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Old 12-12-2008, 07:02 PM   #21
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Thankfully, I can't identify with Glengarry Glen Ross, but Office Space is SPOT ON! Much more fun to watch, too. All personal taste, I guess.
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This is a slim category. I remember a Christmas party a few years back when my brothers and his co-workers - all salesmen - were trying to think of "sales" movies. Glengarry Glen Ross was the first on everyone's list. Tin Men was another (Danny DeVito sold house siding).

Besides Glengarry, another favorite David Mamet-written movie that has some business themes is The Spanish Prisoner. Highly recommended. It's a suspense flick where the protagonist has a brilliant business idea and wants a bonus for his work. He gets caught up in some mystery when the boss seems to be setting him up to get nothing. Like Glengarry, it has great dialogue:

George: Worry is like interest paid in advance on a debt that never comes due.
George: We must never forget that we are human, and as humans we dream, and when we dream we dream of money.
George: Beware of all enterprises which require new clothes.
Jimmy: Always do business as if the person you're doing business with is trying to screw you, because he probably is. And if he's not, you can be pleasantly surprised.

There are quite a few romantic comedies set in the business world. Bridget Jones' Diary and Jerry Maguire were two good ones. (No, I don't have a crush on Renee Zellweger...)
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In Glengarry, Pachino's Ricky Roma character's ramblings sound nonsensical, but in the context of a salesman, throwing up a bunch of BS just to see what sticks, it is classic.

Many sales situations suggest that the salesman should confuse the prospect with important sounding information, only to later show the confused prospect that "signing on the line which is dotted" will end the confusion for the prospect.


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Come on! Nobody put 'Boiler Room' in the mix. Great low profile movie.

The movie should be a damn collectible because I believe it is the only movie Ben Affleck has done where he doesn't completely SUCK.
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Trading Places...Jamie Lee post-enhancement and great lines like:

"Think big, think positive, never show any sign of weakness. Always go for the throat. Buy low, sell high. Fear? That's the other guy's problem. Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the absolute carnage you are about to witness. Super Bowl, World Series - they don't know what pressure is. In this building, it's either kill or be killed. You make no friends in the pits and you take no prisoners. One minute you're up half a million in soybeans and the next, boom, your kids don't go to college and they've repossessed your Bentley. Are you with me?" - Louis Winthorpe III
Classic movie
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Thankfully, I can't identify with Glengarry Glen Ross, but Office Space is SPOT ON! Much more fun to watch, too. All personal taste, I guess.
Office Space is the classic movie for anyone who works in a cube in a professional job.
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Office Space is the classic movie for anyone who works in a cube in a professional job.
It did seem somewhat of a documentary.
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Come on! Nobody put 'Boiler Room' in the mix. Great low profile movie.

The movie should be a damn collectible because I believe it is the only movie Ben Affleck has done where he doesn't completely SUCK.
I did. Must be on your ignore list.
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Also, Fight Club.

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I did. Must be on your ignore list.
He'll never know unless someone quotes you.

I'll assume I'm on the list too.
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I've never seen Boiler Room, but I like the sound of it!
And Office Space is the best movie ever!
Here's an additional category: favorite quote from Office Space?
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It did seem somewhat of a documentary.
I've never seen Office Space. Will it give me flashbacks?
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I've never seen Boiler Room, but I like the sound of it!
And Office Space is the best movie ever!
Here's an additional category: favorite quote from Office Space?
My fave from office space:

Peter Gibbons: That's it? If you had a million dollars, you'd do two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; 'cause chicks dig dudes with money.
Peter Gibbons: Well, not all chicks.
Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that'd double up on a dude like me do.
Peter Gibbons: Good point.
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I've never seen Office Space. Will it give me flashbacks?
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I did. Must be on your ignore list.

Missed it.

Quote from the main character at the beginning of the movie:

"The Notorious BIG said it best: "Either you're slingin' crack-rock, or you've got a wicked jump-shot." Nobody wants to work for it anymore. There's no honor in taking that after school job at Mickey Dee's, honor's in the dollar, kid. So I went the white boy way of slinging crack-rock: I became a stock broker."
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Freeird, pick a nice quiet evening, have a drink or two, and watch it. Then do a report for us. But don't read any more of this thread or we'll spoil it for you. Go away now.
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Is she gone? Good.

Here's my favorite:

Peter Gibbons: So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life.
Dr. Swanson: What about today? Is today the worst day of your life?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
Dr. Swanson: Wow, that's messed up.
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Is she gone? Good.

Here's my favorite:

Peter Gibbons: So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life.
Dr. Swanson: What about today? Is today the worst day of your life?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
Dr. Swanson: Wow, that's messed up.
i'm baaaaaaaaaack.
it's OK, keep joshing away. i doubt i'll rent it cuz it will give me bad flashbacks. reading the dialogue is harmless.
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