Defesa e cinema

O "filme de Verão" segundo Mamet (*):

(...) The summer film is, first and last, a display of mercantile triumph--it is a display of technology. Its attraction rests not on our desire for drama (the purpose of art being to conceal art) but on our desire for self-congratulation--on the display of technology per se. Now the highest achievement of American postindustrial achievement, the last best claim for American preeminence, is our technology. It is most handily displayed in the Defense Department and in the movies. In both we see the most shockingly novel rendition of the human capacity for elaboration. (...)

* Publicado na revista de Francis Ford Coppola, Zoetrope All-Story (vol. 3, nº 1, Primavera 1999)