Daily Dialogue — June 22, 2013

June 22nd, 2013 by

INT. MESS HALL

CLOSE ON breakfast, a substance with a consistency somewhere between yogurt and cellulite.

TANK: Here you go, buddy. Breakfast of champions.

Tank slides it in front of Neo and takes a seat with the other crew members enjoying breakfast.

APOC: You mean the breakfast, lunch, and dinner of champions.
MOUSE: If you close your eyes, it almost feels like you’re eating runny eggs.
APOC: Or a bowl of snot.
MOUSE: But you know what it really reminds me of? Cream of Wheat. Did you ever eat Cream of Wheat?
SWITCH: No, but technically neither did you.
MOUSE: Exactly my point, because you have to wonder, how do the machines know what Cream of Wheat really tasted like? Maybe they got it wrong, maybe what I think Cream of Wheat tasted like actually tasted like oatmeal, or tuna fish. It makes you wonder about a lot of things. Take chicken for example. Maybe they couldn’t figure out what to make chicken taste like which is why chicken tastes like everything. And maybe –
APOC: Shut up, Mouse.

Neo scoops up a spoonful.

DOZER: It’s a single-celled protein combined with synthetic aminos, vitamins, and minerals. Everything your body needs. We grow it in a vat.
MOUSE: Oh no, it doesn’t have everything the body needs.

He sidles up to Neo.

MOUSE: So I understand you’ve run through the Agent training program? You know, I wrote that program.
APOC: Here it comes.
MOUSE: So what did you think of her?
NEO: Of who?
MOUSE: The woman in the red dress. I designed her. She doesn’t talk much but if you’d like to, you know, meet her, I could arrange a more personalized milieu.
SWITCH: The digital pimp hard at work.
MOUSE: Pay no attention to these hypocrites, Neo. To deny our impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.

The Matrix (1999), written by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is dinner scene, suggested by Turambar. Today’s suggestion by plinytheelder_t.

Trivia: The Wachowskis harbored their vision for five and a half years, working through 14 drafts of the screenplay. The final concepts took up 500 storyboards.

Dialogue On Dialogue: This observation by pliny: “A lesson on Cartesian Philosophy disguised as a breakfast scene.”

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