Buddy: What I am concerned with is detail. I asked you go get me a packet of Sweet-N-Low. You bring me back Equal. That isn’t what I asked for. That isn’t what I wanted. That isn’t what I needed and that shit isn’t going to work around here.
Guy: I, I just thought…
Buddy: You thought. Do me a fucking favor. Shut up, listen, and learn. Look, I know that this is your first day and you don’t really know how things work around here, so I will tell you. You have no brain. No judgement calls are necessary. What you think means nothing. What you feel means nothing. You are here for me. You are here to protect my interests and to serve my needs. So, while it may look like a little thing to you, when I ask for a packet of Sweet-N-Low, that’s what I want. And it’s your responsibility to see that I get what I want.
— Swimming With Sharks (1994), written by George Huang
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is overreacting, suggested by @davidproenza. Today’s suggestion by churnage.
Trivia: Director George Huang was convinced to make this film by Robert Rodriguez. Huang used to work for Columbia Pictures, which acquired the distribution rights for Rodriguez’ film El mariachi in 1991. The two met and Huang shared some of his would-be movie stories with Rodriguez, who – as documented in his memoir, “Rebel Without a Crew” – told Huang that he should simply “go out and make a movie.” As such, Huang resigned from his position and set out to make this film.
Dialogue On Dialogue: I’m guessing every Hollywood intern or assistant has this movie pretty much memorized.