Movie Quote of the Day – Diner, 1982 (dir. Barry Levinson)

Beth: What are you getting so crazy about? It’s just music. It’s not that big a deal.
Shrevie: It is! Don’t you understand? This is important to me!
Beth: Shrevie, why do you yell at me? I never hear you yell at any of your friends.
Shrevie: Look, pick a record, okay.
Beth: What?
Shrevie: Just pick any record. Any record! Okay, what’s the hit side?
Beth: “Good Golly Miss Molly”
Shrevie: Ok, now ask me what’s on the flip side.
Beth: Why?
Shrevie: Just, just ask me what’s on the flip side, okay?
Beth: What is on the flip side?
Shrevie: “Hey, Hey, Hey” 1958. Specialty Records. [beat] See? You don’t ask me things like that, do you? No! You never ask me what’s on the flip side.
Beth: No! Because I don’t give a shit. Shrevie, who cares about what’s on the flip side of a record?
Shrevie: I do! Every one of my records means something! The label, the producer, the year it was made. Who was copying whose style, who’s expanding on that. Don’t you understand? When I listen to my records they take me back to certain points in my life, okay? Just don’t touch my records, ever! The first time that I met you? Modell’s sister’s high school graduation party, right? 1955. And “Ain’t That A Shame” was playing when I walked into the door!


About Marya E. Gates

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Posted on April 16, 2012, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. So – my three favorite Starbucks in Manhattan – at Bond and Broadway, at 17th and Union Square, at 39th and 8th – always remind me of Diner. Why is that? At first blush it seems these types of hangouts are quite different. Of course, they are. I’ll confess that when I’m in one of these places I’m not, like the ensemble six of Diner, debating the relative merits of Mathis vs. Sinatra or engaging in braggadocio about how I can get a girl to grab my pecker on our first date – but I certainly see groups of young men who are the 2014 versions of these guys.

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