David Mamet – I lost it at the Movies.
“A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.”
The iconoclastic David Mamet is an American author, playwright, screenwriter and film director. A Tony and Oscar award nominee, he won the Pulitzer Prize for “Glengarry Glen Ross.”
Amongst his several credits are The Verdict, The Untouchables, Wag the Dog, and Ronin as screenwriter and House of Games, Homicide and State and Main as Director.
Here, in a nostalgic yet insightful 1987 article published in AFI’s American Film magazine, he talks about working as an outsider in Hollywood, Independent cinema and the pains of being a screenwriter.