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2Англ
З-48

Рецензент:
канд. филол. наук, доц. кафедры английской филологии
МГПУ Т.А. Симонян

Зеленская Л.Л.
Английский язык : учеб. пособие для работы с видеоматериалом
З-48 худ. фильма “Other People's Money” («Чужие деньги») : уровни B1—B2
/ Л.Л. Зеленская ; Моск. гос. ин-т междунар. отношений (ун-т) МИД
России, каф. англ. яз. № 6. — М. : МГИМО-Университет, 2011. —
139 с.
ISBN 978-5-9228- 0787-6
Пособие предназначено для развития общих, коммуникативных и про-
фессиональных компетенций у студентов, изучающих английский язык, для
практического использования в таких областях, как менеджмент, управление
бизнесом, государственное и муниципальное управление, финансы.

ББК 81.2Англ

ISBN 978-5-9228-0787-6 © Московский государственный институт


международных отношений (университет)
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СОДЕРЖАНИЕ 

Предисловие (Preface) ..................................................................................... 4 


Методическая записка (Teaching Lead-in).................................................... 5 
QUOTES............................................................................................................ 7 
LIST OF CHARACTERS ................................................................................. 8 
EPISODE I. Lines 1-8. .................................................................................... 9 
EPISODE 2. Lines 84-243.............................................................................. 17 
EPISODE 3. Lines 244-401............................................................................. 24 
EPISODE 4. Lines 402-477............................................................................ 34 
EPISODE 5. Lines 478-693............................................................................ 37 
EPISODE 6. Lines 694-790............................................................................. 47 
EPISODE 7. Lines 791-996............................................................................ 51 
EPISODE 8. Lines 997-1053. ......................................................................... 63 
EPISODE 9. Lines 1054-1228. ...................................................................... 68 
EPISODE 10. Lines 1229-1274. .................................................................... 78 
REVIEW QUESTIONS .................................................................................. 82 
OPTIONAL TASKS........................................................................................ 83 
APPENDIX 1................................................................................................... 90 
APPENDIX 2................................................................................................... 91 
APPENDIX 3................................................................................................... 95 
SCRIPT .......................................................................................................... 100 

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ПРЕДИСЛОВИЕ (PREFACE)

Учебное пособие по фильму «Чужие деньги» (Other People’s


Money) направлено на развитие аналитических, коммуникатив-
ных и лидерских компетенций студентов на основе материалов
художественного фильма.
Пособие адресовано студентам, изучающим английский
язык (общий язык, уровни B1—B2) по направлениям «Менедж-
мент», «Государственное и муниципальное управление», «Фи-
нансы», а также широкому кругу студентов других направ-
лений, совершенствующих речевые компетенции аспекта
«Общий язык»: устную монологическую, диалогическую и по-
лемическую речь. Другой важной целью пособия является
развитие у студентов творческой активности, навыков пользо-
вания справочной литературой на английском языке и расши-
рение кругозора студентов.
В соответствии со ст. 1274 Гражданского кодекса Россий-
ской Федерации автор использовал в своей работе с обяза-
тельным указанием имени автора, произведение которого
используется, и источника заимствования правомерно обнаро-
дованные произведения и отрывки из них в качестве иллю-
страций в объеме, оправданном поставленной целью.
Автор выражает благодарность рецензенту пособия
кандидату филологических наук, доценту кафедры английской
филологии МГПУ Т.А. Симонян за ценные советы и замечания.

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МЕТОДИЧЕСКАЯ ЗАПИСКА (TEACHING LEAD-IN)

Учебное для работы с материалом художественного


фильма «Чужие деньги» (Other People's Money) Нормана
Джуисона (Norman Jewison) адресовано, в первую очередь,
студентам вечерней магистратуры МИУ, изучающим
английский язык как основной иностранный, а также широкому
кругу лиц, совершенствующих речевые компетенции. Пособие
направлено на развитие аналитических, коммуникативных и
лидерских компетенций студентов на основе материалов
фильма.
В соответствии с программными требованиями по дис-
циплине «Английский язык» для I курса вечерней магист-
ратуры МИУ МГИМО(У) МИД России по направлению
«Менеджмент» в пособии предлагаются для обсуждения темы
аспектов «Общий язык» и «Язык профессии», а именно:
современная система ценностей, человек и общество, лич-
ность и профессиональная деятельность, кризис, природа
кризиса и кризисное управление, профессиональные качества
менеджера, профессиональные качества лидера и менеджера;
слияние и поглощение предприятий и защита интересов
акционеров; грамотное публичное выступление и др. Пособие
может быть использовано как приложение к пособию
Л.Л. Зеленской «Английский для менеджеров. Как стать
успешным менеджером» и как самостоятельное пособие.
Учебное пособие содержит большое количество заданий,
направленных на развитие аналитических, коммуникативных
и культурологических компетенций. Например, explain or
paraphrase; read “between the lines”; interpret the hidden meanings
of the scene; support or challenge the statements; role-play the
dialogue as a sit-down reading task; perform the dialogue for the
class; read the cultural reference and bring it to the lens of crisis
management theory; read the questions and consider them from

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professional perspective; research the matter and make a
presentation и др.
Организация материала пособия обеспечивает гибкость
его применения в зависимости от языкового уровня и степени
мотивации студентов, с одной стороны, и от количества
учебных часов — с другой. Пособие может быть использовано
как для аудиторной, так и для самостоятельной работы
студентов с последующим обсуждением ключевых вопросов и
проблем в аудитории.
Пособие включает дополнительный материал для продви-
нутых и любознательных студентов и три приложения с полез-
ной дополнительной информацией. Многие высказывания из
фильма хорошо знакомы широкой аудитории в Америке.
В приложении 1 представлены наиболее популярные и часто
цитируемые фразы, в приложении 2 — термины, необходимые
при работе с материалом фильма, приложение 3 включает
образцы рецензий на фильм.

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QUOTES

Money is the fruit of evil as often as the root of it.

Henry Fielding

Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for


money.

Thomas Fuller

Laws go where dollars please.


Portuguese proverb

When money speaks the truth is silent.


Russian proverb

The love of money is the root of all evil.


Bible

There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You


can't do any business from there.
Colonel Sanders

Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is.
Fortunately, I love money."
Jackie Mason

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to


keep score. The real excitement is playing the game." –

Donald Trumponey

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LIST OF CHARACTERS

Character Position Actor


Lawrence Garfield Corporate raider. Denny DeVito
New York “takeover
artist”. About forty.
Obese, elegant,
cunning.
William J. Coles, President of New Dean Jones
(Bill Coles) England Wire &
Cable's. Mid-forties,
attractive, polished.
Andrew Jorgenson Chairman of New Gregory Peck
England Wire &
Cable's. Sixty eight
years of age.
Kate Sullivan Wall Street attorney. Penelope Ann Miller
About thirty-five.
Bea’s daughter.
Bea Sullivan Longtime assistant, Piper Laurie
friend and mistress of
Jorgenson. A woman
in her early sixties.
Minor characters

Setting: New-York and Rhode Island. Time: The present.


Director: Norman Jewison.
Movie Type: Satire, Romantic Comedy. Genre: Comedy.
Themes: Opposites Attract, Office Politics
Release Year: 1991
Country: US
Run Time: 101 minutes

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EPISODE I. Lines 1-8.

Scenes 1-3.
Scene 1. Lines 1-16.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 1, read the dictionary definitions of the
words below. Memorize the words.

1. doughnut n a round sweet food, often in the shape of a


ring, that is made by cooking dough in oil.

2. dough n a mixture of flour, water, fat etc that is


baked to make bread or pastry.

3. unconditional without limits or conditions: an


adj unconditional surrender, unconditional
acceptance.
However, in order to create the contract, the
acceptance must be a total and
unconditional acceptance of the offer.

II. Watch Scene 1 and answer the following questions.

1. Where is the action set?


2. What does the person on the screen like best of all?
3. Do doughnuts and dogs equal money in his opinion?
4. What does the person on the screen like better than money?
5. What is it that sounds (in the opening shots) like coins being
counted?
6. What are your initial impressions of Lawrence Garfield? Does
this opening scene prepare you to like or to dislike him?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

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1. There are only three things in this world with that kind of
unconditional acceptance.
2. I love money more than I love the things it can buy.

IV. Cultural reference. The reference will help you to answer


a question in task II. Render the text below into English.

Слинки

Слинки (Slink)y – это игрушка-пружинка, созданная в США


изначально из металла чёрного цвета. Её можно перекидывать
из руки в руку и тем самым успокаивать нервы. Также она
умеет «шагать» вниз по ступенькам. Настоящая пружинка
слинки до сих пор производится только в США и бывает
только круглой формы и одного цвета. В 90-х появилось много
подделок из Юго-Восточной Азии в форме сердечек, звёздочек
и бабочек, часто окрашенных в цвета радуги. Пружинки
другой формы не умеют «шагать» ровно по лестнице, поэтому
с ними не так интересно играть.

Ричард и Бетти Джеймс (Richard and Betty James) изобрели


cлинки в 1943 году. Ричард работал военно-морским инже-
нером и разрабатывал прибор для морских кораблей. Он изучал
натянутые пружины. Когда одна из них упала со стола
на землю, он увидел, что пружинка продолжила движение
после падения, – так родилась идея игрушки. Следующие
2 года Джеймсы потратили на ее разработку. Бетти придумала
имя новому изобретению – Slinky. Это перевод шведского
слова “traespiral” – извилистый, волнообразный.

Впервые игрушка была представлена миру в магазинчике


в Филадельфии под рождество 1945 г. Бетти Джеймс вспоми-
нала: «На этой презентации мы очень нервничали и думали,
что ничего не выйдет. Я позвонила моей подруге и попросила
ее купить одну пружину, пообещав дать ей доллар. Но когда
мы вышли из лифта, мы увидели огромную толпу и у каждого

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в руке было по доллару». Таким образом, за полтора часа
Джеймсы продали все 400 пружин, что у них были. Вскоре чета
Джеймсов основала James Industries.

В 1960 г. Ричард оставил жену, шестерых детей и завод. У руля


компании встала Бетти. Это было особенно сложно в 60-е годы,
когда вся промышленность была мужским делом. Именно тогда
популярной игрушке понадобились реклама и расширение
ассортимента. В 1966 появился первый ролик и знаменитый
джингл “It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky, for fun it’s a wonderful toy. It’s
Slinky, it’s Slinky, it’s fun for a girl and a boy". Эта песенка
осталась в памяти многих поколений детей.
(The end of Scene 1: There’s only one thing I like better,
other people’s money).

Scene 2. Lines 17-39.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 2, read the dictionary definitions of the
words and word combinations below. Memorize them.

1. point n a unit of measurement: Interest rates fell by 2


percentage points. The stock is up another
point and a half.

2. to be up to To be doing something secretly that one


something shouldn’t be doing, used showing disapproval.
You can’t fool me; I see what you are up to.
3. Stock Br / a part of a total number or amount of
share Am something that is divided between several
people or things: Britain’s share of world
trade had steadily declined. He does his share
of the cooking.
Jane has accepted her share of the blame.

4. stockbroker someone whose job is to buy and sell shares


in companies for other people: They are

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bought through a stockbroker in the same way
as ordinary investment trust shares.

5. stock 1. a place where people buy and sell shares


exchange in companies: She made a fortune on the
stock exchange.
2. the business of buying and selling stocks
and shares.
3.

6. stockholder Amer. A shareholder

7. Stock index an official list of the average price of shares of


Br. share a particular group of companies on a
index Am particular stock exchange: The Dow Jones
stock index closed down 7.68 at 2,687.93.

8. stock market 1. the activities connected with buying and


selling shares in companies: He invested
everything in the stock market.
2. the value of the shares being sold in a stock
exchange: The Italian stock market fell
sharply.
9. stockman NB! a man whose job is to look after farm animals

10. share an act of dividing something between people:


(out) v They shared the cake between them.
At his death, his property was shared out
between his children.

II. Watch Scene 2 and answer the following questions.

1. Where is the action set?


2. What do you think New England Wire and Cable is?
3. Why did the people get together? What are they going to do?
4. What good news did Jorgenson tell the employees?

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5. Why is one of the employees worried?
6. What is Garfield doing first thing in the morning? Who or
what is Carmen?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. The stock is up another point and a half.


2. Somebody is up to something.
3. Gus, you got your teeth in?
4. Cheeks up!

IV. In Scene 2 people say little but obviously have strong


feelings, emotions and reactions. Find the subtext by
looking at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces,
listening to the tone of their voices, music, etc.

V. Cultural reference. Read the reference below, it will help


you to read between the lines and understand what kind of
community the New England Wire and Cable is.

Thanksgiving Day.

There is one day a year when all Americans Stay home with their
families and eat a big dinner. This is Thanksgiving Day. The
pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day in the fall of 1621.
The pilgrims sailed to America on board the ship "Mayflower" for
religious freedom. They were among the first European settlers in
America.

The pilgrims’ first winter in the New World was very difficult. They
had arrived too late to grow many crops. Without fresh food half of
the pilgrims died. The following spring the Indians taught the
pilgrims how to hunt, fish, plant and survive in America. The crops
did well and in the fall of 1621 pilgrims had a great harvest. They
were thankful and decided to celebrate with a Thanksgiving feast.
They prepared a dinner of turkey, corn, beans and pumpkins. They

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invited their Indian friends to share this feast. The Indians brought
food for the feast too (they even brought popcorn!).

Americans still celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the fall. It is


celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Turkey is still the
main dish and pumpkin pie is the most popular dessert.

(The end of Scene 2: The picture of the employees of New England Wire and
Cable is taken).

Scene 3. Lines 40-83.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 3, read the dictionary definitions
of the words and word combinations below. Memorize
them.

1. Let smb down 1. to fail to help or support sb as they had


v hoped or expected : I'm afraid she let us
down badly. This machine won't let you
down.
2. to make sb/sth less successful than they/it
should be: She speaks French very
fluently, but her pronunciation lets her
down.

2. gravestone n a stone that is put on a grave in a vertical


(tombstone, position, showing the name, etc. of the
headstone) person buried there.

3. cinnamon n the inner bark of an Asian tree, used in


cooking as a spice, especially to give flavour
to sweet foods.

4. sue smb v 1. to make a claim against sb in court about


sth that they have said or done to harm

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you: to sue sb for breach of contract; to
sue sb for $10 million. They threatened to
sue if the work was not completed.

2. to formally ask for sth, especially in


court:
He sued for divorce,
The rebels were forced to sue for peace.

5. comply with v to obey a rule, an order, etc:


They refused to comply with the UN
resolution.

6. claim of sth n a statement that sth is true although it has not


been proved and other people may not agree
with or believe it:
The singer has denied the magazine's claim
that she is leaving the band.
The police denied claims that the men were
tortured.
Evidence to support these claims is still
lacking.
7. citizenry n all the citizens of a particular town, country,
etc.:
A persuasive argument that democracy can
and should be based on active and extensive
participation by the citizenry.
8. cart off to jail to take someone somewhere, especially to
prison or hospital:
He collapsed and had to be carted off to
hospital.

9. bid n an offer to pay a particular price for


something, especially at an auction: We've
made a bid of nearly £400m for the company.
10. booby 1. a hidden bomb that explodes when the

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trap object that it is connected to is touched:
Nobody went near the abandoned car in case
it was a booby trap.
He lost both legs in a booby trap bomb blast.
2. a hidden device that is meant as a joke to
surprise sb, for example an object placed
above a door so that it will fall on the first
person who opens the door.

II. Watch Scene 3 and answer the following questions.

1. Where does Garfield arrive in his wonderful car?


2. What kind of questions does Garfield ask his employees while
taking his coffee and donuts?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. I am not paying you to be polite, Harriet.


2. Overly brothers will fly you to Texas.
3. Yes, sir. We’ll get right on it.

IV. Translate the sentence below into Russian.


1. He never went to Texas.

Mind the difference:


a. He has never been to Texas.
b. He always wanted to visit Texas but he never went there.

V. Professional perspective. Research and presentation.


Search the internet for the information about Wall
Street and make a short presentation to share your
findings.

(The end of Scene 3and Episode 1: Garfield turns to his computer).

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EPISODE 2. Lines 84-243.

Scenes 4-7.
Scenes4-6. Lines 84-118.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scenes 4-6, read the dictionary definitions
of the words and word combinations below. Memorize
them.

1. jitters n, pl Informal: a nervous, worried feeling,


especially before an important event:
The jitters are worst in the capital, where
61% of people are fearful of a terrorist
attack.
Jody tries to jog away the jitters.
So the fear of recession in the world's
largest economy is sending jitters around
the globe.

2. manager n someone whose job is to manage part or all


of a company or other organization:
bank/sales/project etc manager

3. general manager used in the name of a job to show that the


person who does it has complete
responsibility: the general manager of
Chevrolet.

4. middle manager someone who manages a small part of a


company.
5. somebody’s line Someone who is one level higher in rank
manager than you in a company and is in charge of
your work.
6. take over v to take control of something:
His only reason for investing in the

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company was to take it over.
Ruth moved into our apartment and
promptly took over.
She took over from Barton as Managing
Director in 1994. Maria's been my partner
since I took the business over from my
father.
7. classy adj inf. fashionable and expensive; having a lot
of style or elegance: classy restaurants.
She is canny and classy, a more-than-
capable combination of brains and beauty.
The Grand Union Hotel is one of the
classiest hotels in this part of the country.
8. paramedic n someone who has been trained to help
people who are hurt or to do medical work,
but who is not a doctor or nurse:
Ambulances, each staffed by one
paramedic and one emergency medical
technician, must arrive within 12 minutes
under the new standards.

II. Watch Scenes 4-6 and answer the following questions.

1. Why does Bill get jitters?


2. Is President Cole worried by the call from Wall Street?
Why?/Why not?
3. Why didn’t Garfield invite his driver in?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. Wall Street is in the liquidation business these days.


2. Nobody’s gonna liquidate us.
3. He is a yard chauffeur, honey.
4. Bring him inside, you spoil him.

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IV. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.
1. I haven’t seen a place this classy since I left the Bronx.
2. Any oxygen?

V. Cultural reference. For your information. Render the text


below into English.

Dunkin' Donuts является одной из крупнейших в мире


сетей по продаже кофе, пончиков и выпечки. Первая кофейня
сети была открыта в 1950 году, а на конец 2008 года сеть
насчитывала 8835 заведений, из которых более 6 тысяч
располагалось в США. Ежедневно Dunkin' Donuts обслуживает
около 3 миллионов человек.
Сеть кофеен Dunkin' Donuts открыла бизнес и в России.
Первое кафе появилось в Москве на Новом Арбате в мае 2010
года. Dunkin' Donuts предлагает огромное разнообразие
пончиков, от которого разбегаются глаза, и хочется
попробовать все. Кофе только арабика из 19 стран мира,
перемешанный и приготовленный на заводах в Америке и
Южной Корее. Главное их преимущество перед другими
кофейнями – очень удобные упаковки навынос: коробки для
пончиков и одноразовые термосы для кофе.

VI. Research and presentation.


The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City.
Prepare a 3-5 minute presentation about the Bronx. The
task will help you to get a better understand of Garfield.
Here are some useful links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronx

http://www.bronxnewyork.com

(The end of Scene 6: Mrs. Sullivan and Garfield finally get to the office)

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Scene 7. Lines 119-243.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 7, read the dictionary definitions of
the words and word combinations below. Memorize them.

1. run for Am E, to try to be elected in an election [


stand Br E:
Salinas is running for a second term as
President.
Money not only determines who is elected,
it determines who runs for office.
2. numbers n a word or sign that represents an amount or
a quantity:
The rain had stopped but the mosquitoes
were out in alarming numbers and there
was no jeep to ride in.
Student numbers are growing annually.

3. salvage n 1. when you save things from a situation


in which other things have already been
damaged, destroyed, or lost;
2. things that have been saved from an
accident, especially when a ship has
sunk.
4. acre n a unit for measuring area, equal to 4840
square yards or 4047 square metres:
They own 200 acres of farmland; a 200-
acre wood
5. figure v inf. to form a particular opinion after
thinking about a situation:
From the way he behaved, I figured that he
was angry.
It was worth the trouble, I figured.
6. adhesive adj that can stick to sth; that sticks to sth.

7. working capital the money that is available to be used for

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n the costs of a business: This permanent
growth in net working capital requires a
source of permanent financing.
8. fixed capital buildings or machines that a business owns
and that can be used for a long time to
produce goods.

9. venture capital money lent to someone so that they can


start a new business.
10. seed the money you have available to start a new
capital/money business.

11. here we go used when you are starting to do something


or when something is starting to happen:
Right, here we go, the game's starting.
12. lawsuit n a problem or complaint that a person or
company brings to a court of law to be
settled:
Johnson has filed (law) suit against her.

13. liabilities the amount of money that a person or


n, pl company owes: The company is reported to
have liabilities of nearly $90,000
14. foreplay n sexual activity, such as kissing and
touching the sexual organs, that happens
before having sex.
15. takeover 1.when one company takes control of
another by buying more than half its shares:
A Court Scheme represents an alternative
to a takeover offer as a method of acquiring
control of a public company.
He prevented a hostile takeover.
2.an act of getting control of a country or
political organization, using force:
It was doubtless because the government
was then concerned about possible foreign
reaction to a takeover.

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16. inferno n an extremely large and dangerous fire -
used especially in news reports:
Within minutes the house had become a
raging inferno. High winds quickly turned
the fire into a deadly inferno.

17. putz n Am 1.an offensive word for someone,


E informal, not especially a man, who is stupid, annoying,
polite and unpleasant;
2.a penis

II. Watch Scene 7 and answer the following questions.

1. Why is Garfield interested in New England Wire and


Cable? What does he intend to do with the company?
2. Why does Jorgy resist Garfield's offer? Is he unable to
understand how Garfield plans to earn a profit for the
company's stockholders?
3. In what ways does this scene present a contrast between
Garfield and Jorgy? With whom do you most sympathize?
4. How does Garfield's obsession with donuts affect your view
of him?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. She (Carmen) showed me the letters.


2. Here comes the fun part.
3. How many shares outstanding you got?
4. The stock is fourteen because I’m buying it.
5. Get rid of this Wire and Cable division. It’s a financial
cancer.
6. Don’t think of it as suicide. Think of it as euthanasia.
7. Yeah, well, that’s my point.

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IV. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

1. -Last limousine we saw here was in ’48… -Is that so?


2. I know if the cable is out of whack, the elevator don’t go
up.
3. Gonna erase this stuff here.
4. Are you finished Mr. Garfield?
5. Business? With you?
6. That was the golden age. Rebuilding America and all that.

V. Role-play Scene 7 (lines 119-243) either as a sit-down


reading task or perform the scene for the class. Remember
to sound natural and expressive.

VI. Cultural reference for your information. The reference


will help you to read between lines and do task IV (6).

The term Golden Age (Χρυσόν Γένος) comes from Greek


mythology and legend and refers to the first in a sequence of four or
five (or more) Ages of Man, in which the Golden Age is first,
followed in sequence, by the Silver, Bronze, and Iron Ages, and
then the present, a period of decline. By extension "Golden Age"
denotes a period of primordial peace, harmony, stability, and
prosperity.

VII. Professional perspective. Research and presentation.

Read an article about the impact of hostile takeovers on


shareholders of target companies at:
http://www.investopedia.com/articles/stocks/08/corporate-
takeover-defense.asp. Make a short presentation to share your
findings.
(The end of scene 7and Episode 2: Mr. Garfield leaves Wire and Cable)

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EPISODE 3. Lines 244-401.
Scenes 8-13.

Scenes 8-10. Lines 244-310.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scenes 8-10, read the dictionary
definitions of the words and word combinations below.
Memorize the words.

1. file v in law; to give a document to a


court or other organization so that
it can be officially recorded and
dealt with:
Mr Genoa filed a formal complaint
against the department. The
Morrisons have filed for divorce.
2. intent n formal, what you intend to do
[= intention]: She behaved
foolishly but with good intent.
Jones was found guilty of
wounding with intent.
He is charged with possession of a
gun with intent to commit a
robbery.
3. legal/medical/financial advice from someone who knows a
etc advice; lot about a subject: If I were you,
I'd get some legal advice.
You should get legal advice before
you sign the contract.
Management consultancy divisions
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strong on business advice and
professional codes of conduct.
4. flamboyant adj 1. behaving in a confident or
exciting way that makes people
notice you; flamboyant style
/character /personality: He
lifted his arms in a
flamboyant gesture.
2. brightly coloured and easily
noticed: flamboyant clothes.
She has red hair and a rather
flamboyant appearance.
5. given the; given that taking something into account:
Given the circumstances, you've
done really well.
Given the number of people we
invited, I'm surprised so few came.
6. move in on to go towards a place or group of
people, in order to attack them or
take control of them: Police moved
in on the demonstrators in the
square. Investors moved in on a
tight-knit group of car enthusiasts
and took over the market.
7. for openers Br E: as a beginning or first stage:
For openers, the band played a
couple of old Beatles songs.
Am E: to give one reason,
explanation etc for something,
although there are others you might
mention later too:
It's tough being a reporter. For

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openers, there are the long hours.

8. legislation n a law or set of laws: This is a very


important piece of legislation).
9. play dead to behave as if you are a particular
kind of person or have a particular
feeling or quality, even though it is
not true: Some snakes fool
predators by playing dead.
'What do you mean?' 'Don't play
dumb.' (=pretend you do not know
something)
10. predator n 1. an animal that kills and eats
other animals.
2 a person or an organization
that tries to use another person's
weakness to get advantages.

II. Watch Scenes 8-10 and answer the following questions.

1. Whom is Bea Sullivan going to ask for help?


2. Why does Kate suggest changing the state of incorporation
from Rhode Island to Delaware?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. They are not equipped to handle this kind of things.


2. Flamboyant L’s and M’s.
3. Change the state of incorporation.
4. If you don’t answer it, it’s the same as inviting him.
5. Make it worth his while to leave.
6. Buy him out at a profit.
7. It’s greenmail, Jorgy, but it’s done all the time.

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IV. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

1. They are not gonna send us back to the Bronx, Arthur.


2. If you don’t answer it, it’s the same as inviting him in.

V. Professional perspective.
Read the following to understand what 13D is and what
SEC stand for. You can find more information at
http://www.sec.gov/answers/sched13.htm
http://taft.law.uc.edu/CCL/34ActRls/rule13d-1.html

TEXT 1
Schedule 13D is an SEC filing that must be submitted to the US
Securities and Exchange Commission within 10 days, by anyone
who acquires beneficial ownership of more than 5% of any class of
publicly-traded securities in a public company. A filer must
promptly update its Schedule 13D filing to reflect any material
change in the facts disclosed, including, among other things, the
acquisition or disposition of 1% or more of the class of securities
that are the subject of the filing.

When a person or group of persons acquires beneficial ownership of


more than 5% of a voting class of a company’s equity securities
they are required to file a Schedule 13D with the SEC. (Depending
upon the facts and circumstances, the person or group of persons
may be eligible to file the more abbreviated Schedule 13G in lieu of
Schedule 13D.)

TEXT 2

Schedule 13D reports the acquisition and other information within


ten days after the purchase. The schedule is filed with the SEC and
is provided to the company that issued the securities and each
exchange where the security is traded. Any material changes in the

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facts contained in the schedule require a prompt amendment. The
schedule is often filed in connection with a tender offer.

13D filings allow the investing public to see who a public


company's large shareholders are and, perhaps more importantly,
why they have an interest in the company. These filings may be a
precursor to hostile takeovers, company breakups, and other
"change of control" events.

Schedule 13D consists of seven different sections:

1) Security and Issuer - This section contains basic information


regarding the type and class the security and the contact
information of the owner.
2) Identity and Background - This section contains even more
background into the owner, including if they were involved in
any criminal activity in the past.
3) Source and Amount of Funds or Other Considerations - This
section lets investors know where the money is coming from.
The most important use for this section is in determining if a
buyout situation is overleveraged, when a majority of the
purchase is leveraged or borrowed capital.
4) Purpose of Transaction - This is the most important portion of the
13D filing. It allows you to see why they are buying shares in the
company, whether it be for acquisition, hostile takeover, proxy
war, or simply because they believe it is undervalued.
5) Interest in Securities of the Issuer - This section states the express
purpose of the transaction, which should be explained better in
section 4 (Purpose of Transaction).
6) Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with
Respect to the Securities of the Issuer - This section contains any
special relationships between the owner and the company. This is
important to be sure that the buying is legitimate and not just a
friend purchasing stock or the result of some other agreement.
7) Materials to Be Filed as Exhibits - This is the second most
important section. It contains any exhibits that may be filed along
with the form. This is famously used for the filing of letters to

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management in the event of a hostile takeover. Exhibits can also
elaborate on the Purpose of Transaction (Section 4).

VI. Research and presentation.


Kate suggests changing the location of incorporation from Rhode
Island to Delaware. Look at the idea from a professional
perspective. Make a short presentation on how they attract
investors and pursue a balance between directors'/managers'
authority in Delaware to run the business and investors' authority
to protect their stake. You will find some useful information at:

http://cafehayek.com/2009/04/does-delaware-entrench-
management.html
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov/tag/delaware-law/
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-6260212.html

(The end of Scene 10: Kate says she can save Wire and Cable)

Scene 11. Lines 311-370.

I. Pre-viewing task. Before watching Scene 11, read the


dictionary definitions of the words and word
combinations below. Memorize them.

1. To be on Am E: money paid regularly by the


unemployment government to people who have no job:
He's been on unemployment for two
months.
2. Shit sb Am E:to tell someone something that is
untrue:
Are you shitting me?
3. injunction Law: an order given by a court which tells
someone not to do something: The family is
seeking an injunction against the book's
publication.

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A court injunction forbade Clive Heywood
to enter his wife's house.
The environmental group is seeking an
injunction to stop the sale of public land.
The government is taking out an injunction
against the newspaper to try to stop it
publishing a secret report.
The judge refused to grant an injunction.
They failed to obtain an injunction.
4. allegation a statement that someone has done
something wrong or illegal, but that has not
been proved:
The newspaper made several allegations,
none of which turned out to be true.
There have been allegations in the press
that the fire was started deliberately.
There were allegations of corruption in the
police department.
These are serious allegations. Do you have
any evidence to support them?
Weimar denied allegations of financial
mismanagement.

5. Standstill n a situation in which there is no movement


or activity at all: Strikers brought
production to a standstill.
Traffic was at a standstill.

II. Watch Scene 11 and answer the following questions.

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1. Why does Kate arrive at Mr. Garfield”s office? What does
she want to negotiate?
2. What for does Kate need a month?
3. Does Kate get what she wants? What is the deal between
Kate and Garfield?
III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute
presentation on each statement.

1. Who are “the skinny little joggers with contact lenses, all
stinking from the same aftershave?”
2. …a health food freak.
3. Standstill agreement.

IV. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.
1. -What are you, a fucking lawyer?
-Depends on who I’m with.
2. He better make more sense than last time, or he can get on
unemployment.
3. It only makes sense when I’m in trouble.

V. Role-play the dialogue between Kate Sullivan and


Lawrence Garfield either as a sit-down reading task or
perform the dialogue for the class. Practice using the
transcript (lines 319-357). Remember to be expressive.

(The end of Scene 11: Kate leaves Garfield’s office)

Scene 12-13. Lines 371- 401.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scenes 12-13, read the dictionary
definitions of the words and word combinations below.
Memorize them.

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1. tender n especially Br E: a formal statement of the
price you would charge for doing a job or
providing goods or services.
Our bid was the lowest tender.
2. kewpie doll a type of plastic doll from America with a
fat body and a curl of hair on its head
3. working capital the money that is available to be used for
the costs of a business
4. safety net a system or arrangement that exists to help
you if you have serious problems or get into
a difficult situation:
If share prices fall over that time, a safety
net guarantees you will get your money
back. If the partner continues working, the
couple may have to survive on an income
below the statutory safety net.
5. Balance sheet a statement of how much money a business
has earned and how much money it has paid
for goods and services: It's a healthy
company with a strong balance sheet.

II. Watch Scenes 12-13 and answer the following questions.

1. What was OPM Holdings created for?


2. Why did Kate want Mr. Jorgenson to buy shares of his own
company?
3. Why did Mr. Jorgenson refuse to buy shares of his own
company?
4. Why does Garfield call Kate Sullivan kewpie doll?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Represent every


explanation as a 1-2 minute presentation.

1. OPM Holdings.

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2. It’s your gorgeous balance sheet that makes you so
attractive.
3. Were you born yesterday?
4. That kewpie doll’s up to no good.
IV. Cultural reference. Read the reference. Find more
information in the Internet to answer question 4 in task
II.
Kewpie doll is a US make of child’s doll with a fat, happy face, big
eyes and a curl of hair on the top of its head. The name comes from
Cupid, the god of love. Kewpie dolls were in the past often given as
prizes for games of skill at fairs. They were first sold in 1913 .

V. Professional perspective.
The information below will help you to understand
Garfield’s intention.

Tender offer is a corporate finance term denoting a type of


takeover bid. The tender offer is a public, open offer or invitation
(usually announced in a newspaper advertisement) by a prospective
acquirer to all stockholders of a publicly traded corporation (the
target corporation) to tender their stock for sale at a specified price
during a specified time, subject to the tendering of a minimum and
maximum number of shares. In a tender offer, the bidder contacts
shareholders directly; the directors of the company may or may not
have endorsed the tender offer proposal.

To induce the shareholders of the target company to sell, the


acquirer's offer price usually includes a premium over the current
market price of the target company's shares. For example, if a target
corporation's stock were trading at $10 per share, an acquirer might
offer $11.50 per share to shareholders on the condition that 51% of
shareholders agree. Cash or securities may be offered to the target
company's shareholders, although a tender offer in which securities
are offered as consideration is generally referred to as an "exchange
offer."
(The end of scene 13 and Episode 3: Kate calls off ).

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EPISODE 4. Lines 402-477.
Scenes 14-16.

Scene 14.
Lines 402-414.

I. Watch Scene 14 and interpret the hidden meanings of the


scene in Mr. Garfield’s office. He is giving directions about
Kate Sullivan to his employees. Give the subtext of the
scene.

1. What did Garfield say to Harriet?


2. Why didn’t he want to talk to Kate on the phone?
3. Why did he want Harriet first to keep Kate out and then let her
in?
(The end of Scene 14: Garfield asks to call a florist)
Scene 15.
Lines 415-421.

I. Watch Scene 15 and answer the following questions.

1. What did Kate Sullivan get in the evening, when she came
home?
2. What made Kate Sullivan angry in the morning?
3. What was the title of the newspaper article?
4. What does OPM stand for?

II. Interpret the hidden meaning of the note Garfield sent to


Kate with flowers and Dunkin’ Donuts.

(The end of Scene 15: the neighbor is puzzled)

Scene 16.
Lines 422-477.

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I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 16, read the dictionary definitions of
the words and word combinations below. Memorize them.

1. hypocrite n a person who pretends to have moral


standards or opinions that they do not
actually have:
Some reporters believe politicians are
hypocrites, and that belief creeps into their
reports.
2. holier-than- showing that you think you are morally better
thou than other people - used to show disapproval:
She was intensely irritated by Emma's holier-
than-thou attitude.

3. cockamamie Am E inf: a cockamamie story or excuse is


not believable or does not make sense:
That's a cockamamie idea. Unemployment is
not going to be solved by some cockamamie
economic theory.

4. Pass a law v to officially accept a law or proposal,


especially by voting:
Plans to extend the hotel have now been
passed.
The motion was passed by 16 votes to 11. The
first Transport Act was passed in 1907.
The government has passed new legislation
to protect consumers.
The United Nations Security Council has
passed a resolution asking the two countries
to resume peace negotiations.

5. stuff it Spoken E: used to say angrily or rudely that


you do not care about something or do not
want something:
I thought, stuff it, I'll do what I want.

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II. Watch Scene 16 and answer the following questions.

1. Did Harriet follow the instructions of her boss?


2. Why did Kate Sullivan call Mr. Garfield “hypocrite”?
3. What did they accuse each other of?
4. How does Garfield interpret “the law of free enterprise”?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. Maybe they don’t see it as survival of the fittest. Maybe they


see it as survival of the fattest.
2. I don’t go away, I adapt.
3. They’ll call it the Garfield era.
4. They will rinse their mouths out when they leave the room.

IV. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

1. Who am I dealing with here, Mother Teresa?


2. Oh, Katie, why are you so hard on me?
3. Lying to protect your client is just doing a good job. I
understand that.
4. At least have a doughnut.

V. Support or challenge the following.


1. Whoever has the most when he dies, wins. It’s the American
way.
2. The law of free enterprise is “Survival of the fittest”.
3. All they can do is change the rules. They can never stop the
game.

VI. Role-play the dialogue between Kate Sullivan and


Lawrence Garfield either as a sit-down reading task or
perform the dialogue for the class. Practice using the

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transcript (lines 426-475). Remember to sound expressive
and natural.

VII. Research and presentation.

1. Search the internet for the information about Wharton School


and make a short presentation to share your findings.
2. Search the internet for the information about Mother Teresa
and make a short presentation.

(The end of Scene 16 and Episode 4: Kate leaves Garfield’s office, furious)

EPISODE 5. Lines 478-693.


Scenes 17-21.

Scene 17. Lines 478-499.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scenes 17, read the dictionary definitions
of the words and word combinations below. Memorize
them.

1. indictment n Law, especially Am E: an official written


statement charging someone with a
criminal offence; the act of officially
charging someone with a criminal offence:
All are under federal indictment, including
Ramos, who like the rest, is a federal
fugitive. All of those named are under
indictment in the United States for drug
trafficking. In the Paris region alone, 203
government officials are under indictment
for corruption.

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2. be an indictment to be a very clear sign that a system,
of something method etc is very bad or very wrong:
The fact that these children cannot read is
a damning indictment of our education
system.

3. disclose v 1. to make something publicly known,


especially after it has been kept secret:
Some companies have already voluntarily
disclosed similar information. He refused
to disclose the identity of the politician. It
was disclosed that £3.5 million was needed
to modernize the building.
2. to show something by removing the
thing that covers it.
4. drop the charges Law, business; decide to stop making
charges: Police dropped the charges
against him because of insufficient
evidence.
5. technicality n 1. a small detail in a law or a set of rules,
especially one that forces you to make a
decision that seems unfair: The case
against him had to be dropped because
of a legal technicality. The proposal was
rejected on a technicality (=because of
a technicality).
2. technicalities [pl] the small details of
how to do something or how a system or
process works:
I don't really want to get into discussing
the technicalities of laser printing.

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6. court order n an order or decision made by a law court:
His computer was seized under a court order.
7. brief n law; a short spoken or written statement
giving facts about a law case:
The ACLU filed a brief (=gave one to the
court) opposing the decision.
Br E a law case that a lawyer will argue in
a court

II. Watch Scene 17 and do the following tasks.


1. Describe the setting (the time, place and circumstances in
which the scene takes place).
2. What makes Kate Sullivan happy?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. If the charges were dropped, it’s a technicality.


2. We are a nation of laws, Marcia. Ultimately, those laws come
down to technicalities.
3. -Do the Japanese celebrate Christmas? –No, but I hear they are
buying it.
4. Christmas list.

IV. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

1. While saying ‘We are a nation of laws, Marcia. Ultimately,


those laws come down to technicalities, etc.’ Kate Sullivan
is buttoning up her jacket. Speak about the implicit
meaning of the scene.

(The end of Scene 16:


Kate’s assistant makes a joke about Japanese)

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Scene 18. Lines 500-527.

I. Watch Scene 7 and answer the following questions.


1. Where is the action set?
2. Why is Mr. Garfield so furious?
3. What does Mr. Garfield want his lawyers to do?

II. Vocabulary.
The word retainer has at least four meanings. Which of
them is meant in scene 18?

1. a sum of money that is paid to sb to make sure they will be


available to do work when they are needed
2. The agency will pay you a monthly retainer.
3. ( BrE ) a reduced amount of rent that you pay for a room, etc.
when you are not there in order to keep it available for your
use
4. Check whether full rent or a retainer is required during
vacations.
5. (AmE ) a device that keeps a person's teeth straight after they
have had orthodontic treatment with braces
6. ( old-fashioned ) a servant, especially one who has been with a
family for a long time

III. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye
contact, listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

1. Is Mr. Garfield really concerned with communists?


2. The first thing they (communists) do is shoot all the lowers.
3. If they miss any of you, I’ll do it myself.
4. Which lines let you sense irony? (If you sense something, you
feel that it exists or is true, without being told or having proof).

(The end of Scene 18: Garfield leaves his lawyers accusing each other)

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Scene 19. Lines 528-555.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 19, read the dictionary definitions
of the words below. Memorize the words.

1. gloat v to show in an annoying way that you are proud


of your own success or happy about someone
else's failure:
The fans are still gloating over Scotland's
victory.
I hate to gloat, you guys, but I told you it
wouldn't work.
2. wet behind Informal; very young and without much
the ear experience of life.

3. pout v to push out your lower lip because you are


annoyed or unhappy, or in order to look
sexually attractive:
He sounded like a pouting child. Her full lips
pouted slightly.

