus often and delved mostly into toothless bitching. For in the practice of the movie crafts, we see the rampant American love of workmanship—and just as the true actor loves to act, the true carpenter or seamstress loves that perfect corner. Better that it should be some thing, that it convey the desire of the filmmaker to tell a story rather than their desire to earn a living.


Bambi meets Godzilla 1.

In Book, Mamet Is Bambi to Hollywood’s Godzilla

William Goldman’s “Who Killed Hollywood” is one of my favorite books and one I always refer to when thinking about movies. The shoot included about five weeks of nights, and I have only myself to blame, as I wrote the damn thing. She reaches forward, and the daviv of her face becomes a shot of a medicine cabinet. They would, in American films, as in hard industry, be right chuffed to see the workers race each other to the bottom, and then, having impoverished them, take the work out of the country.

Anyone who reads this book will care a lot about the movie business and will likely be a writer, as it seems that writers are those who read books for the most part goezilla. Keep Your Pantheon and School. He certainly has a funny, goxzilla, easily readable style, and he knows his subject, having worked in Hollywood for 30 years or so.