In this assignment we got assigned the enjoyable task of watching the movie titled, “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Glengarry Glen Ross portrays a harsh view of American business that not only contradicts, but also befouls the values of the “American Dream”. The idealistic importance of fairness, equality, and the idea that hard work brings success included in this “dream” of American society is clearly not reality in this movie. The values of work ethic and equal opportunity are betrayed, and there is a notable presence of racism, sexism, and a savage system of “dog-eat-dog” competition. All these emotions and actions really made the movie very enjoyable and it also made me think differently about sales.
Glen Gary Glen Ross I thought was interesting. There were many different kinds of characters in this movie and all are after the same goal, money and power. There is a constant competition between the salesmen to see who can close more deals to earn the top leads. The Glen Gary leads are the best leads and they become the symbol in this movie. They symbolize the greed that is in each one of these salesmen's eyes. In the movie there are bosses and managers standing in the way of the men achieving their goals.
The head boss played by Alec Baldwin has the most power in the company because he is the owner of the company. He is a cocky man who shows off his power.
In the first scene of the movie, Alec Baldwin's character is in the office with the three other salesmen. Alec being that he is the boss is talking down to the employees and treating them like garbage. Alec talks to them this way because money and power has taken over his body. He has no idea what employee moral means. He gets a kick out of treating people like this. When the employees respond to him he makes a smart remark and yells at them. He acts this way because he knows that they will follow anything he says because he is the boss. When Jack Lemon's character questions him...