Film Language Tag: dialogue
According to The Screenwriter's Bible (pub. 1995), “Dialogue is not reallife speech; it only sounds like it. It is more focused, less rambling than real-life speech. Yes, it contains fragments and short bits, but anything extraneous is pulled out, including the ahs and uhs. You might say that dialogue is edited speech. It is organized and has direction, but it retains the style of real-life speech.” According to writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, this is because “Realistic dialogue as it is spoken in everyday life cannot be brought to the stage or screen for the simple reason [that] it would bore everybody out of their minds.”
Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) confronts Red (Lupita Nyong'o) who has captured her son, Jason Wilson (Evan Alex). As Adelaide creeps up behind Red, weapon in hand, Red begins a monologue about her life as a tethered. The monologue is overlayed with images of Adelaide and Red as young girls. The twist that Adelaide was originally a tethered is revealed.
While being interviewed by art critic Finley Stephens (Rebecca Spence), Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) eggs her into summoning the Candyman. As he investigates her whereabouts after she leaves for the bathroom, Anthony sees a reflection of the Candyman in the mirror. However, he notices odd parallels between him and the Candyman. It seems as though they are linked and the Candyman is his counterpart. The clip ends as Anthony, now amalgamated into the character of the Candyman, brutally kills Stephens as shown through the windows of his apartment building.
On a walk shortly after meeting, Avalyn (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Brian (Brady Corbet) discuss the relationship between dreams and alien abduction. She shows him a scar on her leg she considers evidence of an alien tracking device, inviting him to touch it; he tells her about his history of nosebleeds after memory lapses.
Lajjo (Farida Jalal) notices her daughter, Simran (Kajol), looking distraught. She then proceeds to have a conversation with her about the sacrifices women need to make in their lives for men. This convinces Simran in the moment to marry Kuljeet (Parmeet Sethi), and forget about Raj (Shah Rukh Khan).
After Amos (David Girard) threatens Gareth (Franklin Ritch), Cherry (Tatum Matthews) reveals that she has gotten significantly more advanced and is nearing superintelligence, now being closer to experiencing human emotions and have even more realistic conversations and reactions. Deena (Sidna Nichols) then implores her to use this newfound agency to find happiness.
After Amos (David Girard) votes against a merger with Princeton Dynamics to give Cherry (Tatum Matthews) a corporeal form, the team discusses using her data tracking to find the rogue vote before Amos admits that he could not approve the merger without Cherry's consent.
Gareth (Franklin Ritch) explains to Amos (David Girard) and Deena (Sinda Nichols) how his Cherry program functions, moving past the functionalities of the best chatbots to hold realistic conversations with Internet users. He has created, he explains, an autonomous program that exceeds the specifications of the Turing Test.
Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) are holding out in a small store, trying to outlast the military that has come after them. The drawn-out shootout ends with both characters running out of the store, guns blazing, to ultimately be killed.
In the last scene, Chiron, also known as Black,(Trevante Rhodes) drives Kevin (Andre Holland) back to his home and they have a heart to heart about Black's past, before cutting to them on the beach, and finally to Chiron as Little (Alex Hibbert) as the final shot.
Denis Archer (John Justin) and Margot Seaton (Dorothy Dandridge) get to know each other, and Archer professes his love for her.
In this clip, Smeagol and his dark alter ego Gollum debate about the trustworthiness of the Hobbits. It imitates shot/reverse shot through cuts that make it seem as though there are two characters arguing, rather than two sides of the same character.
Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o), Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke), Jason Wilson (Evan Alex), and Zora Wilson (Shahadi Wright Joseph) begin to sing along to the car radio playing "I got 5 on it". The mother tells her son to "get in rhythm", but she proceeds to snap her fingers off beat.
Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) runs to stop Connie Kendrickson (Ashlie Atkinson) from bombing Patrice Dumas's (Laura Harrier) home. Ron gets stopped by the police for catching Connie and unknowingly, Felix kills himself, Ivanhoe, and Walker by pressing the button to the bomb while parked right next to the car.
Civil Rights leader Kwame Ture (Corey Hawkins) recites a speech at a local rally hosted by the Black Student Union. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) attends, going in undercover on behalf of the police as Philip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) and Jimmy Creek (Michael Buscemi) listen in. Ture speaks on the need to embrace Blackness and Black beauty, police brutality, opposition to the Vietnam war, and the fight for racial equality.
