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Don’t reveal – withhold! David Mamet on how to keep an audience’s attention QUOTES FOR WRITERS

How do we keep the audience’s attention? Certainly not by giving them more information but, on the contrary, by withholding information—by withholding all information except that information in the absence of which would make the progress of the story incomprehensible.
David Mamet in On Directing Film

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2 comments on “Don’t reveal – withhold! David Mamet on how to keep an audience’s attention QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. Rae Longest
    September 12, 2021

    Reblogged this on Literacy and Me.

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