Scene Stealers #4

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 independent film, adapted by David Mamet from his acclaimed 1984 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play of the same name. The film depicts two days in the lives of four real estate agents and how they become desperate when the corporate office sends a representative (Baldwin) to “motivate” them by announcing that, in one week, all except the top two salesmen will be fired.

SCENE: Alec Baldwin as Blake is brought in by Mitch and Murray to motivate the salesmen in a ruthless manner; this character was created for the film and did not appear in the stage version.  The scene is brilliant in its use of atmosphere.  The only other sound besides Baldwin’s yelling is the rain.  He berates the agents for over seven minutes in what is one of the best speeches of any film.  Video after the jump.

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