I watched one of my favorite movies Millers Crossing on Comcast on demand and even though I've seen it almost a dozen times, today I saw something I've never seen before…I like that. A great movie has many layers and depending on what kind of mood your in you'll see different things.
I love the dialog in the film, its lean with almost no wasted words. One of my favorite scenes is when Tom takes Bernie into the woods to kill him…
[Tom holds Bernie at gunpoint, and walks him out deeper into the forest]
Tommy, you can't do this! You don't bump guys! You're not like those
animals back there. It's not right, Tom! They can't make us do this.
It's the wrong situation, they can't make us different people than we
are. We're not muscle, Tom. I… I… I… never killed anybody. I used
a little information for a chisel, that's all. It's my nature, Tom!
I… I… I… can't help it, somebody gives me an angle, I play it. I
don't deserve to die for that. Do you think I do?
[Tom doesn't answer, he just keeps walking]
I'm… I'm… I'm just a grifter, Tom. I'm… I'm… I'm… I'm… I'm
an nobody! But I'll tell you what, I never crossed a friend, Tom. I
never killed anybody, I never crossed a friend, nor you, I'll bet.
We're not like those animals! This is not us! Th… th… this is some
hop dream! It's a dream, Tommy! I'm praying to you! I can't die! I
can't die… out here in the woods, like a dumb animal! In the woods,
LIKE A DUMB ANIMAL! Like a dumb animal! I can't… I can't… I CAN'T
DIE OUT HERE IN THE WOODS!… like a dumb animal. I can't… die!
[Bernie falls to his knees, praying]
I'm praying to you! Look in your heart! I'm praying to you! Look in
your heart! I'm praying to you! Look in your heart! I'm praying to you!
Look in your heart…
[Tom slowly aims his gun at Bernie]
I'm praying to you! Look in your heart. I'm praying to you… look in
your heart… look in your heart! You can't kill me… look in your
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