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(The Hollywood Reporter)   This look back at Glengarry Glen Ross at 25 is for closers   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, textbook Mamet speak, manly Western archetypes, all-male crime flicks, scene-stealing supporting actor, numerous gender-flipped productions  
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2017-10-02 11:04:09 PM  
An all-time favorite. Anyone who can't get into this movie is soulless.
 
2017-10-02 11:35:39 PM  
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2017-10-02 11:55:03 PM  
The Reservoir Dogs of Realtors.
 
2017-10-02 11:57:58 PM  
Me: "Dad, what's a 'cocksucker'?"
Dad: "Son, you'll hopefully never have to know. NTTAWWT"
Me: "What does 'NTTAWW...."
Dad: "Let's go sneak into Hellraiser 3."
 
2017-10-03 12:00:05 AM  
Fark you, that's my name
 
2017-10-03 12:19:13 AM  

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Al Pacino Tells Off Donald Trump - REVISED
Youtube 8HeKiiDQUOI
 
2017-10-03 12:21:15 AM  
Glengarry Glen Ross - Romas' monologue (Al Pacino)
Youtube qa9dttNx1S8
Monologue mastery.
 
2017-10-03 12:24:56 AM  

John Buck 41: An all-time favorite. Anyone who can't get into this movie is soulless.


Way too depressing.  I'm a Lith-o-Swede that saw this all go down in real life, but with the real stuff that goes with it.  Death.  Destruction.  And in the end, it was all literally sunk beneath the waves.

I think "Eraserhead" is a walk in the park next to this mess.
 
2017-10-03 12:26:38 AM  
Baldwin's character and the scene he's in doesn't exist in Mamet's original play. It was written by Mamet specifically for Baldwin

whidbey: The Reservoir Dogs of Realtors.


Death of a Salesman for Generation X (the cast of the film would jokingly refer to it as "Death of a farking Salesman")
 
2017-10-03 12:27:44 AM  
I've never seen it but everyone is always "OMG BEST MOVIE EVER!".
I'm gonna have to watch it some day.
 
2017-10-03 12:45:16 AM  

abhorrent1: I've never seen it but everyone is always "OMG BEST MOVIE EVER!".
I'm gonna have to watch it some day.


It's alright, but I wouldn't say it's anywhere near best ever.  Definitely worth watching, but don't get your expectations too high or you'll be disappointed like I was.

Great dialogue, great delivery, but there are similar movies that I think just overall came together better.  Still, it's worth seeing once.
 
2017-10-03 01:08:12 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: John Buck 41: An all-time favorite. Anyone who can't get into this movie is soulless.

Way too depressing.  I'm a Lith-o-Swede that saw this all go down in real life, but with the real stuff that goes with it.  Death.  Destruction.  And in the end, it was all literally sunk beneath the waves.

I think "Eraserhead" is a walk in the park next to this mess.


The worst part is when you see people in sales who consider Baldwin's speech to be inspirational, not realizing the context of the rest of the movie.
 
2017-10-03 01:12:41 AM  
A marvelous movie with marvelous farking acting throughout.

And worth watching many times.  The first watch, Pacino's character sitting back and listening to Lemon regaling him with a victorious telling of his sales technique is fun in seeing a younger salesman admiring an older peer.  Watch it again and realize that Pacino knew the Patel lead was worthless and that he was just humoring a old has-been ...

Man, I used to think Mamet was sharp as hell and on the ball.  Watching House of Games, Wag the Dog, and Spartan is tough now.  History is not going to be kind on his oeuvre.
 
kab
2017-10-03 01:45:49 AM  
Great flick that I've seen way too many times.  Still bummed that I missed its run w/ Alan Alda several years back.

/you don't count Saturday.
 
2017-10-03 01:48:44 AM  

Brokenseas: A marvelous movie with marvelous farking acting throughout.

And worth watching many times.  The first watch, Pacino's character sitting back and listening to Lemon regaling him with a victorious telling of his sales technique is fun in seeing a younger salesman admiring an older peer.  Watch it again and realize that Pacino knew the Patel Nyborg lead was worthless and that he was just humoring a old has-been ...

