AURORA: Excuse me. It’s after ten. Give my daughter the pain shot.
NURSE 1: Mrs Greenway, I was going to.
AURORA: Good. Go ahead.
NURSE 1: Just a few minutes.
AURORA: Please. It’s after ten. I don’t see why she has to have this pain?
NURSE 2: Ma’am, it’s not my patient.
AURORA: It’s time! Do something! All she has to do is hold on until ten! And it’s past ten! My daughter’s in pain! Give her the shot!
NURSE: Are you going to behave?
AURORA: GIVE MY DAUGHTER THE SHOT! Thank you very much. Thank you.
— Terms of Endearment (1984), screenplay by James L. Brooks, novel by Larry McMurtry
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is overcome with emotion suggested by Sabina. Today’s suggestion by Tracy Downey.
Trivia: James L. Brooks received a special gift at the end of production, to congratulate him for completing his first movie. This was a book of “Life in Hell” cartoons, drawn by Matt Groening. Brooks was so impressed with the comics that he asked Groening to create cartoon shorts for The Tracey Ullman Show. This gave rise to The Simpsons.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary by Tracy: “One of the best adaptations from author Larry McMurtry and flawlessly done by James L. Brooks.Powerhouse acting from a stellar cast and I truly cannot think of one scene that doesn’t overflow with emotion. This clip IMO sealed it for Shirley MacClaine to win the Emmy for best actress.”