On Directing Film

by David Mamet

Penguin Books | January 3, 1992 | Trade Paperback |

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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 directing—from script to cutting room—to 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0 in

Published: January 3, 1992

Publisher: Penguin Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140127224

ISBN - 13: 9780140127225

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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On Directing Film

On Directing Film

by David Mamet

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0 in

Published: January 3, 1992

Publisher: Penguin Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140127224

ISBN - 13: 9780140127225

From the Publisher

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 directing—from script to cutting room—to 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.

From the Jacket

Calling on this 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 directing--from script to cutting room--to 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.

About the Author

David Mamet ''s Glengarry Glen Ross won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1984. He is also the author of Writing in Restaurants and On Directing Film, both available from Penguin.

From Our Editors

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright comes invaluable insights and practical instructions on the art of film directing. Mamet looks at every aspect of directing--from script to cutting room--and draws from a wide variety of sources to make his points

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"Passion, clarity, commitment, intelligence—just what one would expect from Mamet."
—Sidney Lumet

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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