December 14, 2005

Glengarry Glen Ross

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My favourite film is Glengarry Glen Ross which is about the miseries of a bunch of salesmen pitched to compete against one another for their jobs. It was originally a play by David Mamet and was adapted for the big screen in 1992. The cast list alone tells you you're in for a treat and includes Jack Lemon, Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin and Ed Harris. The thing that makes it is the sharp dialogue, which contains so much profanity the actors jokingly referred to it as 'Death of A Fucking Salesmen' during filming. It has quite a cult following and fans claim to be able to hold entire conversations with one another on any topic using only lines from the film.

You can watch a clip of the humiliating sales conference at the start of the film here

You can here some Al Pacino excerpts from the film here

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  1. A vital film to see if you want to understand many episodes of the Simpsons too…

    14 Dec 2005, 18:11

  2. Oh yes! I forgot to mention Gil.

    14 Dec 2005, 18:20

  3. Michael Hammond

    of David Mamet I prefered house of cards (think that was the tite) – have you seen that

    19 Dec 2005, 13:46

  4. It was called House of Games I think, and it is an excellent film.

    19 Dec 2005, 14:08

  5. blinds diy

    Any one intrested in DIY Blinds…

    16 Jun 2007, 13:50

  6. Blinds 2go

    I’m always interested in blinds!

    06 Jul 2007, 14:21

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