Collection ID: LMC 2123
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Mamet, David. and Linson, Art.
Abstract:
The Mamet mss., 1985-1986, consists of scripts and research materials relating to David Mamet's original screenplay for the 1987 film The Untouchables, starring Kevin Costner and Sean Connery, and directed by Brian De Palma.
Extent:
1.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language:
Materials are in English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Mamet mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The collection illustrates the creative process of writing The Untouchables, from the preliminary research stage to the revised final draft of 1986. Included are photocopied news clippings concerning Eliot Ness and Al Capone, handwritten notes, scene sketches that reveal Mamet's ideas for dialogue and character traits, and outlines and drafts, all of which reveal the evolution of the work. A brief note from Art Linson, producer of the film, is included.

Biographical / Historical:

David Mamet, 1947- , is an American playwright, poet, novelist, screenwriter, and director. He was born on November 20, 1947 in Chicago. He began his writing career during his studies at Goddard College in Vermont, and has been a prolific author, publishing more than fifty works since 1977. He has written screenplays for over two dozen films, including Wag the Dog, The Edge, Hoffa, and the movie adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. He also is the director of House of Games, The Spanish Prisoner, The Winslow Boy, and State and Main.

Acquisition information:
Acquired: 2002
Processing information:

Processed by Craig Simpson.

Completed in 2012

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged following original order.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Mamet mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu