He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people? — Touch of Evil
You don’t yell at a sleepwalker. He may fall and break his neck. —
Joe Gillis • Sunset Blvd.
If you don’t find Wilder films to be impeccably written, you’re not paying enough attention.
That was all there was to it. Nothing had slipped, nothing had been overlooked, there was nothing to give us away. And yet, Keyes, as I was walking down the street to the drugstore, suddenly it came over me that everything would go wrong. It sounds crazy, Keyes, but it’s true, so help me. I couldn’t hear my own footsteps. It was the walk of a dead man. — Walter Neff ~ Double Indemnity
Love is eternal. It has been the strongest motivation for human actions throughout history. Love is stronger than life. It reaches beyond the dark shadow of death. — Waldo Lydecker • Laura