SERA: So, Ben, what brings you to Las Vegas? Business convention?
BEN: No, I came here to drink… myself… you know…
SERA: To death?
BEN: Yes, that’s right. Sera… what you don’t understand is…
BEN: You can never… never… ask me to stop drinking. Do you understand?
SERA: I do. I really do.
– Sera (Elizabeth Shue), Ben (Nicholas Cage), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), screenplay by Mike Figgis, based on a novel John O’Brien
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is facing death, suggested by @tiffanyleigh and @al_grinter. Today’s suggestion by blknwite.
Trivia: The movie that Ben and Sera are watching when they lie by the pool at the Desert Hotel is The Third Man.
Dialogue On Dialogue: An interesting thing here is characters being honest with each other and yet avoid even deeper truths… why Ben would want to kill himself, what she will eventually see in him. And as death approaches, those truths can emerge.