He'll make an announcer someday. Sometimes I want to rip my clothes off and outbox the merchandise manager. I think I'll buy it next trip and we'll hang it between those two elms there, huh? I felt like going out, just for the ride, you might say. Like his namesake, Biff, takes his and Willy's failures head on with brave, but disastrous results. Willy reminisces about that day in Boston, and it is revealed that Biff found out about a young woman Willy had taken along with him on his business trip.
The other aspect is the way the filmmakers constructed the environment. Geez, you got me worried there for a minute. He is Willy's role model, although he is much older and has no real relationship with Willy. You are, Willy, the handsomest. Maybe I have an overdeveloped sense of competition.
In Willy's flashbacks, he is a nerd, and Willy forces him to give Biff test answers. He's got Regents next week. Guy's in line for the vice-presidency of the store. We've got the insurance premium. Biff wants a normal lifestyle, doing what makes him happy.
The next is my wife. Take it easy, Pop, good night. I loved him, Willy, you know. I'm not married, I'm not in business. This means that the supporting cast has to be strong, and Hoffman certainly receives strong support, especially from Kate Reid as Linda, Charles Durning as Charley and above all from John Malkovich as Biff. Don't breathe it to a soul.
Some stranger will come along, move in, and that's that. Don't make any promises, no promises, Biff. See, three of the stores were half closed for inventory. This isn't as disconcerting as it sounds, but it livens the film to a new height, making it closer to the feeling of an actual play rather than abandoning the stage-feel to favor a more polished cinematic feel. I'll chip in from now on. Did you hear me, huh? Isn't that a crummy characteristic? I'm telling you, I absolutely forgot I was driving.
Take five minutes and pull yourself together. Archived from on 25 February 2014. They are Biff John Malkovich, a gifted actor, who gave a terrific performance as Lenny in another acclaimed novel, Of Mice in Men in 1992 , a football star brought down by the weight of his failure of a father, and Happy Stephen Lang , a cocky ladies man replicating who Willy the characteristics Willy once gleefully held; brashness, confidence, and the ability to strike a deal. What is it with those vitamins? Don't lay it all to me. Shipping clerk, salesman, business of one kind or another. Let him carry the shoulder guards.
I get so lonely, especially when business is bad, I get the feeling I'll never sell anything. Keep up the good work. For a second you reminded me of my brother, Ben. If we could work that out. Start big, you'll end big. But it's so beautiful up there, Linda.
I love a lot of stockings. I did 500 gross in Providence, 700 gross in Boston. To get on that subway in the hot mornings in the summer, to devote your whole life to keeping stock or making phone calls. You can't continue like this. We've listed a number of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription options - along with the availability of 'Death of a Salesman' on each platform. Bernard is not well-liked, is he? Death Of A Salesman is primarily told from Willy's point of view and is carefully directed to bring us into his mindset.