History Theatre / GlengarryGlenRoss

27th Jan '16 9:50:00 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Riding high on his recent sale, Shelly's decides to kick Williamson while he's down by delivering a completely redundant tongue-lashing. In his arrogance, however, he lets slip [[spoiler:an incriminating bit of knowledge proving that he robbed the office]].

* MortonsFork: See ViciousCycle.

* NighthawksShot: There is a homage one to the painting ''Nighthawks''.
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* NighthawksShot: There is a The film has an homage one to the painting ''Nighthawks''.

* ViciousCycle: The salesmen complain that they're stuck in one. They can't make sales without good leads, but they can't get good leads without sales. Blake counters that a real salesman could make sales with bad leads.
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* ViciousCycle: The salesmen complain that they're stuck in one. They get bad leads and can't make sales without good leads, but with them, so they can't get good keep getting bad leads without because they're not making sales. Blake counters that a real salesman could make sales with bad leads.
26th Jan '16 2:37:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Catch22Dilemma: The central dilemma of the plot: the salesmen don't get the good leads unless they sell, but they can't sell without good leads.
26th Jan '16 2:36:51 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AntiHero: None of the characters are what you'd consider to be good people. Even at their best, they're still sleazy salesmen trying to con people into worthless real estate. However, the plot makes it clear that their profession more or less made them this way.

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* TheGhost: Mitch and Murry, the corporate heads who drive the whole shebang.
26th Jan '16 2:26:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* WordSaladTitle: Even after watching the play/movie you may understand that these are important account names, but you probably won't understand why they're important enough to be put together and made the title. The tile possibly refers to the gamut of highs & lows a salesman can run through - both the best (Glengarry) and worst (Glen Ross) estates that Ricky Roma has come across to sell; it's quite probable that the events of the movie set a nadir even lower than the latter for all involved.
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* WordSaladTitle: Even The title sounds like gibberish, and even after watching you watch the play/movie play or movie you may still might not understand that these are important account names, but you probably won't understand why they're important enough to be put together and made the title. The tile possibly refers to the gamut of highs & lows a salesman can run through - both full meaning. It combines the best (Glengarry) and worst (Glen Ross) estates that Ricky Roma has come across to sell; it's quite probable that sell, apparently representing the events highs and lows of the movie set a nadir even lower than the latter for all involved.salesman's life, or life in general.
26th Jan '16 2:18:44 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* PetTheDog: Aaronow is so down on himself that even Moss tries to cheer him up. Even ''Roma'' tries to cheer him up.
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* PetTheDog: Aaronow is so down on himself that even Moss tries and Roma try to cheer him up. Even ''Roma'' tries to cheer him up.These people are human, after all.
26th Jan '16 2:16:35 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Roma's jerkiness is related mostly to his manipulations of Lingk and his intolerance for Williamson's and Moss's jerk tendencies. When he isn't actively being a salesman, he goes out of his way to be optimistic towards Aaronow and is the other one to actively respect Shelly's skills as a salesman, even admitting his streak doesn't mean much compared to the long career of the Machine.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Roma's jerkiness is related mostly to his manipulations of Lingk and his intolerance for Williamson's and Moss's jerk tendencies. When he isn't actively being a salesman, he goes out of his way to be optimistic towards Aaronow and is the other only one to actively respect Shelly's skills as a salesman, even admitting his streak doesn't mean much compared to the long career of the Machine.
22nd Sep '15 9:56:52 AM evilwillhunting
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** Ricky, after very carefully talking Lingk out of backing out of his contract, sees Williamson is going to blow the whole thing.

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*** A final time when Baylen summons him into the office... knowing what's about to happen.
22nd Sep '15 9:54:30 AM evilwillhunting
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* OhCrap: Several. ** [[spoiler:Levene]] when he realizes he cooked his own goose with his gloating. *** And again when he realizes [[spoiler: that sale that got his confidence back was no good anyway.]]
22nd Sep '15 9:51:45 AM evilwillhunting
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* SoundtrackDissonance: The film concludes playing an upbeat, jazzy rendition of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies."
18th Aug '15 6:28:02 AM mlsmithca
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In the script, Levene's first name only has one E.
* AdaptationExpansion: Blake and his entire scene aren't in the play. ** 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 Shelley feels [[spoiler: that drives him into trying to steal the Glengarry leads]].
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\n* AdaptationExpansion: AdaptationExpansion: ** Blake and his entire scene aren't in the play. ** 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 Shelley Shelly feels [[spoiler: that drives him into trying to steal the Glengarry leads]].

* IHaveAFamily: Shelley begs Williamson not to rat him out and mentions his daughter, but it doesn't help.
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* IHaveAFamily: Shelley Shelly begs Williamson not to rat him out and mentions his daughter, but it doesn't help.

* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Roma praising Shelley as a great salesman and teacher and inviting him for lunch, right before the latter is called in by the police officer to be interrogated about his crime. We can assume Shelley to become a BrokenPedestal to Roma afterwards.
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* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Roma praising Shelley Shelly as a great salesman and teacher and inviting him for lunch, right before the latter is called in by the police officer to be interrogated about his crime. We can assume Shelley Shelly to become a BrokenPedestal to Roma afterwards.
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