Much of “Glengarry Glen Ross” takes place in the squalid suburban sales offices of Premiere Properties, known to salespeople as the boiler room. The office has a number of desperate salespeople going through various downturns. Desperation filled the screen as the cast included some of the most famous Hollywood figures at the time: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, and Ed Harris. Kevin Spacey rounds out the cast (long before he was accused of sexual harassment) as the office manager, dangling the movie’s MacGuffinPromising real estate sales.
The scene featuring Baldwin, popularly known as the “coffee for the shut-in” scene, is both memorable and upsetting. Maybe it’s memorable because it makes you uncomfortable. Footage becomes even more intense with the use of long shots, minimal cuts, and deliberate camera movements that make you feel like you’re in the office. So you can imagine the pressure a 34-year-old Alec Baldwin feels when he has to dress some Hollywood legend, even after it’s already been written.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1062436/it-wasnt-easy-for-alec-baldwin-to-talk-down-to-screen-legends-like-jack-lemmon-in-glengarry-glen-ross/ It’s not easy for Alec Baldwin to talk to screen legends like Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross