Teddy Pasternak blew in with this suggestion: Marriage proposals. Along with this take:
Spring is in the air! How about marriage proposals? There are a ton of examples of this: some funny, some sad, some deceitful, some obligatory, some honest. As I was looking for scenes it became very clear how much culture, tradition and geographical location play a part in how proposals are written. Just like every scene should, of course, the good ones grow organically from the situation and the dynamic between the characters.
To which I say: “I do.” Next week, we explore movie marriage proposals:
Teddy has already noted some good examples including Vera Drake and Muriel’s Wedding, but there are plenty of others. If a movie marriage proposal scene jumps into your mind, please post it in comments. The usual drill:
* Copy/paste dialogue from IMDB Quotes or some other transcript source.
* Copy/paste the URL of an accompanying video from MovieClips or YouTube.
There were several other good suggestions for dialogue themes, so here is our upcoming schedule for the next several weeks:
April 23-29: Narration [Lloyd Morgan]
April 30-May 6: Revelations [Alexander Gorelik]
May 7-May 13: First Dates [churnage]
May 14-May 20: Non-verbal ‘dialogue’ [Liz Swan]
But this week, let’s focus on marriage proposals. See you in comments!