History Theatre / GlengarryGlenRoss

19th Jun '16 2:09:33 PM RaiderDuck
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*** Some recent productions have included Blake's scene, somewhat modified, as a monologue to the audience before Scene 1, partly because it's an awesome monologue, and partly because some first-time playgoers who have only seen the film have complained about an "edited" play if it's not included.
** Levene's failed house call is also a new sequence, to illustrate how worthless the leads really are; it really drives home the hopelessness and desperation Shelly feels [[spoiler: that drives him into trying to steal the Glengarry leads]].

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*** Some recent productions have included Blake's scene, somewhat modified, as a monologue to the audience before Scene 1, partly because it's an awesome monologue, and partly because some first-time playgoers who have only seen the film have complained about an "edited" will assume the play has been edited if it's not included.
** Levene's failed house call is also a new sequence, to illustrate how worthless the Rio Rancho leads really are; it really drives home the hopelessness and desperation Shelly feels [[spoiler: that drives him into trying to steal the Glengarry leads]].
16th Jun '16 10:00:45 AM RaiderDuck
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* InJoke: At one point, Levene refers to Moss as an "order taker." While this phrase likely won't mean anything to the average person, it's a ''huge'' insult in the sales world: it means the person you sold your product to wanted to buy it anyway, and you merely took their order. In other words, the implication is you didn't actually ''sell'' anything, and anyone could have done what you did.
16th Jun '16 9:24:06 AM RaiderDuck
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* Dave Moss: A frequent complainer.

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* Dave Moss: A frequent complainer. Not as good a salesman as Roma, who he resents.



*** Some recent productions have included Blake's scene, somewhat modified, as a monologue to the audience before Scene 1, partly because it's an awesome monologue, and partly because some first-time playgoers who have only seen the film have complained about an "edited" play if it's not included.



* TheAntagonist: Ostensibly Williamson, since he holds the coveted Glengarry leads but won't let his salesmen have them unless they close on the Glen Ross leads first (which are worthless). But he's not evil, he's [[PunchClockVillain just doing his job]] and following orders from corporate.

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* TheAntagonist: Ostensibly Williamson, since he holds the coveted Glengarry leads but won't let his salesmen have them unless they close on the Glen Ross Rio Rancho leads first (which are worthless). But he's not evil, he's [[PunchClockVillain just doing his job]] and following orders from corporate.



* BlatantLies: Moss spends a great deal of time talking up Jerry Graff to Aaronow and saying how successful Graff is; if Graff actually were successful, he wouldn't need to [[spoiler: expose himself to Theft and Conspiracy charges by paying Moss and an accomplice to break into Premiere Properties and steal the Glengarry leads.]]



** The true Butt Monkey is probably Levene. Who A. Is singled out for pouring coffee during the Baldwin scene. B. Begs Williamson for the Glengarry leads, with a major loss for him, and doesn't even get them. C. He's the only person we see chasing the worthless Glen Ross leads, which of course go nowhere. D. When he finally does close, [[spoiler: it doesn't mean anything because Williamson describes the people as insane people who commit to fake deals all the time]] and E. [[spoiler: He presumably gets sent to jail in the ending.]]

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** The true Butt Monkey is probably Levene. Who A. Is singled out for pouring coffee during the Baldwin scene. B. Begs Williamson for the Glengarry leads, with a major loss for him, and doesn't even get them. C. He's the only person we see chasing the worthless Glen Ross Rio Rancho leads, which of course go nowhere. D. When he finally does close, [[spoiler: it doesn't mean anything because Williamson describes the people as insane people who commit to fake deals all the time]] and E. [[spoiler: He presumably gets sent to jail in the ending.]]



* TheGhost: Mitch and Murry, the corporate heads who drive the whole shebang.

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* TheGhost: Mitch and Murry, Murray, the corporate heads who drive the whole shebang.shebang.
** Also Jerry Graff, head of a competing firm.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Moss, after his and Ricky's shouting match. [[spoiler: Probably a cover for Moss getting out of town before the police can question him.]]



* SoleSurvivor: Considering all the other salesmen are in a load of trouble in the end, then by default [[spoiler:Aaranow]] is the one who wins the contest and gets to keep his job.

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* SoleSurvivor: Considering all the other salesmen are in a load of trouble in the end, then by default [[spoiler:Aaranow]] [[spoiler:Aaronow]] is the one who wins the contest and gets to keep his job.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Levene's first name is spelled "Shelly" in the original play, but "Shelley" in the film.



* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: We never find out where Rio Rancho is, or any of the other pieces of real estate these guys are selling.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: We never find out where Rio Rancho is, Glengarry Highlands or Glen Ross Farms are, or any of the other pieces of real estate these guys are selling.selling.
** The Rio Rancho land is presumably located in Arizona, as Aaronow and Moss both pretend to be from Arizona when calling those leads.



* WordSaladTitle: The title sounds like gibberish, and even after you watch the play or movie you still might not understand the full meaning. It combines the best (Glengarry) and worst (Glen Ross) estates that Ricky Roma has come across to sell, apparently representing the highs and lows of a salesman's life, or life in general.

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* WordSaladTitle: The title sounds like gibberish, and even after you watch the play or movie you still might not understand the full meaning. It combines the best of the new (Glengarry) and worst old (Glen Ross) estates that Ricky Roma has come across to sell, apparently representing the highs and lows high points of a salesman's life, or life in general.
15th Apr '16 3:21:27 PM jgkitarel
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Blake tells everybody exactly what is needed to succeed in the Real Estate business, and he isn't polite about it. It's abrasive, full of ClusterFBombs, and it makes it clear to everyone in sales just what is necessary to succeed.
4th Apr '16 8:18:18 AM QuiteContrary
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** The true Butt Monkey is probably Levene. Who A. Is singled out for pouring coffee during the Baldwin scene. B. Begs Williamson for the Glengarry leads, with a major loss for him, and doesn't even get them. C. He's the only person we see chasing the worthless Glen Ross leads, which of course go nowhere. D. When he finally does close, [[spoiler: it doesn't mean anything because Williamson describes the people as insane people who commit to fake deals all the time]] and E. [[spoiler: He presumably gets sent to jail in the ending.]]
23rd Mar '16 8:50:58 PM Mdumas43073
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A play by Creator/DavidMamet, which was the basis for a 1992 film directed by James Foley and starring Creator/AlPacino, Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/AlanArkin, Creator/EdHarris, and Creator/KevinSpacey, about salesmen in a small real estate firm who are given an ultimatum: bring in more sales or find a new job.

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A play by Creator/DavidMamet, which was the basis for a 1992 film directed by James Foley and starring Creator/AlPacino, Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/AlanArkin, Creator/EdHarris, and Creator/KevinSpacey, about a group of salesmen in a small real estate firm who are given an ultimatum: bring in more sales or find a new job.
23rd Mar '16 8:50:35 PM Mdumas43073
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A play by Creator/DavidMamet, which was the basis for a 1992 film directed by James Foley and starring Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/AlanArkin, Creator/KevinSpacey, Creator/AlecBaldwin and Creator/EdHarris, about salesmen in a small firm who are given an ultimatum: bring in more sales or find a new job. The four major characters, all salesmen at the real-estate firm:
* Ricky Roma: A hotshot and the current highest-selling salesman
* Dave Moss: A frequent complainer
* George Aaranow: A poor salesman and follower who cannot stand up for himself

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A play by Creator/DavidMamet, which was the basis for a 1992 film directed by James Foley and starring Creator/AlPacino, Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/AlanArkin, Creator/EdHarris, and Creator/KevinSpacey, Creator/AlecBaldwin and Creator/EdHarris, about salesmen in a small real estate firm who are given an ultimatum: bring in more sales or find a new job. job.

The four major characters, all salesmen at the real-estate firm:
characters:
* Ricky Roma: A hotshot and the current highest-selling salesman
salesman.
* Dave Moss: A frequent complainer
complainer.
* George Aaranow: A poor salesman and follower who cannot stand up for himself himself.
23rd Mar '16 8:45:55 PM Mdumas43073
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16th Mar '16 1:14:44 PM ritzoreo
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* SoleSurvivor: Considering Moss, [[spoiler:Levene]], and maybe even Roma are in a load of trouble in the end, [[spoiler:then by default Aaranow]] is the one who gets to keep his job.

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* SoleSurvivor: Considering Moss, [[spoiler:Levene]], and maybe even Roma all the other salesmen are in a load of trouble in the end, [[spoiler:then then by default Aaranow]] [[spoiler:Aaranow]] is the one who wins the contest and gets to keep his job.
4th Mar '16 2:48:57 PM eroock
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* InstantlyProvenWrong: Roma constructs an elaborate lie to assure to his client that their contract hasn't been filed yet and could still be amended. Then in comes his boss announcing that the contract was approved and the check has been cashed at the bank. Roma tries to resolve the awkward situation by claiming to his client that he didn't know about this.
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