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Films with great lenghty dialogues!

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1. On the Waterfront (1954)
Arguably the most famous example! It's a brillianty crafted scene with no wasted second!

Running time: 5 mins 28 secs!

In this famous scene, a quote became one of the best known quotes in the history of cinema:

You don't understand i could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody instead of a bum which is what i am!


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2. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The conversation between Sonny & Leon! Another great crafted scene with nary a wasted second... or dialogue!

Running time: A little more than 8 mins!
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3. Psycho (1960)
Dr. Fred Richmond explaining the true nature of Norman Bates to Lila (and the others). How did Simon Oakland not get a nomination for this? Superb performance!

Running time: A little more than 6 minutes!

The following is the dialogue (From Wikiquotes)

Dr. Fred Richmond: Now to understand it the way I understood it, hearing it from the mother... that is, from the "mother half" of Norman's mind... you have to go back ten years, to the time when Norman murdered his mother and her lover. Now he was already dangerously disturbed, had been ever since his father died. His mother was a clinging, demanding woman, and for years the two of them lived as if there was no one else in the world. Then she met a man... and it seemed to Norman that she threw him over for this man. Now that pushed him over the line and he killed them both. Matricide is probably the most unbearable crime of all... most unbearable to the son who commits it. So he had to erase the crime, at least in his own mind. He stole her corpse. A weighted coffin was buried. He hid in the body in the fruit cellar. Even treated it to keep it as well as it would keep. And that still wasn't enough. She was there, but she was a corpse. So he began to speak for her, give her half his life, so to speak. At times, he could be both personalities, carry on conversations. At other times, the mother half took over completely. Now he was never all Norman, but he was often only mother. And because he was so pathologically jealous of her, he assumed that she was jealous of him. Therefore, if he felt a strong attraction to any other woman, the mother side of him would go wild. [to Lila] When he met your sister, he was touched by her... aroused by her. He wanted her. That set off the 'jealous mother' and 'mother' killed the girl. Now after the murder, Norman returned as if from a deep sleep, and like a dutiful son, covered up all traces of the crime he was convinced his mother had committed!

Sam Loomis: Why was he... dressed like that?

District Attorney: He's a tranvestite!

Dr. Fred Richmond: Ah, not exactly. A man who dresses in women's clothing in order to achieve a sexual change or satisfaction is a transvestite. But in Norman's case, he was simply doing everything possible to keep alive the illusion of his mother being alive. And when reality came too close, when danger or desire threatened that illusion... he dressed up, even to a cheap wig he bought. He'd walk about the house, sit in her chair, speak in her voice. He tried to be his mother! And, uh, now he is. Now that's what I meant when I said I got the story from the mother. You see, when the mind houses two personalities, there's always a conflict, a battle. In Norman's case, the battle is over — and the dominant personality has won.

Sam Loomis: And the $40,000?

Dr. Fred Richmond: The swamp. These were crimes of passion, not profit. Sheriff, if you have any unsolved missing person cases, I'd suggest you drag the swamp.
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4. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Conversation b/w Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink & Mr. White! (Mr. Orange had passed out). This film is filled with great lenghty dialogues scenes (Like the classic 'Like A Virgin' & 'I Don't Tip' scene) but this truly stands out as the best!

Running time: Near 4 mins!

It also has a memorable dialogue:

Are you gonna bark all day little doggie? Or are you gonna bite?
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5. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The narration of Brooks & Red! Morgan Freeman is a classic actor & this movie proves my point while James Whitmore was just simply the best: In other words, he made the film! He had the lion soul in the film!

Running time (Brooks): 4 mins

Running time (Red): 9 mins

In the former, a memorable line occured:

I don't like it here. I'm tired of being afraid all the time. So, i decided not to stay!



In the latter:

I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams (which is also the last line of the film)



A brilliant film!
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6. Patton (1970)
George C. Scott's Award winning performance was of no surprise when everyone saw his classic speech in front of the American flag which has become one of the most iconic moments in history!

Running time: 5 mins!

(The line in bold is one of the greatest quotes of all time)

I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country
Men, all this stuff you've heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
When you were kids you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, big league ball player, the toughest boxer. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war, because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.
Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday Evening Post don't know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating.
Now, we have the finest food, equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. You know, by God I, I actually pity those poor bastards we're going up against, by God, I do. We're not just going to shoot the bastards; we're going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel.
Now, some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you'll chicken out under fire. Don't worry about it. I can assure you that you will all do your duty.
The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them. Spill their blood. Shoot them in the belly. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do.
Now there's another thing I want you to remember: I don't want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We're not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We're going to hold onto him by the nose and we're going to kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we're going to go through him like crap through a goose.
Now, there's one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home. And you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: "What did you do in the great World War II?" You won't have to say, "Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana."
Alright, now you sons-of-bitches, you know how I feel. Oh... I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere.
That's all.


