No new posts in a while so I thought I’d do an open thread. Here’s a topic that we did before that was a lot of fun: what’s your favorite scene from any movie in terms of dialog? One of you posted links to an amazing scene from Double Indemnity last time.
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Reposted from last thread:
I’m preparing to vote in the MA primary. I’m still not entirely decided in the Markey/Kennedy race, but listening to an interview now that Watergirl recommended. Also, I’m torn between Leckey and Mermell in the CD-04 primary. If anyone cares to weigh in, I’ll be here for a little bit.
Wilford Brimley’s final (only?) scene in Absence of Malice where he asks (tells) Bob Balaban what his next career move will be.
W.C. Fields explaining how he got the nickname “Honest John”
It’s closer to a monologue, but I’ve always been partial to the scene in The Maltese Falcon where Sam Spade confronts Brigid.
So much great dialog in Moonstruck but here’s one:
Most of the lines in Casablanca, but I’ll stick to “I was misinformed.”
“Hitler. Now there was a painter. He could paint an entire apartment,one afternoon, two coats!”
Buffy Wicks, a California Assemblywoman from Oakland, was told that having a newborn wasn’t a good enough excuse to vote by proxy due to Covid-19 concerns. So she drove from Oakland to Sacramento with her baby to vote on critical eviction legislation.
“You’re good, kid, but as long as I’m around, you’re only second best.”
The Fourier discussion in Metropolitan
Benchley’s pre-historic powerpoint presentation from 1943
I could lift a random scene from “Glenngarry Glen Ross” and be pretty happy with my entry. “Repo Man’s” “The more you drive the less intelligent you become” scene has lasting value, also too.
Backpacking in the Sierra a few days last week got me sleeping again. Stress-buster, I think, more specifically replacing physical stress for emotional. Hate this year.
@Kropacetic: Because you specifically asked: I voted in the primary, something I usually skip, solely to vote against Kennedy. He had months to expand his argument beyond “Because I’m a Kennedy” and failed to do so, and I just find this deeply irritating. No, a vote on something when I–who have a child in graduate school–was way too young to vote does not impress me. Markey has done a fine job as US Senator and did not deserve a primary challenge from someone who doesn’t even differ from him on any issues.
I respected Ted Kennedy. His last name had nothing to do with that, and every time we politically drag through another round of “Well, this one’s a Kennedy” my eyes roll a little harder.
We have an assemblywoman named Buffy? Who knew? Good for Buffy!
also this one:
“In time, you’ll die and I’ll come to your funeral in a red dress.”
Anything from Alien/Aliens.
Salt water bad for glass (grass) as the gardener pulls Horace Mulgrews spectacles from the water feature and hands them to investigators Jake Gittes.
So today is the official1st day of retirement. I just got a mowhawk and my head feels all suedey.
I think it was Animal Crackers where Groucho announces the next number will be Somewhere My Love Lies Sleeping with a male chorus.
@Mornington Crescent: Edgar G. Robinson had some good ones. I love the shaving scene in Key Largo (another one that’s a monologue, not dialogue).
@HumboldtBlue: My assemblywoman. I was excited to vote for her in 2018 and will be even more so this time. She’s a badass.
I don’t think the name carries any weight today, or at least does not outside Massachusetts. RFK Jr. is the only Kennedy who gets press out west and it’s definitely of the BAD press variety. Fucker.
I’m not good at linking, but almost any scene from the Princess Bride works for me.
Serenity, the Firefly movie. This scene often resonates for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maCOC3yHXR4
“Did you see us fight?”
“Traaaap!” (in high falsetto)
J. Edgar G. Robinson. ;-)
@Kropacetic: I just voted for Joe3. HerrDoktor voted for EdMarkey.
Position-wise, they’re identical.
Both are hard workers.
Markey is a seasoned campaigner. However, he’s not good at raising money. Unlike Warren, he never has any money left to pass along to the DNC or DSCC.
Joe3 is kind of an amateur; but the man is a fundraising machine. Which is precisely why Pelosi is endorsing him.
Watch the interview. Flip a coin if you need to. Just make sure you’re voting (D) in the general, because Shiva’s running again…
@Lapassionara: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
A gift to the ages.
@Kropacetic: Markey Markey MARKEY!
He’s got skills, he’s got a record of accomplishment.
A Good Woman
I really like the scene in The Thing From Another World (1951) when Captain Henry arrives at the station and confronts Nikki, who left him passed out in Anchorage with a note pinned to his chest about his pretty legs. Couldn’t find it on YouTube, so settled for this one from Forbidden Planet. I would have stopped this clip BEFORE the tiger appeared.
The argument he seems to be making, and others here have made it, involves constituent service. I was leaning toward him most of this time but I’m still not sold. I will say, this campaign has raised my opinion of Markey’s efficacy as a legislator
I’m more torn on the House seat. My final two, in the only polling I’ve seen, are tied for third. My sister voted for the one I ultimately decided as my second choice and I don’t want to split our votes if possible.
@Kropacetic: I voted for Markey and Khazei, who is a friend. But he got kneecapped by Emily’s list, and if I were voting tactically today I’d go for Jessie Mermell, as she seems to be the best shot we have of avoiding a closet Republican from sneaking through.
Must have been “How fast was I going, officer?” Love that.
Just read an alarming stat in a Monmouth Poll that feels like it should have caused more uproar:
Only 22% of GOP intend to vote by mail.
That’s why Trump could declare victory on Election Night. Unless he loses Florida.
Anyone who would like to change their Voting Plan to “Masking up. Voting in person” happy to re-illustrate your plan. Also happy to illustrate the Voting Plan of anyone who would like to post it here.
And a new batch of Illustrated Plans to inspire others is here in the handy Election Action sidebar.
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@germy: I’ll go with Animal Crackers, but prefer this:
@debbie: That’s a great one, though by a hair I prefer “Oh, he’s just like any other man, only more so”
Indeed, but it boggles the mind to consider that a deeply liberal state with a deeply liberal supermajority in the legislature can’t find a way for a new mom to vote by proxy particularly in the face of an ongoing and deadly pandemic.
