“I got no ax to grind.”

David Mamet, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and well-compensated Hollywood screenwriter and screenplay fixer, not to mention sometime director and TV honcho, was unpretentiously ensconced in his office, a small, airy apartment located in a pleasant cinderblock complex in Santa Monica. This is where he works — reading and thinking, harboring no grudges, planning no acrid verdicts on the movie business — even as his latest book, “Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose and Practice of the Movie Business,” is being widely interpreted as just that,” writes Maria Russo of the Los Angeles Times.