INT. HOTEL - CORRIDOR - M.S. DANNY pedals away along corridor. CAMERA TRACKS after him. He turns corner and stops as he sees the two GRADY Girls at the end. CUT TO: M.C.S. DANNY. CUT TO: M.L.S. DANNY back to camera in f.g. The two GRADY Girls at end of corridor. GRADY GIRLS Hullo, Danny. CUT TO: M.C.S. DANNY GRADY GIRLS (OFF) Come and play with us. CUT TO: M.L.S. DANNY back to camera in f.g. The two GRADY Girls at end of corridor. 60. GRADY GIRLS Come and play with us, Danny. CUT TO: M.S. The two GRADY Girls laying on floor covered with bloodstains. Bloodstained axe on floor in f.g. Walls covered with bloodstains. CUT TO: M.L.S. Two GRADY Girls, holding hands and standing at end of corridor. GRADY GIRLS For ever...
Scottie: It’s because of this fear of heights I have, this acrophobia. I wake up at night seeing that man fall from the roof and I try to reach out to him, it’s just…
Midge: It wasn’t your fault.
Scottie: I know. That’s what everybody tells me.
Midge: Johnny, the doctors explained to you.
Scottie: I know. I know. I have acrophobia which gives me vertigo and I get dizzy. Boy, what a moment to find out I had it!
Midge: Well, you’ve got it and there’s no losing it. And there’s no one to blame, so why quit?
Scottie: You mean and sit behind a desk, chair-bound…
Midge: …where you belong.
Scottie: What about my acrophobia? What about… Now, suppose, suppose I’m sitting in this chair behind a desk, here’s the desk, and a pencil falls from the desk down to the floor, and I reach down to pick up the pencil - BINGO - my acrophobia’s back.
Midge: [Laughing.] Oh, Johnny-O.
Vertigo (1985) Alfred Hitchcock
“Do I have an original thought in my head? My bald head. Maybe if I were happier, my hair wouldn’t be falling out. Life is short. I need to make the most of it. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I’m a walking cliché…”
Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage)
Adaptation (2002) Spike Jonze