@MazeDancer: He’s going to say he won no matter what. We know what we have to do, and that is vote. I’m voting early, but that is because I don’t have faith that in GA absentee. It was a mess during the primary.
You can’t beat “There’s not a cannon factory in the whole South.” h/t my husband
The “knife” scene from A Lion in Winter:
John : A knife! He’s got a knife!
Eleanor of Aquitaine : Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It’s 1183 and we’re barbarians! How clear we make it. Oh, my piglets, we are the origins of war: not history’s forces, nor the times, nor justice, nor the lack of it, nor causes, nor religions, nor ideas, nor kinds of government, nor any other thing. We are the killers. We breed wars. We carry it like syphilis inside. Dead bodies rot in field and stream because the living ones are rotten. For the love of God, can’t we love one another just a little – that’s how peace begins. We have so much to love each other for. We have such possibilities, my children. We could change the world.
Yeah, Casablanca is a goldmine.
That was where I was leaning.
Weird thing. My dad was a registered Republican in Ohio. We put him in a nursing home about two years ago and switched all the mail to me at my house. Then Frank laRose our execrable Sec of State sent us a query ( this guy hasn’t voted in a while. Does he live there)We didn’t respond since Dad indeed doesn’t live here and his is on a memory unit at a nursing home. To repeat , we did not resond because Dad has dementia,
He (Dad, with dementia) just got an absentee ballot application although he did no respond to their query because he is in a nursing care memory unit. And he did not resond to why he hadn’t voted before ( because he was in a nursing home memory care unit.)
Frank LaRose, Ohio’s Republican Sec of State, is not a good guy. He is a partisan hack.
Purge isn’t honest. Why is my demented dad even on the voting rolls after multiple correspondences.
In other words:
@robmassing: totally agree, personally I stan “I ain’t no freaking monument to justice!”
@laura: Dunno if you saw this a few days ago, but it immediately made me think of you.
Congratulations! Enjoy!! :-)
This ominous warning is in today’s news.
It’s funny rather than profound, but this sequence between Yzma and Kronk near the end of The Emperor’s New Groove.
The local police just put this up on facebook, along with his picture and more information Not sure what the penalty is, but I’m glad that they are trying to track down the asshole.
This one never gets old and is still how I think of Zuckerberg and will forever:
@robmassing: I love that movie! Thanks for the reminder, because we’ve been looking for things to watch and that would be great.
My dad despised Cher, no idea why; she was a Republican, what’s not to like? (snicker) But when he saw this movie he softened a lot, and then he saw “Tea With Mussolini” and he decided he loved her.
@HumboldtBlue: Wouldn’t most states have to early to call?
Snarki, child of Loki
“Look, strange women, lying in ponds, distributing swords, is no basis for a system of government!”
The final scene in Pulp Fiction.
The Moby Dick scene in Star Trek: First Contact.
The two jive scenes in Airplane!
Cowgirl in the Sandi
Any scene between Hildy (Rosalind Russell) and Walter (Cary Grant) in His Girl Friday.
I like the Robinson line from Soylent Green: “Go with God , schmuck.”
@MazeDancer: You’re assuming that everyone who votes by mail won’t mail their ballots (or drop them in a drop box) before election day.
Yes! One of my favorite scenes in one of my favorite movies.
A scene I really liked comes right at the beginning of A Face In The Crowd. What I like about it is that it’s the best example I’ve ever seen of creating ‘audience superior’ mode (where the audience knows something that the characters in the story don’t yet know), and it’s done without a word of dialog.
The scene takes place at the county jail. Patricia Neal comes in with her recording gear to get a random interview for her ‘face in the crowd’ radio segment.
Pre-Mayberry Andy Griffith (in his film debut) is a drifter in one of the cells. He’s on the bunk facing the wall while Neal chats with the deputies, and we see his face – and it’s just a PICTURE of rage and resentment and contempt.
Then he puts on a big old grin and the folksy charm and sits up and grabs his ol’ geetar, and sings a song and tells jokes – and is on his way to stardom.
So the audience knows from the gitgo that Lonesome Roads is a fraud and a conman – but it takes Neal most of the movie to figure it out.
But dang, that there was some ACTING!
@geg6: That’s a great choice.
@robmassing: Totally agree about Moonstruck! It’s one of my favorite movies, the whole cast was just superb.
Unforgiven: Its a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away everything he’s got and everything he’s ever gonna have.
@dmsilev: I wonder if they negotiated an exclusivity contract, so the Trump campaign can’t do the same?
I hope so, because when the whining starts a Biden spokesperson can say “Yes, that’s the art of the deal.”
Check out this Markey ad:
…one of the best political ads I’ve ever seen.
Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher arguing over furniture and good taste in “When Harry Met Sally”.
I told my husband that I want a wagon wheel coffee table so that we can recreate the scene at home.
That’s such a good quote.
Here’s another great one:
That penis had a mole on it I’d recognize that penis anywhere.
@Snarki, child of Loki:
That’s a great bit of dialogue right there. The whole thing.
What, no Big Lebowski?
“Hey, careful, man, there’s a beverage here!” is used around the house constantly
I don’t see an ‘everything sucks’ post from Cole over last day or so. That’s my contribution for this morning (edit: afternoon).
@Snarki, child of Loki:
“Stop oppressing me!”
@JoyceH: That movie is one of my BIG favorites, every frame is a gem.
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Into Neo-Confederate Sci-fi?
@WereBear: There is a lot of quoting The Big Lebowski here, specifically regarding the Eagles.
“I hate the fuckin’ Eagles, man!”
We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
cqptures the entire movie in so few words.
@jl: You think he’s alright?
@WereBear: “Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” So much goodness in that movie.
O’Brother Where Art Thou? Just going to say from opening scene to closing scene.
One of my favorite scene from Casablanca is as follows:
Captain Renault: What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?
Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.
Rick: I was misinformed.
@Baud: What’s not clear to me is whether those early ballots, regardless of how early they are, will be counted on Election Day, earlier or later. I suspect it varies a lot by state and even by location.
Slate had a nice election guide in which they offered their preferred voting method for every state–they seemed to strongly prefer, if possible, getting your ballot by mail but then hand-delivering it to a drop box or election office, as early as humanly possible. That could get your vote in even before in-person early voting opens (if it’s available). But whether that earliness means anything, that’s another question
I’m suspicious of the panicked admonitions to vote in person on Election Day. The thing about Election Day is that you don’t know what’s going to go down and you won’t get any second chance if something goes wrong.
All About Eve has many examples, one of my favorites being the first of several Marilyn Monroe scenes in this video. These were Marilyn’s first lines in a movie:
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From Saturday Night Fever:
“No Tony, Tony.
You can’t fuck the future, the future fucks you! It catches up with you and it FUCKS you if you ain’t prepared for it.”
From Dark Shadows via google
@A Good Woman:
Your choices led me to think of two other scenes which I like because they’re so allusive. In The Thing, the scene where they outline the shape of the buried ship. In Forbidden Planet, the scene where Morbius compares the Krell arches to “…our functional human door…”. That one still gives me chills after all these years.
Favorite movie line: “So let it be written, so let it be done.” Said several times by Yul Brenner as Ramses.
The vast majority of voters on both sides are going to vote in person on election day. I think it’s far-fetched to think we won’t know the results that night.
Thanks to everyone who answered. I’m leaving to vote for Markey and Mermell.
Perhaps those who would warn you that the Anschluss is coming – and it is coming, Captain – perhaps they would get further with you by setting their words to music.
Captain von Trapp:
If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
You flatter me, Captain.
Captain von Trapp:
Oh, how clumsy of me – I meant to accuse you.
@Suzanne: Hahaha! “This stupid, Roy Roger’s garage sale coffee table!”
Isn’t it Major Strasser?
@rp: There’s a poll that says most Dems will vote by mail, but only a few Republicans will.
@Matt McIrvin: Yes. People who can vote early should definitely do so, especially if they’re in an area that has seen long lines on election day.
“Moonstruck” was a very pleasant surprise. For whatever reason I compare its sparkling dialogue with “Breaking Away”, another cracking good movie. Now that makes me think of “Clerks.”
@Suzanne: I know, that’s why I was surprised I was the first one on this thread :)
“I don’t roll on Shabbos!”
@Patricia Kayden: “Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!” Yul in The King and I. He was so good in both movies.
@Baud: I guess I’m skeptical about that, esp. in light of the USPS stuff.
Any of the scenes with Dante and Randal conversing in “Clerks”, but the StarWars deconstruction might be my favorite.
@Snarki, child of Loki: that scene would be my choice!
Had dinner with the kiddo over the weekend, she’s headed to Alaska for a vacay. Prince William Sound tour, Seward, Fairbanks to attempt to catch the northern lights and Danali.
@Kropacetic: reposting from below myself —
I have written a lot on this blog about why Markey is a better choice than Kennedy. I really am not going to repeat it now on friggin primary day. If you are still undecided, I don’t get it.
Most of the people I know who are voting for Kennedy are doing so for two reasons — Markey is an older gent and “Kennedy.” There really is nothing more to his campaign. As a big MA political operative I know said about Scott Brown when he beat Coakley : “Don’t worry about him, he will be Senator number 100.” Which is what Kennedy would be if he won.
Why vote for Markey? He is a true progressive voice on climate change and was one of this country’s earliest leaders on that issue. He fought hard for net neutrality and it took Ajit Pai at the FCC to overturn those hard fought advances for the democratization of the internet. Also, and super important to me as I said in this very thread?, Markey is authentic — Kennedy is a privileged whiny ass fucker who has come from privilege and is shocked he wasn’t just given the seat.
As to CD 4 — all the true lefties (older than 29) that I have know who have lived and worked in the now-old Kennedy district are looking being Mermell to keep the recent Republican, Charlie Baker’s guy (Auchincloss), from working out a win in a divided list of what, six candidates? Twelve?
Wanda: But you think you’re an intellectual, don’t you, ape?
Otto: [superior smile] Apes don’t read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto, they just don’t understand it! Now let me correct you on a couple things, okay? Aristotle was not Belgian! The central message of Buddhism is not “Every man for himself!” And the London Underground is not a political movement! Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked ’em up
@prostratedragon: That confrontation scene between Anne Baxter and George Sanders! Snake and mongoose :)
@rp: Yeah, I don’t know when that poll was taken. Things might have shifted.
@robmassing: What Does Olympia Dukakis say? Something like:
“Old man, you give any more of my food to those dogs and I’ll kick you into next week.”
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Baud: Illinois starts processing mail in votes at 7pm on election day. Do we have any sense of how long that takes?
The scene in the first Terminator movie when the naked Arnold, just through the time jump, looks over LA. Basically a predator surveying his prey.
The funny thing about this is, that it actually kind of is that. Nobody can teach you enlightenment, you have to do it yourself.
@Scott: ok, that would have been my SECOND choice!
@Immanentize: Answered in the prior thread. Actually leaving this time. Take care, everyone.
@trollhattan: Repo Man: “Did you do a lot of acid back in the Hippy days?”.
I still often ask people that question.
I think you’re wrong on both counts. It’s possible that the majority of people will vote in person on election day, but it’s not likely to be the vast majority of people. And at least as important, the past few elections have had plenty of races swing in the days after the election as more mailed in ballots are counted. As long as more people are voting by mail this year than in past years, that’s only going to be worse this year.
Igor : You know, I’ll never forget my old dad. When these things would happen to him… the things he’d say to me.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein : What did he say?
Igor : “What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don’t you get out of there and give someone else a chance?”
@MazeDancer: You know, it doesn’t matter what he declares, the election doesn’t work that way. He can yell and scream all he wants, he can’t halt the count.
We live in WA, where voting by mail is the norm. Ballots will be mailed out on October 16.
Our plan is to fill them out the moment they hit our mailbox, and drive them to the nearest drop box. Because the drop boxes are emptied at least once daily, and they are counted as soon as received, using the drop box takes pressure off of the election officials as well as the post office.
@Immanentize: My favorite from Repo Man is, “The life of a repo man is always intense.”
