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David Mamet

Read through the most famous quotes from David Mamet

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.

— David Mamet

#eating #food #humor #pie #stress

Every scene should be able to answer three questions: "Who wants what from whom? What happens if they don't get it? Why now?

— David Mamet

#film #writing #business

We're all put to the test... but it never comes in the form or at the point we would prefer, does it?

— David Mamet

#trial #trials

Life in the movie business is like the beginning of a new love affair: it's full of surprises, and you're constantly getting fucked.

— David Mamet

#hollywood #business

What is our life: (Pause.) it’s looking forward or it’s looking back. And that’s our life. That’s it. Where is the moment?

— David Mamet

#life #moment #past #present #life

The leaf of the camomile, parboiled in water, conduces to calm. And yet I do not worship it.

— David Mamet

#worship #religion

A liberal pretending to be a conservative? That's like a straight person pretending to be gay to get greater acceptance.

— David Mamet

#conservative #gay #get #greater #liberal

The surprise is half the battle. Many things are half the battle, losing is half the battle. Let's think about what's the whole battle.

— David Mamet

#battle #half #losing #many #surprise

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.

— David Mamet

#completely #dialogue #film #good #good film

Each culture has its own form of staged combat, evolved from its particular method of street fighting and cleaned up for presentation as a spectacle, e.g. savate, Cornish wrestling, karate, kung-fu.

— David Mamet

#combat #culture #each #evolved #fighting

About David Mamet

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They have two children Clara and Noah. Aaronow Talking about it as a. Mamet's first produced screenplay was the 1981 production of The Postman Always Rings Twice (directed by Bob Rafelson) based upon James M.

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 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; and Bambi vs. : /ˈmæmɨt/; born November 30 1947) is an American playwright essayist screenwriter and film director.

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