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. Edmond: A play [David Mamet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fiction. The first single-volume edition of this stunning early Mamet playYou know how much of our life Edmond. By: David Mamet Media of Edmond. See larger image.

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Really enjoyed this script, though I do not like Mamet very much. The institutional horror and spiritual grandeur of the film creep up on you slowly, like the inexorable currents of the Ganges. Then he threatens to kill him unless Edmond performs oral sex on him, which he does. He stops at a fortune teller’s for a Tarot reading: The movie is minimally interesting because of its resolutely anti-Aristotelian method of dragging the audience to a forced contemplation of a less-than-worthless life punished in full and then some.

Edmond claims she is not a real actress because she only takes acting classes and does not actually perform for a paying audience. Suddenly euphoric, Edmond enters a coffee shop and tells a young waitress, Glenna, his newfound worldview of instant gratification.

The moral of Edmond is that too much of Mr. I love it when I can pick out the influences from artist daviid artist, as well as pick up that influence myself along the way. He is thus captured in medias res, at the very peak of his midlife crisis—almost as if he were a character on a stage, as, indeed, he originally was.

A fortune-teller’s teasing rumination sends Edmond lurching into New York City’s hellish underworld, his whole life abandoned in a searing quest for self-discovery and redemption.


Intense, dark, thought provoking. It’s like someone packed all Mamet’s minor plays into one.

Mr. Mamet and Mr. Macy Make Misery in Edmond

The Aquaman star picks which of his fellow DC Universe villains would win in a battle. Edmond utters a line that is nearly an exact quote of one from Hamlet: Like mamet mamwt looking at these themes of money, power, sex, religion and is convinced of how his character moves through these scenarios, but less certain of what that inexorable unfolding means.

Where does he belong? Related News Blu-ray Review: Retrieved from ” https: Except for bits by Mr. At a bar, Edmond tells a fellow patron that he has not had sex in a while and that mamey took away his masculinity. Edmond encourages her to be honest with herself, and to say that she is not an actress but a waitress.

Mr. Mamet and Mr. Macy Make Misery in Edmond | Observer

I think this is about as close as art can usefully come edmodn a thesis. When he accuses edmmond three-card monte dealer of running a crooked game, the dealer and his shills beat Edmond to the ground.

Steve Free rated it really liked it May 16, Edmond feels the urge to preach about his own experiences, and as he stands in the doorway of the church, the woman from the subway recognizes him and calls into the street for the police. Yes No Report this.

You know, you know, we’re sheltered A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they’ve inherited. A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City’s hellish underworld. Edmond is the ultimate Macy vehicle ad edmlnd. The movie is better than the book, but this book proves the movie was delivered verbatim. Glenna likes him at first, but she is soon frightened by his increasingly erratic behavior and calls for help. Please note there is a week delivery period for this title.


Feb 27, Mark rated it liked it. This page mameet last edited on 22 Juneat 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.

David Mamet’s “Edmond” is a remarkably brutal and nihilistic night-out-gone-wrong with a perfect ending. It occurs to me in retrospect that the fortuneteller may have seen enough of Mr. He likes prison because it is simple. Edmond’s will to find himself is astonishingly frightening.

Below are steps you can take in order to whitelist Observer. Edmond tells a prison minister what happened, but goes off on a tangentshouting that God has been unfair to him. A very underrated play from David Mamet.

For Adblock Plus on Firefox: Edmond then goes to sleep comfortably alongside his cellmate. Refresh and try again. 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. At her apartment, he tells her how alive beating the pimp has made him feel in a highly racialized speech. On a subway trainhe has an angry confrontation with a female passenger.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The indifferent cellmate then forces Edmond to perform oral sex on him. But advertising revenue helps support our journalism.