4. seduce v 1. to persuade someone to have sex with you,


especially in a way that is attractive and not too
direct:
The head lecturer was sacked for seducing
female students.
Are you trying to seduce me?
2. [often passive] to make someone want to do
something by making it seem very attractive or
interesting to them: I was young and seduced by
New York. Leaders are people who can seduce
other people into sharing their dream.

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II. Watch Scene 19 and answer the following questions.

1. Why does Kate Sullivan call Mr. Garfield?


2. What other conversation does the dialogue remind you?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. Not bad for some broad wet behind the ears.


2. We are here in the office, toasting Judge Pollard’s decision.

IV. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

1. Since when do you have to be hungry to have a doughnut?


2. Harriet, get my barber! Get me my manicurist! She’s coming
to the house!
(The end of Scene 19: She’s coming to the house!)

Scene 20. Lines 556-660.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 20, read the dictionary definitions
of the words and word combinations below. Memorize
them.

1. buy sb/sth out to buy someone's share of a business or


v property that you previously owned together, so
buyout n that you have complete control.
2. quarterback n the player in American football who directs the
team's attacking play and passes the ball to the
other players at the start of each attack.
3. uptight adj behaving in an angry way because you are
feeling nervous and worried: She's one of those
narrow-minded, uptight people who think that

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for a work of art to be great it can't be
pleasurable.
4. warhead n the explosive part at the front of a missile.

5. authorization official permission to do something, or the


n document giving this permission: You need
special authorization to park here.
Children may not leave the building without the
authorization of the principal.
6. segue v to move smoothly from one song, idea, activity,
condition etc to another:
The conversation segued into chit chat about
the Cup Final.

II. Watch Scene 20 and answer the following questions.

1. What numbers are Kate Sullivan and Mr. Garfield discussing?


2. Mr. Garfield cites a piece of poetry and “plays” the violin;
how does it characterize him?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. Can’t go wrong with Longfellow.


2. What will it take for you to go away?
3. A distinction that has no relevance for lawyers.
4. Lawyers are like nuclear warheads.

IV. Scene 20 provides many opportunities to read between


lines. Watch the scene as many times as you need to
discuss the following.

1. The interior of Mr. Garfield’s house. What could Kate read


between lines when she saw the table laid for two, some
pieces of art, some framed photos, etc?
2. In your opinion, why does Garfield cite Longfellow?
3. Kate drinks to Gloria. Why?

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4. Mr. Garfield picks up a brass poker and stirs up the fire which
already burns brightly in the grate.
5. KATE: I think we should talk business.
GARFIELD: You have an exquisite neck.

V. Cultural Reference.
Read the information below and do the tasks that follow
the text.

Henry W. Longfellow (1807-1882) was the most widely published


and most famous American poet of the 1800’s. Many of his poems
remain among the most familiar in American literature.

Russian poet, short story writer and novelist who wrote of the decay
of the Russian nobility and of peasant life, Ivan Bunin was awarded
the Nobel Prize for literature in 1933. Bunin was highly regarded as
a translator. He published in 1898 a translation of Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha, for which he was awarded by
the Russian Academy of Science the Pushkin Prize in 1903.

1. Consult The World Book Encyclopedia Vol.19 or other


sources to learn more about H. Longfellow.

2. Read The Song of Hiawatha to understand the hidden


meaning of Garfield’s words (I gave her Hiawatha. All she
needed was a touchdown). Refer to the site below

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wadsworth_Longfellow

VI. Role-play the dialogue between Garfield and Kate Sullivan


either as a sit-down reading task or perform the scene for
the class. Practice using the transcript (lines 577-640).
Remember to sound expressive and natural.

VII. Professional perspective.

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The information below will help you to get a deeper
understanding of the dialogue between Kate and Garfield.

Greenmail or greenmailing is the practice of purchasing enough


shares in a firm to threaten a takeover and thereby forcing the target
firm to buy those shares back at a premium in order to suspend the
takeover. The term is a neologism derived from blackmail and
greenback as commentators and journalists saw the practice of
corporate raiders as attempts by well-financed individuals to
blackmail a company into handing over money by using the threat
of a takeover.

Corporate raids aim to generate large amounts of money by hostile


takeovers of large, often undervalued or inefficient companies, by
either asset stripping and/or replacing management and employees.
However, once having secured a large share of a target company,
instead of completing the hostile takeover, the greenmailer offers to
end the threat to the victim company by selling his share back to it,
but at a substantial premium to the fair market stock price.

From the viewpoint of the target, the ransom payment may be


referred to as a goodbye kiss. The origin of the term as a business
metaphor is unclear. A company which agrees to buy back the
bidder's stockholding in the target avoids being taken over. In
return, the bidder agrees to abandon the takeover attempt and may
sign a confidential agreement with the greenmailer who will agree
not to resume the maneuver for a period of time.

While benefiting the predator, the company and its shareholders


lose money. Greenmail also perpetuates the company's existing
management and employees, which would have most certainly seen
their ranks reduced or eliminated, had the hostile takeover
successfully gone through.

VIII. Research and presentation.

Search the internet for information about Albert Schweitzer


and Robin Hood to understand why the names are mentioned

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in this scene. What does Mr. Garfield mean saying that he is
Robin Hood rather that Albert Schweitzer? Make a short
presentation to share your findings and ideas.

(The end of Scene 20: Kate leaves Garfield’s house).

Scene 21. Lines 661-693.

I. Watch Scene 21 and answer the following questions.

1. Under what pretext does Mr. Garfield call Kate Sullivan?


2. What comes first, business or feelings?

II. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.
1. Kate leaves. What is Garfield’s emotional state?
2. How does the weather help to read between the lines?
3. How does music help to read between the lines?

III. Research and presentation.


Here is the bridge/refrain of the song Mr. Garfield
performs for Kate over the phone. The song was
performed by different singers including Frank Sinatra.
Search the internet to find out the name of the song and
listen to different people sing it.

We've put our hearts together


Now we are one, I'm not afraid
And if there's a cloud above
If it should rain, we'll let it
But, for tonight, forget it
Cause I'm in the mood for love
I'm in the mood for love.

(The end of Scene 21and Episode 5: Kate and Garfield say good night to each
other.).

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EPISODE 6. Lines 694-790.

Scenes 22-24. Lines 694-746

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scenes 22-24, read the dictionary
definitions of the words and word combinations below.
Memorize them.

1. injunction n Law, an order given by a court which tells


someone not to do something:
The family is seeking an injunction
against the book's publication.

2. lift v to remove a rule or a law that says that


something is not allowed: lift a
restriction/an embargo/sanctions,
injunction etc:
The government plans to lift its ban on
cigar imports.
3. pigheaded adj determined to do things the way you want
and refusing to change your mind, even
when there are good reasons to do so [=
stubborn]:
4. contingency adj an event or situation that might happen in
the future, especially one that could cause
problems: Add up your outgoings, putting
on a bit more for contingencies. City
officials have implemented what they call
Phase I of a contingency plan aimed at
bringing pollution levels down.

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II. Watch Scenes 22-24 and do the following tasks.

1. Describe the setting (the time, place and circumstances in


which the scenes take place).

III. Answer the following questions.

1. What makes Mr. Jorgenson angry?


2. What do Kate and Bill Coles try to persuade Mr. Jorgenson
to do?
3. What are Bill Coles’ concerns?
4. What is Bill Coles’ post in the company?
5. What post does Mr. Jorgenson promise him?

IV. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. How do I live with that?


2. I am trained to think in contingency.
3. Management takes care of its own.
4. You are holding on to a dream.

V. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking


at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

1. He deserves to lose this company.


2. I don’t want the rug pulled out from under me.
3. Up here we don’t plan the funeral until the body is dead.

(The end of Scene 24: Jorgenson puts on his hat and leaves)

Scene 25. Lines 747-790.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 19, read the dictionary definitions
of the words below. Memorize the words.

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1. bounty n 1. food or wealth that is provided in large
amounts:
People came from all over the world to enjoy
America's bounty.
2. an amount of money that is given to
someone by the government as a reward for
doing something, especially catching or
killing a criminal: A bounty of $250,000 is
being offered for the capture of the killer.
3. 21-odd spoken: a little more than 21:
I have another 10-odd years to work before I
retire.

4. put to the/a decide something by voting:


vote v Let's put it to the vote. All those in favor raise
your hands.
5. buy sth v Inf. to believe something that someone tells
you, especially when it is not likely to be true:
'Let's just say it was an accident.' ' He'll
never buy that.'
"He said he was with friends last night." "Are
you going to buy that?"

II. Watch Scene 25 and answer the following questions.

1. Where is the action set?


2. What are the family celebrating?
3. What do they pray for?
4. Mr. Jorgenson shares his thoughts with Kate. What is he going
to do?

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III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute
presentation on each statement.

1. May be if you’d watch you’d see.


2. Don’t trust Ozzie. He’s a banker.
3. Awful lot of Ozzies on our side.

IV. Professional perspective. Before doing the task brush up your


knowledge of both crisis management and qualities of a crisis
manager.

REMINDER. Some experts argue that there are


three main types of crisis in business: financial,
public relations crisis and strategic crisis.

(You may turn to “Как стать успешным


менеджером” Л. Зеленская for more information
on crisis management).

1. New England Wire & Cable's is definitely in crisis. What kind


of crisis is it?
2. Is Mr. Jorgenson a good crisis manager?
3. Name some qualities of a crisis manager. Which of them, if
any, does Mr. Jorgenson have?
4. In which phase of a crisis is Wire and Cable?

V. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext.

1. There’s no other choice that I can live with.


2. I have to trust my friends, Kate.
3. Faithful 30 %.
4. Give him your best smile.

(The end of Scene 25 and Episode 6: Mr. Jorgenson leaves the balcony).

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EPISODE 7. Lines 791-996.
Scenes 26-31.

Scene 26. Lines 791-860.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 26, read the dictionary definitions
of the words below. Memorize the words.

1. To be in the Informal; used to say that something is being


works planned or developed:
Upgrades to the existing software are in the
works. Legislation is in the works to encourage
states to improve planning and prevention.
2. proxy n the authority that you give to sb to do sth for
you, when you cannot do it yourself :
You can vote either in person or by proxy.
1. a person who has been given the authority to
represent sb else:
Your proxy will need to sign the form on your
behalf. They were like proxy parents to me.
She is acting as proxy for her husband.
3. wait tables Am E to work in a restaurant serving food
and drink to people at their tables: I spent the
summer waiting tables.
4. big-headed someone who is big-headed thinks they are very
adj important, clever etc; used to show disapproval:
I don't want to sound big-headed, but I thought
my picture was the best.
5. nail v to catch someone and prove that they are guilty
of a crime or something bad:
It took us 10 years to nail the guy who killed our
daughter.
6. broad n Am E spoken, not polite: an offensive word
for a woman.

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II. Watch Scene 26 and answer the following questions.

1. Where is the action set?


2. Why does Kate invite Lawrence to the Japanese restaurant?
3. What scenarios are they discussing?
4. What makes Kate and Lawrence the same, according to
Lawrence?
5. What, if anything, surprised/bothered/upset you?
6. Can Garfield use chopsticks?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each item.

1. We blow the hell out of them (Japanese).


2. I can always use a good proxy bloodbath.
3. I am gonna nail you, Lawrence.

IV. Interpret the hidden meanings of the following lines.

1. Do you like Japanese?


I like to have Sony.
2. Anybody else, I wouldn’t even come to lunch.
3. - You get what you want in three months instead of a year,
may be two.
- I love it when you call me Lawrence.
4. I got everybody in my office learning Japanese.
5. Lady said to say, “We have no Doughnuts.”.
6. Anti-takeover legislation’s in the works.

V. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking


at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, music, etc.

VI. Render the dialogue between Kate and Garfield in indirect


speech (lines 791-858).

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VII. Professional perspective.
Kate Sullivan mentions some names (Drexel, Milken and
Trump). Search the internet to answer the questions
below. Share your findings in a short presentation. The site
below may be helpful:

http://www.mikemilken.com/biography.taf?page=controversy

1. Why does Kate Sullivan mention the names of Drexel, Milken


and Trump?
2. Are these names fictitious or factual?

(The end of Scene 26: Kate leaves. Garfield speaks


Japanese).

Scene 27. Lines 861-895.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 27, read the dictionary definitions
of the words and word combinations below. Memorize
them.

1. crook n Informal; a dishonest person or a criminal:


The crooks got away across the park. I wouldn't
do business with him - he's a crook.
2. Sneak v to go somewhere secretly and quietly in order to
avoid being seen or heard; sneak in/out/away
etc:
They sneaked off without paying!
She snuck out of the house once her parents
were asleep. We tried to sneak off from work
early.

II. Watch Scene 27 and answer the following questions.

1. Where do Bill Coles and Garfield meet?

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2. What does Bill Coles suggest and offer?
3. When did Bill Coles buy his additional 40,000 shares?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Represent every


explanation as a 1-2 minute presentation.

1. Sneaking off to Jersey is not my style.


2. I am not selling you an option. I am selling you the right to
vote the shares.

IV. Interpret the hidden meanings of the following lines.

1. -Can we speak frankly?


-No, lie to me.
2. I have prepared the papers.

V. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking


at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, music, etc.

1. I am prepared… to sell you the right… to vote those shares at


the annual meeting… .
2. What’s in it for me?

VI. Professional perspective.


Read the following information and explain how it applies
to Lawrence Garfield.

A corporate raid is a business term for buying a large interest in a


corporation and then using voting rights to enact measures directed
at increasing the share value. The measures might include replacing
top executives, downsizing operations, or liquidating the company.

By the end of the 1980s, management of many large publicly traded


corporations reacted negatively to the threat of potential hostile
takeover or corporate raid and pursued drastic defensive measures
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on the company's balance sheet. In later years, many of the
corporate raiders would be re-characterized as "activist
shareholders".

Opponents of the corporate raid argue that this typically occurs only
with well-run companies who are successfully managing their
money. In addition, they argue that corporate raids cause large
economic disruption and create unemployment as factories are sold
off and closed. Proponents of the corporate raid argue that
companies which have huge assets and low stock prices are not
managing their money well and should either attempt to regain
market confidence (thereby boosting their share prices) or else
liquidate some of their assets and return the money to their
shareholders.

Additionally, the threat of the corporate raid would lead to the


practice of "greenmail", where a corporate raider or other party
would acquire a significant stake in the stock of a company and
receive an incentive payment (in fact, a bribe) from the company in
order to avoid pursuing a hostile takeover of the company.
Greenmail represented a transfer payment from a company's
existing shareholders to a third party investor and provided no value
to existing shareholders but did benefit existing managers.

VII. Render the dialogue between Bill Coles and Garfield in


indirect speech (lines 862-895).

VIII. Role-play the dialogue between Bill Coles and Lawrence


Garfield either as a sit-down reading task or perform the
dialogue for the class. Practice using the transcript (lines
862-895). Remember to sound expressive and natural.

(The end of Scene 27: Coles leaves, Garfield eats in the car).

Scene 28. Lines 896-907.

I. Pre-viewing task.

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Before watching Scene 28, read the dictionary definitions of
the words and word combinations below. Memorize them.

1. run in v 1. newspaper/television; to print sth in a


newspaper or magazine, or broadcast sth
on television:
The company is running a series of
advertisements in national newspapers. A
local TV station ran her story.
2. if a program runs on television, it is
shown. If a story runs in a newspaper or
magazine, it is printed:
The series ran for 20 episodes and was
extremely popular. Conan Doyle's stories ran
in 'The Strand' magazine.

II. Watch Scene 28 and answer the following questions.

1. What is Lawrence Garfield discussing? What is he planning?


2. What is the title of the article to be published?
3. What do you think the article is about?
4. What is Kate Sullivan going to do?

III. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext.

1. What does Kate mean as she says that Garfield is trying to


look like Desmond Tutu?

For Your Information (FYI)


Tutu and his Role in South Africa.
Tutu is widely regarded as “South Africa's moral conscience”
and has been described by former President of South Africa,
Nelson Mandela, as "sometimes strident, often tender, never
afraid and seldom without humour, Desmond Tutu's voice will

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always be the voice of the voiceless". Since his retirement,
Tutu has worked to critique the new South African
government. Tutu has been vocal in condemnation of
corruption, the ineffectiveness of the ANC-led government to
deal with poverty, and the recent outbreaks of xenophobic
violence in some townships in South Africa.
After a decade of freedom for South Africa, Tutu was
honoured with the invitation to deliver the annual Nelson
Mandela Foundation Lecture. On 23 November 2004, Tutu
gave an address entitled "Look to the Rock from Which You
Were Hewn". This lecture, critical of the ANC-controlled
government, stirred a pot of controversy between Tutu and
Thabo Mbeki, calling into question "the right to criticise".

IV. Professional perspective. Read the information below. Go


to the library and look through at least one issue of
Barron’s. Share your impression of the newspaper in class.

October 11, 2010 cover of Barron's

Barron's is an American weekly newspaper covering U.S. financial


information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each
issue provides a wrap-up of the previous week's market activity,
news reports, and an informative outlook on the week to come.

Barron’s has four sections:"Technology Week" – technology


company information; "Market Week" – coverage of the previous

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week's market activity; "Mutual Funds" – coverage of mutual funds;
"The Wrap" – analysis and outlook columns.

The paper has been published by Dow Jones & Company since
1921. The magazine is named after Clarence W. Barron, one of the
most influential figures in the history of Dow Jones, and considered
the founder of modern financial journalism. Dow Jones also
publishes The Wall Street Journal. Color was introduced in 1990,
and full color in 1996. The magazine is known for its sometimes-
harsh, assessment of corporate prospects, and is noted for
investigative reporting on stock fraud and overvalued companies.

V. Research and presentation.


Search the internet for the information about The Times,
Forbs and Boston Herald, and make a short
presentation/review to share your findings.

(The end of Scene 28: Kate makes some arrangements).

Scene 29. Lines 908-959.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 29, read the dictionary
definitions of the words below. Memorize the words.

1. take after phr verb;


somebody to look or behave like an older relative:
Jenni really takes after her mother.
Percy was changing so rapidly that no one
could tell whom he would eventually take after.
2. shoot Am E informal; used to show that you are
interjection annoyed or disappointed about sth: Oh, shoot! I
forgot to buy milk.
3. shoot AmE; used to tell sb to say what they want to
exclamation say: You want to tell me something? Shoot!

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4. trust fund money belonging to someone that is controlled
for them by a trustee: It is believed proceeds
from any sale would go into a trust fund for the
children.
5. decency n polite, honest, and moral behaviour and
attitudes that show respect for other people:
News broadcasters who show pictures of dead
bodies have no sense of decency.
Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?
You know she's got no sense of decency, not
where you're concerned anyway.

II. Watch Scene 29 and answer the following questions.

1. Why does Mrs. Sullivan come to New York?


2. Did Kate Sullivan send her mother to talk to Mr. Garfield?
3. What important things does Mrs. Sullivan try to communicate to
Mr. Garfield?
4. Does Mr. Garfield accept Mrs. Sullivan’s proposal?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. She (Kate) is quite the tomato.


2. –I’d like to tell you why I am here.
-Good. Shoot.
3. I want you to call off your fight with us.
4. I’d hoped to appeal to your sense of decency.
5. -I make them (widows) money.
-Before or after you put them out of business?
6. Harriet, why do I always bring out the best in people?

IV. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, music, etc.

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1. Hold my calls.
2. She must have taken after you.
3. -You mind if I smoke?
-I’d like to tell you why I am here.

V. Role-play the dialogue between Mrs. Sullivan and


Lawrence Garfield either as a sit-down reading task or
perform the dialogue for the class (lines 918 -958).

(The end of Scene 29:Mrs. Sullivan leaves)

Scenes 30. Lines 960-964.

I. Watch Scene 30. In this scene Lawrence Garfield says little


but obviously has strong feelings and reactions. Find the
subtext by looking at the character’ body, watching his
face, listening to the tone of his voices, music, etc.

II. Write an interior monologue (a passage of writing


presenting a character’s inner thoughts and emotions).

(The end of Scene 30: Garfield calls the butler)

Scenes 31 Lines 965-996

I. Watch Scene 31 and answer the following questions.

1. Where is the action set?


2. Whom is Kate accompanied by? Where are they going?
3. What urgent message does Lawrence communicate to Kate?
4. Why is it important for Lawrence to propose before the meeting
takes place?
5. What, if anything surprises you in this scene?

II. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each item.

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1. I can’t talk tomorrow. It won’t keep.
2. Keep your pants on, will you, Bart?

III. Interpret the hidden meanings of the following lines.

1. I want you to marry me. Let me put it in another way. I wanna


marry you.
2. You are the last thought I have when I fall asleep at
night…and the first when I wake up in the morning.

