This one is one of my favourites. It's not entirely clear if Mozart is trying to be a cunt or if he's earnest, but his, "the rest is just the same, isn't it?" followed by, "that doesn't really work, does it?.....better? What do you think?" is fabulously bitchy.
Great insult scenes.
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Ginger Rogers in this scene from "Vivacious Lady." Still makes me laugh.
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Slightly OT, but I saw something on MSNBC that this reminds me of.
Katie Tur, anchor, and Kate Bedington of the Biden team, after Bedington said clearly she could not reveal any names of possible cabinet nominees.
Tur: (passive aggressive smile): Can we expect the president-elect's cabinet nominations to include some household names?
Bedington: (bigger smile): Well, I guess that depends on your household.
Me: This sounds like 1940s movie dialogue between the ex-wife and the new girlfriend.
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Cher’s takedown of Jack Nicholson in Witches of Eastwick is fun
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[R1] thanks for sharing that!!!
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OP Tom Hulce was so cute then - too bad he turned into a huge fatty.
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Who ya hidin' from, Helen?
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The Money Pit insults were fun
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Three insults in under 20 seconds.
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I haven't heard anything about him in ages, R5. I take it he's still alive?
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15+ minutes of insults from VEEP.
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This "scene" from Graham Norton with Dame Maggie Smith. RE: Americans, "I don't go anywhere they can get at me. It's usually at art galleries or museums, so that limits it." BURN!
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R13 I always read him as just being mischievous.
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Apologies, R13 I meant my comment for OP!
I think his lack of cuntiness made Salieri even angrier!
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One insult from [italic]Heartburn[/italic] that I liked. The husband (Nicholson) had an affair which is supposedly over. He's angry that his wife (Streep) has been spreading gossip about the ex. Streep threatens tell her if she something something something, "I'll tell people she has a social disease, and I don't mean her usual climbing."
It was just such a bitchy wife thing to say.
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Every Julia Sugarbaker monologue in every episode of Designing Women
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Bobby Cannavale's Gyp Rosetti laying into his competitors.
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“Who bothered to spawn you, and why?”
“Every day, I buy and sell people like you.”
“I got this, Chubby; I can do two things at once.”
"If I wanted to date Sasquatch, I'd call your mother."
“The wolfman said he'd come for you, and I said ‘ok.’”
“What did your Mom do when you came out? Did she scream?”
“This is the greatest present I ever had in my life, that I never wanted, EVER.”
"What you need is to shut up. Or, it's gonna be hell week all rolled up into one night, all up in here."
“How are you gonna ride a ten speed with no freakin’ legs? You're just gonna bust the ass that you don't have.”
“I wasn’t talking to you.” “Good, ‘cause I wasn’t listening to YOU.”
“God made me in his own image.” “Does he stink like you, too?”
"LOOK AT HIM AND TELL ME THERE'S A GOD!"
“Will this hurt him?” “It shouldn’t.” “Then WHY are we DOING IT?”
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Terence Stamp's reply to the butch bogan woman in Priscilla QOTD is probably my all time fave:
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R15 I agree - A is enjoying himself and making suggestions for the sake of improving the composition; his talent is next level and at that moment they all understand that fact. S chooses to seethe with anger/jealousy because he gives into ego. He’s playing himself in this scene
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R21 Exactly! He’s crass but innocent and only focused on improving the music.
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Roger, at Cornell University they have an incredible piece of scientific equipment known as the tunneling electron microscope. Now, this microscope is so powerful that by firing electrons you can actually see images of the atom, the infinitesimally minute building blocks of our universe. Roger, if I were using that microscope right now... I still wouldn't be able to locate my interest in your problem. Thank you for your call.
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I loved Amadeus as a kid. HUGE crush on Tom Hulce.
It wasn’t the wig, makeup and heels because I also loved him in Animal House...
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This is the greatest insult take-down scene of all time and it was even real life instead of drama.
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R22 Yup! I haven’t seen this movie since it first came out, but he is childlike and joyful in this scene. He is humble here or at least unaware of his genius. I think it’s time for a rewatch!
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There was some series about 1940s movie stars on TCM (?) I think was called The Backlot . It was hilarious and short lived sadly . I rememeber one scene where a 40ish year old actress told another woman "IVE got the body of a 25 year old" and the woman responded "You better give it back,youre wrinkling it" ! I looked for hours and either I remember the shows name wrong or where it was shown .
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And THAT is why I've never watched "The Devil Wears Prada." What a bunch of unlikeable, awful people. And Anne Hathaway.
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I know it's more of the same "Dorothy is ugly/manly", but it's a favorite.
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My favorite insult in Amadeus is when the Emperor offends Mozart by telling him that he needs to cut a few notes from his opera, and Mozart snaps back, “Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?”
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The greatest verbal smackdown in movie history: rooftop scene from The Great Beauty. Even better if you speak Italian, the subtitles aren't perfect.
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From Succesion: Logan Roy telling his son Roman to tone down his laughter because "We didn't get you from a hyena farm".
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Totally off topic, but my partner has gone on and on and on about Amadeus for years. I finally watched it a while back. For once, my partner is correct. An absolute gem of a movie.
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Tidbits from OP's link to film "Amadeus".
Tom Hulce truly does laugh way he did in film.
Jeffrey Jones (who played the emperor) liked to diddle young boys and was arrested on child porn charges.
Group of friends and I were dancing at Roxy late one Saturday night and who should I bump into but Jeffrey Jones (he was with some young Asian boy). At once I shouted "Too Many Notes..." and he cracked up laughing..."
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[quote] (quietly, with tear-filled eyes) "I just can't imagine how incredibly painful it must be, to be you."
- Michelle Williams as Ruby, in PROZAC NATION
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I can’t find a clip, but in The Barefoot Contessa (1954) some boozy starlet looks at Ava Gardner and says, “What’s she got that I ain’t got?” A woman (Bogart’s wife?) says, “What you’ve got you used to have, and what she’s got you couldn’t spell.”
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Are they playing music Salieri had actually composed? If so, it’d a great contrast to the Mozart character’s improvisation.
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R38, is that the same character who says, “ I’m a tramp?”
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In the film, The Fountainhead” Ellsworth Toohey asks Howard Roark what he thinks of him. “But I don’t think of you,” Roark replies.
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There’s a great moment in Veep where Selina Meyer takes down a congresswoman who had reversed her promised vote. It went in at length and crescendoed like an aria
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