Daily Dialogue theme next week: Standoff

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The Daily Dialogue theme for next week: Standoff.

“Ah-ha! Whee! What a predicament!” — Face/Off (1997)

Most often, movie stand-offs involve characters pointing guns at each other, however, that’s not always the case. And given the heightened drama of the moment, dialogue can really work… or really not work, moving into over the top territory.

So this week, let’s explore memorable movie standoffs and see what we can glean from our week-long series.

Your suggestions wanted!

What to do:

  • Copy/paste dialogue from IMDb Quotes or some other transcript source.
  • Copy/paste the URL of an accompanying video from YouTube or some other video source.
  • Any trivia about the movie which you think would be of interest to readers, we always welcome that.

I’d also ask you to think about why the dialogue is notable. Is there anything about the dialogue which provides some takeaway related to the craft of writing? If so, feel free to share your Dialogue On Dialogue.

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Upcoming schedule of themes:

March 26-April 1: Trash Talk
April 2-April 8: Breaking the 4th Wall
April 9-April 15: Femme Fatale
April 16-April 22: Technobabble
April 23-April 29: Tarantino

If you have any suggestions for Daily Dialogue themes, please post them in a RESPONSE and I’ll be happy to consider them for the series.

Be sure to post your ideas for this week’s theme: Standoff.

Continued thanks to all of you Daily Dialogue devotees, and your suggested dialogue and dialogue themes. Grateful for your ongoing support!