IV. In scene 31 both Lawrence Garfield and Kate Sullivan


obviously have strong feelings and reactions. Find the subtext
by looking at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces,
listening to the tone of their voices, music, etc.

V. Cultural reference. Read the text below and answer the


question following it.

La Traviata
La Traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an
Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La dame
aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre
Dumas. The title "La Traviata" means literally The Fallen Woman,
or perhaps more figuratively, The Woman Who Goes Astray. It was
originally entitled Violetta, after the main character. Piave and
Verdi wanted to follow Dumas in giving the opera a contemporary
setting, but the authorities at La Fenice insisted that it be set in the
past. It was not until the 1880s that the composer and librettist's
original wishes were carried out and "realistic" productions were
staged.
The first performance of the opera was in 1853 at the La Fenice
opera house in Venice. The performance was jeered at times by the
audience. The first act was met with applause and cheering at the
end; but in the second act, the audience began to turn against the
performance. The day after, Verdi wrote to his friend Muzio in what
has now become perhaps his most famous letter: "La Traviata last

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night a failure. My fault or the singers'? Time will tell." In 1856 the
revised version was presented at Her Majesty's Theatre in London
followed by its premiere in New York.
Today, the opera has become immensely popular and it is a staple of
the standard operatic repertoire. It is second on the Operabase list of
the most-performed operas worldwide, behind only Die Zauberflöte.

Act I

The salon in Violetta's house

Violetta Valéry, a famed courtesan, throws a lavish party at her


Paris salon to celebrate her recovery from an illness. Gastone, a
count, has brought with him his friend, the young nobleman
Alfredo Germont, who has long adored Violetta from afar. While
walking to the salon, Gastone tells Violetta that Alfredo loves her,
and that while she was ill, he came to her house every day. Alfredo
joins them, admitting the truth of Gastone's remarks.

The Baron, Violetta's current lover, waits nearby to escort her to


the salon where the Baron is asked to give a toast, but he refuses,
and the crowd turns to Alfredo (Alfredo, Violetta, chorus: Libiamo
ne' lieti calici – "Drinking song").

From the next room, the sound of the orchestra is heard and the
guests move there to dance. Feeling dizzy, Violetta asks her guests
to go ahead and to leave her to rest until she recovers. While the
guests dance in the next room, Violetta looks at her pale face in her
mirror. Alfredo enters and expresses his concern for her fragile
health, later declaring his love for her (Alfredo, Violetta: Un dì,
felice, eterea – "The day I met you"). At first she rejects him
because his love means nothing to her, but there is something about
Alfredo that touches her heart. He is about to leave when she gives
him a flower, telling him to return it when it has wilted. She
promises to meet him the next day. After the guests leave, Violetta
wonders if Alfredo could actually be the one in

Answer the question. Why does Lawrence Garfield say to Kate

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Sullivan: “All right, the opera? La Traviata. You don’t wonna miss
the first act. It sets up the whole thing” ?

VI. Research and presentation.

If you found it difficult to answer the question in task V, and


form your opinion, read the Libretto at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Traviata
and go back to the question in task V.

(The end of Scene 31 and Episode 7:Kate and her partner leave).

EPISODE 8. Lines 997-1053.


Scenes 32-35.

Scene 32.
No lines.

I. Watch Scene 32 and answer the following questions.

1. Describe the setting (the time, place and circumstances in


which the scene takes place).
2. What are the children doing?
3. What are the adults doing? Describe the crowd. What
placards are they holding?

II. Cultural reference. Read the cultural reference below


before doing task III.

A Christmas carol is a song or hymn whose lyrics are on the theme


of Christmas or the winter season in general, and which are
traditionally sung in the period before Christmas. It is not clear
whether the word carol derives from the French "carole" or the
Latin "carula" meaning a circular dance. In any case the dancing

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seems to have been abandoned quite early. Traditionally, carols
have often been based on medieval chord patterns, and it is this that
gives them their uniquely characteristic musical sound.

In Austria, Belgium and Germany, Christmas is celebrated by some


with children dressing as "The Three Kings", carrying a star on a
pole. Going from house to house from New Year's Day to January
6, the children sing religious songs and are called "star singers".
They are often rewarded with sweets or money, which is typically
given to a local church or charity. "C.M.B" is written in chalk on
houses they have visited. Although this is sometimes taken as a
reference to the three kings — Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar — it
may originally have represented the words "Christus mansionem
benedicat" (Christ bless this house).

III. Research and presentation. (Optional).


Try to make out the words of the carol the children are
singing. Search the internet for the lyrics of the carol.
Listen to some carols at:

http://www.christmas-carols.net
http://yandex.ru/yandsearch?text=carols+utube&lr=213

(The end of scene 32: the children sing carols)

Scene 33. Lines 997-1026.

I. Watch Scene 33 and answer the following questions.

1. What is Andrew Jorgenson doing?


2. What is it that scares Andrew Jorgenson?
3. What is the source of Bea Sullivan’s pride?

II. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. Anytime you are ready.

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2. They are putting speakers outside.
3. I am scared that what I do know doesn’t count for anything
anymore.
4. If what we are counts for nothing anymore … then that’s their
failing, not ours.

III. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext.


1. I feel as if we are Harry and Bess on election night.
2. Harry Truman was a better man than me. He slept on election
night.
3. Go out and give them hell, Harry.

IV. Role-play the dialogue between Bea Sullivan and Andrew


Jorgenson either as a sit-down reading task or perform the
dialogue for the class. Practice using the transcript (lines 997-
1024). Remember to sound expressive and natural.

V. The Cultural reference below will help you to read between


lines in task III even better. Articulate your view on the
statements in task III.

Harry Truman's Impossible Election.

Deserted by Left and Right in 1948, Truman Refused to Give Up

A little less than three months into his fourth term, President
Franklin D. Roosevelt died. As Harry S. Truman was Vice President
at that time, two and a half hours after Roosevelt’s death he was
sworn in as President of the United States. While completing
Roosevelt's term, Truman was responsible for making some fateful
decisions, to end the war with Japan by dropping atomic bombs on
Hiroshima and Nagasaki including.

The new President seemed unable to cope with postwar inflation


and labor-management conflicts. His leadership and communication
skills were compared unfavorably with those of his predecessor, and
in the midterm elections of 1946, the Republicans gained control of

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Congress. The public and newspapers were against Truman. They
called him a "little man" and often claimed he was inept. Thus,
when Truman was up for election in 1948, many people did not
want to the "little man" to run.

Truman was undaunted (unworried). He believed that with a lot of


hard work, he could get the votes. Dewey and the Republicans were
so confident they were going to win that they decided to make an
extremely low-key campaign.

Truman's campaign was based on getting out to the people. While


Dewey was aloof and stuffy, Truman was open, friendly, and
seemed one with the people. In order to talk to the people, Truman
got in his special Pullman car, the Ferdinand Magellan, and
traveled the country. In six weeks, Truman traveled approximately
32,000 miles and gave 355 speeches. On this "Whistle-Stop
Campaign," Truman would stop at town after town and give a
speech, have people ask questions, introduce his family, and shake
hands. From his dedication and strong will to fight as an underdog
against the Republicans, Harry Truman acquired the slogan, "Give
'em hell, Harry!"

By Election Day, the polls showed that Truman had managed to cut
Dewey's lead, but all media sources still believed Dewey would win
by a landslide. As the reports filtered in that night, Truman was
ahead in the popular votes, but the newscasters still believed
Truman didn't have a chance.

By four the next morning, Truman's success seemed undeniable. At


10:14 a.m., Dewey conceded the election to Truman. Since the
election results were a complete shock to the media, the Chicago
Daily Tribune got caught with the headline "DEWEY DEFEATS
TRUMAN." The photograph with Truman holding aloft the paper
has become one of the most famous newspaper photos of the
century.

(The end of scene 33: We are gonna be just fine).

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Scene 34.
Lines 1027-1036.

I. Watch scene 34 and explain or paraphrase the following.


Represent every explanation as a 1-2 minute presentation.

1. Happening all over, isn’t it?


2. Everybody looking out for themselves.

II. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext.


1. Did you get your golden parachute, Bill?
2. Lord of the manor.
3. House on the hill.

(The end of scene 34: Bill leaves.)

Scene 35. Lines 1037-1053

I. Watch Scene 35 and do the task below.


Describe the setting (the time, place and circumstances in which
the scenes take place).

II. Answer the following questions.


1. Why is Mr. Garfield annoyed to see the children?
2. What questions is Mr. Garfield asked?
3. What are his plans for New England Wire and Cable?
4. What are his plans for the shareholders of New England Wire
and Cable?
5. What are his plans for the workers of New England Wire and
Cable?

III. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking at
the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

(The end of scene 35 and Episode 8: people are assembling in the conference
Room)

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EPISODE 9. Lines 1054-1228.
Scenes 36-39.

Scene 36. Lines 1054-1065.

I. Watch Scene 36 and answer the following questions.


1. Who opens the meeting?
2. What is the most important item on the agenda?
3. Who has the floor first?

II. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

(The end of Scene 36: the floor is given to Jorgenson)

Scene 37. Lines 1066-1130.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 37, read the dictionary definitions
of the words below. Memorize the words.

1. able adj clever or good at doing something:


He is one of my more able students. She was
widely regarded as one of the most able
members of the president's staff.
2. beyond later than a particular time, date etc [= after]:
What changes await us in the coming year and
beyond?
The ban has been extended beyond 2003.
3. play sth v to behave as if you are a particular kind of
person or have a particular feeling or quality,
even though it is not true:
The accusation that scientists are playing God.

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Some snakes fool predators by playing dead.
'What do you mean?' 'Don't play dumb.'
(=pretend you do not know something)
4. Entrepreneur someone who starts a new business or arranges
n business deals in order to make money, often in
a way that involves financial risks: A few
months ago a young property entrepreneur
bought a vacant house, redecorated it and sold
it for twice the original value.

5. in …wake behind or after someone or something: The car


left clouds of dust in its wake.

6. blizzard n 1. a severe snow storm:


We got stuck in a blizzard.
2. a sudden large amount of something
unpleasant or annoying that you must deal
with:
A blizzard of emails; a blizzard of paper.
7. ordeal n a terrible or painful experience that continues
for a period of time: He then had to go through
the ordeal of giving evidence.
She was forced to face the ordeal of withdrawal
symptoms.
He was beginning to wonder if he would
survive the ordeal.
8. paltry adj 1. a paltry amount of something is too small to
be useful or important: Paltry sum of money
He received only a paltry £25 a day.
3. Formal; unimportant or worthless:
paltry issues.
9. tax shelter a plan or method that allows you to legally

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avoid paying tax: The tax breaks which used to
make mortgages an attractive tax shelter, such
as Miras, are now long gone.

II. Watch scene 37 and answer the following question.

What imagery (images, descriptions, metaphors, similes, etc)


does Jorgenson provide in his speech?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. The robber barons of old at least left something tangible in


their wake.
2. In his (Garfield’s) wake lies nothing but a blizzard of paper to
cover the pain.
3. At this particular moment in time…you are worth more dead
than alive.
4. One day this industry will turn.
5. We will be here…stronger because of our ordeal.

IV. Translate the following into Russian.

1. This proud company that has survived the death of its


founder…numerous recessions, one major depression and two
world wars…is in imminent danger of self-destructing.
2. On Wall Street they call it maximizing shareholder value, and
they call it legal. And they substitute dollar bills where a
conscience should be. Damn it!
3. It (business) is, in every sense, the very fabric that binds our
society together.

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V. Professional perspective. The information below will help
you to understand and assess some ideas and hidden
meanings in Jorgenson’s speech.

Shareholder value is a business buzz term, which implies that the


ultimate measure of a company's success is to enrich shareholders.
It became popular during the 1980s, and is particularly associated
with former CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch. In 2009, Welch
criticized parts of the application of this concept, calling a focus on
shareholder quarterly profit and share price gains "the dumbest idea
in the world". Welch then elaborated on this, claiming that the
quotes were taken out of context by the Financial Times.

Maximizing shareholder value. This management principle states


that management should first and foremost consider the interests of
shareholders in its business decisions. Although this is built into the
legal premise of a publicly traded company this concept is usually
highlighted in opposition to alleged examples of CEO's and other
management actions which enrich themselves at the expense of
shareholders. Examples of this include acquisitions which are
dilutive to shareholders, that is, they may cause the combined
company to have twice the profits for example but these might have
to be split amongst three times the shareholders.

Criticism. The sole concentration on increasing shareholder value


has been widely criticized particularly after the financial meltdown
of 2009. While a focus on shareholder value can benefit the owners
of a corporation financially, it does not provide a clear measure of
social issues like employment, environmental issues, or ethical
business practices. A management decision can maximize
shareholder value while lowering the welfare of third parties.

It can also disadvantage other stakeholders such as customers. For


example, a company may, in the interests of enhancing shareholder
value, cease to provide support for old, or even relatively new,
products. Additionally, short term focus on shareholder value can be
detrimental to long term shareholder value; the expense

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Tax shelter is any method of reducing taxable income resulting in a
reduction of the payments to tax collecting entities, including state
and federal governments. The methodology can vary depending on
local and international tax laws. In North America, a tax shelter is
generally defined as any method that recovers more than $1 in tax
for every $1 spent, within 4 years.

Judicial doctrines to combat tax shelters. U.S. courts have several


ways to prevent tax sheltering activities from happening. The
judicial doctrines have a basic theme: to invalidate a transaction
that would achieve a result contradictory to the intent or basic
structure of the tax code provisions at issue.

1) The Substance over form doctrine .This doctrine is based on the


premise that if two transactions have the same economic result, they
should have the same tax result.

2) The Step transaction doctrine . Similar to the substance doctrine,


the step transaction doctrine treats a series of formally separate steps
as a single transaction to determine what really was going on with
the transaction.

3) The Business Purpose Doctrine. Courts will invalidate a


transaction for tax purposes under this doctrine when it appears that
the taxpayer was motivated by no business purpose other than to
avoid tax or secure some tax benefit. This judicial inquiry largely is
dependent on the taxpayer’s intent.

4) The Sham Transaction Doctrine. This doctrine looks for


transactions where the economic activities giving rise to the tax
benefits do not occur.

5) The Economic Substance Doctrine. Under this doctrine, courts


will invalidate the tax transaction if the transaction lacks economic
substance independent of the tax considerations.

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VI. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

VII. Brush up your knowledge of how to make a good speech


and delivery techniques. (Refer to Л. Зеленская, “Как
стать успешным менеджером” if necessary). Bring
Jorgenson’s speech to the lens of requirements you have
recalled. After hearing this speech, how would you vote?

1. Did Jorgenson prepare his speech?


2. Does Jorgenson know the subject?
3. Does he know the audience?
4. Does he understand his objective?
5. Does his speech create attention, arouse interest, and inspire
confidence?
6. Is Jorgenson conversational or stilted/formal?
7. Does he provide eye-contact?
8. Does he pace up and down?
9. Does Jorgenson convey an air of confidence?
10. Does he show conviction and sincerity?
11. Does he believe in his own message?
12. Does he show enthusiasm in putting his message across?
13. Does he make a joke?
14. Does he vary the pace, pitch and emphasis of his
delivery?
15. Does he pause before and after making a key point, to
highlight it? Etc.

VIII. Make a list of strengths and weaknesses of Jorgenson’s


speech.

IX. Watch the scene as many times as you need to reproduce


Mr. Jorgenson’s speech. Remember to sound expressive
and natural. Practice using the transcript (lines 1066-
1130).

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X. Research and presentation. Cultural reference.
Read the information below. Search the internet for the
lyrics of the song. How, if at all, is the song related to
Jorgenson’s speech?

http://mirpesen.com/ru/aus-rotten/tax-shelter.html

Aus-Rotten was an American crust punk band, from 1991 to 2001.


Formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the band was often lumped in
with the underground DIY crust punk subculture because of its
gritty and bass-heavy, street-level sound. The band, however,
eschewed (avoided) the doomsday and extreme metal influences of
many crust punk bands, taking more influence from 1980s political
hardcore and Motorhead. Its members practiced and promoted a
philosophy of anarchism and far left sociopolitics.

One of the songs of Aus- Rotten is named Tax Shelter. The song
ends with the words:
The trouble with ruling class financial tactics
Is that it's the people who need shelter not their taxes.

(The end of Scene 37: Applause for Jorgenson)

Scene 38. Lines 1131-1216.

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 38, read the dictionary definitions
of the words below. Memorize the words.

1. Bleed to force someone to pay an unreasonable


money amount of money over a period of time: Marcia
bled him for every penny he had. For the last
ten years this company bled your money.

II. Watch Scene 38 and answer the following questions.

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1. What drowns Bill out while he is introducing Mr. Garfield?
2. How does Garfield pick up on Jorgenson's imagery in his
speech?
3. Garfield speaks about a company producing buggy whips.
Why?
4. Why does Garfield believe that employees and the community
are not worth caring about?
5. Why does Garfield call Jorgenson’s speech a prayer?

III. Explain or paraphrase the following. Make a 1-2 minute


presentation on each statement.

1. Do you know the surest way to go broke? Keep getting an


increasing share of a shrinking market.
2. And lest we forget, that/s the only reason any of you became
stockholders in the first place. You want to make money!
3. At my funeral you’ll leave with a smile on your face and a few
bucks in your pocket. Now, that’s a funeral worth having.

IV. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

1. …my fellow stockholders.


2. Pay attention to the stockholders’ emotion when Garfield says,
“You don’t care if they manufacture wire and cable, fried
chicken or grow tangerines”.
3. I am not your best friend. I am your only friend.
4. Watch the faces of the shareholders and of those presiding at the
meeting to read their attitude to the speech.
5. At what point does the attitude of the audience to the speech
change?

V. Brush up your knowledge of report preparation and


delivery techniques. (Refer to Л. Зеленская, “Как стать
успешным менеджером” if necessary). Bring Garfield’s

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speech to the lens of requirements you have recalled. After
hearing this speech, how would you vote?

1. Did Garfield prepare his speech?


2. Does he know the subject?
3. Does he know the audience?
4. Does he understand his objective?
5. Does his speech create attention, arouse interest, and inspire
confidence?
6. Is Garfield conversational or stilted/formal?
7. Does he provide eye-contact?
8. Does he pace up and down?
9. Does Garfield convey an air of confidence?
10. Does he show conviction and sincerity?
11. Does he believe in his own message?
12. Does he show enthusiasm in putting his message across?
13. Does he give examples to explain his ideas?
14. Does he make a joke?
15. Does he vary the pace, pitch and emphasis of his delivery?
16. Does he pause before and after making a key point, to
highlight it?

VI. Make a list of strengths and weaknesses of Garfield’s


speech.

VII. Analytical competence. Analyze both speeches and give an


extensive answer to the question below.

Why do you think Lawrence Garfield wins? Provide a


convincing argument.

VIII. Watch the scene as many times as you need to reproduce


Mr. Garfield’s speech. Remember to sound expressive and
natural. Practice using the transcript (Lines 1131-1216).

(The end of Scene 38: Garfield finishes his speech; applause and
boos, mixed)

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Scene 39
Lines 1217-1228

I. Pre-viewing task.
Before watching Scene 39, read the dictionary definitions
of the words and word combinations below. Memorize
them.

1. at the rear Formal; the back part of an object, vehicle, or


building, or a position at the back of an object
or area:
A garden at the rear of the house
The hotel overlooks the river to the rear.
A passenger travelling in the rear of a car.
2. slate n Am.E; a list of the candidates in an election: a
slate of candidates; the democratic slate.

II. Watch Scene 39 and answer the following questions.


1. Who wins?
2. Is Lawrence Garfield happy? Why?

III. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext. Scene 39
provides many opportunities to read between lines. Watch the
scene as many times as you need to discuss the feelings and
the behaviour of:

1. Bea Sullivan as she has a look at the results of the ballot and
announces it.
2. Andrew Jorgenson.
3. Kate Sullivan.
4. Bill Coles.
5. Lawrence Garfield.
6. Shareholders.

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IV. Role-play the shareholders’ meeting. Memorize the parts
of Mrs. Sullivan, Bill Coles, Mr. Jorgenson and Mr.
Garfield. Remember to sound natural and persuasive.
Practice using the transcript (Lines 1054-1228).

(The end of Scene and Episode 9: Garfield leaves in his spectacular car,
sad and unhappy).

EPISODE 10. Lines 1229-1274.


Scenes 40-41.

I. Watch Scenes 40-41 and answer the following questions.

1. Garfield doesn’t want either to eat or to talk. Why?


2. Who calls?
3. What does Kate Sullivan call Garfield? Does he mind?
4. What does Kate suggest?
5. How does Garfield respond to Kate’s proposal? Why?

