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On Directing Film Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Describe the career of author David Mamet and how he came to the world of film. What was the principle area of his expertise at the time he wrote On Directing Film?

Discuss Mamet's take on exposition and narration in storytelling and specifically in film.

Discuss the element of dialogue in film. What did Mamet suggest in directing scenes with dialogue? What should a director avoid in terms of dialogue?

What authors did Mamet quote in the book with regard to cutting extraneous text in a screenplay? What theorists did he speak about in dramatic analysis?

Describe Eisenstein's theory of montage. How did Mamet view this approach to storytelling in film?

Why did Mamet believe that the steadicam was a contributor to the downfall of American cinema? What approach is common with the use of the steadicam?

Define the following terms and describe how they relate to one...

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