What Trump “declares” doesn’t mean jack shit. It’s what Congress certifies that matters.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
I haven’t read the thread, and i don’t know if I have a singular “favorite” anything, but I’ll offer up the opening scenes of the original, the real, The Producers, from “hold me! touch me!” through “Shut up! I’m having a rhetorical conversation” to “You’re gonna jump on me! Like Nero jumped on Pompeia!” “Huh?”
I’ve seen and heard a lot of interviews with Mel Brooks, and hardly anybody talks about Mostel. I’ve always suspected that Brooks wrote that part for him, or at least that it grew into him once he got a hold of it.
@Leto: Was that from the movie or after he was elected Governator?
Honestly, he’ll probably declare victory some time midday.
Nosferatu 1922 – Count Orlok
(Nosferatu) to Hutter (Harker): “Your wife has a beautiful neck.”
Cinema Paradiso –
Alfredo: Living here day by day, you think it’s the center of the world. You believe nothing will ever change. Then you leave: a year, two years. When you come back, everything’s changed. The thread’s broken. What you came to find isn’t there. What was yours is gone. You have to go away for a long time… many years… before you can come back and find your people. The land where you were born. But now, no. It’s not possible. Right now you’re blinder than I am.
Salvatore: Who said that? Gary Cooper? James Stewart? Henry Fonda? Eh?
Alfredo: No, Toto. Nobody said it. This time it’s all me. Life isn’t like in the movies. Life… is much harder.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Ah, that makes more sense than most explanations I’ve seen or thought of myself.
“You know we just don’t recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they’re happening. Back then I thought, well, there’ll be other days. I didn’t realize that that was the only day”.
Also…. “Son, if I’d only gotten to be a doctor for five minutes, now that would’ve been a tragedy”.
“Where’s Poppa” is a little-known Carl Reiner film from 1970 and features the amazing Ruth Gordon as Mrs. Hocheiser, Gordon’s (George Segal) out-of-control mother. Her most memorable scene is with Trish Van Devere at the dinner table.
Anyone have experience with Peripheral Neuropathy?
“Where’d ya get the midget?
It’s not the fucking orange fascist’s call. And I’m anticipating a while to tabulate mail-in ballots.
“… And although I hate to judge before all the facts are in, it’s beginning to look like General Ripper exceeded his authority.”
Re: Vote counting of absentee/early votes.
Check with your Secretary of State/Commonwealth.
In MA, all early in-person ballots, plus mail-in ballots received by close of business Friday before, are counted during Election Day. I’ve watched my local polling place take their sealed envelopes of early ballots, sign and witness to open, and then feed them into the ballot scanner. Mail-in ballots received by close of business Election Day are sorted and sent to their respective precincts to be scanned in that evening, after close of polling place. All mail-in ballots for the General, postmarked by Election Day, need to arrive by a deadline (this changes; this year I think it’s 2 weeks, but the pandemic may make that longer), and are manually tabulated and added into the totals for certification.
By some time in the early morning of Nov 4, MA will be able to report 99% counted. Paper ballots and scanner make this work. I recommend this to other states (cough Georgia cough).
@Leto: I’ve yet to watch The King and I. I loved Brenner in Westworld and The Magnificent Seven. Just a great actor overall.
Yup, keep that one in the toolkit at all times.
@Lee Hartmann: “You’re gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company.”
Just remembering James Baker seizing control of the narrative in 2000, and narrative, narrative, narrative – Bush “wins”.
Which is why Hillary has been saying to Joe, publicly, you can never concede. Never.
Trump has Barr, he will use the narrative to impound absentee ballots and destroy them.
Would prefer Trump wasn’t 30 points ahead on Election Night.
But Florida will report on Election Night. If, knock wood, Trump loses Florida, he cannot seize the narrative. Even the New York Times would have to admit Trump has no path without Florida.
“…our functional human door…”
Oh yes! First saw that movie when I was about 9 and almost bailed right there. (Glad I hung on.) It’s like a lot of my favorite dialog, which on its own might sound bland, but plays well with insinuation, implication, or dramatic irony.
One of the best scenes ever for both dialog and acting, is the brief scene between Viola Davis and Meryl Streep in the movie Doubt. Truly masterful acting and writing.
Movie line we quoted all the time in my house?
He chose … Poorly
(Indiana Jones Last Crusade)
James E Powell
I could have picked just about any scene with Bogart & Bacall, but this one from The Big Sleep is the first one that came to mind.
Barr doesn’t have the power or the capability.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: It’s been making the rounds in MA poli talk since her surprise endorsement. Pre-pandemic, Joe traveled around the country, helping freshman congressfolk and new recruits raise money. Warren’s been doing zoom meetings with same. Markey, well, nope.
@FlyingToaster: I don’t have an interest in that primary, but hearing that, it’s hard for me to have a bad thought about Joe (even assuming his motive in doing that was completely self serving).
@Leto: The first movie I remember. Walked around the house saying a 4-year-old version of “et cetera, et cetara” for weeks after. And all the pretty brown children!
That whole musical is a massive ear worm for me. I played Eliza several lifetimes ago. Run Eliza. Run From Simon.
I still will sometimes break out in Shall We Dance and I cannot stop. Like right now.
Shall we dance
on a bright cloud of music
shall we fly
Betcha a nickel he sues to stop the count in all states where he’s ahead on election night, and simultaneously to continue the count in all states where he’s behind.
@Scott: Anschluss? Damn. I thought that was the blog that Ann Coulter and Debbie Schlussel started together.
Cerebral overload. There are entirely too many competing for attention inside the head space. Thus shall pluck just a handful at random from the interior madding throng, relying on what could quickly be found on YouTube (some I initially chose could not).
Direct description would be a giveaway as to the content so instead shall play it coy:
A one and a two and a three and a four and a five.
Also, in one of my favorite movies, Laura, Dana Andrews (the detective) is always playing with this little maze game and one of the suspects (Vincent Price?) yells — “Will you stop that? It’s driving me crazy!” And Anderson replies softly and slowly, “Yeah? calms me down.”
Classic Bogie from The Big Sleep:
Many great lines in this clip, the best one is “I don’t mind you don’t like my manners. I don’t like them myself. They’re pretty bad, I grieve over them long winter evenings”
Dr. Alan Grant: [seeing the dinosaurs for the first time] How fast are they?
