Daily Dialogue — April 18, 2016

April 18th, 2016 by

Lightning: Okay. Focus. Speed. I am speed. One winner. 42 losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast, maybe I should have had breakfast. Breaky could be good for me. No, no, stay focused. Faster than fast. Quicker than quick, I am lightning.
Mac (OS): Hey Lightning, you ready?
Lightning: Oh yeah, Lightning’s ready (beat) Ka-chow!

Cars (2006), screenplay by Dan Fogelman and John Lasseter and Joe Ranft and Kiel Murray & Phil Lorin and Jorgen Klubien, story by John Lasseter & Joe Rant & Jorgen Klubien

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Pixar. Today’s suggestion by Michael Waters.

Trivia: This was Paul Newman’s last feature film before his death in 2008. It also turned out to be the highest-grossing movie of his career.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary from Michael: “Lightning McQueen’s disunity state set up in his opening words. Arrogant, dreamy, distracted and incapable of getting breakfast. Definitely a film for boys aged 2-8.”

Daily Dialogue — August 15, 2013

August 15th, 2013 by

Darrell: Lightning McQueen is gonna win the Piston Cup!
Sally: Come on! You got it! You got it, Stickers!
Chick: I am not comin’ in behind you again, old man.
Dear: Oh, no!
Chick: Yeah… Woooww! I won, baby! Yeah! Oh, yeah!
Flo: What’s he up to, Doc?
The King: What are you doin’, kid?
McQueen: I think The King should finish his last race.
The King: You just gave up the Piston Cup, you know that?
McQueen: Ahhh. This grumpy old racecar I know once told me somethin’. It’s just an empty cup.
Bob: Darrell, is pushing on the last lap legal?
Darrell: Hey, man. He’s not really pushin’ him. He’s just givin’ him a little bump draft.
Chick: Whoaa.. Hohooo!! Hey. What? What’s goin’ on?
Fan: That’s what I call racin’ right there.

Cars (2006), screenplay by Dan Fogelman and John Lasseter and Joe Ranft and Kiel Murray & Phil Lorin and Jorgen Klubien, original story by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft and Jorgen Klubien, Robert L. Baird additional screenplay material by Daniel Gerson, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Steve Purcell, Dan Scanlon

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is Pixar moments suggested by Mark Walker who also suggested Cars.

Trivia: If you look closely at one of the racing cars, it’s white, has the Apple logo, and the number is 84. 1984 was the year Apple released the Macintosh, the computer that revolutionized Apple as a company. Pixar was previously owned by Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Commenatry by Mark: “CARS was one of the first films I watched with my eldest daughter when she was 4….and we both loved it – it became our “thing” for about 3 months, watching it every weekend…..and this scene is one that ‘gets’ me every time. Its the perfect example of one of those typical PIXAR moments ‘you don’t have to be a success to be a winner.’

And that one line of dialogue about an empty cup sums everything up….hollow dreams, hollow life….Lightning learns his lesson and fills his cup with the stuff that’ll make you really happy.”