Length: 1min 37secs
Primary Characters: Deputy Dewey and Gale Weathers
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Writing about this scene today is quite bittersweet in a way, because it's the scene in which Dewey and Gale's connection truly starts (for real, not in a I'm-gonna-flirt-for-information kinda way) and where they (and, one presumes, Arquette and Cox) share their first kiss. And now that these two actors have split it, their relationship really is a kind of crazy parallel with this franchise. I know it's pure tabloid to talk about it, but it's true. They met on Scream, confirmed it all by getting engaged during Scream 2, got married just before Scream 3 and Cox has said Gale is "bored" in her marriage in the lead up to the events in Scream 4 and then, almost like clockwork, out comes the news that they're separating and all that mumbo jumbo. It feels cheap to pry into their lives, but... really! It's life imitating art. Or art imitating life. Or art imitating life imitating art or whatever.
Aw, just look at those two!
Of course, Gale is saying she thinks the nickname "Dewey" is much better than his real name of Dwight. Is one really better than the other?
"What about Gale Weathers? Sounds like I'm a meteorologist, or something."
That is kinda true, Gale, but I do the name.
I've said multiple times before that this film has such a good eye for depth. Whether it be the length of corridors in Casey's house or the way a simple wide shot in Stu's house show how close Tatum was to help in the garage. This is another instance, with the car lights in the background, watching as they get closer.
I like how it's almost as if they've just walked so far from the house that they might've even forgotten what they were trying to find (a car that someone spotted in the bushes... reckon Billy/Stu made that call to get Dewey and his gun/police radio away from the house as they started their rampage?)
I like how Dewey tells the drivers to "slow down" and to "freeze". Perhaps that's why the town doesn't take you seriously as a police officer, Dwight!
I know I should be groaning and rolling my eyes, but no. NO I WILL NOT! This is cute. I don't care what anybody says. I wonder if they have any kissing scenes in Scream 4, because that'll be awkward! People are going to look into that movie like it's a documentary!
By the way, speaking of Scream 4, have you seen the latest official image that's been released? It's a reunion!
Back to business!
"Is that what you're looking for?"
"My whole life..."
Is Deputy Dewey a virgin? Is that why he survives getting knifed in the back?
Uh-oh! Neil Prescott's car! I wonder who put that there? And who was it that pointed the finger at Mr Prescott? Hmmm.
One of the reasons why I enjoy these movies so much, and more so than many other slasher films, is that it has as much interest in, affection for and time paid to the adults as it does the teenagers. It's fun watching these two investigate because they seem much more likely to be able to figure things out rather than having the screenplay make these plucky 16 and 17 year olds far too wise beyond their years. There's a reason why all the teenagers are so knowledgeable about films and little else.