John Hammond: Well, we clocked the T-Rex at 32 miles an hour.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: T-T-Rex?
John Hammond: [nodding] Mm-hm.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: You said you’ve got a T-Rex?
John Hammond: [nodding] Uh-huh.
Dr. Alan Grant: [grabbing Hammond’s shoulder] Say again?
John Hammond: [smiling] We have a T-Rex.
[Grant almost faints]
James E Powell
My Number One movie is The Godfather and the garden scene is the heart of the whole story.
“I don’t apologize, that’s my life, but I thought that when it was your time that you would be the one to hold the strings.”
Ruth Gordon was a treasure. And her career went way back to the 1920s. She partied with Alec Woollcott, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker, etc.
@WereBear: Yes! Actually the intro to that scene might be my favorite: “Why did you call me killer?!” Brilliant scene, makes it clear that Addison reigns in Hell.
Carl Spackler: “Licensed to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. A man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit — ever”.
Harmonica (Charles Bronson): And Frank?
Snaky (Jack Elam): Frank sent us.
Harmonica: Did you bring a horse for me?
Snaky: Looks like … (chuckles) … looks like we’re shy one horse.
Harmonica (shakes head): You brought two too many.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@FlyingToaster: the explanation I heard was that she was offended by some flip remark from Markey about the Kennedy family, which would make sense for some pols, but not the gimlet-eyed Riverboat Pelosi.
I got Immp a T-shirt with that on it….
This thread needs Mel Brooks.
Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic & Old Lace: Insanity runs in my family….it practically gallops.
Favorite line from Twin Peaks, said in the 13th box set episode: “We are finished.”
James E Powell
Nearly every scene in The Maltese Falcon is quote worthy. One I look forward to every time I watch it is when Spade meets the Fat Man.
“I tell you right out that I’m a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk.”
Okay, I will stop now.
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Remember Rove’s hissy fit on election night in 2008? Trump will declare victory after he loses, because Trump always does the dumbest thing possible and Rove set a pretty low bar there.
@WereBear: The Big Lebowski is the most dialogue-rich movie I know. Maude’s initial meeting with the Dude and the “First Amendment” scene are particularly good.
Inglorious Basterds is basically three extremely tense conversations with filler in between. (All Tarantino-written movies are, including True Romance, but it’s really obvious in this one.) The diner scene in Reservoir Dogs. The “what Gus is saying” scene in The Right Stuff. “Now go home and get your fuckin’ shine box.” “You won’t be able to get a game of jacks!”
They are showing their age, but Same Time, Next Year, My Dinner with Andre, and The Breakfast Club are almost nothing but dialogue.
And one monologue.
No one has mentioned Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner yet?
“Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”
Buffy? Damn, that just slays me.. it’s so funny!
Who’s the asshole who should be drown in the baby’s bathwater for this shit? Unbelievable.
@Ken: yeah. that.
Harvey Bullock: “You tell yourself, “I’ll just do this one bad thing. All the good things I’ll do later will make up for it.” But they don’t.”
Leave the gun, take the cannoli.
Oh, you have to watch it. We regularly replayed clips in the newsroom and the whole range of human sexuality was all in agreement that Yul Brenner was beautiful.
For MA: If you’re undecided, vote Markey!! Net neutrality, Green New Deal and other climate-related legislation, his record on other progressive causes.
Dialog: The “vessel with the pestle” bit from The Court Jester is genius and I laugh every damn time I hear it.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: Pelosi has been a friend, mentee, and political soldier with the Kennedy clan her whole political life. I think her Dad was one of Tip’s army that spread some walking around money for Jack in 1960? And Joe3 is a House member and she has been pretty steadfast in her support of House members — from Dan Lipinski to Ilhan Omar.
@mrmoshpotato: Isn’t the CA assembly run by Democrats? What is the back story here?
Well you’ll notice they’re all men.
Anthony Rendon (speaker), Kevin Mullin (speaker pro tempore) and Ian Calderon (majority leader)
Can’t find the full scene, but these are pretty good
@HumboldtBlue: Yul Brynner
speaking of something else. Omar Sharif and Lawrence of Arabia.
Nothing is written.
Quaker in a Basement
“Was you ever bit by a dead bee?”
@Kent: The backstory in California is the same one almost everywhere — men making decisions about women.
“I’m walkin’ here!”
SHARIF ALI: You are drifting.
LAWRENCE: I wasn’t drifting, I was thinking
SHARIF ALI: You were drifting.
@Don: For me, Robert Shaw’s “USS Indianapolis” monologue is powerful and a tribute to the actor’s ability to overact and still remain chilling and compelling. Lesser actors would appear ridiculous.
@jeffreyw: Hehe, I was looking at Aliens’ quotes this morning.
Game over, man!…Mostly.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@germy: Speaking of Ruth Gordon (and by association Garson Kanin), Desk Set seems to be the red-headed stepchild of Tracy-Hepburn movies, but I’ve always liked it best. This clip is cut a little short, and she gets a little Hepburn-y at certain points, but it’s a favorite of mine.
And speaking of Herself, if you toss the script of Lion in Winter in the air, odds are it all land on a great exchange:
Henry: How about you, Eleanor? You still like a Democratic drawbridge? Laying yourself down for every passing traveller?
Eleanor: These days there’s not much traffic.
I was a little scaredy cat and didn’t see it until I was in middle school. Once I did see it, it became my favorite movie; intelligent, great dialog as you say, beautiful visuals, Anne Francis…
Formerly disgruntled in Oregon
@prostratedragon: So many great Twin Peaks quotes!
”So this must be where pies go when they die!”