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7. Apocalypse Now (1979)
Kilgore's speech on 'Napalm'... One of the best remembered scene!

Running time: 5-6 mins!

A great dialogue occured:

I love the smell of Napalm in the morning!

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8. Pulp Fiction (1994)
The 'Royale' showdown with a weak Brett against the Bible-toting Jules Winnfield! Say 'What?' again!

Running time: Near 3 mins!


Brett: [to Jules] Look, I'm sorry, I-I didn't get your name. I got yours, uh, Vincent, right? But-But I-I never got your...
Jules: My name is Pitt, and your ass ain't talking your way outta this shit.
Brett: [rising] No, no, no. I just want you to know how – [Jules motions him to sit down] I just want you to know how sorry we are that-that things got so fucked up with us and-and Mr. Wallace. I-I-It...we-we got into this thing with the best intentions. Really. I never...
[Jules shoots Flock-of-Seagulls, Brett recoils in horror]
Jules: Oh, I'm sorry. Did I break your concentration? I didn't mean to do that. Please, continue. You were sayin' something about "best intentions"? [silence] What's the matter? Oh, y-you were finished? Oh, well, allow me to retort. What does Marsellus Wallace look like?
Brett: What?
Jules: [overturns the small table in the room] What country are you from?
Brett: What?
Jules: "What" ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in "What"?
Brett: What?
Jules: English, motherfucker! Do you speak it?
Brett: Yes.
Jules: Then you know what I'm saying.
Brett: Yes.
Jules: Describe what Marsellus Wallace looks like.
Brett: What...?
Jules: [points gun directly in Brett's face] Say "what" again. Say "what" again. I dare you. I double-dare you, motherfucker. Say "what" one more goddamn time.
Brett: He-he's black.
Jules: Go on.
Brett: He's bald.
Jules: Does he look like a bitch?
Brett: What?
Jules: [shoots Brett in the shoulder; Brett screams] Does he look...like a bitch?
Brett: [in pain] No!
Jules: Then why'd you try to fuck him like a bitch, Brett?
Brett: [faintly] I didn't.
Jules: Yes, you did. Yes, you did, Brett. You tried to fuck him. And Marsellus Wallace don't like to be fucked by anybody except Mrs. Wallace. You read the Bible, Brett?
Brett: [gasping for breath] Yes.
Jules: Well, there's this passage I've got memorized, sort'a fits the occasion. Ezekiel 25:17? "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. [begins pacing about the room] And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord... [pulls out his gun and aims it at Brett] ...when I lay my vengeance upon thee."
[Brett shrieks in horror as Jules and Vincent shoot him repeatedly]


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9. The Matrix (1999)
Morpheus & Neo meet for the first time!

Running time: Bit more than 3 mins!

Morpheus: I imagine that right now, you're feeling a bit like Alice. Hm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?
Neo: You could say that.
Morpheus: I see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, that's not far from the truth. Do you believe in fate, Neo?
Neo: No.
Morpheus: Why not?
Neo: Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.
Morpheus: I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Neo: The Matrix.
Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is?
Neo: Yes.
Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind. Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more.



I think Morpheous explaining who the Agents are & what the Matrix is (The Red Woman scene in a crowded place) might also fit as it was an amazing scene!

minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it. Were you listening to me, Neo, or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?
Neo: I was …
Morpheus: Look again. [an agent appears] Freeze it.
Neo: This … this isn't the Matrix?
Morpheus: No. It's another training program designed to teach you one thing: if you are not one of us, you are one of them.
Neo: What are they?
Morpheus: Sentient programs. They can move in and out of any software still hard-wired to their system. That means that anyone we haven't unplugged is potentially an agent. Inside the Matrix, they are everyone and they are no one. We have survived by hiding from them, by running from them, but they are the gatekeepers. They are guarding all the doors, they are holding all the keys, which means that sooner or later, someone is going to have to fight them.
Neo: Someone?
Morpheus: I won't lie to you, Neo. Every single man or woman who has stood their ground, everyone who has fought an agent has died. But where they have failed, you will succeed.
Neo: Why?
Morpheus: I've seen an agent punch through a concrete wall. Men have emptied entire clips at them and hit nothing but air. Yet their strength and their speed are still based in a world that is built on rules. Because of that, they will never be as strong or as fast as you can be.
Neo: What are you trying to tell me, that I can dodge bullets?
Morpheus: No, Neo. I'm trying to tell you that when you're ready, you won't have to.
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10. Spider-Man (2002)
Uncle Ben having his last conversation with Peter Parker, making him the Red/Blue friendly neighbourhood hero as we know today (Unintentionaly of course)!

