Daily Dialogue — October 25, 2011

October 25th, 2011 by

“I know I’m human. And if you were all these things, then you’d just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This thing doesn’t want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It’ll fight if it has to, but it’s vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it’s won.”

– MacReady (Kurt Russell), The Thing (1982), screenplay by Bill Lancaster, based on a story by John W. Campbell Jr.

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is monsters, suggested by Teddy Pasternak. The Thing suggested by Bill Weinberger.

Trivia: John Carpenter and Kurt Russell both admit that after all of these years they still do not know who has been replaced by the creature and when.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Sometimes straight-ahead exposition just works. This is one such case because it summarizes the situation in a graphic way.

One thought on “Daily Dialogue — October 25, 2011

  1. Annika says:

    This exposition really works for me because, if you were in a situation like this, you would just spell things out for people. Time and pressure necessitate it. Something filled with subtext or clever plays on words would have been the more false choice in this case.

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