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You want me to be kinder! I say, be a thing and live. My voice is raised in emphasis.

It’s a perfectly legitimate use of volume. I know you think you know what you’re saying, but you’re not saying it. No, I know what I’m saying. I don’t know what I mean, but I know what I’m saying. Is that what you mean? But it’s not like anybody knows what anything means, right? It’s not like anybody knows that.

So scgipt least I know I don’t know what I mean, which is better than most people. They probably think they know what they mean, not just what they think they mean. If your manner of speech is any indication of the workings of your mind, hurlyubrly it’s a wonder you can even tie your hurlyburlj. What does my tone mean? I don’t know what it means. Sarcastic is mean, it’s heavy – it’s funny, sure, but it’s mean.

I do both, but this was flip. I tried telling her that, Eddie!

Hurlyburly–screenplay [1st draft]

I told her, I’ve got three kids in Toledo, I don’t even know how old they are! I haven’t seen ’em since I went to hurlbyurly.

I can’t stand it. You came in this morning at something like 6: I guess dinner was a success. As a form of come-on.

So the girls can see I’m up for anything right away. Sometimes as a sort of, uh, mood-setter I turn it on. But, uh, hurlyburrly there was, uh, extenuating circumstances. I’m a real person, you know? I’m a real person. Now you know that, you know that! In the Middle Ages everyone really had to worry about witches and goblins, but what we have is stuff eating at us.

We’ve got stuff we don’t even I mean, why do you think that all the warlords of the world are so anxious to get their own hurlybburly little stash of chemical weapons. They call them weapons of mass destruction, but they’re not. They annihilate people and preserve things. You and I would be dead, gas Whereas, you know, other earlier older people – the ancients – could look to the hurljburly, which in their minds was inhabited by this thoughtful, scripf, you know, maybe a trifle unpredictable and wrathful, but nevertheless up there – this divine onlooker.


We’ve got anchorpurses and talking heads. We’ve got politicians who decide life and death issues on the basis of their media conceitedness. That’s what we’ve got. No, it matters, and you care.

What you mean is it doesn’t make any difference! I can’t be that specific about my feelings! I’ve gotta cool off. I’ve got a history lesson in progress, man, the lobes are humming!

I’m picking up the trans-atlantic signals, man. He’s got some complaints, man. Just because you’re talking, that doesn’t mean destiny is speaking, Artie. Good taste has undoubtedly deprived me of any number of friendships.

Hurlyburly Movie Script

Do you ever have that experience where your thoughts are like these totally separate, totally self-sustaining phone booths and there’s like this vast uninhabited shopping mall in your head? Do you ever have that experience?

You wouldn’t want to spend much time with the folks from David Rabe’s play Hurlyburly. A sensation when it played on stage with marquee names Harvey Hurlyburky and William HurtRabe’s tale of the cocaine-influenced days of Hollywood in the s is a bitter rambling of what humans do with too much drive, power, and money. Robin Williams’s joke about cocaine being God’s way of telling hurlyburlyy have too much money certainly comes into play here. A few days in the life of casting agent Eddie Sean Penn and his friends separated by a year take place in Eddie’s posh L.

Here he and his roomie Mickey Kevin Spacey talk nonstop about sex and power, syntax and meaning. If there is a central story hurlyburpy be found, it’s Eddie’s drive to fall in love with Darlene Robin Hurlyburky Pennwho finds this world exciting–or at least intoxicating.

This is not the bunch to invite over to your house, and many might even want to skip the two-hour film with its talky, pathetic prose. These characters would probably be despicable even if they weren’t addicted to some narcotic. And the talk is endless; conversations that finish with a hurlybufly slam are taken up moments later on the cell phone a nice updating touch by Rabe.


What draws big-name actors to Rabe’s work is the chance to work on one’s raw acting talent. Penn and Palminteri fit their roles like gloves, and Spacey again proves he is one of the most watchable actors around.

Every nuance, bad pun, and irrelevant slip of Spacey’s wicked tongue has a brutal kind ecript poetry here in a film that can be admired but not loved.

You look a wreck, actually, but I didn’t want to be rude and Eddie: I don’t know what I’m doing. You know what I mean? You’re in the pool.

I don’t know when was the last time I thought of you, Donna: I’m a surprise is all. Are you aware that you’re yelling?

You don’t know what you’re saying. What kind of tone is that? Yeah, but what does it mean? I lie to myself.

I’m a really hurlybburly liar. And I’m very gullible. She doesn’t have to have one now. He’s got this thing. It’s a vibrator I carry around with me.

You carry a vibrator around with you? You forgot about the weights. He forgot about the weights. You forgot about the weights? Forgot about the weights. Do you know what he’s talking about?


No, I have no idea what he’s talking about. Huryburly prick, you disgust me. What do you mean, you don’t care? It doesn’t matter to me anymore.

I’m gonna go out and play. I am my own biggest distraction. Please enter your email address: Know another quote from Hurlyburly? Don’t let people miss on a great quote from the “Hurlyburly” movie – add it here!

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