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    Default CBR: Bendis Interviews Mamet

    In a comics and film crossover unlike you've seen before, writer Brian Michael Bendis interviews his favorite writer for stage and film, David Mamet, about his own collections of superhero comics, the creative process and more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR News View Post
    In a comics and film crossover unlike you've seen before, writer Brian Michael Bendis interviews his favorite writer for stage and film, David Mamet, about his own collections of superhero comics, the creative process and more.


    Full article here.

    Loved Red Belt.

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    I LOVE Spartan.

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    Why did they decide to steal the name "Roderick Spode" from the world's greatest English writer?

    That's what I want to know.

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    Default Bendis gets it wrong again.

    "Find the angle with the camera that best tells the story and take that picture."
    WRONG Bendis. Nowhere in that book does Mamet say this.

    "You always want to tell the story in CUTS".
    (ie: editing).
    -pg.2

    To a student, Mamet says:
    "No, you're trying to tell it in the shot. We want to tell it in the CUT."
    pg.32

    Film is "a succession of images juxtaposed so that the contrast between these images moves the story forward in the mind of the audience". -pg.2

    Bendis missed the boat entirely. Maybe that's why Avengers is so terrible? :)

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    ...Yeah.. you can tell Bendis is a fan of Mamets... but... no personal offense to him, he can't write like Mamet.

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    I think Mamet is a great writer and I like Bendis' stuff (for the most part) so I count him as a positive influence.

    Unfortunately, he is also a terrible apologist for Israel and espouses an ethnocentrism that is so extreme it would be called racism if it was coming from anyone else.

    To me, this illustrates the need to separate the artist's work from other aspects of the artist.

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    Wow, this is not an interview I would ever expect to see happen. Mamet does comics? News to me! Fantastic interview. Thanks, Brian!
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    Is it a transcription error, a joke, or stupidity that Izzard and Haysbert are called "waiters" when their characters in Race are, in fact, lawyers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coy_dog0 View Post
    WRONG Bendis. Nowhere in that book does Mamet say this.

    (ie: editing).
    -pg.2

    To a student, Mamet says:
    pg.32

    Film is "a succession of images juxtaposed so that the contrast between these images moves the story forward in the mind of the audience". -pg.2

    Bendis missed the boat entirely. Maybe that's why Avengers is so terrible? :)
    Ha! HA!
    That's messed up.
    But it explains stuff.

    PS- I LOVE Spartan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Push You Down View Post
    ...Yeah.. you can tell Bendis is a fan of Mamets... but... no personal offense to him, he can't write like Mamet.
    Oh lord, does he try. He tries his damndest!

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