— Bob Wiley (Bill Murray), What About Bob (1991), screenplay by Tom Schulman, story by Alvin Sargent & Laura Ziskin
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is jokes, suggested by Francisco Madaragog. What About Bob suggested by Teddy P.
Trivia: Leo Marvin is a psychiatrist whose kids’ names are “Anna” and “Sigmund” named after the very well-known psychiatrist Sigmund Freud and his daughter, child psychologist Anna Freud.
Dialogue On Dialogue: What’s challenging about characters telling jokes in a movie is to buy the authenticity of the response of the listeners. There are some movies I’ve seen where it’s painfully obvious what is on film like the tenth take and the crowd response is forced. Interesting here they chose to frame the shot from a distance which makes it easier to pull off the group’s laugh.