“There was a fish… in the percolator”
Thanks, I knew it looked wrong but potato and Kent have me scrambling for California proxy voting details.
i guess it matters as to wether we’re talking about scenes or lines… as for scenes, have to admit, that Brimley’s turn in Absence of Malice he just steals the entire bleeping movie right there… but as for lines…
Strother Martin’s rendition of “What we have here… is a failure to communicate” in Cool Hand Luke is evocative and conversely, “Mongo is but pawn in game of life” still always slays me.
but for me the scene that still stays with me is Jason Robards in “All The President’s Men” when Woodtsein reveal the true nature of the conspiracy and its depth and his speech about the Free Press and America…
@HumboldtBlue: This is not true at all, just fear mongering by someone talking their book. Florida will be decided by 10, midnight at the latest, and whoever wins it will almost surely be the winner.
This is my favorite Superman scene ever
20 seconds of perfection, thank you Gene Hackman
Or Anthony Quinn as Auda:
Auda: You will cross Sinai?
Lawrence: Moses did.
Auda: And you will take the children?
Lawrence: Moses did.
Auda: Moses was a prophet and beloved of God!
The Utter Dregs
Can’t top Bringing Up Baby for dialogue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPzAML0fs2o&list=PLyCNhNbv4GSrD2gWmbdK6tOBkg6YCee88&index=26&t=0s
The Arrowverse did a nice homage to this scene in the ‘Crisis on Earth-X’ crossover, as Supergirl faces off against her Nazi counterpart…
Jim, Foolish Literalist
can you imagine if there were any enthusiasm for Biden/Harris?
@Ken: That scene immediately came to my mind too. I never actually cared for the whole film, per se, but that’s a great scene.
A Ghost to Most
“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”
@HumboldtBlue: Buffy is aces. Former Hillary 2016 staffer for CA.
Arthur Jensen’s speech to Howard Beale in Network (Link includes audio link and transcript):
That film still holds up today.
Didn’t you say you were going to dye it too?
Not a movie, but TV.
The next one’s coming faster Raylen Givens.
Great characters and dialogue for six years.
Another favorite moment is when Mags Bennett finds out her son Coover is dead and comes as a pleading mother to talk to her “adopted” daughter Loretta McCready (Kaitlyn Dever). She is pleading, Raylen says no, she can’t, and in a few seconds her face turns from sorrowful mother into the hard criminal clan matriarch she was.
Dialogue is great, but what good actors can show you with small changes in expression is remarkable.
Speaking of which, the work I have ever seen Jennifer Lawrence do was as the quiet but determined daughter in “Winter’s Bone”.
@debbie: My all time favorite movie.
“No. Not like this. I haven’t faced death. I’ve cheated death. I’ve tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity. I know nothing.”
I merely passed along the ominous warnings of doom and the end times.
@Patricia Kayden: I’m somewhat amused that Kenosha is going to get stuck with the bill for providing security for Trump’s visit. They should just short change the cops – no overtime funds available, so sorry!
I voted for Markey because I saw no real reason to replace him. Also should be known that he (well, he and his staff) is the leading Democrat in terms of knowledge and experience on telecommunication issues, which are kind of important.
“Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking…”
…and I’m assuming this one is just stipulated, but it’s always worth watching one more time…
Jim, Foolish Literalist
that is an amazing movie– the actress who played Merab is as I recall bone-chilling in that role
Is that Pulp Fiction reference the scene in the diner? Seconded!
Morpheus speech to Zion, and then the restaurant scene with the Merovingian in Matrix:Reloaded.
“I stand here before you, without fear, because I REMEMBER!”
Quaker in a Basement
“Swinging door Susie…”
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Do one liners count as dialogue? From Breaking Away
“No! I’m not glad to be alive. I’m glad I’m not dead. There’s a difference.”
All of you folks full of wisdom about what Trump and Barr absolutely cannot do on Election Night, may you be 1000% right
But am reminded of the “knife fight” scene in William Goldman’s “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Watch it here.
Shortened version (even though Trump/Barr are scum and Butch is not.)
@JoyceH: That is one of my favorite movies. It’s another one that holds up very well and seems to get more relevant every year. I love that movie. I’d love to see Trump go full metal Lonesome like did in the final scene.
@HumboldtBlue: WTF? And here I thought California was operating in the 21st century.
@prostratedragon: I love that movie too! Monroe is a gem. She made every word and gesture count.
@MazeDancer: Dems actually have a lot of experience going to court. Obviously, we can’t control the judges, but nothing will happen without a fight.
Flanders Other Neighbor
Royale With Cheese!
@laura: Welcome to the jungle! (Where’d ya get the midget is from that film as well)
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
Forget the myths the
media’s created about the White House–
the truth is, these are not very
bright guys, and things got out of
Skin that one, pilgrim, and I’ll get you another!
I never got around to seeing that movie until my 30’s, but I was aware of the quote and the name of the actor who said it. But in my head, I had confused Strother Martin with Scatman Crothers somehow, and until I actually saw the movie, I could never figure out how a black man could have ended up the abusive chief guard over a mostly white chain gang.
I’m at a loss, a mom nursing a newborn in an ongoing pandemic seems it meets the legislature’s qualification for voting by proxy.
In fact, the quick reading I have done shows the legislature approved proxy voting for the final for weeks of the session.
@Anotherlurker: written by the real life inspiration for Walter Sobchak.
@MomSense: Yes it is. I landed on it yesterday and within 10 minutes I felt claustrophobic. The scenes brought back the terror and guilt I experienced in a Catholic grade school in the same era the film was set. I had to turn it off. Too evocative for me.
@prostratedragon: I love the dialog between Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
A favorite exchange:
Lorelei Lee: You must think I was born yesterday.
Dorothy: Well, sometimes there’s just no other possible explanation.
I don’t really understand the internal consistency of that scenario. If Barr has the power to impound uncounted ballots, why not do it everywhere, even New York or California? Why not turn it into a complete drumf blowout? Hell if he has that power, why let any ballots be counted? If he has the power only in particular states, what is the special about those states? It’s not that I don’t think Barr would want to do it, I just don’t see any mechanism that isn’t blatant lawlessness and if that is going to work, why won’t it work everywhere?
“Sleep well, my friend, and dream of large women.”
@Enhanced Voting Techniques:
I’ve never understood the conviction that confederates are the only possible analogy to make here, especially given that slavery yes/no is not an issue between the two fictional sides. I always thought it landed closer to an alternate history in which England won the American Revolution, and discouraged patriots headed west. You can find plenty of colonial revolts in history, for other analogies.
