Coffee is for Closers
“That watch costs more than your car. I made $970,000 last year. How much you make? You see pal, that’s who I am, and you’re nothing. Nice guy? I don’t give a shit. Good father? Fuck you! Go home and play with your kids. You wanna work here – close! You think this is abuse? You think this is abuse, you cocksucker? You can’t take this, how can you take the abuse you get on a sit? You don’t like it, leave.”
I’m a big fan of writer David Mamet’s work. “The Spanish Prisoner”, “Glengarry Glen Ross”, “The Untouchables”, “Ronin”, “Spartan”, all great screenplays. Mamet’s deft touch with dialogue turns a movie into something to hear, not just watch, and it’s telling that you can usually identify a Mamet-penned film. Tarantino has a similar skill, but it’s usually more overt and focused on banality than trying to actually say something.
Mamet’s got a new film out, called “Edmond” with William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, Julia Stiles, Denise Richards and Mena Suvari. It looks great, but I think it came and went in the theaters in July. Looks like it’ll be out on DVD in October, so I’ll definitely Netflix it.
Check out the trailer: