Monday, January 12, 2009

Gran Torino barber shop exchange

Barber Shop: Martin has just finished cutting Walt’s hair.

...

Martin: There, you finally look like a human being again. You shouldn’t wait so long between haircuts, you cheap son of a bitch.

Walt: Yeah, I’m surprised you’re still around. I was always hoping you’d die off and they’d get somebody in here who knew what he was doing instead of the do-up dago you are.

Martin: That’ll be ten bucks, Walt.

Walt: 10 bucks? Jesus Christ! What are you, half Jew or something? You keep raising the prices.

Martin: It’s been 10 bucks the last 5 years, you hard-nosed, cheap, Polack son of a bitch.

Walt: Keep the change.

Martin: See you in 3 weeks, prick.

Walt: Not if I see you first, dipstick.

Voice-over

Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino? Great movie!

The intercultural issues of a minority (the girls go to college, the boys go to jail). 

And the dialogue?

Wonder if a sociolinguist was sitting around jotting down exchanges to catch examples of male pattern trading in insults.

...

1 comment:

Lawrie Hunter said...

And has your eloquence been waiting to be corrected as to the fact that the meaning iswas 42, not 41?

Mr. Biswas