Man, I used to think Mamet was sharp as hell and on the ball.  Watching House of Games, Wag the Dog, and Spartan is tough now.  History is not going to be kind on his oeuvre.


FTFY.  And just watching the ups and downs of Lemmon's character is phenomenal; he sells it all, the desperation, the triumph, the swagger, the greed, the excitement, and passion, so farking well.
 
2017-10-03 02:02:03 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Marcus Aurelius: John Buck 41: An all-time favorite. Anyone who can't get into this movie is soulless.

Way too depressing.  I'm a Lith-o-Swede that saw this all go down in real life, but with the real stuff that goes with it.  Death.  Destruction.  And in the end, it was all literally sunk beneath the waves.

I think "Eraserhead" is a walk in the park next to this mess.

The worst part is when you see people in sales who consider Baldwin's speech to be inspirational, not realizing the context of the rest of the movie.


I worked with a guy in sales in a previous job who had a picture of Baldwin's character next to the "ABC" chalkboard. I'm sure many people in sales think he's the hero of the movie. That's why they work in sales and don't have a real job.
 
2017-10-03 02:35:07 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Mad_Radhu: Marcus Aurelius: John Buck 41: An all-time favorite. Anyone who can't get into this movie is soulless.

Way too depressing.  I'm a Lith-o-Swede that saw this all go down in real life, but with the real stuff that goes with it.  Death.  Destruction.  And in the end, it was all literally sunk beneath the waves.

I think "Eraserhead" is a walk in the park next to this mess.

The worst part is when you see people in sales who consider Baldwin's speech to be inspirational, not realizing the context of the rest of the movie.

I worked with a guy in sales in a previous job who had a picture of Baldwin's character next to the "ABC" chalkboard. I'm sure many people in sales think he's the hero of the movie. That's why they work in sales and don't have a real job.


For some people that works.  Have you ever met an executive?
 
2017-10-03 02:59:34 AM  

sigdiamond2000: That's why they work in sales and don't have a real job.


Good sales people make the real jobs possible.
 
2017-10-03 03:55:39 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Mad_Radhu: Marcus Aurelius: John Buck 41: An all-time favorite. Anyone who can't get into this movie is soulless.

Way too depressing.  I'm a Lith-o-Swede that saw this all go down in real life, but with the real stuff that goes with it.  Death.  Destruction.  And in the end, it was all literally sunk beneath the waves.

I think "Eraserhead" is a walk in the park next to this mess.

The worst part is when you see people in sales who consider Baldwin's speech to be inspirational, not realizing the context of the rest of the movie.

I worked with a guy in sales in a previous job who had a picture of Baldwin's character next to the "ABC" chalkboard. I'm sure many people in sales think he's the hero of the movie. That's why they work in sales and don't have a real job.


It's an interesting scene, but it represents everything that's wrong with modern capitalism.  If nothing else, the intense pressure put on the salesmen in that speech is what leads to one of them breaking into the office and stealing the Glen Garry leads...
 
2017-10-03 04:14:04 AM  

Mindlock: Brokenseas: A marvelous movie with marvelous farking acting throughout.

And worth watching many times.  The first watch, Pacino's character sitting back and listening to Lemon regaling him with a victorious telling of his sales technique is fun in seeing a younger salesman admiring an older peer.  Watch it again and realize that Pacino knew the Patel Nyborg lead was worthless and that he was just humoring a old has-been ...

Man, I used to think Mamet was sharp as hell and on the ball.  Watching House of Games, Wag the Dog, and Spartan is tough now.  History is not going to be kind on his oeuvre.

FTFY.  And just watching the ups and downs of Lemmon's character is phenomenal; he sells it all, the desperation, the triumph, the swagger, the greed, the excitement, and passion, so farking well.


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"Things are going to start happening for old Gil today!"
 
2017-10-03 05:24:28 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Mad_Radhu: Marcus Aurelius: John Buck 41: An all-time favorite. Anyone who can't get into this movie is soulless.

Way too depressing.  I'm a Lith-o-Swede that saw this all go down in real life, but with the real stuff that goes with it.  Death.  Destruction.  And in the end, it was all literally sunk beneath the waves.

I think "Eraserhead" is a walk in the park next to this mess.

