“My desert island, all-time, top-five most memorable breakups, in chronological order, are as follows: Alison Ashmore; Penny Hardwick; Jackie Alden; Charlie Nicholson; and Sarah Kendrew. Those were the ones that really hurt. Can you see your name on that list, Laura? Maybe you’d sneak into the top ten. But there’s just no room for you in the top five, sorry. Those places are reserved for the kind of humiliation and heartbreak you’re just not capable of delivering.”
— High Fidelity (2000), screenplay by D.V. DeVincentis & Steve Pink & John Cusack and Scott Rosenberg, based on a novel by Nick Hornby
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is breakup, courtesy of a suggestion by Liri Nàvon. Today’s suggestion by churnage.
Trivia: Touchstone acquired the rights to Nick Hornby’s book for $500,000 with Mike Newell attached to direct.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary from Churnage: “Rob break ups with his current live-in girlfriend Laura and then tries to rationalize the whole thing (and his behavior), but comparing her to his ex-girlfriends going back to middle school. But as he revisits each of these relationships, he realizes not one of these girlfriends can hold a candle to Laura. Just some great passive-aggressive behavior exhibited by Rob to minimize the relationship and the pain he now feels.”