Si quis non vult operari, nec manducet -
if any man will not work - neither let him eat
(Old latin quote also contained in the Christian Bible)
Solo cedit, quicquid solo plantatur
"That which is sown into the soil becomes the property of the soil"
The Pullitzer prize winning
work of Playwright/Noted Director David Mamet
This is a brilliant work by David
Mamet in what is a Pullitzer Prize winning script of great insight
into the world of high pressure sales environments - where strictly being paid
by "commission" takes
its toll on the individuals involved.
David Mamet is well known for his work in somewhat esoteric circles of taste in
this respect -
as he was director in "House of Games" the other such great movie starring in
this case, his former
lovely wife Ms. Lindsay Crouse, and starring as well the talented Mr. Joe
It is clear that Mamet has his mind well tuned to the brilliantly insightful
glimpses into the human psyche around such situations as are similarly themed to
across such of his works as I mention here.
His genius is done justice with the brilliant acting too of Al Pacino, Jack
and a nice show as well by Alec Baldwin and the rest of the crew in this great
offering. This script would be a great idea for a permanent run on Broadway too
If you want to learn more about the sort of people who are the sorts often drawn
the high stakes game of "large ticket" commission sales such as real estate and
and what have you, or in any event want to gain more insight into the human
with this well acted well scripted play, you wont want to miss out. By the way
does in my opinion, fall
into the category of deserving a "cult following" of sorts - as did
"The house of
movie that is also one of my favorites too.
Michael Rizzo Chessman