After a week of dialogue tied to delivering bad news, next week’s theme is negotiations, suggested by JasperLamarCrab:
This has a lot of angles: business, relationship, military, politics. Can we come up with 7 great examples of negotiation dialogue?
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.
I’d also ask you to think about why the dialogue is notable. Is there anything about the dialogue which provides some takeaway re screenwriting?
Here is the lineup for upcoming Daily Dialogue themes:
December 24-December 30: Gift-giving [I’ll give this to plinytheelder who said we needed something for the holiday season]
December 31-January 6: Bar fights [Dean Scott]
January 7-January 13: Gangster deaths [Phil Hopersberger]
January 14-January 20: Overreacting [@davidproenza]
January 21-January 27: Answering children’s questions [BillieJeanVK]
January 28-February 3: Agents [Teddy Pasternak]
February 4-February 10: Falsely accused [churnage]
February 11-February 17: Wedding toasts [Shaula Evans]
February 18-February 24: Last laugh [Vic Tional]
February 25-March 3: Boy meets girl [TaraPhelps]
March 4-March 10: Breakups [Liri Nàvon]
March 11-March 17: Innuendo [Hawkewood]
Some of these are going to be challenges, I think, finding 7 solid examples, but as the GITS community has proven time and again, you are up for challenges. All in all, a fascinating cross-section of themes which should set us up for some great Daily Dialogue posts and some interesting conversation about writing dialogue.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions!
This week our focus is on negotiations.
See you in comments for your suggestions!