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Watch: The Poetic, Profane Brilliance of David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

Watch: The Poetic, Profane Brilliance of David Mamet's 'Glengarry Glen Ross'

Director James Foley’s adaptation of David Mamet’s
Pulitzer Prize-winning play was a box office flop but has gained in
stature due to its remarkable cast and viciously funny set pieces. (Alec
Baldwin’s "Always Be Closing" is kissing cousin to Gordon
Gecko’s "Greed is Good.") The pressure cooker plot about four real
estate agents fighting for their jobs in a claustrophobic Chicago office
space is punctuated by Mamet’s memorably mean-spirited dialogue, which
is delivered by some of the finest actors of the time, including Al
Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, and Kevin Spacey. Pacino was nominated
for an Academy Award and Lemmon was voted Best Actor by the
National Board of Review.

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