Daily Dialogue — December 31, 2012

December 31st, 2012 by

Ponda Baba gives Luke a rough shove and starts yelling at Luke in an alien language which Luke doesn’t understand.

Dr. Evazan: [explaining] He doesn’t like you.
Luke: Sorry.
Dr. Evazan: [grabbing Luke] I don’t like you either. You just watch yourself. We’re wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems.
Luke: I’ll be careful.
Dr. Evazan: You’ll be dead!
Obi-Wan: [intervening] This little one’s not worth the effort. Come, let me get you something.

Dr. Evazan shoves Luke across the room and pulls out a blaster.

Bartender: No blasters! No blasters!

Obi-Wan ignites his lightsaber, severing Ponda Baba’s arm.

Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope (1977), written by George Lucas

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is bar fights, suggested by Dean Scott. Today’s suggestion by David Proenza.

Trivia: On a personal note, I saw this movie in a New Haven theater seated beside noted theologian Henri Nouwen who was on faculty at Yale at the time.

Dialogue On Dialogue: In a bar fight, something has to set someone off. Clearly Dr. Evazan is a guy with a short fuse and spoiling for trouble. Wonder what he’s a doctor of?

One thought on “Daily Dialogue — December 31, 2012

  1. maximum_z says:

    A friend said I direct too much in the action lines. The line “Obi-Wan ignites his lightsaber, severing Ponda Baba’s arm” is a perfect example of describing what happens without going into too much detail (or directing the scene). Exactly what I need to learn to do. Thanks Scott!

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