Death of a Salesman Essay | Movie Version of "Death of a Salesman"

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Movie Version of "Death of a Salesman"

Summary: Comparison of Volker Schlondorff's cinematic version of "Death of a Salesman" to the original play by Arthur Miller. In the play and movie, Willy Loman tries to live up to false or unrealistic ideals and impressing the consequences of those choices and ideals on those around him.
Volker Schlondorff's cinematic adaptation of Arthur Miller's masterpiece, "Death of a Salesman" is an outstanding stage production of the play. There may be some flaws involving the actors, or certain scenes. However, in a broader sense, the characters are presented very well, and it is indeed a superb portrayal of the tragic play.

Some of the factors that may be "disappointing" to some of the viewers involve the actors in the film. They may find that Dustin Hoffman, who plays Willy Loman, has an unattractive voice. Almost in all of the scenes throughout the movie, he is constantly whining and yelling with rather an exasperating voice. The play does not really describe what Willy actually sounds or talks like, but the viewers may be irritated by the way Hoffman talks throughout the film. If the viewer has never read the play, he or...

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