Death of a Salesman

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Discuss “Death of a Salesman” as a film. How could this film be more film-like? The well known late 1980’s play Death of a Salesman was beautifully crafted and opened my mind up to the reality of some people’s fantasies. When I first began to watch the play, I had immediately noticed that it was a play and not a movie. Usually in a film, there is a hero, heroine, climax, something they are fighting for, and usually (nine times out of ten) a happy, heroic ending. This movie included none, at least in my point of view. The entire movie just focuses on the stagnant (because nothing was changing) and depressing life of Willy Loman. In the movie, there is a salesman called Willy Loman, who, after working for his company for over 30…show more content…
This would of shown us climaxes and different scenes, rather than just being so stagnate. I believe that Death of a Salesman was a wonderful play, but if it continued to be more like a movie it would have been more interesting. Although a lot of people would disagree and are very pleased with how it is already. I also feel like, on a very weird level, that it would lose its meaning entirely. It was a good play in showing how Willy Loman’s life was about desperation and how he was constantly dreaming about things to change and the play did a great job as to identify this because Willy Loman’s life was bland so they represented the play as this. But if it were to turn into a movie, it would lose its meaning and purpose of this because in order for it to be more movie like it needs to have more details, climax, and more of a prevalent ending. Although him committing suicide was not prevalent enough, it was indeed closure that was much needed. This film was absolutely intriguing, but it was overall a play that missed the many things and sections that a movie consists of. Things are very farfetched from that of a movie, for example like details, climaxes, etc. but it was nonetheless very
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