Saving Face

Always Be Closing

Always Be Closing

David Mamet’s Glengarry Glenross could be the poster boy for Dirty Looks. The story of four real estate salesmen with jobs on the line if they don’t close their deals, the play/movie reveals a working life immersed in self-pity, backstabbing, disrespect, misplaced pride and humiliation. An emotional car crash right in the heart of the relational, viewers are both horrified… Read more →

The Corruption of Honour

The Corruption of Honour

The American Novelist Douglas Preston believes that the strange case of Amanda Knox was ‘all about honour, reputation and the saving of face’ (Guardian, October 5th, 2011). Amanda Knox, along with Raffaele Sollecito, recently had her conviction for murdering Meredith Kercher overturned. She spent 4 years in an Italian jail for a crime she did not commit, even though the… Read more →