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House of Games (1987)
17
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Homicide (1991)
5
4.76%
Glengarry Glen Ross (written) (1992)
43
40.95%
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
14
13.33%
The Winslow Boy (1999)
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0.95%
State and Main (2000)
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Heist (2001)
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Spartan (2004)
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9.52%
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Favorite David Mamet film?

Old 05-06-18, 05:13 PM
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Re: Favorite David Mamet film?

Not a single person has cited Oleanna, which I think is much better than its reputation. No other film has managed to convey the dusty, musty, "the carpets and furniture smell of decades of learning" atmosphere of a university setting quite so well.

My fav is probably Homicide, but I also love Glengarry, Spanish Prisoner, Oleanna, House of Games, and to a lesser extent, Winslow Boy. I haven't seen the others. I'm not fond of Mamet's singularly stilted, artificial dialogue, but I have always managed to overlook it and enjoy his films anyway.
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Re: Favorite David Mamet film?

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Yeah, he did a covert rewrite on that script.

The film of his thatís a must see right now is Oleanna. Itís about sexual harassment on campus.
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Not a single person has cited Oleanna, which I think is much better than its reputation. No other film has managed to convey the dusty, musty, "the carpets and furniture smell of decades of learning" atmosphere of a university setting quite so well.

My fav is probably Homicide, but I also love Glengarry, Spanish Prisoner, Oleanna, House of Games, and to a lesser extent, Winslow Boy. I haven't seen the others. I'm not fond of Mamet's singularly stilted, artificial dialogue, but I have always managed to overlook it and enjoy his films anyway.
you just pulled an OldBoy!
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Re: Favorite David Mamet film?

NOBODY can pull an Oldboy except for Oldboy. Everyone else just strives to be you.


And we all use the Google, which already prevents us from pulling any kind of Oldboy.
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Oops, I missed Mabuse's comment, but it's also not in the poll.
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State and Main. Great comedy.
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Re: Favorite David Mamet film?

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Not a single person has cited Oleanna, which I think is much better than its reputation. No other film has managed to convey the dusty, musty, "the carpets and furniture smell of decades of learning" atmosphere of a university setting quite so well.
I was saying Oleanna.


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i had no idea he wrote The Edge. i think i have that digitally. might have to check that out. i mean i know it was like a survivalist movie or whatever, but does it have the specific Mamet dialogue as well?
Yes, you will definitely recognize "Mamet dialogue" throughout the movie...And Baldwin delivers it just as well as he did in Glengarry Glen Ross...Really underrated movie in my mind...Also has one of the main characters from the HBO show Oz and he's really great in it...The score is also fantastic...
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Originally Posted by AnonomusBob15 View Post
Heist and Spartan are great films. I still need to see Homicide and House of Games.

I also loved The Edge and Glengarry.

Also didn't know he wrote Hannibal and Ronin, both of which i'm not very fond of.
He took his name off of Ronin so it was credited to an alias. Apparently he hated that they hired someone to rewrite the third act...Can't remember where I read it, but he more or less disowned that movie...For what it's worth, I do think that is a good movie, aside from the final twenty minutes or so...And Jean Reno was great in it...
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Re: Favorite David Mamet film?

For Ronin, he actually came in to rewrite the script and took his name off because he wouldnít get the sole credit.

I donít think the Edge has a definitive Mamet styling as it plays very commercial. Itís way toned down from ďThatís why itís called money.Ē

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