Sunday, July 22, 2018

"Glengarry Glen Ross": the loan origination fee for "always be closing"

This may be a good time to remember “Glengarry Glen Ross” (1992), from New Line Cinema, director James Foley, screenwriter David Mamet, based on his own play. Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey all play proles, and Alec Baldwin (hairy) is the real estate boss, who at one point talks about squeezing of you-know-what with his bare hands.

This film is actually credited for the phrase “Always Be Closing.”

I’ve never seen it a virtue to huckterize what other people built. But that’s my own luxury.

I saw it at the Arlington VA Shirlington Theater in 1992. 

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