from sunday night, that's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Sunset Jackson."
jesse flamed out.
so did david macaray at 'counterpunch' but he didn't notice. the insufferable macaray writes:
Take the gifted playwright David Mamet for example. His stage plays and Hollywood screenplays are absolutely brilliant. He’s a genius. Say what you will about his material being “too masculine” or “sexist,” there’s no denying the man knows how to put together a script. He’s a master of his craft. I’m an unabashed fan and admirer.
But when Mamet talks politics, it’s another story. When he talks politics, you quickly realize he’s no smarter than the guy down at the donut shop—the guy who walks around with the perpetual smirk on his face, thinking he has all the answers. In fact, because the Pulitzer Prize-winning Mamet is so full of pompous bloat, he comes off even worse than the guy at the donut shop.
Apparently, Mamet has turned into something of a cultural scold. He now refers to liberals and progressives as “elitists.” Maybe it’s a function of age and accumulated wealth, but whatever the reason, he appears to have morphed into your garden variety conservative. So be it. Although I’m extremely disappointed at his change of heart, I don’t begrudge him that. Also, I’m not certain he was ever the lefty we thought he was.
But the two things that make Mamet’s political pronouncements so offensive are: (1) even though he presents them as fresh and provocative, his insights are as rehashed and warmed over and utterly unoriginal as those heard at the Republican convention in 1980, and (2) they are stated in a stunningly and punishingly boring fashion.
if you set aside mamet's sexism, idiot macaray insists, he's a great writer. no, you f**king pig idiot, he's not a great writer. he's a violent writer and your own sexism rewards that. the politics you loathe are to be found in his scripts you dumb bastard.
in 2012, macaray is surprised by mamet's politics while worshipping mament's writing. but in 2006, ava and c.i. were able to offer 'TV: The Urine Stains of David Mamet'
The Unit. CBS' Wednesdays. David Mamet's back to fondly stroking his favorite part of the (male) body. Hence the title, "The Unit."
Well what else will a dick write about?
Truly, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues needed no male counterpoint because the world's been full of talking talking dicks and one of the loudest has been the 'creativity' of David Mamet -- a body of work which indicates some form of artistic hypospadia.
Call it The Unit, The Dick or The Tool. Just don't call it art. While Jackson Pollock splattered, Mamet just pisses and some mistake it for art. A clue for those still confused, real stage artists don't usually end up producing crap for TV.
But that's where Mamet's 'talent' has taken him. And like all 'noted' playwrights, his source material is a really lousy book by a nonwriter (Inside Delta Force by Eric Haney). (That was sarcasm.) Haney, if his claims are true (and some dispute them), often "fought for trouble wherever there's freedom" (to subvert the annoying tune to the G.I. Joe cartoon). More recently, Haney (who is also a producer of The Unit) has been critical of the illegal war. He's even come out against torture. So why he's a part of this show is anyone's guess?
Yes, it makes for a tortured viewing; however, that's not what we mean.
We mean the simple fact that the show endorses torture. Repeatedly. So is Haney full of hot air or did Mamet overrule him? If so, how did that happen?
We imagine they had a sword fight and Haney came up short.
The obsession with the penis is in full flight in the cock and bull that is The Unit.
Men stroke their missile launchers (a rotund movie critic might find that pleasing since he once lamented that Bridget Fonda didn't do just that in Point of No Return -- little did she realize that the chief goal of her performance was to provide fat critics with the means to get off). Men have cock fights, verbal when there's no real reason to go to physical, though, actually, this isn't a very physical show to begin with -- all bluster.
i'm really sorry for dumb ass david maca, but mamet's politicts are his art. you draw a line because you respond to violence and suppression.
that's on you.
explore why that is. but don't justify it or pretend like it doesn't completely take over what passes for mamet's art.
it's amazing that piece of s**t like david maca would never thing of justifying racism or ask that you set racism to the side; however, they have no problem expecting you to do that with sexism.
david maca is a sexist piece of crap.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'