^ glengarry glen ross
why yes, that IS a young alec baldwin!
anyways, got interested in watching movie adaptations of plays, and this one really struck me by the time it was over; it is fantastic. the dialogue, oh christ, the dialogue! the movie really shows you the stress of having a sales job, which I can relate to, at least to some extent. i worked sales for my tuition, and I know the heartbreak of losing a close sale, or having a sale declined because of the customer’s credit. and I know the amazing joy of getting a clutch sale, so seeing the gravity of the situation through the eyes of an adult who has a family to support was interesting. personally, I wouldn’t make it in the real estate sales world, all I’ve done is sell energy plans, which seems infinitely easier. i don’t think a sales person can make good money unless they mislead the customer, and yes, I did tell half-truths to many of the people I talked to. it’s just the reality of the profession, and you want to go back and make more sales because it is good money.
anyways, great fucking movie if you’re okay with swearing.