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 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

From my favorite movie, Rio Bravo...

Excellent dialogue throughout, and the humor works all the better because it's so brilliantly delivered, very naturally.
Carlos is a case in point.

Carlos: Senor Chance. It's me, Carlos.

Chance: Come on in. What do you want?

Carlos: I want to talk to you.

Chance: Did the girl.... What happened to your eye?

Carlos: You told me to put the lady on the stage.

Chance: She did that? What'd you do?

Carlos: She did not do it.

Chance: I thought you said she did.

Carlos: I say you tell me to put her on the stage. Consuelo, she hit me in the eye.

Chance: I'm a little mixed up.

Carlos: Do not talk. I tell you.

Chance: Okay.

Carlos: It's better if I tell you. You told me to put her on the stage. The stage she's ready, but she don't come. I yell at her, "Come down." She said, "No." I go and get her, she said she don't go.

Chance: Did she go?

Carlos: I tell her you say go. I tell her I am responsible. She say, no, she is responsible. And I said that may be. I pick her up. And Consuelo say, "What are you doing with that woman?" I say, "I take her to the stage." The woman said she don't want to go.

Chance: Did she go on the stage?

Carlos: Consuelo tell me put her down. I said, "I am responsible." Consuelo thinks that mean something else. So she give me this eye.

Chance: What'd you do?

Carlos: Do? What can I do? My arms is full of the lady. I can do nothing. I drop her on the floor. She yells. And she says I tried to kill her.

Chance: Did the girl get on the stage?

Carlos: No, she did not go! But Jake says he couldn't wait.

Chance: Why?

Carlos: He says he must leave.

Chance: I mean the girl. Did she say why she wasn't going?

Carlos: No. She didn't say. How can I know if she don't say? Please come and tell Consuelo
what responsible means.

Chance: Stumpy, we're going out.

Stumpy: Fine. I like to be left alone. I'm getting used to it.

(Stumpy is great, too.)

 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Sometimes good dialogue is more about how it is delivered. I cannot explain what it is exactly about this crazy movie, but I adore the way the lines are delivered. Even in Japanese with subtitles a quality comes through.

The film is about the two girls in this clip. One is Momoko, a selfish day dreamer that cares only for buying clothes and living in her head. The other is Ichigo, a local street hood. Both girls are desperately alone and despite not getting along even remotely become friends who stand together against a world that doesn't understand them.

This scene has Ichigo kidnapping Momoko to go to a gambling den to make back some lost cash. Writing the dialogue and scene out just wouldn't have been the same, so here is the weird scene in all it's glory.

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Just watched Presumed Innocent again for the umpteenth time. The post-dismissal conversation between Rosat “Rusty” Sabich (Harrison Ford) and Alejandro “Sandy” Stern (Raul Julia, RIP) stands out for me.
Rusty : Sandy, How did you know what was behind Larren's fear of the B File?
Sandy: Ahh, you question the judge's integrity?
Rusty: With good reason, wouldn't you say? You knew that file didn't have a damned thing to do with my case and yet you let Larren know you'd drag it in at any opportunity. That it would come out he was taking bribes. You blackmailed him, Sandy.
Sandy: We speak now, tonight, and then these things are never spoken of again, agreed? Larren's divorce left him in a state of disorder. He was drinking much too heavily and he fell into a relationship with a beautiful, but uh, self-serving woman. The fact is, Larren grew suicidally depressed. He wanted to resign his post. Raymond Horgan talked him out of it.
Rusty: Raymond knew he was taking bribes?
Sandy: Larren told him. Raymond cleaned up the North side and he also rescued a distinguished mind and career that does honor to the bench. I believe Larren today did what he thought was just. You tell me, Rusty. Was justice done?

It wasn’t so much the actual dialogue but the delivery of same, especially Julia’s way of explanation and his unspoken, cautionary tone; clearly, wordlessly reminding Sabich about glass-house stone-throwing.

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

OK, I'll come back down to Earth for my next series of quotes. smile

From one of my all time favorite classic movies, The Thin Man:

Reporter: Say listen, is he working on a case?

Nora Charles: Yes, he is.

Reporter: What case?

Nora Charles: A case of scotch. Pitch in and help him.

Tommy: Say, I'm getting out of here.

Nick Charles: No, you stay here.

Tommy: If I stay, I know I'm gonna take a poke at him.

Nick Charles: Then I insist that you stay.

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

From Murder, My Sweet (oh classics, how I adore you):

Philip Marlowe: I caught the blackjack right behind my ear. A black pool opened up at my feet. I dived in. It had no bottom. I felt pretty good - like an amputated leg

Philip Marlowe: She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who'd take a drink, if she had to knock you down to get the bottle.

