Best dialogue scenes and/or films with great dialogue

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  1. Sentinel X optical illusion

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    I was trying to find some great dialogue scenes on youtube but ironically only bollywood films showed up :huh: .....does anyone have any recommendations. Off the top of my head I can think of two great ones that stick like a sore thumb:

    1. Opening scene in social network
    2. The car scene in Pulp fiction

    What are your favorite dialogue scenes? I've just been trying to get a better appreciation for dialogue recently and watching scenes/movies with good dialogue would certainly help.
     
  2. obin_gam Registered

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    Every scene in Tarantinos movies.
     
  3. AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    Agreed. Especially all of Pulp Fiction. Marsellus Wallace has hilarious, badass dialogue throughout.
     
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    no one does dialogue like tarantino
     
  5. AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    The Shawshank Redemption instantly springs to mind as well.
     
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    No Country For Old Men, especially the scene in the gas station with Chigurh.
     
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  7. AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    Oh yes. :up:
     
  8. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Tarantino writes dialogue like nobody's business. Some don't like it, some feel it's too self-referential, but he doesn't shortchange it.
     
  9. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    In Bruges; any scene in it when people are talking

    Unforgiven

    The Magnificent Seven

    The Company of Wolves

    In the latter film, the least well known on my list, this scene really demonstrates how the dialogue between two individuals, both original and alluding to familiar tropes most of us already know of, can enhance the atmosphere and tension without taking over the entire scene:

     
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    Scenes:

    Al Pacino & Robert De Niro at the diner in Heat

    The opening scene of Layer Cake

    Daniel Craig & Eva Green talking over dinner on the train in Casino Royale

    Patrick Stewart & Tom Hardy engaging in conversation in Star Trek: Nemesis

    Donnie Walhberg & Tobin Bell getting to know each other better in SAW II

    Tom Cruise cross-examining Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men

    Everytime Anthony Hopkins talks to Jodie Foster the Julianne Moore in SOTL and Hannibal

    Star Wars Vs. Lord Of The Rings debate in Clerks 2

    Liam Neeson's warning over the phone in Taken

    Robert Downey confronting Jared Harris in Sherlock Holmes 2




    Movies:

    The Breakfast Club

    Casino

    Crash

    Dog Day Afternoon

    Kingdom of Heaven (Director's Cut)

    The Last Days Of Disco

    12 Angry Men (either version)

    True Romance
     
  11. Blitzkrieg Bop Fight Owens Fight

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    Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade Runner.

    "Tears in rain"
     
  13. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    "I saw three of these dusters a short time ago, they were waiting for a train. Inside the dusters, there were three men."
    "So?"
    "Inside the men, there were three bullets."
    "That's a crazy story, Harmonica, for two reasons. One, nobody around these part's got the guts to wear those dusters except Cheyenne's men. Two, Cheyenne's men don't get killed."
    "Well, you know music, and you can count - all the way up to two."
    "All the way up to six if I have to..."
     
  14. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    [YT]wV-Z2hEQV7Q[/YT]

    Love this flick, man. Beatty did a bang up job.
     
  15. Kahran Ramsus Super Moderator

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    The second scene (first with dialogue) of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly when Angel Eyes shows up to interrogate Stevens. That one scene is the basis of much of Tarantino's work.

    Also, the scene between Connery & Frobe where Bond is strapped to the table about to be cut in half by a laser is gold. Pun intended.

    Best overall film in terms of dialogue is for me Casablanca. There is so much great stuff in that movie. Five of the best lines in movie history are in one scene at the airport. Possibly the best single scene in film history.

    The five lines (in order they were delivered), for those wondering:

    1) "If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life."
    2) "We'll always have Paris."
    3) "Here's looking at you kid."
    4) "Round up the usual suspects."
    5) "Louis, I think is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
     
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  16. Brother Jack The Third Revelation

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    I'd say most Coen bros. movies.
     
  17. Victarion Iron Captain

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    I got chills when Bane gave his speech in front of Blackgate before the swelling score and the montage of the people retaking Gotham from the corrupt.

    The bit between Hellboy and Liz in HBII about Meyers getting transferred to Antarctica.
     
  18. Fanticon Sneaky-Snake!

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    I agree with all the QT comments...just go back to even the movies he didn't direct like True Romance and Natural Born Killers. But also Guy Ritchie with Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels come to mind.
     
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    Bat-joker scenes in TDK
    Rdj nd moriarty in SH2
    AVENGERS
    Tarantino movies
     
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    Bruce nd ras al ghul in BB
    Godfather 1&2
     
  21. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Like everyone else said, Tarantino is the master of dialogue. Nobody in Hollywood can touch him. Pulp Fiction is my favorite film ever partly due to the dialogue.

    12 Angry Men and The Sunset Limited are films that are driven on dialogue, especially the latter.
     
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    Inglorious Basterds Opening scene with Hans Landa

    Pulp Fiction Diner scene

    No one does dialogue like Tarantino. I also love Guy Ritchie's dialogue.
     
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    Actually, and I'm not just saying this because this is a comic-focused forum, but the Batman movies did have some genuinely good dialogue.

    The part where Ra's Al Ghul is talking to Bruce about loss was really well done. All the training scenes, really.

    Also, most scenes with the Joker (he didn't win an oscar for nothing).
     
  24. <(o_o)> Evangeline Is My Hero!

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    Marlon Brando, Superman The Movie.

    Peter Cullen/Optimus Prime Transformers.
     
  25. Roose Bolton Son of Katas

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    44 Inch Chest.
    The interrogation scene.

    I've yet to find anything better.
     

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