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House of Games (1987)


Expletive Deleted: David Mamet Films

The World According to David Mamet
4 Tuesdays, May 1 to May 22, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Ph.D., Director of Education, BMFI
Location: Multimedia Room
Cost: $100 for members, $125 for non-members
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Poet. Vulgarian. Pulitzer Prize-Winner. These labels and more have been applied to playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker David Mamet. Best known for his stage work—particularly 1984's award-winning Glengarry Glen Ross—Mamet has also brought his distinctive style to a range of screenplays, beginning with The Postman Always Rings Twice in 1981. Mamet also has penned screen versions of his stage plays, and he has written and directed several original films, starting with House of Games (1987), and including Homicide (1991) and The Spanish Prisoner (1997), among others.

All of his pictures examine issues of trust, honor, and responsibility, and contain two elements for which Mamet's films are notorious: confidence games (in one form or another) and eloquent, mannered, and cadenced dialogue. Skeptics who think these elements preclude Mamet's films from consideration as cinematic art should heed the auteur's own words: “Drama is not an attempt to depict something which is real in the external world but rather an attempt to depict something which is real in an internal world . . . It's the difference between being a painter and an illustrator.”
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  • Tuesday, May 1
    6:30pm 2018-05-01 18:30:00 2018-05-01 21:30:00 America/New_York Expletive Deleted: David Mamet Films http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/class/2322/expletive-deleted-david-mamet-films?id=2322&keyword=expletive-deleted-david-mamet-films Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Tuesday, May 8
    6:30pm 2018-05-08 18:30:00 2018-05-08 21:30:00 America/New_York Expletive Deleted: David Mamet Films http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/class/2322/expletive-deleted-david-mamet-films?id=2322&keyword=expletive-deleted-david-mamet-films Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Tuesday, May 15
    6:30pm 2018-05-15 18:30:00 2018-05-15 21:30:00 America/New_York Expletive Deleted: David Mamet Films http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/class/2322/expletive-deleted-david-mamet-films?id=2322&keyword=expletive-deleted-david-mamet-films Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Tuesday, May 22
    6:30pm 2018-05-22 18:30:00 2018-05-22 21:30:00 America/New_York Expletive Deleted: David Mamet Films http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/class/2322/expletive-deleted-david-mamet-films?id=2322&keyword=expletive-deleted-david-mamet-films Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA