A Simple Plan (1998) Directed by Sam Raimi. Bridget Fonda as Sarah and Bill Paxton as Hank. Sarah: You gotta remember how people see you. You’re just a normal guy. A nice sweet normal guy. Hank: They’re gonna know! Sarah: No they won’t! Nobody would ever believe that you’d be capable of doing what you’ve (read…)
The Parallax View (1974) Directed by Alan J. Pakula. Hume Cronyn as Bill Rintels and Warren Beatty as Joe Frady Bill: You’re supposed to be dead. Goddamnit. You could’ve called me. Joe: I was scared shitless they’d think I was still alive. Bill: You mean nobody knows? Joe: Nobody but you. Hey Bill, what’s that? (read…)
Back to School (1986) Directed by Alan Metter Timothy Stack as Trendy Man and Rodney Dangerfield as Thornton Melon Trendy Man: Mr. Melon! Your wife was just showing us her Klimt. Melon: You too, huh? She’s showin’ it to everybody. Trendy Man: Well, she’s very proud of it. Melon: I’m proud of mine too. I (read…)
Tiny Furniture (2010) Written and directed by Lena Dunham. Lena Dunham as Aura and David Call as Keith Keith: So, how’re… how’re things? Aura: Ummm… I’m really tired. I took three Klonopin and woke up next to a spoonful of peanut butter.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch John Tormey as Louie, Cliff Gorman as Sonny Valerio, Henry Silva as Ray Vargo and Joe Rigano as Joe Rags. Louie: For the past four years, this guy’s done maybe twelve perfect contracts. Perfect. Like a ghost. He’s very valuable. He’s (read…)
Hopscotch (1980) Directed by Ronald Neame. Walter Matthau as Miles Kendig and Glenda Jackson as Isobel. Isobel: Did you come to Salzburg to see me? Miles: Mmm. You and Mozart. Isobel: They still keep tabs on me in Washington? Miles: Well, we knew you married some old Nazi. Isobel: Come on, Kendig. He was Austrian! (read…)
Major Dundee (1965) Written and directed by Sam Peckinpah Charlton Heston as Maj. Amos Charles Dundee and Richard Harris as Capt. Benjamin Tyreen Dundee: You’re a would-be cavalier, an Irish potato farmer with a plumed hat fighting for a white-columned plantation house you never had and never will. Tyreen: How exactly do you see yourself, (read…)
The Ruling Class (1972) directed by Peter Medak Coral Browne as Lady Claire Gurney and Peter O’Toole as Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney Claire: How do you know you’re God? Jack: Simple. When I pray to Him, I find I’m talking to myself.
Gosford Park (2001) directed by Robert Altman Kristin Scott Thomas as Lady Sylvia McCordle and Michael Gambon as Sir William McCordle William: Who’s next to me at dinner? Sylvia: Oh, you know. Aunt Constance and Lavinia. William: Oh why do I have to have that bloody old trout all the time? I want Louisa! Sylvia: (read…)
Metropolitan (1990) written and directed by Whit Stillman Edward Clements as Tom Townsend and Carolyn Farina as Audrey Rouget Tom: You don’t have to have read a book to have an opinion on it. I haven’t read the Bible either. Audrey: What Jane Austen novels have you read? Tom: None. I don’t read novels. I (read…)
Rabbit Hole (2010) directed by John Cameron Mitchell Nicole Kidman as Becca, Aaron Eckhart as Howie, Colin Mitchell as Sam (not pictured) and Yetta Gottesman as Ana (not pictured) Sam: We just have to remind each other that… it’s just part of God’s plan… and we can’t know why. You know? Only God can know (read…)
The Limey (1999) directed by Steven Soderbergh. Screenplay by Lem Dobbs. Terence Stamp as Wilson and Luis Guzman as Eduardo Roel. Eduardo: You know, you could see the sea out there, if you could see it.
Repo Man (1984) Written and directed by Alex Cox. Emilio Estevez as Otto and Sy Richardson as Lite Lite: Do you like music? Otto: Sure. Lite: Mmm. In that case you’re gonna love this. I was into these dudes before anybody. Partied with ‘em all the time. They asked me to be their manager. I (read…)
Day of the Locust (1975) Directed by John Schlesinger from the novel by Nathanael West. Karen Black as Fay Greener and William Atherton as Tod Hackett (not pictured) Tod: I love you. Fay: Don’t say that! Tod: It’s true. Fay: Love’s special. Tod: Yes, it is. Fay: Don’t make me hurt you. You’re very kind (read…)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Directed by Tay Garnett. Lana Turner as Cora Smith and John Garfield as Frank Chambers. Cora: Too bad Nick took the car. Frank: Even if the car were here, we couldn’t take it – not unless we wanted to spend the first night in jail. Stealing a man’s wife, (read…)
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979) Directed by Allan Arkush. Joey Ramone as Himself. Joey: Things sure have changed since we got kicked outta high school.
