Monthly Archives: April 2010

Transcript: “Is it safe?”

Marathon Man clip:

Szell (Laurence Olivier):  Is it safe?
Levy (Dustin Hoffman):  Yes, it’s safe. It’s very safe. So safe you wouldn’t believe it.
Szell:  Is it safe?
Dustin:   No, it’s not safe. It’s very dangerous. Be careful.
Szell:  (Takes out dental instruments. Shines bright light in Dustin’s eyes.) Relax, relax. Come on. Open. Open. It’s OK. That hurt? I should think it would. You should take better care of your teeth. You have quite a cavity here.
Szell:  Is it safe?
Levy:  I told you I can’t tell you..(gagging) AGGHHH! AGGHHH! AGGHHH!
Henchman:  Think he knows?
Other henchman:  Of course. He’s being very stubborn.
Levy:  No, please. Please don’t. No.
Szell:   (Takes out a small bottle of clove oil and puts some in Dustin’s mouth) Is it not remarkable? Simple oil of cloves and how amazing the results. Life can be that simple. (Hold ups dental tool and bottle of oil) Relief, Discomfort. Now, which of these I next apply–that decision is in your hands. So, take your time. And tell me.
Szell:  Is it safe?
Levy:  Please…please stop.

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