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State and Main

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State and Main by David Mamet
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Part screwball comedy, part showbiz satire, State and Main is the story of a big-budget film production that wreaks moral havoc in a quaint New England town, sowing a bumper crop of corruption, vanity and greed. Everything seems perfect when a film director hits on sleepy little Waterford, Vermont as the location for his new movie The Old Mill. It looks 19th century, and it's cheap; the locals are eager to meet and mingle with the Hollywood glitterati; and it even has an old mill. At least, that's what it says in the brochure. Unfortunately, the brochure is wrong; Waterford's old mill was destroyed during a rash of suspicious fires back in 1960. Excising the old mill of his story's title is just one of the script changes now demanded of writer Joe White (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a promising young playwright making his first foray into film. Before he can get to work, however, Joe must find a replacement for his treasured manual typewriter, lost en route from New Hampshire. But it's not until the film's stars Bob Barrenger (Alec Baldwin) and Claire Wellesley (Sarah Jessica Parker) arrive that production kicks into gear and the real problems begin...

Author Biography

David Mamet's plays, published by Methuen, include Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna. He is one of Ame rica's greatest living dramatists.
Release date NZ
February 8th, 2001
Author
Contributor
Introduction by David Mamet
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
b&w illustrations
Imprint
Methuen Drama
Pages
117
Dimensions
129x197x10
ISBN-13
9780413765109
Product ID
1832036

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