Friday, November 30th, 2012
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David Mamet Is 65


David Alan Mamet turns 65 today. There are all sorts of things I could say about him, and many of his ideas and proclamations make him what I guess we would call "problematic" or whatever, but is he the greatest playwright of the last quarter of the 20th century? It says here yes. (Should you feel the need to point it out in the comments I am indeed a heterosexual white man etc.) In any event, it's the man's birthday today. For the plays, the movies (okay, The Verdict, The Untouchables and House of Games at least) and that episode of "Hill Street Blues" he wrote, I wish him a happy one.

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more like 65 years CRAZY amirite

Rod T (#33)

1. I think it's time for me to re-read "Writing in Restaurants".
2. His use of dialogue has forever changed me.
3. Let it be noted that I am a gay for Mamet.

BadUncle (#153)

65, and certainly acts his age. Sadly.

Cogwheel (#8,960)

Good heavens! Tom Stoppard deserves a mention here, surely.

NinetyNine (#98)

Caryl Churchill. Done.

Needs the story Helen Hayes told on the Dick Cavett Show about the panhandler in Shubert Alley.

Mr. B (#10,093)

I realize I'm probably in the minority here, but fuck if Spartan isn't an awesome movie.

Spencer Lund (#2,331)

The correct answer is always The Duck Variations.

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