@Christopher-Forgot to give you my e-mail again. it's:

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Since Chris is a fellow Allen fan, these are for him. From The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion:

C.W.: Hide in the bedroom.

Betty Ann: Can I sit down in there or will I catch something?

C.W.: Germs can't live in your blood - it's too cold.

Laura Kensington: You have a fresh mouth. I don't think I like it.

C.W.: I tend to grow on people. We could meet later and I could grow on you.

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

"Since Chris is a fellow Allen fan, these are for him."

Please, Storyteller...don't talk about me as though I'm NOT HERE!

big grin

And you sir, are a mind reader. I was about to get out my DVD of Jade Scorpion...

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

"Since Chris is a fellow Allen fan, these are for him."

Please, Storyteller...don't talk about me as though I'm NOT HERE!

I won't lie, I know you are joking, but I do not know what you are joking about.

I'm slow that way. smile

 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 4:03 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

The quotes exchange between Sean Connery and Ed Harris in "The rock" is fantastic. It works on various levels, lifting that very mediocre film.
From the same film I love the scene where the reply is made by actions instead of words when the Connery character is beaten up by one of the mercenaries who yells at him "You English prick..... my father was Irish". Connery's reply: the silent termination of the loudmouth and giving the vanishing corps the dismissive "Bond look". I sometimes imagine Bruce Willis' John McClane character to be at the receiving end of that scene.


 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 4:25 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

From Highlander

Tony the Hotdog Vendor: [as Tony reads a newspaper headlined: Headhunter-3, Cops-Zero] Hey Moran! Have you read what it says in here?

Lieutenant Frank Moran: You kiddin' Tony? You know cops can't read.

Tony the Hotdog Vendor: [reading from newspaper to Moran] What does 'INCOMPETENT' mean?

Lieutenant Frank Moran: [Speaking to Detective Bedsoe] That mayor, he calls me at 2 o'clock in the morning! I mean I don't even answer the phone anymore!

Tony the Hotdog Vendor: [still reading paper] Hey! What does 'BAFFLED' mean? Hee hee hee hee! Ha ha ha ha!
[Moran and Bledsoe give Tony an irritated look]

 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

From Peter Hyams' Busting (1973):

"Hello Mr. Sink, Mr. Soap. Hello Urinals. Are you doing Killroy? Ahhh, a bunch of toilet seats! It's like my office. Mr. President!"
—Ironic detective Keneely entering and visting the public toilet of a park.

 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 11:17 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Joe Meets The Billionaire.

(With my most genuine apologies to John Patrick Shanley and my new friend, fellow "Joe" lover Angela, this is an abridged account of Joe's meeting with billionaire Samuel Greynamore. I've done my utmost to include the highlights of this dialogue. Sadly, I find Mr. Greynamore far too verbose and vociferous to document this meeting in its entirety. I hope you can forgive me...)

