I’ve been watching a lot of movies while I recuperate from surgery. The Bourne Series is one of my favs. But just in case you think I’m being a complete slacker I’m also writing down lines of dialogue that inspire me. I like to think I’m channel all these bits and snippets I take note of when I get back to writing.
Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms. Alfred Hitchcock
I love this bit of dialogue from the Bourne Identity. A great way to impart a lot of information while keeping it interesting.
I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six cars outside. I can tell you that our waitress is left-handed and the guy sitting up at the counter weighs two hundred fifteen pounds and knows how to handle himself. I know the best place to look for a gun is the cab of the gray truck outside, and at this altitude, I can run flat out for a half mile before my hands start shaking. Now why would I know that? How can I know that and not know who I am?
Action and adventure is my favourite category on Netflix. What kinds of movies take your mind off life?