II. Read “between the lines” and find the subtext by looking
at the characters’ bodies, watching their faces, eye contact,
listening to the tone of their voices, etc.

1. Garfield has won the vote, but lost the day. He knows he has
no hope with Kate any longer. He is at home. How do you
know he is feeling forlorn?
2. Garfield says he loves money. He said the same at the very
beginning of the movie. Does he sound any different now?
3. Kate calls Garfield names on the phone. Does she mean what
she says?
4. How does Garfield respond to Kate’s proposal? Why?
5. Does the end of the movie remind you of the very beginning
of the movie? Why?/How?

III. Support or challenge the following.

1. To Larry making money is a game.

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2. The movie is about money and love, mostly about money.
3. Larry “the Liquidator” tries to take over the Wire and Cable
Company to liquidate it. His love gets in his way and he loses
love for money.

IV. Professional perspective.


Consider the questions and express your opinion.

1. What does Kate’s creativity suggest about her? How does she
differ from Garfield?
2. How will Kate’s proposal change the future of New England
Wire and Cable?
3. Support or challenge the following.

In the final scene, Kate’s ingenuity and hard work carry the
day. She finds that the factory can be given new life if redirected
to an emerging technology. Kate shows that she is superior to
both Garfield and Jorgy because she possesses the strengths of
both men. Although she has a kindness and moral compass that
make her the equal of Jorgy, she has a fierceness and business
acumen that makes her a match for Garfield.

V. Render the following into English.

“Чужие деньги”: фильм-тренинг.


Если Вас хоть немножко интересует тема бизнеса и денег, то этот
фильм Вы должны посмотреть.

В центре фильма конфликт между старым и новым, между


милым ретроградом Эндрю Джоргенсоном (его играет Грегори
Пек) и прагматичным инвестором Лоуренсом Гарфильдом
(Денни Де Вито). Наука и технический прогресс стремительно
меняют жизнь вокруг, но Эндрю этого не замечает. Последние
10 лет он и его завод тихо приходят в упадок в захолустном
городишке. Эндрю живет прошлым, он не способен обратить
свой взор в будущее.

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И вот в эту размеренную жизнь врывается акула капитализма,
Гарфилд. Он энергичен, хваток, привык добиваться своего, и на
этот раз он хочет закрыть завод и выбросить рабочих на улицу.
Его цели и методы омерзительны. Гарфилд неразборчив
в средствах и не привык отступать. Все так и случилось бы,
быстро и болезненно, если бы не вмешалась очаровательная
юрист, которую играет Пенелопа Энн Миллер.
Вряд ли кто из зрителей, посмотревших этот фильм, не изменил
своего первоначального мнения о Лоуренсе Гарфилде. Не все
так просто в этой истории, невозможно лишь белыми
и черными красками обрисовать персонажей. Отвратительный
«маленький ублюдок», коим он предстает в начале фильма,
становится более понятным, а потому привлекательным, к
концу картины. Трудно не восхищаться тем, как мастерски он
ведет переговоры, и тем, как он научился превращать свои
физические недостатки в преимущества для достижения цели.
Кульминация картины — это словесная дуэль между
Лоуренсом Гарфилдом и Эндрю Джоргенсоном. Эндрю
тщательно готовился к ней и произнес великолепную
эмоциональную речь, сорвавшую аплодисменты акционеров
компании. Но вот выходит Гарфилд — этот коротышка
с трудом дотягивается до микрофона — и начинает свою речь
чуть ли не под улюлюканье собравшихся. Сразу видно,
что окончательную версию своей речи он сотворил прямо
тут же, в зале, слушая своего оппонента. Его экспромт пора-
жает, разоружает его противников и вносит в их ряды сумя-
тицу. Он бьет по самым слабым доводам своего антагониста,
безжалостно ниспровергая их. Его аргументы безупречны, но
он не довольствуется только логикой, он начинает еще манипу-
лировать и чувствами акционеров, вытаскивая из них более
сильные эмоции, чем абстрактные понятия о добре и зле. Мы
видим мастерскую работу профессионала. Да, у противника
Гарфилда нет никаких шансов, и тем не менее выход
из тупиковой ситуации находится благодаря стараниям Кейт
Салливан.

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Однако победа не радует Гарфилда, как прежде. Впервые
его жизненная доктрина, что «побеждает сильнейший»,
не приносит ему удовлетворения. Причина в том, что, кажется,
он понял, что единственная созидающая сила в мире — это
любовь, а все остальное несет лишь разрушение. Он влюблен,
но ему не отвечают взаимностью, он раздавлен, но не в силах
поступиться своими принципами, а потому не способен найти
выход из создавшейся ситуации. И тут он получает самый
важный в своей жизни урок — пример того, какой жизне-
творящей силой обладают любовь и преданность, — не та
любовь, которую бы он хотел, и направленная не на него, но в
нем опять вспыхивает искра надежды, и он вновь,
как бульдозер, готов несокрушимо двигаться к своей цели —
деланию денег.
«Чужие деньги» — интересная и познавательная картина: в ней
смогли органично ужиться и интересная история, и популярное
изложение основ капитализма, и тренинг для внимательного и
наблюдательного зрителя.

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REVIEW QUESTIONS

1. Garfield suggests he is doing the American thing, being a good


citizen of a capitalist economy, is he?
2. Garfield also connects his behavior with Darwin’s law of
survival of the fittest? Is that an American or capitalist idea?
Why or why not?
3. What is Kate’s response to Garfield, “the fattest” who “is
happening”? Is she right there should be a change in the laws in
order to deal with his kind, or, alternatively, is Garfield right that
the rules don’t matter, that he can adapt?
4. Why does Garfield consider “greenmail” immoral?
5. What does Jorgy mean when he says he won’t plan the funeral
until someone is dead? Does this make good business sense?
Good moral sense?
6. What does Jorgy’s esteem for Truman say about him?
7. Is the country’s future in jeopardy if the stockholders vote to sell,
as Jorgy suggests, that is, is the harsh nature of the profit motive
debilitating to moral order?
8. In what ways does Kate reflect the persistence of freedom,
ingenuity and industriousness in capitalist society? In what ways
is she a prisoner of the system?
9. Recall or find out the features of leadership and management.
Bring Garfield and Jorgenson to the lens of leadership and
management. Is Garfield a manager or a leader? (Both? Neither?)
Is Jorgenson a manager or a leader? (Both? Neither?)
(The end of the film)

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OPTIONAL TASKS
(For advanced students with a taste for knowledge)

Professional perspective.

Task 1. Think over the following discussion questions. You are


supposed to consider them from the perspective of economic
theories. Answer with reference to at least Adam Smith and
John Locke. The three supplementary texts below will help you
to cope with the task.

1. What does Other People's Money teach us about liberal,


capitalist society and its critics? Answer with reference to
reliable sources of information.
2. In what ways does Kate reflect the persistence of freedom,
ingenuity and industriousness in capitalist society? In what
ways is she a prisoner of the system?
3. Consider Other People's Money and Adam Smith. Pay
particular attention to the speeches given by Jorgy and
Garfield. In what ways would Smith agree or disagree with
each of these men?
4. How would Locke and Smith react to Other People's
Money?

Task 2. Read text 1 and text 2 to refresh your knowledge of


Locke’s and Smith’s theories.
Text 1. John Locke and Adam Smith.
John Locke is widely viewed as the father of liberalism in the purest
form of the word, as he wrote of liberty and social contracts of and
for the individual. John Locke believed the ownership of property is
created by the application of labor and that property rights precede
government. Locke’s teachings and writings of natural law gives
credence to the Constitution statement to the right of life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness. Much of America’s economy can be

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traced backed to Locke’s concepts known as supply and demand; he
also brought forth the concept known as the rights of the individual.

Limits to accumulation. Labour creates property, but it also does


contain limits to its accumulation: man’s capacity to produce and
man’s capacity to consume. According to Locke, unused property is
waste and an offense against nature. However, with the introduction
of “durable” goods, men could exchange their excessive perishable
goods for goods that would last longer and thus not offend the
natural law. The introduction of money marks the culmination of
this process. Money makes possible the unlimited accumulation of
property without causing waste through spoilage. He also includes
gold or silver as money because they may be “hoarded up without
injury to anyone,” since they do not spoil or decay in the hands of
the possessor. The introduction of money eliminates the limits of
accumulation. Locke stresses that inequality has come about by tacit
agreement on the use of money, not by the social contract
establishing civil society or the law of land regulating property.

Locke is aware of a problem posed by unlimited accumulation but


does not consider it his task. He just implies that government would
function to moderate the conflict between the unlimited
accumulation of property and a more nearly equal distribution of
wealth and does not say which principles that government should
apply to solve this problem.

Theory of value and property

Locke uses the word property in both broad and narrow senses. In a
broad sense, it covers a wide range of human interests and
aspirations; more narrowly, it refers to material goods. He argues
that property is a natural right and it is derived from labour.

Locke believed that ownership of property is created by the


application of labour. In addition, property precedes government
and government cannot "dispose of the estates of the subjects
arbitrarily." Karl Marx later critiqued Locke's theory of property in
his social theory.

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Text 2. Adam Smith.

Adam Smith is widely viewed as the father of modern day


economics. In 1759, Smith published his first work, The Theory of
Moral Sentiments. Although The Wealth of Nations is widely
regarded as Smith's most influential work, it is believed that Smith
himself considered The Theory of Moral Sentiments to be a superior
work.

In the work, Smith critically examines the moral thinking of his


time, and suggests that conscience arises from social relationships.
His goal in writing the work was to explain the source of mankind's
ability to form moral judgments, in spite of man's natural
inclinations towards self-interest. Smith proposes a theory of
sympathy, in which the act of observing others makes people aware
of themselves and the morality of their own behavior.

Task 3. Read the article by Edward L. Glaeser, an economist at


Harvard. Acquaint yourself with an article he wrote for The
Economist. It will help you to do task 1.

How Ethical Should Businesses Be?

Two hundred and thirty years ago, Adam Smith made the case for
selfishness when he wrote that “it is not from the benevolence of the
butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but
from their regard to their own self-interest.” Right now, the public is
more likely to view greed as a deadly sin than an engine of
economic growth. No one is likely to forget that the current
economic crisis has its roots in dubious, self-interested lending
practices that sold borrowers on mortgages that they could not
afford and investors on mortgage-backed securities that were worth
much less than they seemed.

“Creative Capitalism,” a new book edited by Michael Kinsley and


Conor Clarke, revisits the issue of corporate social responsibility.
The book collects contributions from dozens of participants in a
blog conversation Mr. Kinsley orchestrated last summer. Bill Gates

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began this discussion a year ago by arguing for a new type of
capitalism where firms would do good while doing well, solving the
problems of poverty and disease that still stalk the planet. The
billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett was the book’s other
headliner. I was a minor participant.

In a sense, Mr. Gates’s real intellectual opponent is Milton


Friedman. Nearly 40 years ago, Friedman argued, in the pages of
The New York Times Magazine, that corporations have only one
responsibility: maximizing profits. Firms have been entrusted by
their shareholders to earn money. If shareholders then want to use
that money to do good, then that is the shareholders’ business.
Friedman argued that corporate chieftains should not use other
people’s money to cater to their own social causes.

Two of my favorite scholars, Richard Posner and Lawrence


Summers, channel the spirit of Mr. Friedman in the Kinsley volume.
Mr. Summers pithily sums up the case against Mr. Gates:

It is hard in this world to do well. It is hard to do good. When I hear


a claim that an institution is going to do both, I reach for my wallet.
You should too.

Mr. Summers reminds us of the problems created by hybrid


institutions like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, where profit
maximization and public support came together to cost taxpayers
plenty.

Yet the case against corporate do-gooders is not so black and white.
At the very least, businesses have an obligation to follow the law.
Even pure profit maximization can imply certain types of ethical
behavior, because firms may worry about their long-run reputation.
It doesn’t pay to become known as a firm that cheats its customers
or employees. Even the harshest critics of corporate social
responsibility are not advocates of sacrificing long-term profits by
acting unethically today.

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The hard problems concern whether there is ever a role for
corporations that try to do more than just the minimum profit-
maximizing level of ethical behavior. The problem with Friedman’s
vision is that not every employee is crazy about the idea of spending
their working life solely to enrich anonymous shareholders. As the
world has gotten richer, more and more people have opted for jobs
that at least appear to be serving some greater good.

In econ-speak, a sense of doing good is a luxury good. Journalists


like to think that they serve truth as well as their newspapers’
owners. Doctors like to think that they have a duty to patients as
well as to the H.M.O. that employs them. Firms cater to this human
taste by frequently telling workers that they are doing both well and
good, and sometimes that talk is more than just empty employee
relations.

Five years ago, I edited a book that argued that the nonprofit sector
is thriving in part because it caters to workers with these sorts of
tastes. Since nonprofit firms do not have conventional shareholders,
they are free to take on all sorts of social aims, like educating 18-
year-olds or caring for the elderly. These firms can motivate their
workers both with money and with somewhat plausible talk of
serving a greater good. Nonprofit entities certainly remain less
important than the profit-making sector, but they have done plenty
of good, particularly in the battles against disease and ignorance.

The question of creative capitalism is whether there is some role for


institutions that falls between traditional profit-making and
nonprofit firms. Is the world being well served with these two
clearly distinguished types of entities, one of which serves only
shareholders and the other of which has some other goal? Does it
make sense to consider hybrid organizations that have an obligation
to earn financial returns, for some of their investors, and social
returns for others? In a sense, the world has long had such hybrids
in the form of profit-making subsidiaries of philanthropies and
companies, like Ikea, that are owned by foundations.

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Such hybrids will always be messy and may end up being
unworkable. Perhaps the Friedman-Posner-Summers distaste for
them is correct. I certainly agree with Friedman that traditional
corporations have one overriding moral obligation — to fulfill their
fiduciary duties and maximize shareholder wealth. Yet I’m also a
fan of organizational innovation, which makes me a little more
enthusiastic about the idea of experimenting with new legal entities
with more complex objectives.

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Read a Sample presentation on Task 1.

Other People's Money (1991) illustrates the tension between the


Lockean virtues of industriousness and acquisitiveness and virtue
understood as care for one's fellows. It also demonstrates the power
of capital over the working class and reminds us of Marx's account
of how subject this class is to the whims of capital.

Other People's Money is about Lawrence Garfield, a self-


proclaimed lover of money, whose only friend seemingly is his
computer, Carmen. Seeing an opportunity to make money for
himself, Garfield threatens to cut off the livelihood of workers at the
New England Power and Cable Plant in order to liquidate the
company's assets and turn a profit for shareholders in the company -
- including him. Garfield's foil in the movie is the upright owner of
New England Power and Cable, Mr. Jorgensen. "Jorgy", who
piloted his company through the Great Depression, reveres the
down-home Harry Truman. He holds fast to fiscally conservative
practices, and he feels an obligation to the workers in his charge.

Kate Sullivan, the lovely and smart stepdaughter of Jorgy, seems to


view her stepfather's ideas as outdated. Jorgy reluctantly calls upon
Kate, a lawyer, to help him save his company from Garfield. When
Garfield meets Kate, he is enthralled. We see another side to him as
he progressively becomes more and more taken with Kate. He
awkwardly proposes marriage to her on the eve of the shareholders'

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vote, for fear that he will not see her again once the company is
liquidated and the "game" is won.

Garfield's fears come true; he wins the vote, but loses Kate. We see
him, as we did in the first scene, alone again with his only
companion, Carmen, consoling himself that he loves not Kate, but
money. Garfiel's victory is hollow, but Jorgy's position is not the
film's answer: his simple virtues fail. He does not save his company,
and the workers who relied on him are not served, in the end, by his
refusal to fight Garfield at his own game.

To some extent, Other People's Money demonstrates the emptiness


and ultimately unsatisfactory nature of Garfield's pursuit of wealth,
at the same time that Garfield is able to triumph over the simple and
good folk represented by Jorgy and his wife Bea. But Kate put the
question best: after one makes as much money as he can -- then
what?

Other People's Money doesn't end there. In the final scene, Kate's
ingenuity and hard work carry the day. She finds that the factory
can be given new life if redirected to an emerging technology. Kate
shows that she is superior to both Garfield and Jorgy because she
possesses the strengths of both men. Although she has a kindness
and moral compass that make her the equal of Jorgy, she has a
fierceness and business acumen that makes her a match for Garfield.
As Garfield seems to understand, Kate could make him happy, keep
him on his toes, and improve him. She, not money, is a worthy
object of his love. And, they will make more money through her
plan than Garfield would have made by simply liquidating the
company. The Lockean virtues of acquisitiveness and
industriousness play a large role in Kate's moral excellence.

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APPENDIX 1
Memorable quotes
1. Kate Sullivan: Someday, we'll smarten up, change some laws, and put
you OUT OF BUSINESS.
Lawrence Garfield: You can change all the laws you want. You can't stop
the game. I'll still be here. I adapt.
2. [Kate offers Lawrence 'greenmail' to drop an unfriendly take-over bid]
Kate Sullivan: It's not illegal.
Lawrence Garfield: It's immoral - a distinction lawyers ignore.
3. [Kate offers Lawrence 'greenmail' to drop an unfriendly take-over bid]
Kate Sullivan: Why so uptight? It's not illegal.
Lawrence Garfield: It's immoral. A distinction with no relevance to
lawyers. But it matters to me.
4. Lawrence Garfield: I love money more than the things it can buy... but
what I love more than money is other people's money.
5. Lawrence Garfield: I love money. I love money more than the things it
can buy. There's only one thing I love more than money. You know what
that is? OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY.
6. Kate Sullivan: Well, for someone who has nothing nice to say about
lawyers, you certainly have plenty of them around.
Lawrence Garfield: They're like nuclear warheads. They have theirs, so I
have mine. Once you use them, they fuck up everything.
7. Lawrence Garfield: [In response to Jorgy's speech] Amen. And amen.
And amen.
8. Lawrence Garfield: Since when do you have to be hungry to have a
doughnut? It don't taste better that way.
9. Lawrence Garfield : Make as much as you can. For as long as you can.
Whoever has the most when he dies, WINS.
10. Lawrence Garfield: I gave her "Hiawatha." All she wanted was a
touchdown.
11. Bill Coles: Can I speak frankly?
Lawrence Garfield: No. Lie to me! Tell me how thrilled you are to know
me. I always speak frankly. I hate people who say, "Can we speak
frankly?" It means they're bullshittin' me the rest of the time.

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APPENDIX 2

GLOSSARY OF FILM TERMS

1. A-list star A very popular film actor whose name on a new


film guarantees a large number of people will come
to see the film.

2. Academy Awards Merit prizes given annually since 1927 by the


American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences. Prizes are awarded in 23 different
categories, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a
Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role and
Cinematorgraphy.

3. Action Any movement in front of a camera.

4. Cast n v (n) The group of actors who perform in a film; (v)


To select an actor for a role.

5. Character A person in a book, play, or film.

6. Cinematorgraphy Motion picture photography.

7. Clip A short piece of a film, shown separately.

8. Close-up n A short of one face or object taken at close range


and that fills the screen completely.

9. Crew The people who are involved with the production of


a film and who do not appear in the film. The term
is usually used to refer to the more subordinate
members of a production team, in contrast to the
filmmakers.

10. Director The person who supervises the creative aspects of a


film and instructs the actors and crew.
11. Documentary A non-fiction film or television narrative without
actors. Typically a documentary is a journalistic
record of an event, person, or place.

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12. Dub v To insert a new soundtrack on a film so that the
dialogue is spoken by actors using a different
language: to dub a film in Russian.

13. Establishing shot A shot that comes at the beginning of a sequence


and that shows the audience the general location of
the scene that follows, often providing essential
information, and orienting the viewer.

14. Filmmaker A person who has a significant degree of control


over the creation of a film (a director, producer, or
editor).

15. Interior monologue A passage of writing presenting a character’s inner


thoughts and emotions.

16. Lead n The main or most important character in a film.

17. Literary elements Features that films share with literature (plot,
characters, setting, point of view, mood and theme).

18. Long shot A shot taken from enough distance to show a


landscape, a building, or a large crowd.

19. Minor role A small part in a film.

20. Opening shot A shot used at the beginning of the film.

21. Oscar The affectionate name given to the statuette that is


given to Academy Award winners.

22. Oscar Ceremony The annual Academy Awards ceremony held in Los
Angeles, California. Sometimes called the Oscar.

23. Plot The main storyline of a film.

24. Producer The person who initiates the creation of the film.
The producer finds the script, hires a director, finds
financing and a studio to back the film, and markets
the film.

