The Extra Man (2010)
Paul Dano: Louis Ives
Henry Harrison : Unfortunately, I said something that offended her, and we had a falling out.
Louis Ives : What did you say that offended her?
Henry Harrison : I told her that her ass is big, that she's a saddleback and possibly a moral imbecile.
Louis Ives : Henry, that seems a lot to recover from.
Henry Harrison : This is starting to sound like an interview. You planning to write the unauthorized autobiography of an obscure playwright whose masterpiece was stolen by a hunchback?
Louis Ives : Is it so wrong to be interested in you?
Henry Harrison : Yes! I'm not interested in YOU. From now on I intend to give you the most misleading image possible. You may write my biography but you will never capture my soul.
[after their night at the opera, Henry and Louis chat before retiring. Henry explains his role as an "Extra Man", and Louis aspires aloud to becoming Henry's assistant. Henry mentions that his lady friend has an attractive young niece. Suddenly... ]
Henry Harrison : Are we having a conversation?
Louis Ives : Yes, I'd say so.
Henry Harrison : Well, it has to stop. We should know as little about each other as possible. Good relationships have this foundation. Now goodnight!
Henry Harrison : What are you reading there?
Louis Ives : Henry James.
Henry Harrison : It's unreadable. I mean, his early work wasn't as bad. He burned himself, you know. He sat on a stove and shriveled his testicles. That may account for his sudden change of style.
Louis Ives : I didn't know that.
Henry Harrison : I can't be seen when I'm dancing! Whew! I forgot you were here.
Louis Ives : Well, I... I...
Henry Harrison : Next time I exercise, I'll make sure that you're OUT, but sometimes the NEED is just too great!
Louis Ives : No problem!
Henry Harrison : I must keep in shape, you know. I try to move whatever I think is rotting.