Truth and Melodrama and Phil Spector
David Mamet
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Thanks for this, Mr Mamet. I live in England so have no had a chance to see Phil Spector yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

I always find solace in your commentary on drama and good storytelling. People say that dissecting the frog will kill it, but preserving a healthy, nourishing culture is worth a few dead frogs.

I wrote a short post on unanswerable questions in human drama, and how they provide the space for the audience to put themselves in the story. It’s based on your comments on choice, and how a lack of choice in drama means that we’re dealing with the unassailable. When the issue is black and white, there’s no room for the audience. It’s a closed shop.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this, if you could ever find the time.

Looking forward to your next project. Thank you.

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