Preface and Chapter 1: Storytelling
1. Where was Mamet teaching in the fall of 1987?
(d) Rutgers University.
2. How many films had David Mamet directed at the time that the book was written?
3. In what area did Mamet have greater experience in when writing the book?
(b) Film criticism.
(c) Stage directing.
4. The newspaper reviewer criticized an author for attempting screenwriting because he was nearly what?
5. Who wrote The Profession of the Stage?
(a) Andreas Tovstonogov.
(b) Constantin Stanislavski.
(c) Georgi Tovstonogov.
(d) Michael Chekhov.
6. Who said, "Write the story, take out all the good lines, and see if it still works"?
7. A good writer only gets better by learning to do what, according to Mamet?
(b) Flesh out stories.
(c) Create characters.
8. Who said that the point is what happens to he hero, not what happens to the writer?
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