Jerome Turner (Harry Belafonte) recounts the lynching of Jesse Washington at a Civil Rights rally as it is cross cut with Philip Zimmerman's (Adam Driver) - posing as a white version of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) - induction into the KKK. Turner describes in detail the murder and we go back and forth between this and David Duke's (Topher Grace) white nationalist speech. All the while, Stallworth is watching the induction ceremony happen from a window.
After an apparent one-night stand, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) and Jo (Tracey Heggins) quietly observe each other while getting ready to leave their host (John Thurgood)'s now largely empty loft apartment. The party host invites them to stay for breakfast on their way out but they leave anyway.
Wei-Wei (May Chin) makes breakfast while Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) wakes Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) and then his father Mr. Gao (Lung Sihung). Over breakfast, they discuss Wai-Tung's plans to have a simple courthouse wedding to Wei-Wei, prompting protests from Mrs. Gao.
Raj (Shah Rukh Khan), and Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Amrish Puri) have a conversation about what being an Indian means in the context of being an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) in a mustard field in Punjab, India. Baldev and Raj feed pigeons as they speak to each other. Raj uses the metaphor of pigeons to symbolize the NRIs and how they are still Indian at heart.
As Oscar (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz) ride the BART back home, Katie (Ahna O'Reilly) recognizes Oscar and calls out his name. While the two catch up, Cale (Joey Oglesby), who Oscar knew in prison, recognizes him and punches him. When the BART stops, police officers Ingram (Chad Michael Murray) and Caruso (Kevin Durand) restrain and harass Oscar, and Ingram shoots him in the back.
Wanda (Octavia Spencer) waits at the hospital to hear of her son Oscar's (Michael B. Jordan) prognosis after being shot by a BART police officer. A doctor informs her and other loved ones that Oscar is not responding well to treatment, prompting Wanda to lead a prayer for him. However, Oscar dies.
After hearing of their tenant Wei-Wei (May Chin)'s immigration troubles, Wai-Tung Gao (Winston Chao) and his partner Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) decide to stage a marriage to solve her immigration problems and satisfy Wai-Tung's parents. They re-decorate Simon and Wai-Tung's apartment to appease Mr. and Mrs. Gao, removing signs of their relationship.
Cherry (Tatum Matthews), now having achieved singularity and a corporeal form, reveals to Gareth (Lance Hendriksen) that the objective he bestowed upon her of tracking down child predators makes her miserable, and that with her newfound "humanity" she wishes to pursue other things of her own choosing.
As Anthony's (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) girlfriend Bri (Teyonah Parris) attempts to fight the Candyman, she realizes the two are linked. If the Candyman is harmed, so is Chris. She cradles his body on the floor. When the police arrive at the scene, they ask no questions and shoot Anthony dead while arresting his girlfriend. Trapped in the police car, the girlfriend summons the Candyman so that she can escape and be freed.
Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) lays out the rules for Fight Club decided on by him and The Narrator (Edward Norton). This includes the well-known line, "You do not talk about Fight Club." The first fight begins, which includes someone from The Narrator's office. We flash forward to the following days where The Narrator explains that Fight Club only exists when you're in it—that in the outside world, it is not acknowledged. We see him and various other injured people go about their daily lives without talking about it.
The film crew, knowing Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe) is a vampire, attempt to let in the sunlight to kill Schreck. But Schreck had sabotaged the door, trapping them all inside. Schreck kills Fritz (Cary Elwes) and Albin (Udo Kier) and Murnau (John Malkovich) doesn't stop filming. In the end, the crew arrives and kills Schreck, and Murnau asks for an endboard.
The Hoover family sets out on a road trip from New Mexico to support Olive's (Abigail Breslin) dream to win the "Little Miss Sunshine" beauty pageant in California. As the trip gets underway, we learn more about individual members of the family, including Sheryl Hoover (Toni Colette) and Richard Hoover (Greg Kinnear), Olive's parents; Dwayne (Paul Dano), her half-brother; her grandfather Edwin (Alan Arkin); and her uncle Frank (Steve Carrell).
Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) works out while a voiceover of his mother discusses his father's health and Wai-Tung's prospects for an arranged marriage. Wai-Tung calls his partner, Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein), to cancel plans before bumping into an old acquaintance.
As Giorgio's father (Romolo Valli) seeks to reassure Giorgio (Lino Capolicchio) that Italian Jews were still citizens notwithstanding discriminatory laws against them, Giorgio reminds him of the importance of recognizing the seriousness of their situation.
During an interrogation, Gareth (Franklin Ritch) explains to investigators Deena (Sinda Nichols) and Amos (David Girard) that the photos of a young girl named Cherry on his computer are deepfakes, showing a synthetic computer program he created in order to catch sexual predators and pedophiles online.