Friday, May 25, 2007

Friday Classic Conversation

This week's Classic Conversation segment comes from one of the all-time not-so-greats, The Ghost and the Darkness starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas.

Col. John Henry Patterson: Have you ever failed?

Charles Remington: Only at life.

And because Michael Douglas is so ridiculously over the top in this movie, I'm throwing in a bonus solo line. And probably his most ridiculous line in the whole movie.

Charles Remington: Oh, you're right. The devil has come to Tsavo. Look at me! I am the devil.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday Classic Conversation

Robin of Locksley: You were to use this information to get close to me and then kill me, isn't that right, Will? What are your intentions?

Will Scarlet: Well, that depends on you Locksley. I've never trusted you, that's no secret. What I wanna know is, is are you gonna finish what you started? I want to know if he's gonna turn and run like the spoiled little rich boy I always took him for.

Robin of Locksley: Did I wrong you in another life, Will Scarlett? Where does this intolerable hatred for me come from?

Will Scarlet: From knowing that... that our father loved you more than me.

Robin of Locksley: Our father?

Will Scarlet: We are brothers, Robin of Locksley. I am the son of the woman who replaced your dead mother for a time.

Robin of Locksley: It's a lie!

Will Scarlet: It was your anger that drove them apart! It's not a lie! You ruined my life! I have more reason to hate you than anyone. Yet I found myself daring to believe in you. And what I want to know brother, is will you stay with us and finish what you started?

That, my friends, is what we call acting.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Classic Conversation

Viper: I flew with your old man. VF-51, the Oriskany. You're a lot like he was. Only better... and worse. He was a natural heroic son of a bitch that one.

Maverick: So he DID do it right.

Viper: Yeah, he did all right. Is that why you fly the way you do? Trying to prove something? Yeah your old man did it right. What I'm about to tell you is classified and it could end my career. We were in the worst dogfight I could've dreamed of. There were bogeys like fireflies all over the sky. His F-4 was hit; he was wounded, but he could've made it back, instead he stayed in it; saved three planes before he bought it.

Maverick: How come I never heard that before?

Viper: Well that's not something the Navy tells families especially when the fight happened over the wrong line on some map.

Maverick: So you were there?

Viper: I was there.