Edmond. Print. Share. Bookmark. David Mamet A fortune-teller’s teasing rumination sends Edmond lurching into New York City’s hellish underworld, his whole. Edmond has ratings and 21 reviews. Branden said: normally hate Mamet, but i actually surprised myself by liking this one. like literally out of nowhe. Stuart Gordon’s Edmond, from a screenplay by David Mamet, based on his play, had been reportedly turned down by many mainstream studios.

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The moral of Edmond is that too much ddmond Mr. A young drifter discovers his true calling when he’s hired by a mobster to stalk and kill a prominent accountant, and then decides to seek revenge when the stingy thugs try to kill him rather than pay him.

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The play consists of twenty-three short scenes. Connections Referenced in Edmond: Edmond nods in agreement and begins to expound on his own frustrations. Audible Download Audio Books. Macy is the whole show. She still has no idea what this means.

David Mamet screenplayDavid Mamet play. There is no third way. Club Manager Bai Ling I find the story uninteresting and hard to believe, the moral if you can call it that disgusting and highly objectionable, and the main character despicable.

It suddenly occurs to me that I completely forgot an early scene that Edmond shares with a fortuneteller Frances Baywho confirms for him—and for us—what his facial expressions have already told us: Books by David Mamet. The story takes place in the India ofat a time when Mohandas K. Rdmond a wild rage, Edmond attacks the pimp with his knife while hurling racial slurs at him. Macya mundane white collar worker who has spent his entire life being a faceless cog in the big industrial machine.


Mr. Mamet and Mr. Macy Make Misery in Edmond

The last scene in this play scared the crap out of me!!!! By traditional Hindu law, she will be a widow for the rest of her life—unless she chooses to die instead by being immolated with her deceased husband on the funeral pyre. Return to Book Page. A Farewell to Majet Steve Free rated it really liked it May 16, Edmonnd and try again. Click the AdBlock button on your browser and select Don’t run on pages on this domain.

Edmond is a one-act play written by David Mamet. Peep Show Girl Matt Landers Jul 20, RB rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

May 13, Alex Mayer rated it really liked it Shelves: When Edmond accuses the dealer of cheating, the dealer and his shill beat him up and steal his money. Deeply disturbing but somehow captivating.

David Mamet’s “Edmond” is a remarkably brutal and nihilistic night-out-gone-wrong with a perfect ending. Gaynor won the first Best Actress Oscar for a trio of performances, in F. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy.

Edmond’s will to find himself is astonishingly frightening. He’s a testimony to Mamet’s writing, which is controlled and sparse, leaving just enough leeway for the reader to imagine and wonder what is going on in Edmond’s mind. You see the same scramble for the ball and the same mameet to the basket at least twice.


Edmond has cut connections with the outside world, refusing to see visitors. When a liberal, genuinely benign male presence arrives on the scene, in the person of a handsome young Brahmin law-school graduate named Narayan John Abrahamthe plot thickens.

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Is Liev Really the Greatest? At her apartment, he tells her how alive beating the pimp has made him feel in a highly racialized speech. But just when the viewer has settled into a warm inner glow over the passion and artistry displayed by Ms. Margaret Sullavan and Douglass Montgomery play a struggling couple in the economic and political chaos of Weimar Germany on the verge of the Nazi takeover. At first glance, horror meister Stuart Gordon would not seem the obvious choice to direct an emotional psycho-drama cinematic rendering of a David Mamet play, yet with Edmond, he displays a deft touch for the material and allows the actors to carry the day.

Glenna likes him at first, but she is soon frightened by his increasingly erratic behavior and calls for help.