Death of a Salesman (1985 Film Review)


1st edition cover (Viking Press)

 

Plot

 

Exhausted and mentally unstable, Willie Loman tries to regain meaning and status in a life where even his grown sons no longer look up to him.

 

Pros

 

An amazing performance by both Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich. The play itself is arguably the greatest American play, and it is a personal favorite of mine. The story is interesting and will strike a chord with pretty much everyone. The stylization is brilliant in this one, it still feels like a play but not so much that you’re just watching a play being filmed.

 

Cons

 

None.

 

 

Fun Fact: Dustin Hoffman was in his 40’s and he played a man in his 60’s for this film.

 

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