Daily Dialogue — December 16, 2013

December 16th, 2013 by

ANNIE: Hi.
ALVY: Hi. Oh, hi. Hi.
ANNIE: Well, bye.
ALVY: You-you play … very well.
ANNIE: Oh, yeah? So do you. Oh, God, whatta- whatta dumb thing to say, right? I mean, you say it, “You play well,” and right away … I have to say well. Oh, oh … God, Annie. Well … oh, well … la-de-da, la-de-da, la-la.
ALVY: Uh … you-you wanna lift?
ANNIE: Oh, why-uh … y-y-you gotta car?
ALVY: No, um … I was gonna take a cab.
ANNIE: Oh, no, I have a car.
ALVY: You have a car? So … I don’t understand why … if you have a car, so then-then wh-why did you say “Do
you have a car?”… like you wanted a lift?
ANNIE: I don’t … I don’t … Geez, I don’t know, I’ve … I wa- This … yeah, I got this VW out there … What a jerk, yeah. Would you like a lift?
ALVY: Sure. W-w-w-which way yuh goin’?
ANNIE: Me? Oh, downtown!
ALVY: Down- I’m-I’m goin’ uptown.
ANNIE: Oh, well, I’m goin’ uptown, too.
ALVY: Uh, well, you just said you were going downtown.
ANNIE: Yeah, well, I’m, but I … I mean, I can go uptown, too. I live uptown, but … uh, what the hell, I mean, it’d be nice having company, you know I mean, I hate driving alone.

Annie Hall (1977), written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is awkward, suggested by Sabina Giado. Today’s suggestion by Jen Johans.

Trivia: Sigourney Weaver’s screen debut, in a non-speaking part as Alvy’s date near the end of the movie.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Annie Hall is perhaps the paradigm of awkward, as this exchange aptly demonstrates.

An added bonus! FilmIntuition suggested this:

Duane: Can I confess something? I tell you this as an artist, I think you’ll understand. Sometimes when I’m driving… on the road at night… I see two headlights coming toward me. Fast. I have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly, head-on into the oncoming car. I can anticipate the explosion. The sound of shattering glass. The… flames rising out of the flowing gasoline.
Alvy Singer: Right. Well, I have to – I have to go now, Duane, because I, I’m due back on the planet Earth.

And here’s the scene:

Great moment, great ending line, and great setup for the car ride to the airport.

3 thoughts on “Daily Dialogue — December 16, 2013

  1. […] ANNIE: Hi. ALVY: Hi. Oh, hi. Hi. ANNIE: Well, bye. ALVY: You-you play … very well. ANNIE: Oh, yeah? So do you. Oh, God, whatta- whatta dumb thing to say, right? I mean, you say it, “You play well,” and right away … I have to say well. Oh, oh … God, Annie. Well … oh, well … la-de-da, la-de-da, la-la. ALVY: Uh … you-you wanna lift? ANNIE: Oh, why-uh … y-y-you gotta car? ALVY: No, um … I was gonna take a cab. ANNIE: Oh, no, I have a car. ALVY: You have a car? So … I don’t understand why … if you have a car, so …read more […]

  2. TheQuietAct says:

    Great choice Jen Johans, love Annie Hall.

  3. Wow, thanks so much! Great scene selection with Alvy & Annie as well. There are so many quotable moments in that film. Also crack up when she has Alvy over and is trying to keep him entertained – promises a funny story, starts laughing and the says “he died” re: the free turkey. Quintessential La Di Da moment. :)

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