Death of a Salesman

Synopsis: Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Volker Schlöndorff
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
136 min

You finally own it.

There's nobody to live in it.

Life's a casting off.

It's always that way.

No, no, some people

accomplish something.

Did Biff say anything

after I went this morning?

You shouldn't have criticised him,

after he just got off the train.

- You must not lose your temper at him.

- When did I lose my temper?

I simply asked him

if he was making any money.

- Is that criticism?

- Willy, how could he make any money?

There's such an undercurrent in him.

He became a moody man. Did he apologise

when I left this morning?

He was crestfallen, Willy.

Now, you know how he admires you.

I think when he finds himself you'll

both be happier and you won't fight.

How can he find himself on a farm?

Is that a life?

A farmhand in the beginning

when he was young,

I thought, a young man, it's good

for him to travel, take differentjobs.

It's more than ten years and

he has yet to make 35 dollars a week.

He is finding himself, Willy.

Not finding yourself at the age of 34

is a disgrace.

- Shh!

- The trouble is, he's lazy!

- Willy, please, they are sleeping.

- Biff is a lazy...


- Go down!

Get yourself something to eat

and be quiet.

Why did he come home?

I would like to know

what brought him home.

Well, I don't know.

I think he's still lost, Willy.

I think he's very lost.

Biff Loman is lost

in the greatest country in the world.

A young man with such

personal attractiveness gets lost?

And such a hard worker.

There's one thing about Biff.

He's not lazy.


I'll see him in the morning, have

a talk with him, get him a job selling.

He'd be big in no time.

Remember the way they used to

follow him around in high school?

Oh, when he just smiled at them

their faces lit up.

When he walked down the

street with a crowd of kids behind him.

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Arthur Miller

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955, revised 1956). He also wrote several screenplays and was most noted for his work on The Misfits (1961). The drama Death of a Salesman has been numbered on the short list of finest American plays in the 20th century alongside Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night and Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire.Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. During this time, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee; and was married to Marilyn Monroe. In 1980, Miller received the St. Louis Literary Award from the Saint Louis University Library Associates. He received the Prince of Asturias Award and the Praemium Imperiale prize in 2002 and the Jerusalem Prize in 2003, as well as the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Lifetime Achievement Award. more…

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