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25. Scene A series of shots that take place in a single location
or are part of the same general action.

26. Script A written description of the dialogue and action of a


film.

27. Scriptwriter The person who writes the text for a film.

28. Setting The time, place and circumstances in which the


action of a film takes place.

29. Shot n A unit of film in which the camera does not stop
filming.

30. Sound effects Imitative sounds (thunder or an explosion) that are


produced artificially for a film.

31. Soundtrack (1) All the recorded sound of a film, including


dialogue, sound effects, and music;
(2) The music that accompanies a film.

32. Star An actor who is famous for playing important parts


in popular films.

33. Strap line An advertizing line written underneath the main


title of the film.

34. Subtext The hidden meanings in a conversation, not


expressed by words, but other means such as
intonation, tone of voice, timing, facial expression,
gesture, eye contact, and posture.

35. Subtitle A printed translation of the dialogue of a foreign


language film shown at the bottom of the screen,
e.g. an English film with Russian subtitles.

36. Synopsis A short description of the main parts of a story.

37. Theme A general subject, topic, or message that runs


throughout a film.

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38. Title The name given to a film.

39. Title sequence The written material displayed on the screen at the
beginning of a film for the audience to read, and
giving the names of the people involved in the
production of the film (e.g. main actors, director,
producer, etc).

40. Trailer A short filmed advertisement for a feature film. It


uses highlights from the film with graphics and
voice-over commentary to publicize the film.
41. Transcript A written copy of the dialogue that is spoken in a
film. Unlike the screenplay of a film, which is
written before the film is produced and which is
meant to serve as a guide to making the film, a
transcript is a written record of the dialogue that
actually appears on the soundtrack of the film.

42. Treatment A written summary of a proposed film. It covers the


basic ideas and issues of the film: story, main
characters, and locations.

43. Voice-over The voice of a narrator, generally not seen, heard on


a soundtrack of a film.

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APPENDIX 3

Film Reviews.
Film reviews can vary from the very short and simple summaries
that are printed in local newspapers and TV guides to the longer,
critical reviews that are found in national newspapers and
magazines.

Sample review 1

October 18, 1991


DeVito as a Corporate Raider With Cuddly Charm
By Janet Maslin
Published: New York Times, October 18, 1991

The late-1980's morality play "Other People's Money" is made


cuddlier by the presence of Danny DeVito, who plays the corporate
raider known as Larry the Liquidator in Norman Jewison's glossy,
big-hearted, determinedly Capraesque screen adaptation. Larry may
say things like "I love money even more than the things it can buy,"
but he has a deep-down wholesomeness that makes him soft around
the edges, no matter how devilish he means to be.

The film's love-hate affair with Larry does create a fine showcase
for Mr. DeVito's wicked clowning. But it also reduces Larry to a
minor menace. He is underhandedly charming even as he schemes
to take over the New England Wire and Cable Company, an old-
fashioned business with a kindly, family atmosphere. What that
means, in this context, is that its managers (among them Dean
Jones, convincingly tormented by the events under way) wear
cardigan sweaters, even though most of them turn out to be
millionaires. Gregory Peck, well used as the company's chairman
and its pillar of folksy integrity, smokes a pipe.

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In marked contrast to this is Kate Sullivan (Penelope Ann Miller),
the daughter of one of the company's high-level executives (Piper
Laurie) and the kind of high-powered lawyer who arrives for her
appointments by helicopter wearing a sleek, very short outfit and a
self-satisfied air. In order to bail out her mother and the other
company loyalists, Kate engages Larry in a cat-and-mouse flirtation
that is intended to thwart his takeover goals, or at the very least
leave him powerfully distracted.

So Kate arrives for a putative business meeting with Larry wearing


form-fitting, off-the-shoulder lace. And she opens her mouth
suggestively, smiling as Larry feeds her an hors d'oeuvre, before
abruptly declaring that the meeting is over and she has to go. On
another occasion, Kate declares "I have a proposition for you" to
Larry over the telephone in her breathiest tones. And she is seen
reclining languidly in slinky white silk as she delivers this message.
Let's just say this vision of how a man and a woman might conduct
business together is a lot less entertaining than it would have been a
week ago.

Ms. Miller flirts expertly, but she is less successful in convincing an


audience that Kate might actually be smart or seasoned enough to
save the day. Luckily, Mr. DeVito's Larry swoons over her so
tirelessly that he helps to affirm Kate's appeal, not to mention his
own. Among their more memorable encounters are one in a
Japanese restaurant, where both these high-rollers turn out to have
the foresight to speak Japanese, and another in which Larry explains
that he is a latter-day Robin Hood. "I take from the rich and give to
the middle class," he explains. "Well, the upper middle class."

Alvin Sargent's adaptation of Jerry Sterner's Off Broadway play


culminates in a speechy but effective debate about the merits of old-
fashioned business versus the corporate takeover, with references to
the yen, the dollar, fiber optics and the infrastructure thrown in. This
debate, while lively on its own terms and indeed effective in
invoking Frank Capra's potent grandstanding, is -- like the rest of
the film -- too genial to be hard-hitting.

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" 'Other People's Money' became a cult favorite with the Wall Street
crowd, including many of the corporate raider types so deftly
depicted in the play," the film's production notes explain. That
particular crowd may find the screen version even more agreeable.

Haskell Wexler's cinematography gives the film a warm, rosy glow


that befits its references to Harry S. Truman. At least one of these is
delivered amid inspirational rays of sunlight, and within close range
of an American flag.

"Other People's Money" is rated R (Under 17 requires


accompanying parent or adult guardian). It includes some sexual
innuendoes. Other People's Money Directed by Norman Jewison;
screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the play by Jerry Sterner;
director of photography, Haskell Wexler; edited by Lou Lombardo;
music by David Newman; production designer, Philip Rosenberg;
produced by Mr. Jewison and Ric Kidney; released by Warner
Brothers. Running time: 101 minutes.

Sample review 2

Director: Norman Jewison

Genre: Comedy
Movie Type: Satire, Romantic Comedy
Themes: Opposites Attract, Office Politics
Main Cast: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller,
Piper Laurie, Dean Jones
Release Year: 1991
Country: US
Run Time: 101 minutes

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Norman Jewison directed Alvin Sargent's adaptation of Jerry
Sterner's off-Broadway satire of the excess of the '80s, with Danny
DeVito as corporate raider Lawrence Garfield -- or, as he is better
known, Larry the Liquidator. Larry spends his waking hours
searching for companies to take over. One morning he comes across
New England Wire & Cable, a company that has seen better days
but is not debt-ridden and contains plenty of cash. Licking his
chops, Larry hopes to raid the company and strip its assets. But the
company's president, Andrew Jorgenson (Gregory Peck), wants to
continue in the wire and cable business. For help, Andrew seeks out
his daughter-in-law, Kate Sullivan (Penelope Ann Miller), a New
York attorney who is as obsessive about saving Andrew's company
as Larry is about destroying it. When she walks into Larry's office,
Larry immediately falls in love. But they are adversaries, and they
have to decide if love or corporate buyouts come first. This all
comes to a head during a shareholder's meeting inside the factory,
where both Andrew and Larry state their cases regarding Andrew's
beloved company.

Sample review 3

Adapted from a hit off-Broadway play, this has been hammered into
what passes in Hollywood for a “thoughtful” movie, with Jewison
pompously directing yet another sugar-coated bitter pill, tiresomely
re-hashing all the obvious clichés about caring versus cash while
treating the whole enterprise as a shameless vehicle for the sit-com
talents of its star, Danny DeVito, who always takes care not to
appear in a shot with a tell-tale door handle above his shoulder
when he’s directing himself, is made to seem a lot shorter by
Jewison than usual. His gawky, attention-grabbing act, however,
which includes excellent delivery of all the script’s generous
helping of funny lines, works less well here than it used to, mainly
because DeVito, with Taxi and Ruthless People way behind him, is
no longer interested in not seeming lovable. Not only does DeVito’s
amiable bumbling castrate his scumbag part, but his roly-poly

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character comedian status robs his persistent wooing of the heroine
of any sexual tension — the story would work better if Larry were
played by someone creepily attractive like Michael Douglas’s
Gordon Gekko and renders the few scenes where Miller, doing her
best Annette Bening smoulderalike act, seems to respond genuinely
to the grotesque runt’s romantic overtures.
Verdict. With all the supporting characters shoved in to the
background where their stories won’t upstage De Vito and a grasp
of economics that seems to come from Janet And John At The Stock
Exchange this is only intermittently worthwhile for its bitter
wisecracks and even then it insists on twinkling its eyes so you
know the film doesn’t really intend to be mean about capitalist
slime.

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SCRIPT

1 631
I love money. Well, I don't like your number,
2 and I don't need to be analyzed.
I love money more than I love 632
the things it can buy. Do we have a deal or not?
3 633
Does that surprise you? Let's discuss it over dinner.
Money. It don't care whether 634
I'm good or not. - Good night. Your 2O minutes are
5 up.
It don't care whether I snore or not. - Wait a minute. I want us to be
6 friends.
It don't care which god I pray to. 635
7 Let's segue into some soup
There are only three things in this and french bread.
world 636
with that kind of unconditional Come on. Don't go away mad.
acceptance. 637
8 I didn't buy your proposition.
Dogs... Come back with another one.
9 638
...doughnuts... You're an emancipated woman.
10 Learn to lose.
...and money. 639
11 - I haven't lost. - Wait, wait!
Only money is better. 640
12 I got a proposition for you.
You know why? Hold on, you gotta listen.
13 641
Because it don't make you fat... You come on back up.
14 642
...and it don't poop all over 00:43:24,981 --> 00:43:26,915
the living-room floor. We have a nice dinner.
15 643
There's only one thing I like better: We make passionate love
16 for the rest of the night.
Other people's money. 644
All right. Now, squeeze in over here. The first one who comes, loses.
20 645

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- Loses what? - The deal.
That's it. I've got to see all your faces.
21 646
- How you doing, Tom? I come first, I sell you back
- Happy Thanksgiving, Jorgy! my shares at cost.
647
22 You come first, you buy them at 25.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! 648
23 I think you're serious.
- Happy Thanksgiving. 649
- Smile, everybody! So how do you suggest
24 we write this up?
Take a good one, Elton. 650
The stock is up another point and a Delicately.
half! 651
25 Under the heading,
Somebody's up to something, Jorgy. "Easy come, easy go."
26 652
Good news. Stock is up. What do you got to lose, your
Don't worry about it. virginity?
27 I could lose millions.
- Gus, you got your teeth in? So, what happens if we come
- Ready now! together?
28 654
Cheeks up! I never thought of that.
29
New England Wire and Cable! 655
30 Well...
New England Wire and Cable! 656
31 ...think about it, honey.
Up two points. 657
32 I will. I will.
Wire and Cable up two points. Wait a minute. Wait a minute.
33 658
Wire and Cable up two points. Come on. Don't go.
34 659
- Morning, Mr. Garfield. I haven't played my violin yet.
- Good morning, Arthur. 660
35 Oh, God.
Say good morning to Carmen. She's 661
very happy today, aren't you, my Hello?
sweet? 662
36 I just wanted to see if you got home

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Good morning, Carmen. safe.
37 663
- Cranberry juice is fresh today, boss. Thank you.
- Oh, good. 664
38 In your beddy-bye?
You never let me down, Arthur. 665
39 I am.
You never let me down. 666
40 - Did I wake you?
- Good morning, sir.- Samuels. - No.
41 667
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. No.
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. 668
42 - Did you have dinner? -Yes.
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. 669
- Good morning. With who?
43 670
- Good morning. None of your business.
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. 671
44 - Are you thinking about me? - No.
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. 672
- Good morning. Well, how could
45 you possibly manage that?
- Morning. 673
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. Pills, whiskey, self-help tapes.
46 674
Work, work! I got another proposition for you.
47 675
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. Oh, yeah? I can't wait
- Morning. 676
48 We swap.
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. 677
- Yeah. Swap what, dirty jokes?
49 678
Good morning, Mr. Garfield. No. I give you all my shares...
You look very nice today. 679
50 ...you give me the wire and cable
I'm not paying you to be polite, division.
Harriet. 680
What's happening? Hello?
51 681
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. Hello? You like?

102
52 682
Morning. Morning. - I'll ask them. - Good.
53 683
Mr. Holt wants to see you for dinner All right, now wait. Don't go away.
if you can... Don't hang up. Don't hang up.
54 684
...and the Overly brothers will fly you Stay right where you are. All right.
to Texas or come here, whichever 685
you want. Okay.
55 686
When I die, put it on my gravestone: Here comes the bridge.
56 687
- "He never went to Texas." That was very good.
- Yes, sir. I'll call the engraver. 688
57 - Thank you. - You're welcome.
- Where's the cinnamon? 689
- Out of cinnamon. That was just for you.
58 690
If I can't count on Dunkin' Donuts... Well, I appreciate it.
59 691
...who do I count on? Sweet dreams.
- Well, you can count on me, sir. 692
60 - Okay. Good night. - Bye-bye.
Granger, Trundel Canning. Tell me. 693
61 Oh, God.
Trundel is being sued 694
by the townspeople, sir. Forget it.
62 695
Failed to comply Tell him to go to hell.
with environmental restrictions. 696
63 He spends $ 13 million for this
And there are claims of illness place...
from the citizenry. 697
64 ...then he sells it for 35.
Good. 698
65 My guys are out of work,
Just before they're carted off to jail, and he's made $ 22 million.
make a bid. 699
66 - Now how do I live with that?
- Yes, sir. - We eliminate a losing division.
- Angeli. 700
67 The other divisions don't have

103
- Yo. to support us anymore.
- Eastern Motels. Outstanding shares. 701
68 - I don't wanna hear that.
Six million, Mr. Garfield. - You still control the company.
Slate owns 2 and a half million. 702
69 - You just don't have the cable
Mr. Morganstern wants to talk to you. division.
70 - Why is it so difficult...
I'd rather talk to my mother. 703
71 ...for everybody to understand...
- Pfeiffer! - Yeah. 704
72 ...why I can't kill these people
What about this and this town...
New England Wire and Cable? 705
73 ...to enrich some son of a bitch
It's too beautiful. who's trying to destroy me?
Is it booby-trapped? 706
74 I can't play with him
I... in the courts forever.
75 707
I... He'll get the injunction lifted
76 and buy more shares.
I... 708
77 Don't be a pigheaded fool.
I... 709
78 He deserves to lose this company.
...can't seem to find any problems, 710
Mr. Garfield. - Good night, Mr. Jorgenson.
79 - Good night, Gus.
Neither can I. 711
80 Everything going along okay,
- Richardson. - Yes, sir. Mr. Jorgenson?
81 712
Let's talk to these people. Everything's moving right along, Gus.
82 713
Call the man in charge, Everything's gonna be okay,
whoever he is. isn't it, at the plant?
83 714
Yes, sir. We'll get right on it. - I mean, at the plant and everything?
84 - Everything's gonna be just fine.
New England Wire and Cable. 715
Good morning. We'll be making wire and cable

104
85 for a long time.
The general manager, please. 716
86 - Yes, sir. Good night, sir.
That would be Mr. Coles. - Good night.
87 717
- Who shall I say is calling? Jorgy?
- Lawrence Garfield 718
88 - Have you got a minute?
Just one moment, please. - Sure, Bill.
89 719
- What did he want? Do you mind if I speak frankly
- He wants to come up and see us. to you, Jorgy?
90 720
Look the place over, he said. You always have, haven't you?
91 721
Well, what's wrong with that? You know...
He's a shareholder. 722
92 ...I'm trained to think in contingency.
Well, it's not that simple. 723
93 You know I've spent my life
What this man does is no secret. managing businesses, and...
94 724
Bill, you got the jitters. And...
95 725
Wall Street's in the liquidation Bill, you're in a panic.
business 726
these days, Jorgy. Well, you know how it is
96 with business, Jorgy.
My father founded this company 727
81 years ago. When things don't work out quite
97 right...
- I took over 26 years ago... - I know. 728
98 ...and people have invested a lot of
I control this company, time,
and nobody's gonna liquidate us. a lot of their energy, a lot of
99 themselves...
What a shit pit. 729
100 ...management takes care of its own,
Look at this. Jorgy.
101 It happens all the time.
Look at this. 730
102 And given the uncertainty

105
I haven't seen a place this classy surrounding us these days...
since I left the Bronx. 731
103 ...and the fact that you haven't set up
Welcome to New England Wire and any financial guarantees for us,
Cable. Jorgy...
104 732
I'm Bea Sullivan, Mr. Jorgenson's Lord, I hate...
assistant. Hate giving this speech.
105 733
- How do you do? - I do good. When I retire in two years, I've told
106 you, you're taking over the business.
Would you like to invite your 734
chauffeur in I promised you that.
to keep warm? 735
107 There won't be any business
No, no. He's a yard chauffeur, honey. in two years, Jorgy.
108 736
Bring him inside, you spoil him. There won't be any business in one
109 year.
Is there a Dunkin' Donuts in this 737
town? You're holding on to a dream.
110 738
Dunkin' Donuts? No, I don't think so. Go home, Bill. Have a drink.
111 739
- Krispy Kreme, something? Give my best to Jeanette.
- I'm afraid not. 740
112 I don't want the rug pulled out
But we have coffee, from under me so close to the finish
and Emma might have a breakfast line.
roll. 741
113 Good night.
Breakfast roll? 742
114 Jorgy, I've been here 15 years.
Do you have an elevator? I have a family. Something's due me.
115 743
I'm embarrassed to tell you, Now, I've worked my ass off
it's out of order. You know elevators. for 15 years...
116 744
Any oxygen? ...and you're gonna let that man come
117 in
You should have warned me. and take over the company. It's not
I'd have brought a paramedic. right.

106
118 745
Is it much further? I'm sorry, Bill.
I'd like to get there before dark. 746
119 Up here we don't plan the funeral
Jorgy, this is Mr. Garfield. until the body is dead.
120 747
Mr. Garfield, Andrew Jorgenson, Sounds like everybody's hungry.
our chairman. 748
121 Well, let's eat.
Call me Jorgy. Everybody else does. 749
Sorry about the elevator. - Sit down, darling.
122 - Happy Thanksgiving.
- It has a mind of its own. 750
- Mr. Coles, president and general Thank thee, Father, for thy care,
manager. for thy bounty everywhere.
123 751
- Emma, bring in the coffee! For this and every other gift,
- Nice to meet you. our grateful hearts to thee we lift.
124 752
Last limousine we saw here Amen.
was in ‘48.. 753
125 Second down and 1O, Lions at their
...when Truman was running for 49.
president. 754
- That's right. I don't know why you watch this.
126 It's so stupid!
He stood right out there on those 755
stairs, Maybe if you'd watch, you'd see.
exactly where you were. See, he's going right now.
127 756
- Is that so? - Yep. Yes. Go, go, go!
128 757
That was the golden age. I told you.
Rebuilding America and all that. My money was on Detroit.
129 758
Old Harry made a great speech that Have to admit,
day. we still have fresh air up here.
130 759
- Is that so? Feels good, all right.
- Oh, yes. He was very impressive. 760
131 I'm awfully glad you came, Kate.
He's the only Democrat 761

107
Bea and I ever voted for. It means a hell of a lot to your
132 mother.
Do you know much about 762
the wire and cable business, Mr.I love your mother.
Garfield? 763
133 I can't say I'm sorry for that,
but I am sorry for whatever it is...
I know if the cable's out of whack,
the elevator don't go up. 764
134 ...that it's done to you
in the last 21 - Odd years.
- I'm thinking about the doughnuts.
- Doughnuts? 765
135 I'm okay, Jorgy.
Mr. Garfield was wondering if we766
had any. Good.
136 767
- Bill, do we have doughnuts? Now let's talk a little business.
- I don't think so. 768
137 Let's quit talking about what I won't
How's that coffee coming along? do.
138 769
- Here we are, Mr. Garfield. Let's talk about what I will do.
- Thank you. 770
139 I have a problem.
- Sugar and cream? 771
- Sugar. I'll take care of it. I'm a good lawyer.
140 I'm a lousy mind reader.
- Thank you, Emma. 772
I wanna put it to a vote.
- I could have Emma get doughnuts.
141 Annual meeting in four weeks.
No, no. Why don't we get down 773
to business. Wanna put it in the hands
142 of the stockholders.
What's the matter? 774
Can't do that. It's too risky.
You're not interested in doughnuts?
We could lose everything.
143 775
- Would you like me to get some - You're a fighter. I'm a fighter.
doughnuts? - It's too dangerous.
- No. Never mind, Emma. 776
144 There's no other choice
You're right. that I can live with.
145 777

108
- Let's talk business. This 3O percent,
- Good idea. this faithful 3O percent...
146 778
What business are we talking about? ...can you absolutely count on them?
147 779
Good coffee. They haven't let me down so far.
148 780
Well, let's put it this way: Awful lot of Ozzies on our side.
149 781
Back in New York, I got a computer. Don't trust Ozzie. He's a banker.
Her name is Carmen. 782
150 I have to trust my friends, Kate.
Every morning, right after I brush my 783
teeth, This is gonna be tough.
I punch out: 784
151 I have to get Garfield to buy this.
"Carmen, computer on the wall, 785
who's the fairest of them all?" He won't want to.
152 It's not to his advantage.
Now, most mornings, she spits out, 786
"Garfield, you're the fairest." Talk nice.
153 787
But three weeks ago, she said: Give him your best smile.
"Garfield, Garfield, scratch your 788
balls. Come on, Kate.
155 789
New England..." Pardon me. "New Let's take on the little son of a bitch.
England 790
Wire and Cable is the fairest of them Let's kick his ass
all." all the way back to Wall Street.
156 791
New England Wire and Cable? It's a quiet place.
157 792
I said, "What's it worth?" I thought it would be a good idea
So she showed me the numbers. if we calmed down a bit.
158 793
You got equipment here Do you like Japanese?
that costs $ 12O million. 794
I'd like to have Sony.
159 795
Even at salvage, Could you bring me a knife and fork?
it's worth 3O, 35 million. 796

109
160 So, what do you say?
- Can I use that blackboard over 797
there? A proxy fight? I'd have to be nuts.
- Yeah, go ahead. 798
161 I could sit on my ass and wait
Thank you. for the injunction to lift...
162 799
Come with me. ...buy all the shares I need.
Carmen will educate us. 800
163 Anybody else,
Gonna erase this stuff here. I wouldn't even come to lunch.
164 801
Here. You look very nice today.
165 802
Let's put down 3O million. But if you win, Lawrence,
166 it speeds up the process.
- How many acres you got? 803
- A hundred and ten. You get what you want in three
167 months
Carmen and I figure, instead of a year, maybe two.
even as farmland, grazing land... 804
168 I love it when you call me Lawrence.
...it's worth 1O million. 805
169 Say it again.
- Is that fair? 806
- Yeah. There's a lot can stand
170 in your way, Lawrence.
Let's lay the 10 under the 3O. 807
That makes 40 million. Anti-takeover legislation's
171 in the works.
You bought some other companies, 808
didn't you, Bill? Drexel's gone under. Milken's in jail.
172 809
You have a plumbing, an electrical Trump's waiting tables.
and some kind of adhesive company. 810
173 Don't threaten me.
Boring, but all making a decent 811
profit. And just maybe you're over-
174 leveraged,
Carmen says they're worth and you can't afford to wait.
another 60 mil. 812
- Thank you. You got any bread?