Running time: Near 2 mins!

A memorable line was said from Uncle Ben which would later transform Peter Parker's life:

With great power comes great responsibility!

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11. The Godfather (1972)
The opening of The Godfather! A very well remembered scene because it shows Vito Corleone accepting an offer all the while stroking a cat... Oh well!

Running time: Maybe 6-7 mins (Forgot)

Bonasera: I believe in America. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. I gave her freedom but I taught her never to dishonor her family. She found a "boy friend," not an Italian. She went to the movies with him. She stayed out late. I didn't protest. Two months ago he took her for a drive, with another boy friend. They made her drink whiskey and then they tried to take advantage of her. She resisted. She kept her honor. So they beat her. Like an animal. When I went to the hospital her nose was broken. Her jaw was shattered, held together by wire. She couldn't even weep because of the pain. But I wept. Why did I weep? She was the light of my life. A beautiful girl. Now she will never be beautiful again. [He breaks down at this point, and the Don gestures to his son to get him a drink] Sorry... [He regains his composure and carries on] I went to the police, like a good American. These two boys were brought to trial. The judge sentenced them to three years in prison, and suspended the sentence. Suspended sentence! They went free that very day! I stood in the courtroom like a fool, and those two bastards, they smiled at me. Then I said to my wife, "For justice, we must go to Don Corleone."
Don Corleone: Why did you go to the police? Why didn't you come to me first?
Bonasera: What do you want of me? Tell me anything, but do what I beg you to do.
Don Corleone: What is that? [Bonasera whispers his request in the Don's ear] That I cannot do.
Bonasera: I will give you anything you ask.
Don Corleone: We've known each other many years, but this is the first time you ever came to me for counsel or for help. I can't remember the last time that you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee, even though my wife is godmother to your only child. But let's be frank here. You never wanted my friendship. And, uh, you were afraid to be in my debt.
Bonasera: I didn't want to get into trouble.
Don Corleone: I understand. You found paradise in America, you had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law. And you didn't need a friend like me. But, uh, now you come to me, and you say: "Don Corleone, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me Godfather. Instead, you come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to do murder for money.
Bonasera: I ask for justice.
Don Corleone: That is not justice. Your daughter is still alive.
Bonasera: Let them suffer then, as she suffers. How much shall I pay you?
Don Corleone: Bonasera, Bonasera. What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you'd come to me in friendship, then this scum that wounded your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies. And then they would fear you.
Bonasera: Be my friend – Godfather.
[The Don shrugs, Bonasera bows toward the Don and kisses the Don's hand]
Don Corleone: Good. Someday, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day – accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day.
Bonasera: Grazie, Godfather.
Don Corleone: Prego. [Bonasera leaves, and Don Corleone turns to Hagen] Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all, we're not murderers, in spite of what this undertaker thinks!

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12. Goldfinger (1964)
Auric Goldfingr almost made a woman out of James Bond in this classic 'Laser-Surgery' scene which has some of the best remembered dialogues and, of course, the best Bond villain of all time!

Running time: 3 mins 32 seconds!

Some of the best dialogues:

Choose your next witticism carefully Mr. Bond, it may be your last!

It also has the best exchange b/w Bond & a Bond villain!

Bond: You expect me to talk?
Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, i expect you to die!

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13. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R. Lee Ermy at his greateest! As seeing that he was in the army before he came in the films, this scene is Perfect! It also has heavy Vulgarity but it created one of the most best, and funny, scenes in modern cinema!

Running time: 6 mins!

A small extract (from Wikiquotes):

If you ladies leave my island, if you survive recruit training... you will be a weapon, you will be a minister of death, praying for war. But until that day you are pukes! You're the lowest form of life on Earth. You are not even human fucking beings! You are nothing but unorganized grabasstic pieces of amphibian shit! Because I am hard, you will not like me. But the more you hate me, the more you will learn: I am hard, but I am fair! There is no racial bigotry here! I do not look down on niggers, kikes, wops, or greasers; here you are all equally worthless! And my orders are to weed out all non-hackers who do not pack the gear to serve in my beloved Corps! Do you maggots understand that?

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14. Rocky (1976)
Rocky has always been one of my most all time fav. films and this particular scene on the ice just grabs you into the film more!

Running time: 3 mins!

Out of the 'Ice' scenes i have seen in several movies (Like King Kong playing with Ann Darrow for example), this one stands out as the best!

