David Mamet Quotes
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David Alan Mamet. He first gained critical acclaim for a trio of off-Broadway plays in 1976: The Duck Variations, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and American Buffalo. His play Race opened on Broadway on December 6, 2009, and his play The Penitent previewed off-Broadway on February 8, 2017.
Feature films that Mamet both wrote and directed include House of Games, Heist. He wrote the screenplays for The Verdict, Hoffa, and Hannibal. Mamet himself wrote the screenplay for the 1992 adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross, and wrote and directed the 1994 adaptation of his play Oleanna. He was the executive producer and frequent writer for the TV show The Unit.
Mamet's books include: The Old Religion, a study of Jewish self-hatred and antisemitism; Bambi vs. Godzilla, a commentary on the movie business; The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, a commentary on cultural and political issues; and Three War Stories, a trio of novellas about the physical and psychological effects of war.