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Glengarry Glen Ross

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One of the most heralded pieces of dramatic tension in recent memory, David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Glengarry Glen Ross combines classic elements of American greed, as well as the unseen intrigue that occurs when some don’t get all to which they feel they’re entitled.  In a sense, it is a cauti0nary tale for all of us:  Watch out for your wishes, because sometimes when they comes true, you may get more than you had originally envisioned.

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The Princess Bride

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Very often, the most satisfying motion pictures involve classic elements of drama: conflict, a quest, resolution and occasional bit of humor.  A tough mix to pull off in an engaging and believable manner.  Your correspondent is reminded of Huddie Ledbetter, also known as Leadbelly.  This oft neglected blues master once noted that there are three uses for the knife:  “You take a knife, you use it to cut the bread, so you’ll have straight to work; you use it to shave, so you’ll look nice for your lover; on discovering her with another, you use it to cut out her lying heart.”

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