Mamet for Ford? It's Not Such a Stretch

Playwright David Mamet has directed a Ford commercial (below) that breaks tonight on American Idol. Given the prospects for live theater, that’s probably not such a bad career move for the auteur, known for high-octane dramas like Glengarry Glen Ross. Mamet’s hallmarks — choppy, high-decibel dialog, urban-hysteric imagery, testosterone-crazed male bonding and betrayal — seem particularly conducive to car ads.

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