House of Games

A tortuous path led me to watching David Mamet’s first film (1987) which won awards. Yes, the narrative is clever (tho reading the story in Wikipedia first might have reduced the element of surprise just a touch). But, I’m sorry, everything cinematic about it is crap: the direction, the cinematography, the acting. Maybe it’s just simply once again the stupid old assumption that a good play/novel will also make a good film. (And of course the author/playwright/screenplay-writer/director would have to assume that.)  Sorry, but: it has to be rethought.  It’s a different medium.

House of Games (David Mamet, 1987)

Garry Gillard | New: 6 March, 2017 | Now: 6 March, 2017