23 May 2007

I recently bought David Mamet's new book, Bambi vs. Godzilla, which purports to be an "exhilaratingly subversive" look at Hollywood. It isn't. In fact, it's pretty boring, with a minimum of anecdote or gossip, a lot of heavy-handed theory, and a disinclination to speak poorly of anyone except the dead (e.g., Laurence Olivier). You do, however, learn that Mamet's favorite movie is The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, and his wonderful wife's favorite movie is I Know Where I'm Going! Say what you will about the Mamets, but they've got excellent taste.

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