The Glengarry Glen Ross Minute

Two guys chew over their favorite Mamet movie - one minute at a time.

Minute 43: I gotta get dat paper, boo-boo

October 25th, 2017

You can’t tee up the music of the soul. Bill thinks Matt’s segment needs a jingle and Matt is, as usual, anti-jingle. Matt reminds Bill that his Grandma “got down.” Cigarette machines continue to be a reminiscing point for our heros. Bill wants an agent smith multiplicity applied to George Aaranow. Matt wants the same with Roma, mainly for the aroma of Roma. Matt is done with the wet-Shelly-in-the-car motif. Bill, it seems, could sit and look at a wet Lemmon in a nondescript sedan for days on end, and Matt wants none of it.  Train talk resurfaces, this time in terms movie-shooting logistics. Mamet flexes his economy-of-language muscles with the brilliant Shelly phone call in this minute. Matt just finally says it this week, “Roma is beyond reproach.” Trumbo and Fink get some juice in a take-down of old-Hollywood-assembly-line style of move making. Bill is producing “Ride A Dong, Too.” The boys discuss where the six additional voice actors might have been heard in the film. Adieu till next week, that’s if the Kentucky slap around didn’t take too much a toll on the fellas.

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