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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I finally got a lot of questions answered about his ambiguous chauvinism and his views on women and writing for women. A lot of his jokes fall flat. Some of it is common knowledge to the movie godzilla though spoken with more eloquence and anger and some is eye-opening.

The process of filmmaking condensed down to its very basic elements with a wry sense of humor written just for the most masochistic job in the industry: And this book has my favorite cold opening short of a Richard Stark Parker novel. Mar 09, Jason rated it liked it.

This reduction includes legitimate business oversight, and may even extend, I have been told, to actual malversation of funds. Nov 20, Alicia rated it did not like it Shelves: Item s unavailable for purchase. He certainly has a funny, casual, easily readable style, and he knows his subject, having worked in Hollywood for 30 years or so. Mamett for that, I cannot wholly recommend this book, except as an unbalanced attempt at sticking it to the big wigs in Hollywood.


Just its title alone–a knowing reference to one of the more famous short films of the late ‘s–gives an idea of the sort of humorous writing that this book will contain. For another name for “chance” is “mystery,” and another name is “art. He, like the rogue cop, withdraws or is temporarily expelled from the police department–the repressive organization. The heart of the matter. A Portrait of an Independent Career. 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 [1].


In Book, Mamet Is Bambi to Hollywood’s Godzilla : NPR

Dec 30, Pages Buy. Please review your cart. Mar 05, Todzilla Willemse rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 30, John L rated it liked it. In fact, he goes overboard on some very mediocre British talent throughout the volume.

Dec 30, Pages. But what lifts this from the mean are two things: The author knows his subject. What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: The ax that he suggests one uses in the cutting room clearly wasn’t used in the book. The shoot included about five weeks of nights, and I have only myself to blame, as I wrote the godziola thing. Those interested in the movie business.

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In Book, Mamet Is Bambi to Hollywood’s Godzilla

Others are a brief in-text synopsis to add emphasis to a point or thought. Its hero is an Indonesian aircraft mechanic.

Faced, as they often are, with intransigence, malfeasance, bad manners, and just plain stupidity on the part of the above-the-line, they react with impassivity. On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business, and offers a glimpse inside the sound stage.

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

Godzilla is laugh out loud funny and something I intend to read again. The body doesn’t want to get up, having had so little sleep; the body doesn’t want to shut down and go to sleep at ten o’clock in the morning. Bbambi is the film “by”? Aug 28, Stark rated it it was amazing.

Stay bambu Touch Sign up. We took off our “audience” hat and put on our “judge” hat. 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.