Saturday, January 21, 2017

Daily Dialogue theme next week: Callback

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The Daily Dialogue theme for next week: Callback.

“Parlay?”

What’s a callback? It’s a line of dialogue which gets set up by one character, then is repeated (recalled) by the same character or someone else later in the movie.

It’s a great device for writers as the second (or third) callback builds on the impact of the first. So many callbacks spring to mind. How about you? Let’s see if we can come up with 7 excellent examples of movie callbacks.

What to do:

  • Copy/paste dialogue from IMDb Quotes or some other transcript source.
  • Copy/paste the URL of an accompanying video from YouTube or some other video source.
  • Any trivia about the movie which you think would be of interest to readers, we always welcome that.

I’d also ask you to think about why the dialogue is notable. Is there anything about the dialogue which provides some takeaway related to the craft of writing? If so, feel free to share your Dialogue On Dialogue

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Upcoming schedule of themes:

January 30-February 5: Threat [Angry Cyborg]
February 6–February 12: Deathbed
February 13–February 19: Period Piece [@etom212]
February 20–February 26: Elevator
February 27–March 5: Sidekick [Angry Cyborg]
March 6-March 12: Famous Last Words
March 13-March 19: Jealousy [Shannon Corbeil]
March 20-March 26: Insult
March 27-April 2: Cemetery [Angry Cyborg]
April 3-April 9: Job Interview
April 10-April 16: Shame [Jenny McNabb]
April 17-April 23: Lying
April 24-April 30: Coming Out [Angry Cyborg]
May 1-May 7: Meet Cute
May 8-May 14: Revelation [@etom212]
May 15-May 21: Mealtime
May 22-May 28: Hospital [Angry Cyborg]
May 29-June 4: Seduction
June 5-June 11: Triumph [Shannon Corbeil]
June 12-June 18: Telephone
June 19-June 25: Unexpected Death [Angry Cyborg]
June 26-July 2: Voiceover

That takes us through half the year and we have some more courtesy of Angry Cyborg: Breaking the Law, Tirade, Revenge, Church, Cliché. If you have any suggestions for Daily Dialogue themes, please post them in a RESPONSE and I’ll be happy to consider them for the series.

Be sure to post your ideas for this week’s theme: Callback.

Continued thanks to all of you Daily Dialogue devotees, your suggested dialogue and dialogue themes. Grateful for your ongoing support of this series!

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