@TXG1112: Speaking of Star Wars:
Malcolm Tucker : It’s time for you to step up Ollie. What’s that film that you love?
Oliver Reeder : What film?
Malcolm Tucker : The one about the fucking hairdresser, the space hairdresser and the cowboy. The guy, he’s got a tin foil pal and a pedal bin. His father’s a robot and he’s fucking fucked his sister. Lego! They’re all made of fucking Lego.
Oliver Reeder : Star Wars?
Malcolm Tucker : That’s the one, right. It’s like that, okay? Where you fucking kill all the bad guys, and you’ll be able to blow up the big…
Oliver Reeder : Death Star.
Malcolm Tucker : The Death Star thing. Then you can go and live happily ever after on the planet of the teddy bears.
Oliver Reeder : They’re Ewoks, they’re Ewoks. It’s a fantastic analogy, well done.
Almost anything by Peter Capaldi from In The Loop.
I like the cut of your job.
“What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?”
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
It’s one of my favorite movies too, and generally one of the small, character-driven movies I like best. I used to live in St. Louis and drive down to the edge of the Ozarks and Johnson’s Shut-in state park or go rafting on one of the mountain streams. There are some very poor people there, the movie was so true to form. The two kids who played Jennifer’s younger brother and sister actually lived in that house.
@Baud: do most states count mail ballots before Election Day? Some states don’t start until the polls close on Election Day, and they can take weeks.
I had been champing at the bit to replace Markey for a while, I saw no real reason to keep him. I considered him a sort of tag-along for years, supports good things but not much of a driver. I wasn’t too impressed with a lot of what I’ve learned over time about his voting record either.
However, his campaign did a good job dispelling that notion. And my preference for turnover in an election where neither candidate particularly distinguishes oneself from the other kind of fell apart when it occurred to me that…let’s say Markey is likely closer to wanting to retire.
@The Utter Dregs: That movie is brilliant! To me the best thing about it is that every single character, regardless of how “minor”, is fully developed in their brief screen time and their lines are individual masterpieces.
Speaking of Buffy:
Andrew: You’re just scared.
Jonathan: Of course I’m scared. Last time we were here, 33.3 bar percent of us were flayed alive.
Quaker in a Basement
@Wileybud: I like the initial dialogue between Carmen Sternwood and “Doghouse Reilly”:
(Can’t find an exact script, but my recollection runs something like:)
CS: “You’re kind of short.”
DR: “I try not to be.”
Not a movie, but as the father of a daughter wondering about herself, my favorite line from a great new show on Netflix, Teenage Bounty Hunters:
April Stevens, ultra-rich, ultra-conservative Southern Christian very much deep in the closet because of bigoted parents and an evangelical private school , explaining to her BFF-turned mortal enemy-turned who knows what: ‘Before you ask, no, I don’t think God is going to smite me for being a lesbian. He created narwhals and those poisonous little blue tree frogs, so obviously he has a plan.’
The best line, though, was Lorelei’s conversation with “Daddy” at the end, where she eloquently provides a stirring moral defense for being a gold-digger.
Esmond Sr: “Say! People told me you were dumb!”
Lorelei: “I can be smart … when it’s important.”
I don’t know, but the question is about the likelihood that Trump will be leading on election night in a state that he will ultimately lose when all the votes are counted. I would think most states start counting absentee ballots they have received on election night, and that will affect who is leading on election night.
James E Powell
Absolutely love that movie. Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes were both fantastic.
I could choose nearly any scene from Margin Call, but Zachary Quinto’s and Kevin Spacey’s conversation outside the building before they’re about to go back in is one of my all time favorites. (“Are you sure it’s the only…or, the right thing, to do?” “For who?” “I’m not sure.” “Neither am I.”) And Paul Bettany’s speech driving over the Brooklyn Bridge in the scene before. Hell, the whole damn movie.
Also nearly any scene from Miller’s Crossing.
The diner scene in Heat.
Many, many more.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: Dead thread, but I’m studying TLIW as I get ready for my MA thesis script. It was written by James Goldman, brother of William Goldman, who gave us Butch Cassidy, The Princess Bride, and All the President’s Men, among others. Runs in the family.
I often feel like Hy these days.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Just One More Canuck
Even if that did put you square with the Lord, the State of Mississippi’s a little more hardnosed
@Formerly disgruntled in Oregon: Lots of characters unwittingly forecast things, as in the one I mentioned above, or this: “Blow the whistle Josie, it’s quitting time.”
Second-best line: “Sylvia, I told you to stay home!”
Oh yeah, and the scene in Let’s Go To Prison where Chi McBride explains to Will Arnett how to make Merlot in the toilet. I can go highbrow, I can go lowbrow.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@R-Jud: I never made that Goldman connection. TLIW has been on my mind because the other day, I forget why, I went down a rabbit hole of Peter O’Toole interviews, starting with this one.
Richard Harris also used to tell great old stories on Letterman, including one of the funniest stories I’ve ever heard about a time he was feuding with O’Toole, and for some reason it’s not on youtube, that I can find.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: Just tuning in now, searched for the word refund, and voila! Love, love that whole movie.
@phein61: More than 7 links in a comment throws you into moderation. You are good now.
Quaker in a Basement
@Just One More Canuck: “I thought you said you was innocent of those charges.”
“Well…I was lying!”
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
Here’s two hours and 50 minutes of Harris and O’Toole on Letterman.
@dm: I LOVE THAT AD SO MUCH.
I am showing restraint by not using bold and color. :-)
@MomSense: that was good in the movie. The play was better than the movie because the child was never shown. There was no reason to show the child.
Movies use visual language to tell the story.
I like a scene in The Dark Knight that shows the Batman standing on a tower in Gotham (or actually Chicago or Pittsburgh). It emphasizes that he owns the night, a point previously made by the Joker when he mocks the mobsters for meeting in the daytime.
There is a similar scene in Tim Burton’s Batman movies, but to my eyes it is more obviously an interior set. At the time it was impressive, but by comparison it is not as strong as Nolan’s scene.
