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Monday, November 01, 2004 1:15 PM
And... Action!
Kevin Salwen on Culture

Hollywood has portrayed the world of work in ways that range from idealized (the underrated 'Tucker: A Man and His Dream') to hilarious ('The Hudsucker Proxy') to nefarious ('The Godfather') to devious, like this exchange from 'Wall Street':
Bud Fox : How much is enough?
Gordon Gekko : It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another.

For the next print issue of Worthwhile, we are pulling together a list of the best lines and scenes about work or careers in movie history. Have a nomination? Write to us as info@worthwhilemag.com.


6 comments

Jay Henderson - 11/5/2004 8:49:26 AM
'Put that coffee down!! Coffee's for closers only.'

'A-B-C. A-always, B-be, C-closing. Always be closing!'

Glengarry Glen Ross
poet - 11/2/2004 5:26:50 PM
Harry: I can't believe we drove around all day, and there's not a single job in this town. There is nothing, nada, zip!
Lloyd Christmas: Yeah! Unless you wanna work forty hours a week.
from Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Kent - 11/2/2004 2:36:03 PM
'We're on a mission from God.'
-- Elwood Blues in 'The Blues Brothers'

'I made him an offer he couldn't refuse.'
-- Vito Corleone in 'The Godfather'
Kent - 11/2/2004 2:25:49 PM
'I love the smell of napalm in the morning.'
-- Robert Duval as Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore in 'Apocalypse Now.'
Mindwalker - 11/2/2004 12:52:37 PM
'You know, for kids.'
- The Hudsucker Proxy

'I *am* big. It's the pictures that got small.'
- Norma Desmond, 'Sunset Boulevard'

'Either I'm dead right, or I'm crazy!'
- Jefferson Smith, 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'

'Now, explain it to me like I'm a four-year-old.'
- Joe Miller, 'Philadelphia'

'In brief, the best of everything is good enough for me.'
- Sidney Falco, 'Sweet Smell of Success'
Alex - 11/2/2004 12:20:49 AM
Office Space. The whole movie.

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