The worst part is when you see people in sales who consider Baldwin's speech to be inspirational, not realizing the context of the rest of the movie.

I worked with a guy in sales in a previous job who had a picture of Baldwin's character next to the "ABC" chalkboard. I'm sure many people in sales think he's the hero of the movie. That's why they work in sales and don't have a real job.


I knew a broker who could recite the ABC speech, the greed is good speech from Wall Street and the knockoff ABC speech from Boiler Room.  Like you said, those guys weren't supposed to be heroes.
 
2017-10-03 05:25:25 AM  

lakrfool: Mindlock: Brokenseas: A marvelous movie with marvelous farking acting throughout.

And worth watching many times.  The first watch, Pacino's character sitting back and listening to Lemon regaling him with a victorious telling of his sales technique is fun in seeing a younger salesman admiring an older peer.  Watch it again and realize that Pacino knew the Patel Nyborg lead was worthless and that he was just humoring a old has-been ...

Man, I used to think Mamet was sharp as hell and on the ball.  Watching House of Games, Wag the Dog, and Spartan is tough now.  History is not going to be kind on his oeuvre.

FTFY.  And just watching the ups and downs of Lemmon's character is phenomenal; he sells it all, the desperation, the triumph, the swagger, the greed, the excitement, and passion, so farking well.

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"Things are going to start happening for old Gil today!"


Sorry Gil, walls are for closers.
 
2017-10-03 07:15:05 AM  
Put... the iPhone... down.
 
2017-10-03 07:19:27 AM  
fark, fark, fark...fark, fark...fark...farkin' fark
and so on...

But good script otherwise.
Says the guy who wrote Scarface critiquing the GGGR
 
2017-10-03 07:40:03 AM  

HighOnCraic: sigdiamond2000: Mad_Radhu: Marcus Aurelius: John Buck 41: An all-time favorite. Anyone who can't get into this movie is soulless.

Way too depressing.  I'm a Lith-o-Swede that saw this all go down in real life, but with the real stuff that goes with it.  Death.  Destruction.  And in the end, it was all literally sunk beneath the waves.

I think "Eraserhead" is a walk in the park next to this mess.

The worst part is when you see people in sales who consider Baldwin's speech to be inspirational, not realizing the context of the rest of the movie.

I worked with a guy in sales in a previous job who had a picture of Baldwin's character next to the "ABC" chalkboard. I'm sure many people in sales think he's the hero of the movie. That's why they work in sales and don't have a real job.

It's an interesting scene, but it represents everything that's wrong with modern capitalism.  If nothing else, the intense pressure put on the salesmen in that speech is what leads to one of them breaking into the office and stealing the Glen Garry leads...


That sequence of events I would say is almost literally the Wells Fargo fake account scandal.
 
2017-10-03 08:40:53 AM  

rogue49: fark, fark, fark...fark, fark...fark...farkin' fark
and so on...

But good script otherwise.
Says the guy who wrote Scarface critiquing the GGGR


Comparably it does seem like more. according to a search, Scarface had about 30 more f-bombs than Glengarry, but was also nearly twice as long.
 
2017-10-03 09:22:44 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: sigdiamond2000: That's why they work in sales and don't have a real job.

Good sales people make the real jobs possible.


This.

Without sales there is no company.

/Business owner
 
2017-10-03 09:55:17 AM  
Salesman--"I create the income that pays your salary."
Me--"I create the product for you to sell, asshole."
 
2017-10-03 09:57:22 AM  
Seriously, is there a movie with a better cast, top to bottom, than this one?  I mean, even the small roles: the guy who Shelly makes a call on ("My wife filled out a card, and we have been plagued with salesmen...") is played by Bruce Altman, who's one of those character actors you just see in everything, and he's always great.
 
2017-10-03 10:01:50 AM  

John Buck 41: Salesman--"I create the income that pays your salary."
Me--"I create the product for you to sell, asshole."


A significant part of my job revolves around trying to clean up messes caused by someone in sales over promising something to a customer.
 
2017-10-03 10:10:33 AM  
Covfefe is for closers!
 
2017-10-03 10:50:32 AM  
Usually when a play is made into a movie it is made bigger.  More locations, etc.  GGGR feels small, almost claustrophobic, and it works really well.
 
