3 things about John Frankenheimer’s THE ICEMAN COMETH

The Iceman Cometh [1973]

1. “That’s a great gag, the pursuit of happiness.”
2. There’s a picture of Theodore Roosevelt on the wall of the saloon.
3. Robert Ryan sits in a chair, silently staring out of the filthy window. Motionless. Suddenly the shadow of a falling body shoots past and there’s a loud thud.

Loved this. It’s about four hours long but riveting. Acting was flawless. I kept thinking of Glengarry Glen Ross. In Mamet’s play it’s a real estate office instead of a saloon.

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