110
175 - No bread.
Let's put the 60 under the 40 813
176 No bread.
And you have working capital of 25 814
million, They got no bread.
10 of it in cash. 815
177 They wanna run the world,
Let's put down 25 million, they got no bread.
add them up and see what you got. 816
178 In three weeks, you present your own
$ 125 million.63 slate.
179 If you win, you buy everybody out at
The only bad news is... 2O.
180 817
...that this wire and cable division If you lose, you sell us back
isn't making a profit... your shares at 15.
181 818
...and all the other divisions Worst-case scenario,
have to support you. you still make a couple million.
182 819
Now, as a stockholder, Amazing people, the Japanese.
that doesn't make me very happy. 820
183 We blow the hell out of them.
Are you finished, Mr. Garfield? 821
184 They go back to school, learn English
No, I'm not, Bill. and start to run the world.
185 822
Let's say Carmen was suffering What do we do?
from premenstrual syndrome. 823
186 We get bigheaded,
No offense. A little nuts. start living the good life.
187 824
Let's say she was too optimistic. Forget about schools.
188 825
Let's knock off 25 million. People can't read. People can't write.
Here we go. 826
189 Country's full of dropouts.
Let's make it... 827
190 Education.
... $ 1OO million. 828
191 Who needs education as long
A nice round number. as you can blow up the world?

111
I like nice round numbers. 829
192 Meanwhile, I got everybody
Any debt? No. in my office learning Japanese.
193 830
Any lawsuits? I've never seen such a beautiful
Any environmental bullshit? lawyer.
194 831
You throwing your garbage in the Come on, Lawrence.
water? 832
Of course not. Not you. This is your game.
195 833
What about pension liabilities? Winner takes all.
196 834
Carmen says you're fully funded. Rumor has it, you got balls.
197 835
You people are dreams. I've been trying to show you for
198 weeks.
- I think this meeting is over. 836
- No, no, wait a minute. Well, here's your opportunity.
199 837
Here comes the fun part. All right.
200 838
- How many shares outstanding you I can always use
got? a good proxy bloodbath.
- Four million. 839
201 After all, I wanna give you
Divide 4 million into 1OO million, a fighting chance.
what do you get? 840
202 I love you.
- Twenty-five. 841
- Good. Of course you do.
203 842
That means each share is worth $ 25. Because we're the same.
204 843
But that was all foreplay. We are not the same, Lawrence.
Let's go for the real thing. 844
205 Now, don't go spreading that around.
The stock was 1O when I woke up 845
three weeks ago. You know what makes us the same...
206 846
That's a 1O for a $ 25 item. ...what sets us apart?
207 847

112
What a sale. We care more about the game
208 than we do the players.
Something worth $ 25, 848
I can buy it for 1O. Oh, is that so?
209 849
The company's not for sale, Yeah...
Mr. Garfield. 850
...that's so.
210 851
I don't want your company, Jorgy. I'm gonna nail you, Lawrence...
211 852
I just want what ...and everybody
every other stockholder wants: on Wall Street's gonna know...
212 853
- I wanna make money. ...some broad did you in.
- You are making money, Mr. 854
Garfield. You're so perfect for me.
213 855
You bought the stock at 1O. - I have to go. - Don't go.
It's now 14. 856
214 Lunch is on me, baby-poo.
The stock is 14 because I'm buying it. 857
215 Where you going?
I'm doing my part. Now you do 858
yours. I have to go back to the office.
216 859
Get rid of this wire and cable Don't go back to the office.
division. Come and work for me.
It's a financial cancer. 860
217 Lady said to say, "We have no
Would you excuse us, please? doughnuts."
I want to talk to Mr. Garfield alone. 861
218 Here's your coffee, boss.
What the hell do you think you're 862
doing, You make me feel like a dirty crook.
you little son of a bitch? 863
219 Sneaking off to Jersey is not my style.
You can't come into my town, my 864
plant, Can we speak frankly?
take my company. 865
220 No. Lie to me.
- You can't do that. 866

113
- What, you been living on Mars, Tell me how thrilled you are
Jorgy? to know me.
221 867
It's called a corporate takeover. I always speak frankly. I hate people
222 who say, "Can we speak frankly?"
I know what it's called, 868
and I'm not gonna let you do it. It means they're bullshitting me
223 the rest of the time.
It's simple. I do it all the time. 869
224 I'm listening.
Well, do it someplace else. 870
I'm not gonna commit suicide. Now...
225 871
Don't think of it as suicide. ...as you know, I had 6O, OOO shares
226 of New England stock when we first
Think of it as euthanasia. met.
872
227 What am I getting, a history lesson
Get out. here?
228 Get to the point.
Get out. 873
229 Since becoming aware
Get out before I throw you out. of your investments...
230 874
Where are you going? ...I bought an additional 40, OOO
We're just doing business. shares.
231 I now have 1OO, OOO shares.
Business? With you? 875
232 Congratulations.
I got a company to run. 876
233 I'm prepared...
Yeah, well, that's my point. 877
234 ...to sell you the right...
I don't like the way my company's 878
being run! ...to vote those shares
235 at the annual meeting.
And you better get your elevator 879
fixed! How much?
236 880
There's a goddamn fire raging here, - A million. - Too much.
and this whole industry's up in 881
flames! You need a million shares

114
237 more than you already own.
And you call the fire department, 882
and who shows up? Nobody. Now, I can get you 1O percent
238 of the way there in one transaction.
883
Because they're all in Japan Better still, it's votes
and Singapore and Malaysia... they're counting on for themselves.
239 884
...and Taiwan and every other They lose 1 O percent,
shithole you gain 1 O percent.
where they're crazy about pollution. 885
240 If you make a difference...
And while that inferno is raging, 886
you're out in front... ...if I win by less than 1OO, OOO
241 votes, you got your million.
...mowing the lawn, tidying up, 887
playing with your putz on my money! Otherwise, I don't need them,
242 I won't vote them.
- You'd think I was asking him for a 888
loan. I'm not selling you an option.
- Good day, Mr. Garfield. 889
243 I'm selling you the right
I'm not a long-term player. to vote the shares.
244 890
They give us trouble today? If they make a difference,
245 you got a million.
They're not gonna send us back 891
to the Bronx, Arthur. If they don't, half a million.
246 892
Don't scare me there, Mr. G. I've prepared the papers.
247 893
Richardson, I wanna buy up Left the numbers blank.
New England Wire and Cable. You can have your lawyers look at
248 them.
Buy everything you can. 894
249 Everybody looks out for their own
File a goddamned 13D. self-interest, don't they?
250 895
- I wanna finish this one quick. "What's in it for me?"
- We're on it. Isn't that what it's finally all about?
251 896
Well, it's official. Yes. Very good. Very good.

115
252 - When do we run in the Times?
Our friend Garfield's intent - Tomorrow.
is to take over the company. 898
253 - Times, Barron's, Forbs...
He's filed his 13D with the SEC. - Boston Herald.
254 899
He now owns 12 percent of us. - Next week, major cities in New
255 England. - Great.
What do you wanna do? 900
256 Take this copy and slide it
I own 2O percent. all over to the right.
257 901
Jorgy, we've got to protect ourselves. And up in the corner here,
258 put that picture of me.
- We need legal advice. 902
- We have lawyers. - You know?
259 - You look good in that shot.
They're not equipped to handle this 903
kind of thing. Oh, God. Look at him.
260 904
- We need the best. He's trying to look like Desmond
- We want to call Kate. Tutu.
261 905
Let me. All right, Richard, get our ad agency.
262 906
What makes you think she'll come? - Call Barbaro. Call Pinelli.
263 - Barbaro, Pinelli.
I'll tell her we need her. 907
264 - Yeah. Where's that phone call from
We're family. Tokyo? - I’m on it.
265 908
Flamboyant L's and M's. Taxi. Taxi!
266 909
Loves to write "million," doesn't he? Thanks, Ron.
267 911
We've never seen a man like that. I expect him back at 5:3O.
268 Thanks, Connie.
He's like something out of a comic 912
book. I'll ask him to phone you.
269 Bye-bye.
So they say. 913
270 Look, I found it. I found it.

116
- Hello, Kate. - Jorgy. 914
271 Mrs. Sullivan. She insisted
Thanks for coming. on waiting for you.
272 915
Doesn't she look splendid? I would appreciate a few moments
273 of your time.
I have to be back in the city by 5. 916
Would you mind if we get right down Certainly. Hey, come on in the office.
to it? 917
274 - Hold my calls. - Will do.
You're in charge, Kate. 918
275 Come on in. Have a seat right there.
Given that someone is interested 919
in moving in on you... Did your daughter send you?
276 Because she's full of clever moves.
...you've no choice 920
but to protect yourself. No, she didn't. She would be
277 very upset with me if she knew.
You have some options. 921
278 I like Kate. She's quite the tomato.
For openers, I recommend changing 922
your state of incorporation... She must have taken after you, huh?
279 923
...from Rhode Island to Delaware. You're very kind.
- Why Delaware? 924
280 I would hope this meeting
That's a good idea. will be held in confidence.
Strong anti-takeover legislation in 925
Delaware. Everybody's looking
281 for confidence these days.
And that way we're not playing dead. 926
282 You want a cup of coffee?
- Who the hell is playing dead? 927
- You have to protect yourself. - Cup of tea? Glass of water?
283 - You needn't be sociable, Mr.
- By running away to Delaware? Garfield.
- Jorgy, it's only on paper. 928
284 - Harriet, cup of coffee. - Yes.
This company was founded in Rhode 929
Island. You mind if I smoke?
It will remain in Rhode Island. 930
285 I'd like to tell you why I'm here.

117
I'm talking about Delaware, not 931
Nairobi. Good. Shoot.
Come on. 932
286 I'm here to plead for our company.
I own 2O percent of this company. 933
287 I want to talk to you
The board owns another 5, about hopes and dreams...
the employees another 5 percent. 934
288 ...traditions.
That's 3O percent. 935
Now, how can this man get control? Would you care for a doughnut,
289 Mrs. Sullivan?
What do you want? Do you want me 936
to negotiate a deal or not? We've worked so hard
290 to build this company.
But there's no deal to be made. 937
291 We're debt-free...
He's knocking at your door. 938
292 ...and we don't deserve to lose it.
If you don't answer it, 939
it's the same as inviting him in. I want you to call off your fight with
293 us.
Listen to her, Jorgy. 940
294 There's a trust fund in my name
There's no deal to be made with a million dollars in it.
with predators. 941
295 I'll turn it over to you if you go away.
You kill it, or it kills you. 942
296 You don't wanna do that.
Well, what do you suggest? 943
297 We'll buy back your shares at cost,
Make it worth his while to leave. plus you'll have a million dollars
profit.
298 944
How? How? What do you mean? Interesting.
299 945
Pay him off. I know a million dollars
Buy him out at a profit. isn't much money to you...
300 946
It's greenmail, Jorgy, ...but if I had more, I'd give it to you.
but it's done all the time. 947
301 Who are you doing it for?

118
- It's terrorism, and I won't do it! 948
- We have other options, don't we? Money's not that important to me.
302 949
Well, you're gonna lose your - Well, it is to me.
company. - Then accept my offer.
303 950
Like hell I am. You'll have more money
304 than most people make in a lifetime.
You, as they say in the street, 951
are in play. A million dollars.
305 952
Garfield put you there. It's not enough.
306 953
And now I'm here as your lawyer. Go home, Mrs. Sullivan.
307 954
Isn't that a hell of an irony? I'd hoped to appeal
308 to your sense of decency.
Me trying to save your company. 955
309 I'm sorry.
Well, I can do it. 956
310 I don't take money from widows
Yeah? or orphans. I make them money.
311 957
A Miss Sullivan from Hudson, Before or after you put them out
Bradley and Flint is here of business?
312 958
Your suits are ready for a fitting. Can What a woman.
they come up at 5? 959
314 Harriet, why do I always bring out
Yeah, 5:OO is okay. But tell them not the best in people?
to 960
send the blind son of a bitch with the 01:09:40,555 --> 01:09:42,079
pins. Hello?
315 961
- Right, no pins. Hello?
- And tell Granger, if he wants to see 962
me... Oh, please.
316 963
...he better make more sense than last Arthur!
time, 964
or he can get on unemployment. Get the car. Arthur.
317 965

119
Shall use those exact words, sir? I'm sorry, sir. There's no answer
318 in Miss Sullivan's apartment.
Send in Hudson, Bradley and Flint. 966
319 Well, try it again.
Wow. Maybe you dialed it wrong.
320 967
You know what kills me? I've done No!
maybe seven, eight deals like this 968
before... Excuse me, Bart.
321 What are you doing here?
...and you know who I negotiate 969
with? - Who's Bart?
322 - I'm on my way out. You should've
Skinny little joggers with contact called.
lenses, 970
all stinking from the same aftershave. - I need to talk to you.
323 - I don't have time...
- I'm Kate Sullivan. 71
- I know. I have something important to tell
324 you. I need to talk now.
- Want a cigarette? 972
- No, thank you. - You look beautiful. Who's this guy?
325 - Excuse me, Lawrence. Call me
Don't let me stop you. tomorrow.
326 973
Why would you stop me? I can't talk tomorrow. It won't keep.
327 974
What are you, a fucking lawyer? I want you to marry me.
328 975
Depends on who I'm with. Let me put it another way.
329 976
Welcome to my life. I wanna marry you.
330 977
So, what's it gonna be? You thinking it over?
331 978
Sue, settle, defend? - What are you talking about?
332 - What do you mean?
I came to talk. 979
333 I want you to be my wife.
Oh, that's trouble. We belong together.
334 980
Lawyers wanna talk, - I'm going to the opera. I gotta go.

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nothing but trouble. - No, no, Kate.
335 981
- How about a doughnut? You're the last thought I have
- No, thanks. when I fall asleep at night...
336 982
- Why, are you a health-food freak? ...and the first when I wake up
- No, just not hungry. in the morning.
337 983
- You have to be hungry to eat a I wanna be with you forever and ever.
doughnut? 984
- You don't? I wanna have babies with you.
338 985
What, are you shitting me? - Babies? - Yeah.
339 986
I never heard of such a thing, You see, I gotta do this now,
have to be hungry. because after I win...
340 987
Why? It don't taste better that way. ...maybe you won't wanna speak to
341 me.
- How would you know? - You can't win. I'm gonna win.
- What do you want? 988
342 I know how important it is to you,
- I need a month. - Get lost. but you're not gonna win.
343 989
I just got involved. I need time to get This is what's killing me.
everybody's act together. 990
344 I want you. I need you. I love you.
My act is together. I just don't wanna lose you.
345 991
If you give me some time, - Katherine.
I think we can work something out. - Keep your pants on, will you, Bart?
346 992
Settle? - I've gotta go.
347 - All right, the opera. La Traviata.
Work something out. 993
348 You don't wanna miss the first act.
- I only settle when I'm in trouble. It sets up the whole thing.
- Or when it makes sense. 994
349 It's a wonderful production.
It only makes sense when I'm in 995
trouble. Have a good time.
350 996

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Well, if you prefer, we'll go to court. I'm gonna lose her, Arthur.
351 997
Get an injunction, have a fight. Oh, I've been looking for you.
All kinds of allegations. 998
Anytime you're ready.
352 999
Costs them, costs you, and for what? You okay?
353 1000
I live in court. Yeah.
You gotta do better than that. 1001
354 Just going over in my mind
I won't love you anymore. what I wanna say.
355 1002
- Two weeks. - Standstill agreement. They're putting speakers outside.
356 1003
- Both sides. - No more buying. I think every shareholder
357 within driving distance is coming.
- Two weeks. - Thank you. 1004
358 I feel as if we're Harry and Bess
Whoa, where are you going? on election night.
359 1005
We haven't talked about Harry Truman was a better man than
what I wanna talk about. me.
360 He slept on election night.
- What's that? 1006
- You and me sweating between satin I haven't slept in days.
sheets. 1007
361 Talk to me. Tell me.
Garfield, put your hand between your 1008
legs. I'm scared.
362 1009
Do it! I'm scared that...
363 1010
Good. Now look directly down ...time has passed us by.
at that little guy... 1011
364 I'm scared I don't know
...and you say, "You must behave this new environment.
yourself 1012
when you're in the presence of a I'm scared that what I do know
lady." doesn't count for anything anymore.
365 1013
Garfield, if you don't say exactly that Things have changed.

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right now, I'm resigning from this 1014
case. Whatever happened
366 to people serving each other?
- You must behave yourself... 1015
- You must behave yourself... I don't want this man to win.
367 1016
...when you're in the presence... I'm not scared.
1017
368 I'm just proud.
...of a lady. 1018
369 I'm proud of the business we've built.
See? Not so hard. 1019
370 I'm so proud of you.
See you in two weeks. 1020
371 And if what we are
Wow! Did you see that, Carmen? counts for nothing anymore...
372 1021
I'm in love, I'm in love. ...then that's their failing, not ours.
373 1022
- Goodbye, Miss Sullivan. - Goodbye. It'll be all right.
374 1023
Call Erickson. Tell him to arrange Just go out and tell the truth.
some money through the Royal Bank. 1024
375 Go out and give them hell, Harry.
Don't pay more than we did
on Fleetwood Furniture. 1025
376 Good luck to us all today, Bill.
Then call Hathaway. 1026
377 I feel we're gonna be just fine.
Tell him I want to make a tender offer 1027
for New England Wire and Cable. Looks like they've come from
378 everywhere.
Don't put it under our name. New York, Boston.
379 1028
Label it OPM Holdings. - There's Ozzie.
380 - Happening all over, isn't it?
But what if she finds out 1029
we broke the agreement? Everybody looking out for
381 themselves.
Richardson, what were you, 1030
born yesterday? So did you get
382 your golden parachute, Bill?

