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On Directing Film Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

David Mamet

David Mamet, author of "On Directing Film, is a renowned screenwriter, playwright and film director. At the time of the writing of this book, Mamet had directed two films, "House of Games" and "Things Change." Mamet is the screenwriter of such notable films as "The Verdict," "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (modern version), "The Untouchables" and "Hoffa" just to name a few. Mamet enjoyed earlier success in writing a dozen plays including "American Buffalo," "A Life in the Theater" and "Glengarry Glen Ross." Mamet won the coveted Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Award for his most successful play, "Glengarry Glen Ross" which was subsequently made into a film.

David Mamet hails from Chicago and currently has homes in Massachusetts and Vermont. Mamet's educational background was not in film rather it was in drama school. In his book Mamet points out that neither a...

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