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Anyone else really like Glengarry Glen Ross like I did?

Old 08-20-03, 08:18 PM
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Originally posted by Buford T Pusser
Excellent flick.

I watched it again after the classic documentary "Salesman" which I received for Christmas. It's done by the guys that made "Grey Gardens" and "Gimme Shelter", all Criterion discs. The Maysles brothers, Albert and David are the responsible parties.

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I didn't know that. Very interesting movies.

GGR just gets better with every viewing!
Old 08-23-03, 11:13 PM
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Very good movie and yours for $7.97 at deepdiscountdvd now too.
Old 08-24-03, 12:52 AM
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Absolutely fantastic movie (I just watched the DVD last night as well). Along with The Big Lebowski, it's one of the most quoteable movies I've ever seen, one of my top three favorite films, and boasts what is hands-down Jack Lemmon's greatest screen performance. Watching Lemmon and Kevin Spacey go head-to-head in those couple of scenes is nothing short of spellbinding. It's hard to believe that out of all the fine performances, Al Pacino was the only one nominated for an Oscar.
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"These are the Glengarry leads..."

For those of you interested in well-acted dramas about salesmen that work well as plays and feature Kevin Spacey in a great role, might I recommend The Big Kahuna.



Also excellent!
Old 08-24-03, 08:53 AM
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Originally posted by Scot1458
great acting..

horrible movie. Did Scarface really have more F$#% than this one?

I'm in the homebuilding business, so I'm biased out of the gate, but I"m afraid Manet has NO idea how selling Real Estate works.

Regardless, it was pointless, had no direction, and was nothing more than a re-hashed DEATH OF A SALESMAN.

Very dissapointed in. (final note: The film makers of BOILER ROOM should be sued for everything they have).
(Pardon me for responding to a 5 month old post.)

Scot, I agree with you that this movie is probably very unrealistic and anyone who did business like these people would get a bad reputation very fast and be out of business before long. Nevertheless, I think it is a great movie. As you say, the acting is great. The dialogue is great. The plot is great. I just have to suspend my disbelief while watching it as I do for a fantasy movie or as I do for another great but factually silly movie, JFK.

If anyone is interested in a great movie that understands business and economics (an almost unheard of thing in Hollywood films), see Other People's Money.

(Sorry for all the "greats.")
Old 08-24-03, 08:32 PM
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This film has the BEST dialogue I've ever seen. Not an exaggeration. It's so completely quotable, and the performances are top notch by EVERYONE.

Of course, this movie is adapted by Mamet's play, which is almost identical...minus Alec Baldwin's motivational speech (and excellent addition to the film).

If you ever get a chance to see the play on stage, I highly recommend it.

My favorite performances in this movie in order:
1. Al Pacino
2. Alec Baldwin
3. Jonathon Pryce
4. Jack Lemmon
5. Kevin Spacy
6. Alan Arkin
7. Ed Harris (I like the character Moss but didn't care much for Harris's portrayal).

A great movie and highly recommended to all who can stand the harsh (but hilarious) language.
Old 10-17-06, 11:32 PM
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Bumping this post again. After watching Mamet's new play-turned-flick, Edmond, I decided to re-watch this. And it truly does get better and better with each viewing.

Gotta get some friends together and have a screening. I can't imagine many people wouldn't like this film, unless they are offended by the dialog.

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Old 10-18-06, 01:32 AM
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Holy three year thread resurrection.

I also re-watched this recently...but I already knew how good it was.

= J
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I saw this film when it first came out and loved it from then on. Its a show case on great acting. All the actors are fantastic and Mamet knows how to right a script. I imagine that the stage version was very close, but you can't beat the movie. Al Pacino is on top form. I think some of my favourites line are:

"You stupid fucking ****."

"Patel?!?! Ravadahm Patel?!?! How am I going to make a living on these deadbeat wogs?! Where'd you get this from, a morgue? What's the fuckin' point in any case!? What's the point? I gotta argue with you? I gotta knock heads with the cops? I'm busting my balls to sell you dirt to fucking deadbeats, I come back, you can't even manage to keep the contracts safe. I got to go out and close them again. What the fuck am I wasting my time... Fuck this shit!"

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Old 10-18-06, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Scot1458
great acting..

horrible movie. Did Scarface really have more F$#% than this one?

I'm in the homebuilding business, so I'm biased out of the gate, but I"m afraid Manet has NO idea how selling Real Estate works.

Regardless, it was pointless, had no direction, and was nothing more than a re-hashed DEATH OF A SALESMAN.

Very dissapointed in. (final note: The film makers of BOILER ROOM should be sued for everything they have).
Reading this guys comments make me laugh. The guy is talking out of his arse. Ok so the film may not be the most realistic when it comes to selling real estate...but then a movie about watching a factually based real estate company would be damned boring.

Ok, so it has hints of Death of A Salesman....but where as that revolved mainly around Willy Loman this is an ensemble piece where each character has their own arc. Personally i think that this movie/play is far more indepth than Millers piece.

Saying that a movie has no point is purely an opinion of the individual. That statement could be said about any movie ever made. And saying that is was badly directed is just a joke. This guy obvioulsy has zero taste in movies. I can imagine that in real life he is probably a Shelly type individual. Sad, lonely and pathetic.
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I'll take GGR over DOAS anyday.
Old 10-19-06, 02:25 PM
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You need to see GGR, to have any appreciation for Gil on the Simpsons.


Now, let's talk rust-proofing. These Colecos'll rust up on ya' like *that*, er ... shut up, Gil. Close the deal ... close the deal!
Old 10-20-06, 12:18 AM
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If there's any movie out there that the ENTIRE cast should have won an Academy Award this is it. This movie is the definition of a perfect ensemble cast in my opinion.
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