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(The Hollywood Reporter)   This look back at Glengarry Glen Ross at 25 is for closers   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2017-10-03 01:08:12 AM  
12 votes:

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.
2017-10-02 11:04:09 PM  
9 votes:
An all-time favorite. Anyone who can't get into this movie is soulless.
2017-10-03 12:26:38 AM  
6 votes:
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")
2017-10-02 11:55:03 PM  
6 votes:
The Reservoir Dogs of Realtors.
2017-10-03 09:55:17 AM  
3 votes:
Salesman--"I create the income that pays your salary."
Me--"I create the product for you to sell, asshole."
2017-10-03 02:59:34 AM  
3 votes:

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 02:02:03 AM  
3 votes:

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 01:48:44 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:45:16 AM  
3 votes:

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 10:50:32 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:01:50 AM  
2 votes:

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 05:24:28 AM  
2 votes:

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.
kab
2017-10-03 01:45:49 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:27:44 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:21:15 AM  
2 votes:
Glengarry Glen Ross - Romas' monologue (Al Pacino)
Youtube qa9dttNx1S8
Monologue mastery.
2017-10-04 07:04:00 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2017-10-03 10:58:17 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2017-10-03 01:28:23 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:33:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:57:22 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:40:03 AM  
1 vote:

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 04:14:04 AM  
1 vote:

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 03:55:39 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:12:41 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2017-10-03 12:00:05 AM  
1 vote:
Fark you, that's my name
 
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