Friday, January 25, 2013

The Great Scenes # 46: Glenngarry Glen Ross (1992)

 
Directed by James Foley
 
One of the things that I was surprised to find out is that this memorable speech by Alec Baldwin, surely one of the most memorable scenes in cinema history and often quoted and parodied, was NOT in the original play by David Mamet. Mamet created this scene specifically for the film. So impactful was this speech that Alec Baldwin managed to steal the film right from under the noses of Kevin Spacey, Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino in less than ten minutes! Director James Foley is but a minor filmmaker so this is more of an achievement in writing and acting more than anything. 

 


2 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I've never seen this film before but it's amazing that something so iconic wasn't in the original play, what a great scene buddy, thanks for sharing.

Tony Van Helsing said...

My favourite scene is when Al Pacino lays into Kevin Spacey. One of the best rollickings in cinema.