Thursday, June 05, 2008

I love this conversation

...because it's bitter sweet :)

From the Ocean's Eleven Movie (abl lamma yektaroh w yellemoh)

"

      Tess Ocean sits in a booth and sips at a glass of wine
and checks her watch: Benedict is late or very close to
being so...


... when a pair of hands slips over her shoulders and
starts to caress her arms.

TESS
(without looking at him)
You're thirty seconds late. I was
about to send out a search
party...
(recognizing the hands,
she turns, stunned)
Danny...

DANNY
(standing over her,grinning)
Hello, Tess.

TESS
(thrilled and petrified
and stunned to see
him, but outraged
mostly)
What are you doing here?

DANNY
I'm out.

TESS
You're out.

DANNY
Of prison. You remember. The day
I went for cigarettes and never
came back. You must have noticed.

TESS
I don't smoke.
(as he sits)
Don't sit --

DANNY
(but he does)
They said I'd paid my debt to
society.

TESS
Funny, I never got a check.

Danny smiles. Tess stares daggers.

TESS DANNY
You can't stay. It's good to see you.


DANNY
You're not wearing your ring.

A beat.

TESS
I sold it. And I don't have a
husband. Or didn't you get the
papers?

DANNY
My last day inside.

TESS
I told you I'd write.

Danny reaches his hand (ringed) for hers (ringless), but
she removes it from the table.

TESS
Danny. Go. Now. Before...

DANNY
Benedict?

She freezes: Danny knows. He smiles: it's okay. Then,
to a passing waiter:

DANNY
(his fingers two
inches apart)
Whiskey and --
(then one inch
apart)
-- whiskey.

TESS
Danny...

DANNY
You're doing a great job curating
the museum.

She sighs, exasperated.

DANNY
The Vermeer is quite good. Simple
but vibrant. Although his work
definitely fell off as he got
older.

TESS
Remind you of anyone?

<-Boring part skipped->

DANNY
You don't know how many times I
played this conversation out in my
head the last two years.

TESS
Did it always go this poorly?

DANNY
Yes.

TESS
Sounds frustrating.

DANNY
You were never easy.
(as she shrugs)
Okay. I'll make this quick. I came
here for you. I'm gonna get on with
my life, and I want you with me.

TESS
You're a thief and a liar.

DANNY
I only lied about being a thief.
But I don't do that anymore.

TESS
Steal?

DANNY
Lie.

TESS
I'm with someone now who doesn't
have to make that kind of
distinction.



DANNY
No, he's very clear on both.

TESS
Nice. Work on that for two years, too?

DANNY
Year and a half.

A light smile from Tess.

TESS
Do you know what your problem is?

DANNY
I only have one?

TESS
You've met too many people like you.
(then)
I'm with Terry now.

DANNY
Does he make you laugh?

TESS
He doesn't make me cry.

2 comments:

insomniac said...

i love it too :))

i always kept replaying it!!

i like u :))

gjoe said...

toshkary ya ameera :D

wana wallahy ya o7't inso 7abbetshek men awel post!