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Mar 30, 2007 1:13 am

Purchased and watched the DVD, Pursuit of Happyness last night.

Good flick and relative to the industry or to the working world, in general.  The movie should be inspiring to young, ambitious wannabes (or anyone, for that matter) in overcoming obstacles to success.  Recommend it.

Other (relative) movies?

Mar 30, 2007 1:19 am

Wall Street, Boiler Room, Barbarians At The Gate, Other People’s Money, Tin

Men, and of course, Glengarry Glen Ross.

Mar 30, 2007 1:22 am

Other movies:

Swimming with the Sharks. Devil wears Prada

....Dealing with bad boss.

Sales:

GlengaryGlenross Big Kahuna Two for the Money The Prime Gig

All

Mar 30, 2007 1:24 am

yeah...WallStreet, too...that was good one.  I'll have to watch the other ones (Boiler Room--missed that one). 

DVD's or tvshow:  the Office

movie: Officespace

Mar 30, 2007 2:00 am

Read the book Pursuit of Happiness.  If you were inspired by the movie, you will be more so by the book.

I recently watched Glengarry Glen Ross per recommendation from this board.  It was great, though quite depressing as well.

Mar 30, 2007 2:49 am

To the extent that successful pursuit of the career is a black comedy of persistance, I nominate the movie Fargo.

Mar 30, 2007 3:16 am

On that note, another movie along the lines of persistance:

Gone with the Wind

I'll think about that tomorrie.

Mar 30, 2007 3:26 am

[quote=silouette]To the extent that successful pursuit of the career is a black comedy of persistance, I nominate the movie Fargo. [/quote]

ok, fer sur, let's hear your Fargo accent, I know you got one.  Comeon and do it fer us.  Fer sur.

Mar 30, 2007 3:44 am

Yhaah you betcha. Okie dokee. (snort). Yah yah, real good then. You take real good care now, hoooho hyah.

Mar 30, 2007 4:56 pm

Death Of A Salesman

Mar 30, 2007 5:02 pm

In the spirit of thinking for yourself and not being a suck up if you really want to make it, Rebel Without a Cause.

And for Bobby, I offer RoseMary's Baby.

Mar 30, 2007 5:29 pm
Whomitmayconcer:

Death Of A Salesman



Read the play years ago. I didn't know they made it into a film. Who starred
in it, and when was it made?
Mar 30, 2007 5:39 pm

Not trying to promote Tom Cruise - but watch Jerry Maguire, fabulous for those on the verge of losing everything.

Otherwise - The Last Samurai is a good illustration of how focus, determination, and a good sword, will kill the competition.

Mar 30, 2007 5:59 pm

Read the play years ago. I didn't know they made it into a film. Who starred
in it, and when was it made?

Miller took the play to China in the '80's, and converted a nation to Capitalism. Americans buy all the crap made in China that was inspired by the drama, we're all the stars.

(1951) Frederick March is Willy. Maltin gives it 3.5 stars.

Mar 31, 2007 12:07 am

[quote=silouette]Yhaah you betcha. Okie dokee. (snort). Yah yah, real good then. You take real good care now, hoooho hyah. [/quote]

 

Mar 31, 2007 1:33 am
Death of a Salesman (1985) (TV) Death of a Salesman (1951) Death of a Salesman (1966) (TV) Death of a Salesman (2000) (TV) Death of a Salesman (1996) (TV)

From IMdb.com (a fantastic resource!)

Apr 2, 2007 2:44 pm

From the "Who will play 'me' in the movie version of my life?" file.

Did anyone watch Raines on NBC on friday(?)?

They tore poor Jim Cramer a new one!

In it they showed a clip from a show named Crazy Money! And  the actor is banging on the Cramer button machine and generally making an azz out of himself.

We'd all like some one the likes of Redford (young) Newman (I should live that long) Brad Pitt (still needs two names)  or Richard Gere (who is making Clifford Irving look better every day!)...

Nobody want's this guy   http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9710/21/stars.series/link.hytner. jpg to play them in the movie!

Apr 2, 2007 9:45 pm

Pity, Whomit.



He looks just like you! (Younger and with hair, of course!)

Apr 3, 2007 2:06 am

yeah, I recognize that actor from Senfeld.

Apr 3, 2007 2:59 am

My favorite movie about "work"

is Kool Hand Luke with Paul Neuman.

"I've got my mine, right, Boss!"

not a favorite movie, but movie about life, "Forrest Gump"

run, Forrest, run!  Life is like a box of chocoloates!

best attitude movie: TaxiDriver, Robt Deniero:

You talkin to me! I said, R you talkin to me!!!

Here are some other favorite movie lines.

http://lexicon.typepad.com/lexicon/2005/01/my_favorite_mov.h tml

And here's one that whomit has used, borrowed from The Godfather.

Ahhhhhhhhh! Ahhhhhhhhh! Ahhhhhhhhh! Ahhhhhhhhh! (The Godfather)