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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Edmond is thought provoking, uncomfortable at times, and truly dark. Edmond tells a prison minister what happened, but goes off on a tangentshouting that God has been unfair to him.

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I think this is about as close as art can usefully come to a thesis. Darren rated it it was amazing May 12, Her courage is our blessing.

Macy “is perfectly cast”, calling him “a master at playing sticks of human dynamite in mild-mannered camouflage” and that he gives the “nerviest screen performance of his career. Edmond edmonr the ultimate Macy vehicle ad absurdum. Edmond encourages her to be honest with herself, and to say eemond she is not an actress but a waitress. Edit Storyline A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy.


Suddenly euphoric, Edmond enters a coffee shop and tells a young waitress, Glenna, his newfound worldview of instant gratification.

We call them dogs In these days, particularly, Edmond is the antithesis of escapism. He talks to his cellmate, with whom he has developed a homosexual relationship, about the human ego and how life should not be taken for granted. Goodman TheaterChicago. How Do I Whitelist Observer? He concludes that by conquering his fears, he might lead a better life.

We’d really appreciate it. Really enjoyed this script, though I do not like Mamet very much. True to the tarot fortune teller’s words, Edmond might well have found the place where he belongs. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Mr. Mamet and Mr. Macy Make Misery in Edmond

Steve Free rated it really liked it May 16, On a subway trainhe has an angry confrontation with a female passenger. Before we know the names of any of the characters, we are being conducted on a mysterious river-borne funeral procession with a dead man prominently displayed on one of the boats.

A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring.

Dec 15, Nick Douglas rated it liked it. Glenna compares the feeling to the one she gets when she is acting.


Later, he hears a preacher at a mission preach that all souls can be redeemed through faith.

The film received mixed reviews from critics. I can certainly understand the mainstream hesitations. Edit Details Official Sites: Edmond then goes to sleep comfortably alongside his cellmate.

We next see him drop in at a bar, where he is soon engaged in conversation by a stranger watching a basketball game on television played by another Mamet regular, Joe Mantegna. A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City’s hellish underworld. When he accuses a three-card davif dealer of running a crooked game, the dealer and his shills beat Edmond to the ground.

Jul 10, Chambers Stevens rated it liked it Shelves: The institutional horror msmet spiritual grandeur of the film creep up on you slowly, like the inexorable currents of the Ganges.

The rescheduling of a business appointment to 1: You deserve the right to disbelieve it for yourself.