Calling on his unique perspective as playwright, screenwriter, and director of his own critically acclaimed movies, House of Games and Things Change, David Mamet illuminates how a film comes to be. He looks at every aspect of directingfrom script to cutting roomto show the many tasks directors undertake in reaching their prime objective: presenting a story that will be understood by the audience and has the power to be both surprising and inevitable at the same time.
Based on a series of classes Mamet taught at Columbia University’s film school, On Directing Film will be enjoyed not only by students but by anyone interested in an overview of the craft of filmmaking.
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“Passion, clarity, commitment, intelligencejust what one would expect from Mamet.” Sidney Lumet
About David Mamet
DAVID MAMET is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright as well as a director, novelist, poet, and essayist. He has written the screenplays for more than twenty films, including Heist, Spartan, House of Games, The Spanish Prisoner,… More about David Mamet
Published by Penguin Books Jan 01, 1992| 128 Pages| 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| ISBN 9780140127225