2017-10-03 12:08:32 PM  

jake_lex: John Buck 41: Salesman--"I create the income that pays your salary."
Me--"I create the product for you to sell, asshole."

A significant part of my job revolves around trying to clean up messes caused by someone in sales over promising something to a customer.


If a salesman doesn't talk out of his ass and over promise something, I think he's dead.
Lying is what they do best. I can't even count the amount of products a salesman has sold our organization that didn't come with a laundry list of things that were promised, but not possible.

Hell, we're trying to install a new clock and bell system right now and finding out the sales people lied to us up and down about what the product could do, and the environment it needed to function.
 
2017-10-03 12:10:39 PM  

jake_lex: John Buck 41: Salesman--"I create the income that pays your salary."
Me--"I create the product for you to sell, asshole."

A significant part of my job revolves around trying to clean up messes caused by someone in sales over promising something to a customer.


You work in radio, too?
 
2017-10-03 12:33:26 PM  

jake_lex: John Buck 41: Salesman--"I create the income that pays your salary."
Me--"I create the product for you to sell, asshole."

A significant part of my job revolves around trying to clean up messes caused by someone in sales over promising something to a customer.



Without revenue, there is no production.  Trust me, the sales guy has a much more difficult job than you.
 
2017-10-03 12:37:08 PM  
You all got the memory of a farking fly!

Ed Harris' character is my favorite.

FARK THE MACHINE!
 
2017-10-03 12:40:11 PM  

John Buck 41: jake_lex: John Buck 41: Salesman--"I create the income that pays your salary."
Me--"I create the product for you to sell, asshole."

A significant part of my job revolves around trying to clean up messes caused by someone in sales over promising something to a customer.

You work in radio, too?


Let me guess, AM drive time talk radio.
 
2017-10-03 01:28:23 PM  
If you don't have time to watch the whole movie, at least watch this.

Always Be Closing (HD) Alec Baldwin
Youtube GrhSLf0I-HM
 
2017-10-03 01:28:55 PM  

Priapetic: If you don't have time to watch the whole movie, at least watch this.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/GrhSLf0I-HM]


Oh, and definitely NSFW language
 
2017-10-03 01:58:56 PM  
How was her crumbcake?
From the store.
Fark her.
 
2017-10-03 02:48:18 PM  

whidbey: John Buck 41: jake_lex: John Buck 41: Salesman--"I create the income that pays your salary."
Me--"I create the product for you to sell, asshole."

A significant part of my job revolves around trying to clean up messes caused by someone in sales over promising something to a customer.

You work in radio, too?

Let me guess, AM drive time talk radio.


Nope.
 
2017-10-03 04:35:08 PM  
I have seen a version of it...

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2017-10-03 06:58:37 PM  
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2017-10-03 08:35:38 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: sigdiamond2000: That's why they work in sales and don't have a real job.

Good sales people make the real jobs possible.


Lol, true.

My company had it's first layoff and they said it was because sales were down.  They laid off people in seemingly every department EXCEPT sales.  My boss said the funniest thing he ever said that day.  "Can you imagine what a sales meeting must be like?  Sell more or we'll fire THAT guy."

Going on 20 years and I've never once been on the layoff list.
 
2017-10-03 10:58:17 PM  

John Buck 41: Salesman--"I create the income that pays your salary."
Me--"I create the product for you to sell, asshole."


Nobody fronts the revenue for manufacturing without demand.
 
2017-10-04 12:55:49 AM  

8 inches: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: sigdiamond2000: That's why they work in sales and don't have a real job.

Good sales people make the real jobs possible.

This.

Without sales there is no company.

/Business owner


Making a product and not selling it may be stupid but selling without a product is a felony.
 
2017-10-04 01:09:50 AM  
Was Glen Close in this? She should have been.
 
2017-10-04 07:04:00 AM  

zoompow: 8 inches: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: sigdiamond2000: That's why they work in sales and don't have a real job.

Good sales people make the real jobs possible.

This.

Without sales there is no company.

/Business owner

Making a product and not selling it may be stupid but selling without a product is a felony.


No, it's really not.
 
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