TRICKS OF THE TRADE
DIANA: Doctor Browning?
AUGUST: Come in. Come in.
DIANA: I’m Diana Woods.
AUGUST: You’re very prompt.
DIANA: Doctor August Browning?
AUGUST: Incredible as it seems. Sit down. I won’t bite.
DIANA: Thank you.
AUGUST: I have a tie. It’s in my coat. I have a coat. It’s on the floor.
DIANA: I guess one expects a doctor...
AUGUST: I wear a pipe. Does that help?
DIANA: Double doors?
DIANA: Is that your couch?
AUGUST: If you’d like to lie down...
DIANA: I’d rather sit.
AUGUST: Price of fame.
DIANA: I beg your pardon?
AUGUST: The decline and fall of the couch. When I started out, they couldn’t wait to lie on it. Some of them actually tried to eat it. I suppose somewhere in the future is standing on their heads the entire hour...What’s your problem?
DIANA: This isn’t my idea.
DIANA: My parents.
AUGUST: That isn’t who made the appointment.
AUGUST: I don’t happen to know him, but your family doctor...
DIANA: What did he say?
AUGUST: There is nothing whatsoever wrong with you physically. Which I can see was an accurate diagnosis.
DIANA: So why am I here?
AUGUST: You tell me.
DIANA: I have over-protective parents.
AUGUST: Are there any other kind?
DIANA: This was all precipitated by a dumb crying jag—I don’t like the taste of liquor—my cousins wedding—I couldn’t seem to stop crying. The groom wasn’t paying any attention to the bride. Everybody agreed that I needed help.
AUGUST: Maybe they should have sent me the bride.
MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
SELZNICK: Push - push -
FLEMING: I'm pushing -
SELZNICK: Push harder -
FLEMING: Uh -
SELZNICK: Harder -
FLEMING: Uh - uh -
SELZNICK: You have to throw yourself into it.
FLEMING: Uh uh uh -
SELZNICK: It's no good - where is that girl? Prissy, Prissy? Ben -
HECHT: Wha -?
SELZNICK: Scarlett's in Atlanta, remember?
SELZNICK: Melanie's having Ashley's baby.
SELZNICK: There's only Scarlett to help her -
HECHT: Scarlett? Ow -
SELZNICK: Not again -
HECHT: I think I lost the use of my legs -
SELZNICK: Have a banana. Peanut? Take it easy.
HECHT: Goddamn you to hell David Selznick - I haven't had a bowel movement in two days - I'm deaf in my right ear from this goddamn typewriter - I must have lost five pounds. Look at that.
SELZNICK: It's nothing serious -
HECHT: What's that?
SELZNICK: You threw the peanuts at me, remember?
HECHT: Did I hurt you badly?
SELZNICK: Fleming held you down until you were over it.
HECHT: Fleming? What's he doing here?
SELZNICK: Stop kidding around.
FLEMING: I'm pushing, I'm pushing -
SELZNICK: We're doing pretty good - We're making progress but we've still got a ways to go -
HECHT: My back -
SELZNICK: We have to keep going -
HECHT: My head -
SELZNICK: You know where we are, right? In the story?
HECHT: Let me take a walk, get some fresh air -
HECHT: Let me sleep for ten minutes -
SELZNICK: We don't have time. We have a baby on the way here.
HECHT: A baby?
SELZNICK: Melanie's having Ashley's baby with only Scarlett to help. Scarlett's maid Prissy told her she knew about birthing babies but she didn't know nuthin. Push - push -