"Joe Banks? Mr. Joe Banks?"
"Have I come at a bad time?"
"Yes., eh...I don't know how to answer that question."
"Mind if I call ya' Joe?"
"I see it as a sign of tremendous sophistication that you haven't demanded my name, or asked me what I'm doin' here. My name is Samuel Harvey Greynamore."
"Joe Banks."
"Ohhh, I know. Tryin' to see the HERO in there."
"Whaddya' mean?"
"You dragged two kids down a six story burnin' staircase. Now that was brave. But then you went back up for the third kid! THAT WAS HEROIC! C'mon now, you're a HERO! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!"
"Well...that was a long time ago..."
"Yes it was."
"How do you know my name?"
"I know all about ya'. Much as I could learn in 24 hours anyway. Quit your job, huh?"
"Well it sounded like a dumb job. No family?"
"Nuh uh..."
"Good for you. Families are a pain in the neck. What do ya' know about super conductors?"
"Me neither. But I own a huge company that dominates the world market in super conductors."
"Ahhh. Sit down. Dr. Ellison? You were at his office yesterday?"
"Ehhh. He told me your news. He thought that, uh, you and I might be able to help each other. Ya' got any whiskey?"
"I wanna hire ya', Joe Banks. I wanna hire ya' jump into a volcano."
" know...I DO have some whiskey."
(They have a drink.)
"There's an island in the South Pacific called Waponi Woo. The name means "Little island with a Big Volcano". The Waponi's are a cheerful people who live a simple existence. Their one fear is that big volcano. They believe that an angry fire god in the volcano will sink the island, unless, once every hundred years, he is appeased. It's been 99 years, 11 months and 11 days since the fire god got his propers, and the Waponi's are SCARED!"
"How is their god appeased?"
"Of his own free will, a man's got to jump into the volcano. None of the Waponi's are anxious to volunteer for the honor of jumpin' into the Big Woo. So what do ya' do?"
"What DO you do?"
"Ya' do some TRADIN'! HA! There's a mineral on that island, Mr. Banks. I don't know anywhere else on the planet where you can find more than a gram of this stuff, and believe me I've looked, because without [it] I can't make my super conductors! I tried to get the mineral rights from the Waponi's, but I don't seem to have anything they want. But they DO want a HERO, Mr. Banks. And they'll give me the mineral rights if I find 'em one."
"WHY would I jump into a volcano?"
"From your exploits in the fire department I think you've got the courage! Heh, heh, heh!"
"You DO?"
"Well does it take more guts to twice traverse a staircase in flames or to make a one time leap into the mouth of a smokin' volcano? Damned if I know, Keemosabe. All I know is that when you're makin' those kinda' calls, you're up in the HIGH COUNTRY! From your doctor you know that you're on your way out anyway. Ya' haven't got any money. I checked. Ya' wanna wait it out here in this - in this apartment? Ah, it sounds kinda' grim to me. Not the way I'd wanna go I'll tell ya' that. You could SHOP today. Yeah! Get yourself some clothes, ya' know, for an ADVENTURE? And tomorrow, a plane to L.A. First class, naturally. You'll be met, stay at the best hotel. Then the next day you board a yacht. My competitors sometimes watch the airports. Yacht's a real beauty. Belongs to me. Gourmet chef. Sail to the South Pacific, ten, fifteen days, Waponi's come out to meet ya'...ahhh! A total RED CARPET situation. YOU'RE A NATIONAL HERO! You're CHARLES LINDBERGH! It's WINE, WOMEN and SONG in the sweetest paradise you ever saw. And JUMP into the volcano. LIVE LIKE A KING, DIE LIKE A MAN! That's what I say! What do YOU say?"

"..........alright I'll do it."

 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 11:30 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

"Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets."

 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

"In thirty seconds you'll be dead, and I'll blow this place up and be home in time for Corn Flakes."
-- Vilos Cohaagen, Total Recall

big grin

 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 11:59 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Michael24...I always wondered if the Kellogg's Company had a corn flake factory on Mars...

big grin

 Posted:   Mar 23, 2013 - 12:39 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Michael24...I always wondered if the Kellogg's Company had a corn flake factory on Mars...

big grin

LOL! I always thought it was such a weird line. I mean, it's otherwise a typical villainous threat up to the very end, then he throws in that Corn Flakes bit and you're like, "What?!" big grin

 Posted:   Mar 25, 2013 - 12:10 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

From the horribly underrated Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

Remo Williams: You know, Chiun, there are times when I really like you.

Chiun: Of course. I am Chiun.

Remo Williams: And there are times when I could really kill you.

Chiun: Good. We will practice that after dinner.

Chiun: It would be better for you to eat this can than what is inside of it. Why must everything in this country be coated with monositi-... monosoti...

Remo Williams: Monosodium glutamate. You can't even say it.

Chiun: I can say "rat droppings." That does not mean I want to eat them.

Remo Williams: You know, Chiun, you're a real pain in the ass.

Chiun: That is because it is the fastest way to your brain.

 Posted:   Mar 25, 2013 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

From the horribly underrated Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

Completely agree from beginning to end.


 Posted:   Mar 25, 2013 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Just to raise the tone a bit, an exchange from BACK TO SCHOOL (1986) that never fails to make me laugh:

Dr. Barbay (Paxton Whitehead)
"We were just admiring your wife's Klimt."

Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield)
"Oh, you too?"

(Trust me, you have to see it in context!)

And, from 1964's THE BEST MAN:

Ex-President Art Hockstader (Lee Tracy) to presidential contender Joe Cantwell (Cliff Robertson)

"It's not your being a bastard that I mind. It's that your such a STUPID bastard!"

 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 1:28 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

Eh....child of the 80's and a bit of a nerd as well...

Love a lot of the dialogue between Han and Leia (So much better than the crap dialogue between Anakin and Padme in the prequels) but the exchange during the escape from the asteroid worm always makes me smile...

Leia: Those tie -fighters are still out there. I don't think it's right...

Han: (cutting her off) I have no time to discuss this in a committee.

Leia: I am NOT a committee!!

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