Trending on twitter:
Suspiciously specific denial…
“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”
I’ve got 2 scenes
This scene from Paths of Glory with Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou , and George Macready is absolutely priceless
Wikipedia sums it up better than I can:
Following the executions, Broulard breakfasts with the gloating Mireau. Broulard reveals he has invited Dax to attend and tells Mireau that he will be investigated for the order to fire on his own men. Mireau storms out, protesting that he has been made a scapegoat. Broulard then blithely offers Mireau’s command to Dax, assuming that Dax’s attempts to stop the executions were a ploy to gain Mireau’s job. Discovering that Dax was in fact sincere, Broulard rebukes him for his idealism, while the disgusted Dax calls Broulard a “degenerate, sadistic old man.”
This scene from In the Heat of the Night in which Chief Bill Gillespie convinces Virgil Tibbs to remain in town to assist him with investigating Phillip Colbert’s murder
@raven: I’m surprised you haven’t suggested:
“Something about the duality of man, Sir!”
@Immanentize: So many lines, so little time!
“That’s bold talk for a one-eyed fat man”!
Just One More Canuck
@Quaker in a Basement: o, son, for that you sold your everlasting soul?
Well, I wasn’t using it.
@The Utter Dregs: That whole jail scene is a scream, especially if you’re the type who’d gladly strangle dogmatists.
@Falling Diphthong: Why does it have to be a US reference? Cossacks fit the scenarios pretty well…. But we as North American Scum* can only look in a mirror for a reference.
*LCD Soundsystem, not CSA, reference.
Y’all are sleeping on OUT OF THE PAST!!!
OUT OF THE PAST trailer
This is the best “I love you” declaration I have ever seen in a movie.
“The little rascal has speerwit”
“Sorry, what sir?”
Every generation since mass media seems to tell that story somehow. Here’s the bad news from an earlier version, Meet John Doe:
“Are you alone?”
We’ve had Rosalind Russel, but no Rosalind owning the movie from the very first scene.
Any scene from “Raising Arizona.”
“Do these blow up into funny shapes? (Holding a bag of balloons)
“Well, no. Unless round is funny.”
@prostratedragon: ‘All About Eve.’ How do you choose? One of my favorites is the beginning where Eve relates her sad, sad story to Margo. At the end, Birdie sighs and says, “What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snapping at her rear end.”
It’s going to be on TCM soon, can’t remember exactly but I think Saturday night.
@The Utter Dregs: Yep. And I’ve always loved “When a man is wrestling a leopard in the middle of a pond, he is no position to run!”
@Yutsano: Auntie Mame! One of my favoriest favorites ever!
J R in WV
So many congratulations!!! After I got my last job, which ran from 1991 to 2008, I only got a haircut a couple of times. I did a ponytail and full beard, which worked because beards are common and popular in WV the Mountaineer state, and I was a software geek, and everyone knows software geeks are long haired but smart.
I bet you look great with a mohawk! If I had hair across the middle of my head I would try that look, but sadly, not.
Some years ago I stopped on the way home and got a haircut driving back from Ohio to WV, in OHio to meet with coders working for me. A couple of days later we got a late spring cold front, OH MY I froze my ass off for a couple of weeks. That was pretty much my last serious haircut!
**GASP** I FORGOT about that one! De Niro and Pacino, calmly sitting across from each other – there’s a hole ripped in the universe somewhere. I remember the first time I saw that flick, I tried to think of any time these two have ever been in a scene together, and came up dry.
Gonna be pulling that one out later.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
Every damn line in that movie is a gem. The combination of Peter O’Toole and Kathryn Hepburn and watching who can chew the scenery the loudest and the fastest!
J R in WV
After I was done with Boot Camp, and enrolled in ET school at Great Lakes, acid was our favorite weekend drug. No smell, no month long wait for it to exit your system. Plus there seemed to be a huge amount of it available in the greater Chicago, cheap.
But later on, in FLA at my duty station, no acid, but a huge amount of Colombian reef, $20 for a BIG bag, because Key West was an entry point for South American contraband.
ETA: Evidently the pee test back then was for narcotics like heroin, which I have never touched.
Steiger won the academy award for that performance. I would have given it to Sidney. “In the Heat of the Night” is on Prime right now, so if you haven’t seen it, do. I just watched it again myself.
I am old enough to remember segregation in the South, and this movie gives as good a sense of it as I have seen.
It was a dangerous movie to make. They were going to shoot it in Mississippi but Poitier was receiving death threats from the KKK. They moved the shoot to Southern Illinois. The only scenes shot in the South were the plantation scenes. They had planned to stay for two weeks but left after one because of more death threats. It’s bad now, but it was worse then.
James E Powell
So, you haven’t seen The Irishman?
@germy: Wow, that was painful. Donald Trump would have breezed right through that.
2020 in a nutshell, from The Hunt for Red October:
“This business will get out of hand. It will get out of hand, and we’ll be lucky to live through it.”
“he has a wife, you know”
Three Days of the Condor:
“How do you know?”
Centoowion, why do they titter so?
“And are there two g’s in bugger off?” Local Hero. Gideon, after being asked if he was spelling dollar correctly with two L’s.
Mary Ellen Sandahl
I’m amazed that no one seems to have mentioned a couple of classic delights from Some Like It Hot: the first encounter between Joe/Josephine and the short-‘n’-lecherous bellhop and the scene between Joe and Jerry/Daphne in the hotel bedroom after they’ve come back from their big dates with Sugar and Osgood.
Now I’m laughing all over again.
Incontentia Buttocks is the klaxon call of “I’m dyin’ ovah here!”
Edith Potter and Sylvia Fowler (Phyllis Povah and Roz Russell) in the powder room discussing the fact that Stephen Haines is “stepping out on Mary” in “The Women”.
Fun dialog, spoken at breakneck speed, with impeccable timing no doubt meticulously coached by George Cukor. It’s a continuous stream of “babble, babble, babble” until the sudden stop on the take: “I know plenty I’d never breath about my friends’ husband.”/”So do I!”
And, after a sizing up of the other, they’re off again…
Dr. Daniel Price
@Bostondreams: I had never seen this. Thanks!