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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||David Mamet|
|Screenplay by||David Mamet|
by David Mamet
|Music by||Rebecca Pidgeon|
|Edited by||Barbara Tulliver|
|Distributed by||The Samuel Goldwyn Company|
|Box office||$124,693 (North America)|
Oleanna is a 1994 drama film written and directed by David Mamet based on his play and starring William H. Macy and Debra Eisenstadt. The film was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.
Roger Ebert, whose review of the film is primarily about the off-Broadway production he saw over a year earlier, was "astonished" to report that Oleanna was not a very good film, characterizing it as awkward and lacking in "fire and passion". In his review of the film, Ebert expressed his feelings about the original play:
- "Experiencing David Mamet's play Oleanna on the stage was one of the most stimulating experiences I've had in a theater. In two acts, he succeeded in enraging all of the audience – the women with the first act, the men with the second. I recall loud arguments breaking out during the intermission and after the play, as the audience spilled out of an off-Broadway theater all worked up over its portrait of ... sexual harassment? Or was it self-righteous Political Correctness?"
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