David Mamet Writing Styles in On Directing Film

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Perspective

The book, "On Directing Film" is authored by filmmaker David Mamet. The book presents his theories on making successful films. As such, he is the perfect expert to discuss his own views versus other techniques which with he has issues. Mamet proudly points out that he was not a film student. However, he gives no more credence to his own education in drama school.

What he does bring to the table in touting his film making theories is his cinematic background. He was the screenwriter for "The Verdict," "The Postman Always Rings Twice," "The Untouchables" and "House of Games," all critically and financially successful movies. At the time the book was written, Mamet had just completed just two directorships having under his belt "House of Games" and "Things Change." At time of writing, he acknowledges that he is just past neophyte stage in directing experience.

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