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    Luke and his mom, Arletta, having final words in COOL HAND LUKE, while he is in a prison camp and she is dying but smoking and carrying on almost unable to breathe in the back of a pickup truck. She's not leaving him much of nothing after she dies, she tells him, because she gave him more while she was living. He knows that.

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    Theo explaining to an immigration official why he wants to move to England in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. He's already heartbroken over the death of his wife but now has to deal with the fact that his own children have given in to Nazi propaganda.

    Alma's orgy confession in Persona. Finally feeling like someone is listening she delivers a monologue on a story that brings her excitement and shame.

    Pacino and De Niro meeting on screen for the first time in Heat as the cop and the criminal bond over their similarities while knowing they may have to kill each other if their paths cross again.

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      good stuff.

      i'm not a scholar on such things, but it is amazing to me to watch a great movie like ROCKY, and see how the stuff that comes before the big confrontation scene with Mick (his helper who works at the gym is hauling out trash as Rocky is walking in, Rocky can't get his lock to unlock, checks his memory of the combination of the lock, which he keeps in his hat, it doesn't work and he uses brute force to bust it off with a FIRE EXTINGUISHER, etc). he/WE THE AUDIENCE/then find out his stuff is now on skid row.

      my gosh. how terrible.

      mick soon calls rocky a tomato, and he isn't running a soup kitchen and so on. think dialogue like the stuff between rocky and mick have to be set up early to work so well, especially when not too many page later mick is walking up those steep stairs to talk to rocky in hopes of finding some sort of dimly-lit salvation.

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        In Hunger - 20 minutes long scene between Bobby Sands and a priest - just brilliant, powerful. After that, I think no words are necessary till the end.

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          nice.

          ben and mrs. robinson at the beginning of THE GRADUATE when she begins seducing him. soon followed by ben, mr. robinson, and mrs. robinson...and soon after that...ben and elaine robinson.

          and mrs. robinson.

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            Karl Malden in Pollyanna. (I don't know how powerful it is, but it is long and loud.)

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP9uisy6FSw
            Last edited by StoryWriter; 05-25-2017, 10:11 AM.
            "I just couldn't live in a world without me."

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              Nicholson, in A Few Good Men.

              Wow.

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                The Man from Earth. The whole film is just one long dialogue that is so profound.

                Krull--the scene where Ergo is telling the group what he would wish for and then he asks Rell what he would wish for and Rell says one word, "Ignorance". It's not a long dialogue scene but it is very powerful.

                Also anything by Richard Linklater.

                The Peter Finch "mad as hell" scene from Network.

                Altered States--The entire film has some of the greatest dialogue scenes about the nature of man.

                Enemy Mine--Has many good dialogue scenes that are powerful and make you think.

                Hithcock's Lifeboat too.

                Life of Pi as well. The revelation scene (twist) at the end about who the tiger symbolized.

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                  i haven't seen most of these movies. need to catch up! would like to watch the Hitchcock movie first. haven't watched NETWORK in years. great stuff!

                  MARTY was a good story. lonely and then smitten, he couldn't shut up toward the end of the movie.

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                    The entire "12 Angry Men."

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                    • #11
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                      great pick.

                      GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

                      Lemmon was so great in that movie. what a character. drowning while trying to sell a bucket of water with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. the twinkle is real. can't quite pull off the smile anymore.

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                        Network (1976).

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                          interesting story may be a story similar in ways to SPEED, except the clock ticking is really bad stuff will happen if two people (a couple) stop talking to each other. they are fed topics. the topics get more and more personal. more cutting. the last topic is meant to be the very last topic, if they happen to get that far, etc. Probably would be aptly titled CONVERSATION or FIRST DATE THAT DIDN'T GO WELL AT ALL or TWO HOURS OF LONG DIALOGUE SCENES BETWEEN A COUPLE IN PERIL AND YOU KNOW ONE OF THEM, AT LEAST, IS PROBABLY GOING TO DIE BUT YOU'RE NOT SURE WHICH ONE...WHICH KEEPS YOU INTERESTED, or a title much more brief, intriguing and creative to boot.

                          The dentist in ON GOLDEN POND trying to read the riot act to the rough-barked old man on his birthday, etc., is a great scene, trying to find out if it is okay if he can sleep with/have sex with/screw the old man's daughter in the old man's house...if that would be a problem.
                          Last edited by AnconRanger; 06-21-2017, 05:32 PM.

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                            THE FASTEST GUN ALIVE. Glenn Ford in a saloon. Doesn't drink anymore, but he does on this day. Sick of selling dry goods. Sick of arguing over the color of an ordered dress, etc. Has a drink. And another. Is losing it. Boys in the saloon are talking like they know a lot about shooting and killing. Ford starts holding court about guns and gunfighting. Everyone knows he's lit talking like he is. He's talking big. But then he shows off shooting silver dollars and whisky bottles (things which don't shoot back). Once done, he wants the toothpaste to go back into the tube.

                            It can't. And killers are riding into town. A town with no sheriff.
                            Last edited by AnconRanger; 06-24-2017, 06:05 PM.

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