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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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2017-10-03 04:14:04 AM  
13 votes:

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 05:25:25 AM  
8 votes:

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.
2017-10-02 11:35:39 PM  
8 votes:
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2017-10-03 01:58:56 PM  
5 votes:
How was her crumbcake?
From the store.
Fark her.
2017-10-03 12:19:13 AM  
5 votes:

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2017-10-02 11:57:58 PM  
5 votes:
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 06:58:37 PM  
4 votes:
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2017-10-03 10:10:33 AM  
4 votes:
Covfefe is for closers!
2017-10-03 07:15:05 AM  
4 votes:
Put... the iPhone... down.
2017-10-03 02:02:03 AM  
4 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 12:00:05 AM  
3 votes:
Fark you, that's my name
2017-10-03 07:40:03 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2017-10-04 01:09:50 AM  
1 vote:
Was Glen Close in this? She should have been.
2017-10-03 12:37:08 PM  
1 vote:
You all got the memory of a farking fly!

Ed Harris' character is my favorite.

FARK THE MACHINE!
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 05:24:28 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.


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 02:59:34 AM  
1 vote:

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 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 01:08:12 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:27:44 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:26:38 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:24:56 AM  
1 vote:

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.
 
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