Daily Dialogue — April 12, 2018
Bridget Gregory: Could you leave? Please?
Mike Swale: I haven’t finished charming you yet.
Bridget Gregory: You haven’t started.
Mike Swale: Gimme a chance.
Bridget Gregory: Look, go find yourself a nice little cowgirl and make nice little cowbabies and leave me alone.
Mike Swale: I’m hung like a horse. Think about it.
Bridget Gregory: Let’s see.
Mike Swale: Excuse me?
Bridget Gregory: Mr. Ed, let’s see.
Mike Swale: Look, I tried to be nice. I can see that’s something you’re not…
Bridget Gregory: No, I’m trying. I can be very nice when I try. Sit down.
Mike Swale: OK, maybe we just got off to a bad start. I know plenty of people -
Bridget unzips his fly.
Mike Swale: What are you doing?
Bridget Gregory: I believe what we’re looking for is a certain horse-like quality?
— The Last Seduction (1994), written by Steve Barancik
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Femme Fatale.
Trivia: According to an interview with screenwriter Steve Barancik in Creative Screenwriting, ITC Entertainment executives thought The Last Seduction (1994) would be a typical “Skin-e-max” movie popular on premium cable channels. One executive was upset when he viewed a scene in which Linda Fiorentino wore only a pair of suspenders instead of being completely topless. When viewing the dailies of the scene, the executive asked, “Are we making an art movie?!” He demanded that the scene be cut and made the principal cast and crew pledge that they had no “artistic pretensions.”
Dialogue On Dialogue: One mark of a great femme fatale is the First Meeting and how she works her wiles. Linda Fiorentino, who plays Bridget, gets an A+ for this introductory scene to her soon-to-be lover Mike.