David Mamet has also written several thought-provoking essays on melodrama in
film -- "The Jew for Export" comes to mind (in _Make Believe Town_) as well
as selections from _On Directing Film_ and _The Three Uses of the Knife: On
the Nature and Purpose of Drama_.  He also discusses the concept in his
interview w/_Salon_ magazine, done around the time of the release of _The
Spanish Prisoner_.  Don't have the exact URL for the interview, but you can
find it through _Salon_'s home page: http://www.salon.com  This list isn't
exhaustive -- as most of you know, Mamet tends to express his opinions on
such subjects frequently...

Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
Webster University
St. Louis, MO

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