Daily Dialogue theme next week: Medical

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The Daily Dialogue theme for next week: Medical, suggested by Denise Garcia.

“Welcome to the Dallas Buyers Club!”

Doctors. Nurses. Hospitals. Hell, why not shamans? This should be a piece of cake to come up with 7 great examples.

What to do:

  • Copy/paste dialogue from IMDb Quotes or some other transcript source.
  • Copy/paste the URL of an accompanying video from YouTube or some other video source.
  • Any trivia about the movie which you think would be of interest to readers, we always welcome that.

I’d also ask you to think about why the dialogue is notable. Is there anything about the dialogue which provides some takeaway related to the craft of writing? If so, feel free to share your Dialogue On Dialogue.

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Upcoming schedule of themes:

December 11-December 17: Lie
December 18-December 24: Holiday [Denise Garcia]
December 25-December 31: New Year
January 1-January 7: Harassment [Gisela Wehrl]

If you have any suggestions for Daily Dialogue themes, please post them in a RESPONSE and I’ll be happy to consider them for the series.

Be sure to post your ideas for this week’s theme: Medical.

Continued thanks to all of you Daily Dialogue devotees, your suggested dialogue and dialogue themes. Grateful for your ongoing support of this series!


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Daily Dialogue theme next week: Airplane

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The Daily Dialogue theme for next week: Airplane.

“Auf Wiedersehen, asshole.” (Bridesmaids, 2012)

Hundreds of movies involving airplanes. Comedies, Action, Thrillers, even war movies. This should be a piece of cake to come up with 7 great examples.

What to do:

  • Copy/paste dialogue from IMDb Quotes or some other transcript source.
  • Copy/paste the URL of an accompanying video from YouTube or some other video source.
  • Any trivia about the movie which you think would be of interest to readers, we always welcome that.

I’d also ask you to think about why the dialogue is notable. Is there anything about the dialogue which provides some takeaway related to the craft of writing? If so, feel free to share your Dialogue On Dialogue.

Consecutive days of Daily Dialogue posts: 3,481.

Be a part of the proud Daily Dialogue tradition, post a suggestion in a RESPONSE, and have your name emblazoned on a blog post which will forever hold a hallowed spot in the Go Into The Story archives!

Upcoming schedule of themes:

December 4-December 10: Medical [Denise Garcia]
December 11-December 17: Lie
December 18-December 24: Holiday [Denise Garcia]
December 25-December 31: New Year
January 1-January 7: Harassment [Gisela Wehrl]

If you have any suggestions for Daily Dialogue themes, please post them in a RESPONSE and I’ll be happy to consider them for the series.

Be sure to post your ideas for this week’s theme: Airplane.

Continued thanks to all of you Daily Dialogue devotees, your suggested dialogue and dialogue themes. Grateful for your ongoing support of this series!


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Daily Dialogue — November 25, 2017

DREY: How come you’re not eating with the teachers?
DAN: Just… I felt like being alone.
DREY: I know what you mean.
DAN: You do?
DREY: Mm-hmm.

— Half Nelson (2006), written by Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: School, suggested by Gisela Wehrl who also recommended today’s movie.

Trivia: Was originally made as the short film “Gowanus, Brooklyn” (2004) which won an award at the Sundance Film Festival. Shareeka Epps and Karen Chilton reprise their roles as Drey and Drey’s mother. Matt Kerr, who plays the substitute teacher Mr. Light in this film, played Mr. Dunne in the original short.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary from Gisela: “A teacher succeeds if a student understands and knows what he or she means. As Drey understands Dan, she succeeds in taking the wrong path as Dan did.”


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Daily Podcast: Assessing The Justice League Aftermath, Box Office, Zack Snyder’s Cut, Reshoots & End Credit Scenes

justice league

On the November 20, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista for a special episode of the podcast taking a look at the aftermath of Justice League’s opening weekend, its failure at the box office, a fan petition for a Zack Snyder cut, what Joss Whedon’s writing credit means, and Ben Affleck’s future as Batman in the DCEU. At the Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about Las Vegas, David Copperfield, John Carpenter, and traveling. And in the Spoiler Room, we’ll be discussing the changes of the Justice League reshoots and what the end credits scenes mean.

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

At the Water Cooler:

  • Peter went to Las Vegas for a weekend trip and sees David Copperfield.
  • Chris saw John Carpenter live
  • Ben has been traveling

In the News:

Feedback: Last week we talked about what Warner Bros needs to do to make the DCEU successful moving forward, and asked for your ideas. Timothy in LA wrote in: “One of the pitfalls of the DC movie universe is that they started too big villain-wise. Man of Steel had Zod who is way too big a threat to start off with. His goal was to terraform the earth and destroy mankind. That’s no different from Steppenwolf. There’s been nothing for DC to build up to. And, worse yet – Darkseid is going to do the same exact thing in the eventual sequel.  If WB wants to improve these movies, they need to find something unique in terms of conflict. Flashpoint is a good start with an alternate timeline.  A rule for these movies: no more aliens taking over the world, or villains threatening the whole of humanity.”

In the Spoiler Room:

You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word! Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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Daily Dialogue theme next week: School

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The Daily Dialogue theme for next week: School, suggested by Gisela Wehrl.

‘Election’ (1999)

Oh, so many movies set in school. College. High School. Middle School. Elementary School. Even Kindergarten. This should be easy finding seven great examples of dialogue.

What to do:

  • Copy/paste dialogue from IMDb Quotes or some other transcript source.
  • Copy/paste the URL of an accompanying video from YouTube or some other video source.
  • Any trivia about the movie which you think would be of interest to readers, we always welcome that.

I’d also ask you to think about why the dialogue is notable. Is there anything about the dialogue which provides some takeaway related to the craft of writing? If so, feel free to share your Dialogue On Dialogue.

Consecutive days of Daily Dialogue posts: 3,474.

Be a part of the proud Daily Dialogue tradition, post a suggestion in a RESPONSE, and have your name emblazoned on a blog post which will forever hold a hallowed spot in the Go Into The Story archives!

Upcoming schedule of themes:

November 27-December 3: Airplane
December 4-December 10: Medical [Denise Garcia]
December 11-December 17: Lie
December 18-December 24: Holiday [Denise Garcia]
December 25-December 31: New Year
January 1-January 7: Harassment [Gisela Wehrl]

If you have any suggestions for Daily Dialogue themes, please post them in a RESPONSE and I’ll be happy to consider them for the series.

Be sure to post your ideas for this week’s theme: School.

Continued thanks to all of you Daily Dialogue devotees, your suggested dialogue and dialogue themes. Grateful for your ongoing support of this series!


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Daily Podcast: Should Our Feelings About The Filmmaker Taint The Movie? Justice League, Tom Cruise, LotR & More

justice league trailer

On the November 15, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the Rotten Tomatoes score and box office tracking for Justice League, Quentin Tarantino wants to cast Tom Cruise in his next film, what Christopher Tolkien resigning from the Tolkien Estate means for the future of Lord of the Rings, and Mel Gibson is up for the Joe Carnahan time-loop film Boss Level. In The Mailbag, we’ll be questioning our abilities to separate the art from the artist.

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In the News:

In The Mailbag:  Mark S from Phoenix writes in “after all the allegations against many heavyweights in Hollywood, is it acceptable to separate a person from their art. Can I still laugh at Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”, can I still be in awe at Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist”, can I still be mesmerized by Brett Ratner’s “Red Dragon”? And not solely the filmmakers; “Manchester by the Sea” was one of my favorite films last year, but the more I heard about Casey Affleck and his allegations, the more I felt guilty for praising a man who has committed such atrocities.   We all make mistakes, but for those whose actions are unforgivable, do you think we should still celebrate their cinematic achievements?  Love the podcast, keep it up guys!”

To submit questions to the mailbag, send them to peter@slashfilm.com. Please mention your name and general geographical location in case we mention the question on the air.
You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word! Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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Daily Dialogue — November 14, 2017

Henry: Well, kid, you beat him.
Johnny: You’re right, Henry. It’s not enough.

Then he laughs.

Johnny: But it’s close.

The Sting (1973), written by David S. Ward

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Celebration.

Trivia: Paul Newman’s role, Henry Gondorff, was written for an overweight, past one’s prime slob, and was a minor character. He was only in about half of David S. Ward’s original screenplay, and was intended to be an older, paunchier fellow-a sort of gruff mentor to Johnny Hooker. The producers originally envisioned Peter Boyle to play the role, but Paul Newman loved the screenplay and was eager to play Gondorff. Ultimately, Ward slimmed down the character and beefed up the role to fit Newman.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Amidst the general celebration by all the guys who pulled off this con, this exchange between Henry (Paul Newman) and Johnny (Robert Redford) is a nice capstone.


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Daily Dialogue theme next week: Celebration

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The Daily Dialogue theme for next week: Celebration.

“A toast to my big brother George: The richest man in town.” — ‘It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Hollywood has a longstanding affection for happy endings and what better way to sell that mood in a scene than a celebration.

What to do:

  • Copy/paste dialogue from IMDb Quotes or some other transcript source.
  • Copy/paste the URL of an accompanying video from YouTube or some other video source.
  • Any trivia about the movie which you think would be of interest to readers, we always welcome that.

I’d also ask you to think about why the dialogue is notable. Is there anything about the dialogue which provides some takeaway related to the craft of writing? If so, feel free to share your Dialogue On Dialogue.

Consecutive days of Daily Dialogue posts: 3,467.

Be a part of the proud Daily Dialogue tradition, post a suggestion in a RESPONSE, and have your name emblazoned on a blog post which will forever hold a hallowed spot in the Go Into The Story archives!

Upcoming schedule of themes:

November 20-November 26: School [Gisela Wehrl]
November 27-December 3: Airplane
December 4-December 10: Medical [Denise Garcia]
December 11-December 17: Lie
December 18-December 24: Holiday [Denise Garcia]
December 25-December 31: New Year
January 1-January 7: Harassment [Gisela Wehrl]

If you have any suggestions for Daily Dialogue themes, please post them in a RESPONSE and I’ll be happy to consider them for the series.

Be sure to post your ideas for this week’s theme: Celebration.

Continued thanks to all of you Daily Dialogue devotees, your suggested dialogue and dialogue themes. Grateful for your ongoing support of this series!


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Daily Dialogue — November 10, 2017

“Take the draw.”

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1994), screenplay by Steve Zaillian, book by Fred Waitzkin

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Competition [Non-Sports], suggested by Denise Garcia.

Trivia: The character of Jonathan Poe (Josh’s young rival) was based on real life young chess prodigy Jeff Sarwer. In the National Primary Championship which the climax of the film is based on, Josh and Jeff actually tied for first place, after which Josh won on tie-breaks. While Sarwer would go on to win the World Championship Under 10, he soon disappeared with his sister and father; the family was known for living a travelling lifestyle (no permanent address, etc.)

Dialogue On Dialogue: It’s such a great moment, the calm before the storm. Josh knows he’s won. His rival thinks he’s won. However, two completely different moods from the boys: Josh willing to share the title, Jonathan intent on winning. A quiet few seconds before a beautifully rhythmic Final Struggle.


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Daily Dialogue — November 7, 2017

Tiffany: Walk across the room.
Pat: Can we do something else besides the dance deal?
Tiffany: Are you fucking kidding me?
Pat: I’m good with a hammer. You want me to fix something?
Tiffany: A deal is a deal.
Pat: I know, okay, I was just suggesting if there’s a better scenario.

Tiffany turns away from him.

Tiffany: Why don’t you… walk towards me like I’m Nikki. And the only way you can convey how much you missed me is by your walk, by your slow walk. You can’t talk, only walk.
Pat: No.
Tiffany: Do it.
Pat: It’s stupid.
Tiffany: No walk, no letter. Walk to me like I’m Nikki. Do it, come on, I’m Nikki.
Pat: You’re not Nikki.

Does the walk anyway.

Tiffany: Yes! Do you feel that? That’s emotion.
Pat: I don’t feel anything.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012), screenplay by David O. Russell, novel by Matthew Quick

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Competition [Non-Sports], suggested by Denise Garcia.

Trivia: It took five years and 25 rewrites before David O. Russell could direct it himself as Sydney Pollack told him it was tricky to have emotional, troubling, funny and romantic content mixed together.

Dialogue On Dialogue: There is the dance competition at the end of the movie, but there is also a competition between these two — who controls each interaction until the point at which they start to ‘work’ together as a couple.


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