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:

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~ by willtuck on August 19, 2006.

2 Responses to “Coffee is for Closers”

  1. William H. Macy is fantastic. I love to see his movies, and I doubt this one will be any exception.

  2. Is Julia always an extra? I don’t remember ever seeing her as the main character in a film.

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