A new collection of prose writings from the author of "Writing in Restaurants". Mamet discusses his parallel experience in cinema as screenwriter ("The Untouchables") and writer-director ("House of Games"). There are also pieces on being a Jew, politics, acting and Disneyland.A new collection of prose writings from the author of "Writing in Restaurants". Mamet discusses his parallel experience in cinema as screenwriter ("The Untouchables") and writer-director ("House of Games"). There are also pieces on being a Jew, politics, acting and Disneyland.Read Less
Fine in fine dust jacket. Viking Penguin, New York, NY, 1989. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine-/Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=6"x8.75", 180 pages. DJ rear cover lightly rubbed, 1/2"long black line across bottom page ends near spine, o.w. clean, tight & bright. No ink names, bookplates, DJ tears etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0670829331 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Good Minus in Good jacket. Gray boards with black cloth spine and red/silver spine lettering. Signed by Mamet on the bottom corner of the half title. Light dampstain to bottom rear spineward of book and dustjacket, minimal with a small dot of black from the cloth going through on the bottom of the last 20 pages, text not affected. Otherwise the book is near fine as is the price-clipped jacket. 180 pp. Semi-autobiographical grappling with human nature and the state of the world from highly touted Chicago playwright. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Mamet on the title page. One board corner tapped; otherwise, in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Very Good in Fine jacket. Signed by Author A near fine copy-copy signed and inscribed BY THE AUTHOR, first edition first printing, clean, SMALL REMAINDER BOTTOM EDGE, never read. aside form the remainder, this is a near fine copy. a Rare collectible.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Signed by author. x, , 180 p. A new collection of prose writings from the author of "Writing in Restaurants". Mamet discusses his parallel experience in cinema as screenwriter ("The Untouchables") and writer-director ("House of Games"). There are also pieces on being a Jew, politics, acting and Disneyland. From WIkipedia: "David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for The Verdict (1982) and Wag the Dog (1997). Mamet's books include: The Old Religion (1997), a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank; Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy (2004), a Torah commentary with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner; The Wicked Son (2006), a study of Jewish self-hatred and antisemitism; Bambi vs. Godzilla, a commentary on the movie business; and The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture (2011), a commentary on cultural and political issues. Mamet's feature films, which he both wrote and directed, include Redbelt (2008), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), House of Games (1987) (which won Best Film and Best Screenplay awards at the 1987 Venice Film Festival and "Film of the Year" for the 1989 London Critics Circle Film Awards), Spartan (2004), Heist (2001), State and Main (2000) (Winner of a Best Acting-Ensemble award from the National Board of Review), The Winslow Boy (1999), Oleanna (1994), Homicide (1991) (nominated for the Palme d'Or at 1991 Cannes Film Festival and won a "Screenwriter of the Year" award for Mamet from the London Critics Circle Film Awards and Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards), Things Change (1988) (which won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at 1988 Venice Film Festival for Don Ameche and Joe Mantegna), and most recently the 2013 HBO film Phil Spector, starring Al Pacino as Spector with Helen Mirren and Jeffrey Tambor. Mamet has also written the screenplays for such films as The Verdict (1982), directed by Sidney Lumet, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), directed by Bob Rafelson, The Untouchables (1987) directed by Brian De Palma, Hoffa (1992), Ronin (1998), Wag The Dog (1997), The Edge (1997), and Hannibal (2001). Mamet was also the creator, executive producer, and frequent writer for the TV show, The Unit."
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. First edition of this memoir by the author of American Buffalo. Near fine in near fine price intact dustwrapper. This copy INSCRIBED to film actor and director Paul Bartel in 1995. Signed by Author.
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