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What do you think she's doing? 1031
383 Did he finally promise to take care of
That kewpie doll's up to no good. you?
Do it. 1032
384 Lord of the manor, house on the hill.
I got us an extra two weeks. Said he didn't want to talk about a
Now we have to move fast. funeral while there was no corpse.
385 1034
Get the board to buy up as many Well, time to go.
shares 1035
as they can. Bill.
1036
386 How you gonna vote?
Use your own working capital. 1037
387 Oh, boy. They're out in droves,
No, that’s not what those dollars are Arthur.
for. They got the kids here.
388 1038
- That’s our safety net. Why do they always bring the kids,
- Then borrow the money. Arthur?
389 1039
- No borrowing. That's right. Hooray, hooray.
- Andrew, listen to her. She's making Down with Garfield.
sense. 1040
390 Okay, TV crews.
For every share you acquire, it’s one 1041
less for Garfield. Financial News Network, here we
391 come.
The more we buy, the less for him. 1042
392 Mr. Garfield!
The more it costs, the less profit he 1043
makes. What are your plans
393 for New England Wire and Cable?
So get the stock up. 1044
394 Make the stockholders richer.
And, Mom, make sure to buy it 1045
through an out-of-state broker. Will you liquidate New England Wire
395 and
I don't wanna borrow money. Cable? And if so, what about the
We've been debt-free since the workers?
depression. 1046
396 My obligation is to the stockholders.

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But see, that's the trouble, Jorgy. The board of directors make that
397 decision.
It's your gorgeous balance sheet 1047
that makes you so attractive. Oh, come on!
398 1048
And, Mom, get letters out What about the workers?
to the shareholders. 1049
399 Are they gonna lose their jobs?
Tell them how great business is and Come on, answer the question.
how wonderful the future looks. 1050
400 Come on, Mr. Garfield!
- I'll do it. -Great. 1051
401 How do you feel about the outcome
I'll call you tomorrow. Good night. of today's proxy vote?
402 1052
Good morning, honey. I feel confident that the shareholders
403 will vote their consciences.
How you doing this morning, huh? 1053
404 I have every confidence
You got it up again. in this company's future.
405 1054
Another point and a half. Could I have your attention, please?
406 1055
- Pfeiffer. Welcome to...
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. 1056
407 ...New England Wire and Cable's
- Woody. annual stockholders' meeting.
- Good morning, Mr. Garfield. 1057
408 I'm William J. Coles, your president,
- Harriet. - Good morning. and I'm sure...
409 1058
Miss Sullivan is gonna call I'm sure that everyone here realizes
tomorrow morning. the most important item on the
410 agenda...
You tell her I'm not taking calls. 1059
411 ...is the election
Then, when she comes over here of the board of directors.
and tries to storm into the office... 1060
412 Now, there are staff members
...you try to keep her out. passing out the ballots.
But then let her push past. 1061
413 Right now, I am very proud

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Don't worry, she's desperate but to introduce to you...
harmless. 1062
Find out where she lives and call a ...a man who could accurately
florist. be characterized as a legend...
414 1063
- Florist? - Florist. ...in the wire and cable industry.
415 1064
You have a good evening, Miss The chairman of the board
Sullivan. of New England Wire and Cable...
416 1065
- Hello, Michael. ...Mr. Andrew Jorgenson.
- Oh, Miss Sullivan, here. 1066
417 Give them hell, Andy!
- Somebody brought these by for you. 1067
- Oh, thank you. It's good to see so many...
418 1068
- Good night. - Good night. ...familiar faces, so many old friends.
419 1069
- Good morning. - Good morning. Some of you I haven't seen in years.
420 1070
- You ruthless son of a bitch! Thank you for coming.
- Excuse me? 1071
421 Bill Coles, our able president,
Jeez, I wonder what her problem is. in the annual report, has told you...
422 1072
All right, all right. ...of our year, of what we
423 accomplished,
Excuse me. of the need for further
424 improvements...
- Hello, Miss Sullivan, may I help 1073
you? - No, I'm sorry. I don't care. ...our business goals for next year
425 and the years beyond.
- I don't care! I'm not gonna... 1074
- It's all right, Harriet. I'd like to talk to you
426 about something else.
- You can't go in. 1075
- It's not all right, you hypocrite! You I want to share with you
lied! some of my thoughts...
427 1076
- But, baby-poo... ...concerning the vote that you're
- We had an agreement. going
428 to make in the company that you

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We had a standstill! own.
No more buying! 1077
429 This proud company, that has
- OPM Holdings? You know nothing survived the death of its founder…
about it? - OPM? 1078
430 Numerous recessions, one major
- Not a lot to know. depreion and two world wars…
- You broke the agreement! 1079
431 Is in imminent anger of self-
You embarrassed me with my firm. destructing.
You embarrassed me with my clients! 1080
432 On this day, in the town of its birth.
Wait a minute. Wait a minute. 1081
433 There is the instrument
Don't come on so holier-than-thou of our destruction.
with me. 1082
434 I want you to look at him in all of his
What am I supposed to do, glory.
sit here while you drive up the stock? "Larry the Liquidator."
435 1083
- I did no such thing. The entrepreneur of post-industrial
- You're full of shit. America
436 playing God...
All that buying coming from some 1084
little ...with other people's money.
cockamamie brokerage firm in Rhode 1085
Island? The robber barons of old at least
437 left something tangible in their wake.
You'd think you'd use an out-of-state 1086
firm. A coal mine, a railroad, banks.
438 1087
I know nothing about that. This man leaves nothing.
439 1088
Give me a break. Who am I dealing He creates nothing.He builds nothing.
with here, Mother Teresa? 1089
441 He runs nothing.
You want to play the game, 1090
learn to play it right. And in his wake lies nothing
442 but a blizzard of paper to cover the
Oh, is that what you call it, pain.
a game? 1091
443 Oh, if he said, "I know how to run

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You're damn right. your business better than you"...
The best game in the world. 1092
444 ...that would be something
I'll teach you. It's easy. worth talking about...
445 1093
You make as much as you can ...but he's not saying that.
for as long as you can. 1094
446 He's saying, "I'm gonna kill you
And then what? because at this particular moment in
447 time...
"And then what?" 1095
448 ...you're worth more dead than alive."
Whoever has the most when he dies, 1096
wins. Well...
449 1097
Look. It's the American way. ...maybe that's true, but it is also
450 true...
I'm doing my job. 1098
451 ...that one day this industry will turn.
I'm a capitalist. 1099
452 One day when the yen is weaker,
I'm simply following the dollar is stronger...
the law of free enterprise. 1100
453 ...or when we finally begin
What law is that? to rebuild our roads, our bridges...
454 1101
Survival of the fittest. ...the infrastructure of our country,
455 demand will skyrocket.
Maybe some people don't see it that 1102
way. And when those things happen,
456 we will still be here...
Maybe they don't see it 1103
as survival of the fittest. ...stronger because of our ordeal,
457 stronger because we have survived.
- Maybe they see it as survival of the 1104
fattest! And the price of our stock
- Oh, Katie, why are you so hard on will make his offer pale by
me? comparison.
458 1105
Because you're not nice. God save us if we vote to take
459 his paltry few dollars and run.
Since when do you have to be nice 1106

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to be right? God save this country
460 if that is truly the wave of the future.
You're not right. 1107
You're what's happening. We will then have become a nation
461 that makes nothing but hamburgers...
One day we'll smarten up and pass 1108
some ...creates nothing but lawyers
laws and put you out of business. and sells nothing but tax shelters.
462 1109
They can pass all the laws they want. And if we are at that point in this
463 country
All they can do is change the rules. where we kill something...
464 1110
They can never stop the game. ...because at the moment
465 it's worth more dead than alive...
I don't go away. I adapt. 1111
466 ...well...
Ten years from now, they'll be 1112
studying ...take a look around. Look at your
you at the Wharton School. neighbor. Look at your neighbor.
467 1113
They'll call it the Garfield Era... You won't kill him, will you? No.
468 1114
...and rinse their mouths out It's called murder, and it's illegal.
when they leave the room! 1115
469 Well, this, too, is murder,
- I'll see you in court! - Oh, Katie. on a mass scale.
470 1116
Don't leave. Only on Wall Street,
We haven't talked about sex yet. they call it maximizing shareholder
value...
471 1117
- At least have a doughnut. ...and they call it legal.
- Stuff it! 1118
472 And they substitute dollar bills
Come on. Don't be a poor loser! where a conscience should be.
473 1119
Lying to protect your client Damn it!
is just doing a good job. I understand 1120
that. A business is worth more
474 than the price of its stock.
00:31:43,814 --> 00:31:46,339 1121

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You didn't even ask me It's the place where we earn our
what OPM stands for. living, where we meet our friends...
475 1122
Other people's money! ...dream our dreams.
476 1123
All right, come on, come on! Let's It is, in every sense, the very fabric
go! that binds our society together.
477 1124
- Work, work, work! - Yes, sir! So let us now, at this meeting...
478 1125
Gotcha! Oh, yes. ...say to every Garfield in the land...
479 1126
How do you have them? ...here, we build things,
480 we don't destroy them.
Two years ago, he tried to take over 1127
Westridge Corporation. Here, we care about more
481 than the price of our stock.
He was put under indictment for 1128
failing Here...
to disclose his 13D. 1129
482 ...we care about people.
- What's this? - Christmas list. 1130
483 Thank you.
- What did they do? 1131
- Nothing. Dropped the charges. And now I'd like to introduce
484 Mr. Lawrence Garfield.
- Investors get hurt? - Nope. 1132
485 Mr. Gar...
If the charges were dropped, Excuse... Please.
it's a technicality. 1133
486 Let's show a little courtesy,
He was required to disclose. ladies and gentlemen.
487 1134
Gerber's in prison, Richard. Mr. Garfield is the president
488 and the chairman of the board...
Judge Pollard ain't gonna give you 1135
a restraining order based on a ...of Garfield Investments.
technicality. 1136
489 Mr. Garfield.
We are a nation of laws, Marcia. 1137
490 Amen.
Ultimately, those laws come down 1138

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to technicalities. And amen.
491 1139
Without those technicalities, And amen.
what do we have? 1140
492 You have to forgive me.
Anarchy. I'm not familiar with the local custom.
493 1141
Garfield. Where I come from, you always say
494 amen
- Anarchy? That's the basis for your after you hear a prayer.
brief? - Correct. 1142
495 Because that's what you just heard.
Honeybunch, you better write 1143
a fantastic brief. A prayer.
496 1144
- I intend to. Where I come from...
- You wanna send anything to 1145
Garfield? ...that particular prayer
497 is called the prayer for the dead.
Yeah. A court order. 1146
498 You just heard the prayer for the
Do the Japanese celebrate Christmas? dead,
499 my fellow stockholders...
No, but I hear they're buying it. 1147
500 ...and you didn't say amen.
I had nothing to do with any of this. 1148
501 This company is dead.
Pfeiffer comes walking in... 1149
502 I didn't kill it. Don't blame me.
TRO. 1150
503 It was dead when I got here.
Temporary restraining order. 1151
504 It's too late for prayers.
Thank you very much. 1152
505 For even if the prayers were answered
Some crew I've got. and a miracle occurred...
506 1153
Seventeen lawyers... ...and the yen did this
507 and the dollar did that...
...on retainer. 1154
508 ...and the infrastructure did the other
And you manage to work it out... thing,

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509 we would still be dead.
...so that in a free market... 1155
510 You know why?
...a so-called free country... 1156
511 Fiber optics.
...I can't buy some shit-ass stock 1157
every other asshole can buy. New technologies.
512 1158
Congratulations. Obsolescence.
513 1159
You're destroying the capitalist We're dead, all right.
system. 1160
514 We're just not broke.
While everybody else 1161
in the world is embracing it... And do you know the surest way
515 to go broke?
...my boys and girls are fucking it up! 1162
516 Keep getting an increasing share
You know what happens of a shrinking market.
when capitalism gets fucked up? 1163
517 Down the tubes.
The communists come back. 1164
518 Slow but sure.
They come out of the bushes. 1165
Don't kid yourself. You know, at one time...
519 1166
They're waiting in there. ...there must have been dozens
520 of companies making buggy whips.
But maybe that's not so bad. 1167
521 And I'll bet the last company around
Because you know what happens was the one that made...
when the commies take over? 1168
522 ...the best goddamn buggy whip
The first thing they do you ever saw.
is shoot all the lawyers! 1169
523 Now, how would you have liked to
And if they miss any of you, have
I'll do it myself! been a stockholder in that company?
524 1170
Now let's see if we can get You invested in a business,
this small-town judge... and this business is dead.
525 1171

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...to change his fucking mind! Let's have the intelligence,
526 let's have the decency...
Come on. 1172
527 ...to sign the death certificate,
It wasn't me! collect the insurance...
I was in San Francisco! 1173
528 ...and invest in something with a
Mr. Garfield, a miss Sullivan is on future.
the line. 1174
529 "But we can't," goes the prayer.
- Yes. - Hello, Lawrence. 1175
530 We can't, because
We're here in the office, we have a responsibility...
toasting Judge Pollard's decision. 1176
531 ...a responsibility to our employees,
Stop gloating. It doesn't become you. to our community.
532 1177
Don't be a poor loser. What will happen to them?
533 1178
I got you on a technicality. Not bad I got two words for that:
for some broad wet behind the ears. 1179
534 Who cares?
I'd like to talk. 1180
535 Care about them? Why?
I have no time for talk. My days are 1181
full. They didn't care about you.
536 1182
- I'll buy you a doughnut. They sucked you dry.
- I'm not hungry. 1183
537 You have no responsibility to them.
Since when do you have to be hungry 1184
to have a doughnut? For the last 1O years,
538 this company bled your money.
Shut up. 1185
539 Did this community ever say,
Stop pouting. I'll buy you dinner. "We know times are tough.
540 1186
Name the place. We'll lower taxes,
I have a proposition for you. reduce water and sewer"?
541 1187
You're trying to seduce me. Check it out. You're paying
542 twice what you did 1O years ago.

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You have a nice laugh. 1188
543 And our devoted employees who
My house, 8: OO. have taken
544 no increases for the past three years...
How about Lutece? 1189
545 ...are still making twice
I wanna talk to somebody, what they made 1O years ago.
I go to them. 1190
546 And our stock,
You wanna talk, come to me, 8: OO. one-sixth what it was 1O years ago.
547 1191
I'll come for 2O minutes. Who cares?
That's all I need. Strictly business. 1192
548 I'll tell you.
Twenty minutes, my place 8:00 1193
549 Me.
- 5:3O - 5:3O? 1194
550 I'm not your best friend.
- Funerals are at 5:3O. Seven. - Six 1195
551 I'm your only friend.
- I gotta wash my face. - 6:3O. 1196
552 I don't make anything?
- Deal. - Deal. 1197
553 I'm making you money.
Harriet! 1198
554 And lest we forget,
Get me my barber. that's the only reason...
Get me my manicurist. 1199
555 ...any of you became stockholders
Call Arthur. She's coming to the in the first place.
house. 1200
556 You want to make money.
- Miss Sullivan. - That's me. 1201
557 You don't care if they manufacture
- Come on in. The boss is expecting wire and cable, fried chicken or grow
you. tangerines!
- Thank you. 1202
558 You wanna make money!
- Mr. G will be right with you. 1203
- Thank you. I'm the only friend you've got.
559 I'm making you money.
Gloria Taylor. 1204

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560 Take the money.
Quarterback's girlfriend. 1205
561 Invest it somewhere else.
All that putz wanted to do was 1206
take her pants off in the back seat... Maybe...
562 1207
...while I was ready to feed her... Maybe you'll get lucky,
563 and it'll be used productively.
...protect her, 1208
put jewels around her neck. And if it is, you'll create new jobs
564 and provide a service for the
I sent her poetry. economy...
565 1209
Longfellow. ...and, God forbid,
566 even make a few bucks for
Can't go wrong with Longfellow. yourselves.
567 1210
Day by day I gazed upon her. And if anybody asks,
568 tell them you gave at the plant.
Day by day I sighted with passion 1211
569 And by the way...
Day by day my heart within me 1212
570 ...it pleases me that I am called
Grew more hot with love and longing "Larry the Liquidator."
571 1213
I gave her "Hiawatha." You know why, fellow stockholders?
572 1214
All she wanted was a touchdown. Because at my funeral...
573 1215
Yeah. ...you'll leave with a smile on your
574 face
To the quarterback's girlfriend. and a few bucks in your pocket.
575 1216
To Gloria. Now, that's a funeral worth having.
576 1217
Drink, drink. It's the best. The ballots will be marked...
577 1218
- You look terrific. -Thank you. ...and deposited in the ballot boxes
578 at the rear of the hall. Thank you.
How about some mushroom dip? 1219
579 Ladies and gentlemen, please.
I thought this was a business meeting. 1220

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580 May I have your attention, please?
What's wrong with a little dip? 1221
581 I will now read
I never met a person so hard to feed. the results of the balloting.
582 1222
Who are you mad at? To retain the present board:
583 1223
Come on, have some dip. 1741, 416.
584 1224
Swallow. For the opposition: 2,219,9O1.
585 1225
Nice. Not voting: 176, 111.
586 1226
I think we should talk business. Mr. Garfield, your slate is elected.
587 1227
You have an exquisite neck. Congratulations, Mr. Garfield.
588 1228
I have to leave by 7. Congratulations, Lawrence.
I have another engagement. 1229
589 You okay, boss?
Oh, right. I forgot. 1230
590 You want some chicken soup
- You got a "proposition." or something?
- Thank you. 1231
591 No.
- Shoot. 1232
- What will it take for you to go Pie?
away? 1233
592 No.
Greenmail? 1234
593 How about some of that carrot cake
You're offering to buy me out? you like so much?
594 1235
Why so uptight? It's not illegal. No.
595 1236
It's immoral. Well, Carmen, we did it again.
596 1237
A distinction that has I can always count on you, can't I?
no relevance for lawyers. 1238
597 Another barrelful of money.
But it matters to me. 1239
598 Not bad for a kid from the Bronx.

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Well, for someone who has 1240
nothing nice to say about lawyers... I love money.
599 1241
...you certainly have I love money.
plenty of them around. 1242
600 Mr, Garfield, Kate Sullivan is on the
They're like nuclear warheads. line.
601 1243
They have theirs, so I have mine. Are you in or out Mr. Garfield?
602 1244
Once you use them, - Hello?
they fuck up everything. - You're a greedy, arrogant, self-
603 absorbed...
Let me ask you: 1245
604 - …overbearing… - Avaricious?
Do you have authorization 1246
to offer me greenmail? I have a proposition for you
605 1247
Of course not. Are you ready, Lawrence?
606 1248
It's a lawyer's scheme. Ready
607 1249
Everybody walks out happy. Air bags.
608 1250
I get paid off. Air bags?
609 1251
Jorgy keeps his company. Every car in America is about to have
610 one.
The employees keep their jobs. 1252
611 Did you know that air bags
The lawyer gets a big fat fee. are made from stainless-steel wire
612 cloth?
Everybody walks out. Yumpin' 1253
yiminy. Did you dump Bart?
613 1254
Sounds pretty good to me. The Mitsushimi Company of Japan
614 is ready to make a long-term deal...
- Except for the stockholders. 1255
- Their stock falls out of bed... ...with New England Wire and
615 Cable...
...they don't know what hit them. 1256
- Now you're Albert Schweitzer. For the production of air bags

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616 1257
No, not Albert Schweitzer, I love the sound of your voice.
Robin Hood. 1258
617 Well, here comes the best part,
I take from the rich, Lawrence
and I give to the middle class. 1259
618 You sell Wire and Cable
Well, the upper middle class. back to the employees.
619 1260
- Would you care for some caviar? They modernize and re-equip the
- The stock is 18. plant and turn out air bags.
620 1261
Do you like music? The violin? What's in it for me?
621 1262
- Let's be serious. They'll pay 28 bucks a share
- Come on, let's change the subject. You like?
622 1264
- Arthur. They'll go to 3O.
- The stock is 18. We'll buy it back at 1265
18. Thirty? You think so?
623 1266
- First you laugh at me, then you Why not? We'll talk about it at
insult me. dinner. I'll see you in an hour.
- Then name your number. 1267
624 Lunch, tomorrow, 1: OO.
- What will you take? - Twenty-five. 1268
625 You know where. Strictly business.
The stock hasn't seen 25 in years. 1269
626 Oh, yeah, yeah. Strictly business.
You want history? 1270
The stock was once 6O. Wow, did you hear that, Carmen?
627 1271
Take 2O. Harriet! Call my manicurist,
628 call the barber, call the florist...
Such a high achiever. 1272
629 ...tell Arthur I want two tickets
If you're mad at somebody, to the opera tomorrow night. Puccini.
don't take it out on me. We're back in business!
630 1274
Twenty-five is my number, It's money that I love …
and that's a favor.

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