A small extract:

Rocky: My ol' man, he was never too smart. He says to me, 'You weren't born with much of a brain, ya know, so uh, ya better start using your body, right?' So I become a fighter. Ya know what I mean. [Adrian chuckles softly] Why are ya laughing?
Adrian: My mother, she said the opposite thing.
Rocky: What did she say? What did she say the opposite?
Adrian: She said, 'You weren't born with much of a body, so ya better develop your brain.'
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15. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Who can hate the Coen Brothers? This brilliant movie just explains who they really are! Anyways, the scene between Anton Chigurh & the shop proprietor is just a modern classic! It has that cold mood splattered all over it & it's just brilliant!

Running time: Near 4 mins, maybe? forgot!

Chigurh: What's the most you've ever lost on a coin toss?
Proprietor: Sir?
Chigurh: The most. You ever lost. On a coin toss.
Proprietor: I don't know. I couldn't say.
[Chigurh tosses a quarter in the air, catches it, then places it on the counter with his hand over it]
Chigurh: Call it.
Proprietor: Call it?
Chigurh: [sighs] Yes.
Proprietor: Well - we need to know what we're callin' for here.
Chigurh: You need to call it. I can't call it for you. It wouldn't be fair.
Proprietor: I didn't put nothin' up.
Chigurh: Yes you did. You've been putting it up your whole life. You just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?
Proprietor: No.
Chigurh: Nineteen fifty-eight. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails, and you have to say. Call it.
Proprietor: Well look... I need to know what I stand to win.
Chigurh: Everything.
Proprietor: ...How's that?
Chigurh: You stand to win everything. Call it.
Proprietor: All right. Heads then.
[Chigurh removes his hand, revealing the proprietor made the correct call]
Chigurh: [suddenly] Well done! [pause] Don't put it in your pocket.
Proprietor: Sir....?
Chigurh: Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter.
Proprietor: Well where do you want me to put it?
Chigurh: Anywhere, not in your pocket. Where it'll get mixed in with the others and become just a coin... Which it is.
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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Apr 23 3:04
Some nice choices here! I've got a video related to your Pulp Fiction choice.
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Apr 23 11:18
Great list! I'm a sucker for well-crafted and delivered scenes of dialogue that take their sweet-ass time to unfold!
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Apr 26 7:41
Cool list and great excerpts!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 25 13:31
Great list!

Although if you want to go to the extreme, I recommend the movie Hunger (2008), featuring an unbroken 17 minute dialogue driven scene, the longest in any mainstream film.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger_(2008_film)
Posted: 3 years ago at Oct 13 21:22
You should add To Kill A Mockingbird.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jul 1 14:18
Pontypool - I sound like a broken record recommending this film - but its almost entirely dialogue...which is no surprise because it was developed as a radio play

anyway from IMDB -

[first lines]
Grant Mazzy: Mrs. French's cat is missing. The signs are posted all over town. "Have you seen Honey?" We've all seen the posters, but nobody has seen Honey the cat. Nobody. Until last Thursday morning, when Miss Colette Piscine swerved her car to miss Honey the cat as she drove across a bridge. Well this bridge, now slightly damaged, is a bit of a local treasure and even has its own fancy name; Pont de Flaque. Now Collette, that sounds like Culotte. That's Panty in French. And Piscine means Pool. Panty pool. Flaque also means pool in French, so Colete Piscine, in French Panty Pool, drives over the Pont de Flaque, the Pont de Pool if you will, to avoid hitting Mrs. French's cat that has been missing in Pontypool. Pontypool. Pontypool. Panty pool. Pont de Flaque. What does it mean? Well, Norman Mailer, he had an interesting theory that he used to explain the strange coincidences in the aftermath of the JFK assasination. In the wake of huge events, after them and before them, physical details they spasm for a moment; they sort of unlock and when they come back into focus they suddenly coincide in a weird way. Street names and birthdates and middle names, all kind of superfluous things appear related to eachother. It's a ripple effect. So, what does it mean? Well... it means something's going to happen. Something big. But then, something's always about to happen." The end speech is cool too

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Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 23 20:24
"My Dinner with Andre:" The entire movie, of course, is one dinner conversation, uninterrupted.

Thanks to the commenter who mentioned "Hungry." What was most unusual about that was the whole conversation for 17+ minutes is one uninterrupted shot.

FIlm is supposed to represent life as it actually happens, so failing to represent the human joy of the long conversation is a failing. "My Dinner with Andre" proves that cinema can be used to do this. There are of course also many many theatrical adaptations on film ("Vanya on 42nd Street" being the obvious one to mention in the company of "My Dinner") that prove audiences can stand to follow a conversation for more than (gasp) five minutes every now and then. Not that playwrighting and screenwriting have to be identical jobs.

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