Table of contents for Bambi v. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business / David Mamet.

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Introduction: Bambi v. Godzilla
THE GOOD PEOPLE OF HOLLYWOOD
1) Directing Film 
2) Producers
3) Victims and Villains
4) On Directing Film, or, The Prevalence of Asperger's Syndrome 
in the Ashkenazi, or, Jews in Show Business
5) The Development Process, or, Learning to Make "Nothing at All" 
THE REPRESSIVE MECHANISM
6) A Dark Comedy
7) An American Tragedy
8) An Understanding and a Misunderstanding of the Repressive 
Mechanism
9) Corruption
THE SCREENPLAY
10) How to Write a Screenplay
11) Character, Plot, Dialogue, Camera Angles, Advice to the 
Editor
12) Helpful Hints on Screenwriting
13) The Script
14) Women, Writing For
15) How Scripts Got So Bad
16) Begging Letters
17) (Secret Bonus Chapter): The Three Magic Questions
TECHNIQUE
18) Storytelling: Some Technical Advice
19) Learning By Doing
20) Improvisation
21) The Slate Piece
22) The Wisdom of the Ancients
SOME PRINCIPLES
23) The Audience, or, Lessons from Duck Hunting
24) Aesthetic Distance
25) Bringing a Gun to a Knifefight, or, A Short Tour of the 
Concept of Suspension of Disbelief
GENRE
26) Bang Bang
27) The Cop Movie
28) Film Noir & He-Men
29) Shadow of a Doubt
30) Religious Films
31) The Sequel
PASSING JUDGMENT
32) Great Acting 
33) Great and Rotten Acting 
34) Good in the Room: Auditions and the Fallacy of Testing
35) Critics
36) The Critic and the Sensor
CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
37) Manners in Hollywood
38) Theft
39) Two Great American Documents, or, In the Wake of the Oscars
Conclusion: It Ain't Over Till It's Over
Appendix
Index

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Motion picture industry -- United States.