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My favourite piece of writing is David Mamet’s play Glengarry Glen Ross, which was filmed in 1992 with one of the best casts ever assembled. This scene is perhaps the most famous but it’s just one of many highlights in an untouchable classic (pardon the relatively obscure pun). The set-up: Alec Baldwin has been brought in from on-high to give a little motivational talk to some beaten-down real estate salesmen. The only one of them who’s any good, Richard Roma (played by Al Pacino) hasn’t bothered to show up. A “sit”, by the way, is a meeting with a prospective buyer – someone who was foolish enough to return a magazine insert asking for more information (a “lead”).

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