Get Carter (1971) directed by Mike Hodges Michael Caine as Jack Carter and Ian Hendry as Eric Paice Carter: Do you know, I’d almost forgotten what your eyes look like? They’re still the same. Piss holes in the snow.
Play It Again, Sam (1972) Directed by Herbert Ross from the play by Woody Allen. Woody Allen as Allan and Diana Davila as The Girl at the Museum. Allan: That’s quite a lovely Jackson Pollock, isn’t it? Girl: Yes, it is. Allan: What does it say to you? Girl: It restates the negativeness of the (read…)
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966) Directed by Norman Jewison. Richard Schaal as Oscar Maxwell, Cliff Norton as Charlie Hinkson, Jonathan Winters as Norman Jones, Brian Keith as Police Chief Link Mattocks and Guy Raymond as Lester Tilly. Norman Jones: Chief we gotta do something. I mean, we really gotta do something. (read…)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) directed by Milos Forman Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched (not pictured), Jack Nicholson as Randall Patrick McMurphy, William Redfield as Harding, Sydney Lassick as Cheswick (not pictured) and Delos V. Smith Jr. as Scanlon (not pictured) Nurse Ratched: Do you want to say something to the group, Mr. (read…)
The Sunshine Boys (1975) Directed by Herbert Ross from the play by Neil Simon. Richard Benjamin as Ben Clark and Walter Matthau as Willy Clark Willy: How do you like that? Saul Burton died. Ben: Who? Willy: Saul Burton the songwriter. Eighty-nine years old. He went just like that from nothing. You know what kind (read…)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Directed by Mike Nichols. Elizabeth Taylor as Martha and Richard Burton as George Martha: Fix me another drink, lover. George: My God, you can swill it down, can’t you? Martha (in baby voice): Well, I’m thirsty. George: Oh, Jesus. Martha (angry): Look, sweetheart. I can drink you under any (read…)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) Directed by George Clooney Sam Rockwell as Chuck Barris Chuck Barris (in voiceover): When you’re young, your potential is infinite. You might do anything really. You might be Einstein. You might be DiMaggio. Then you get to an age when which you might be gives way to what you (read…)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Adam Sandler as Barry Egan and Emily Watson as Lena Leonard Barry: I didn’t ask for a shrink, that must’ve been somebody else. Also, that pudding isn’t mine. Also, I’m wearing a suit today because I had a very important meeting this morning and I… don’t have (read…)
Manhattan (1979) Written and directed by Woody Allen. Mariel Hemingway as Tracy and Woody Allen as Isaac Davis. Isaac: Where the hell does a little Radcliffe tootsie come off rating Scott Fitzgerald and Gustav Mahler and, and Heinrich Boll? Tracy: I don’t understand why you’re getting so mad. Isaac: I’m mad because I don’t like (read…)
Boxcar Bertha (1972) directed by Martin Scorsese. Barbara Hershey as Boxcar Bertha and Barry Primus as Rake Brown (not pictured) Bertha: Folks? May I have your attention? Folks? Rake: Shhh. The lady would like to say somethin’… Go ahead kid. Bertha: Thank you. Yes, I’d just like to say this is a holdup. We’ve come (read…)
The Conversation (1974) Written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Gene Hackman as Harry Caul and John Cazale as Stan (not pictured). Stan: I can’t see why a couple of questions about what the hell’s going on can get you so outta joint. Harry: ‘Cause I can’t sit here and explain the personal problems of (read…)
A Woman Under the Influence (1974) Written and directed by John Cassavetes. Mario Gallo as Harold Jensen and Gena Rowlands as Mabel Longhetti. Mabel: What’s your name again? Mr. Jensen: Harold. Mabel: Harold… Your first name? Mr. Jensoen: Harold. Mabel: Harold? Oh, you poor thing. You can’t name somebody Harold.
Lenny (1974) Directed by Bob Fosse. Dustin Hoffman as Lenny Bruce and Mickey Gatlin as San Francisco Policeman (not pictured). Policeman: What makes you think you’ve got the right to say a word like that in a public place? Lenny: What word is that? I, I, I say a lot of words. Policeman: You know (read…)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Directed by Jean Negulesco from a screenplay by Nunnally Johnson. William Powell as J.D. Hanley and Lauren Bacall as Schatze Page. Shatze: What I’m trying to tell you, J.D., is that I’ve always liked older men. Look at Roosevelt. Look at Churchill. Look at that old fellow whatsisname in (read…)