Mick (5 out of 10 ) The play/film is exceptional, and so is the script, but this is a horribly deficient version as at least one key scene is missing. Where is the Alec Baldwin scene where he explains the facts of life to the salesmen??
Jimmy (10 out of 10 ) not totally sure but i bet this is the script of the (original) play version. the alec baldwin scene was created for the film version, and the original play has a slightly different ordering of the scenes. still kicks butt in any case!
Volo (6 out of 10 ) No Alec Baldwin scene? That's a major part of the movie.
Yikes. This copy of the script is incomplete
jesse (9 out of 10 ) Most movies really suck, this did not. Jack Lemmon is a real great player and so is Baldwin.
Dennis (9 out of 10 ) Whoever selected the cast for this movie should have won an oscar.
Pete (10 out of 10 ) There was no Alec Baldwin scene in the stage production. He wrote that part specifically for Alec.
I do agree that the film version is superior IMO.
Adam (10 out of 10 ) If you've ever seen a good stage production of the play, you'd realize that the Alec Baldwin scene, while a crowd-pleaser, is wholly unnecessary - that's why it's not in the play. It doesn't advanced the plot, and it doesn't tell us anything about the characters that we don't either a) already know, or b) find out in short order.
The play's tighter and more economical, which makes it a better story. It just doesn't have the fireworks of "You see this watch? You see this watch?..."
john (10 out of 10 ) The more one reads and rehearses scenes from this play the more it's clear how few writers take the time to really process what and what doesn't need to be said on stage or on film- give actors words that rock and we can all happily do our job and create exciting art.
james (9 out of 10 ) Adam. You pompous plonker. The sales-meeting set the scene for the remainder of the movie. It allowed the audience to understand the desperate behavior of the salesmen thereafter. The pivotal scene set an ominous cloud under which these salesmen had to operate. A film does not have the luxury of a stage-play where there is time to intricately flesh out a story. Mamet introduced the sales-meeting scene as an effective dramatic tool to highlight the pressure that the salesmen were under.
Robbie (10 out of 10 ) Can anyone share a link to a version with the Alec Baldwin scene, I love this entire movie and all of it's characters but I want to learn Alec's scene, for an acting class. It would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.