How to write dramatically

David Mamet (supposedly) wrote this compelling note to tv writers for the now-defunct tv show "The Unit" (which I thought was a really good tv show.) If you like TV you will enjoy reading this. Gems such as:
"THE PROBLEM IS THIS: TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN *DRAMA* AND NON-DRAMA. LET ME BREAK-IT-DOWN-NOW."

"ANY TIME ANY CHARACTER IS SAYING TO ANOTHER “AS YOU KNOW”, THAT IS, TELLING ANOTHER CHARACTER WHAT YOU, THE WRITER, NEED THE AUDIENCE TO KNOW, THE SCENE IS A CROCK OF SHIT."
And much much more. See "Letter From David Mamet".




Posted on March 24, 2010 and filed under Life.