Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Scream to Scream, Scene by Scene: SCENE 23 of Scream 2 (1:09:16-1:12:07)

In this project I attempt to review the entire Scream trilogy scene by scene in chronological order. Heavy spoilers and gore throughout!

SCENE 23 of Scream 2
Length: 2min 51secs
Primary Characters: Sidney Prescott, Dewey Riley, Hallie, Cotton Weary, Gale Weathers, Chief Hartley, Officer Andrews and Officer Richards
Pop Culture References:
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Again, I apologise for the delay. Life happens and I don't have as easy access to time and resources needed to do this project. But, hey, look at the bright side! ...umm...

"Ms Prescott and I... have a very complicated past."

You can say that again, Cotton!

"It shouldn't have been Randy. It should've been me."

You know what? Sidney's probably right. All Randy did was sleep with that chick at the video store and lost his virginity. Now he's dead and it's all because Sidney and her mother (who's no Sharon Stone.) Still, I really like this bit and I think they did the right thing by not showing Sidney being told about Randy for the first time. That's pushing on a line that is just too real for the midway mark of a slasher movie.

Although this scene in Scream 2 is somewhat ruined by having seen Scream 3 and picturing Heather Matarazzo as Randy's sister Martha back home in Woodsboro crying into her hypercolour leggings and covering her bloodshot eyes with her yellow-tinted hippy glasses. Oh gawd, we are going to have SO MUCH FUN when we (finally - in three years time!) get to the Martha Meeks scene of Scream 3.

Oh hai Gale! Nice of you to show up here.

This bit here - this dialogue exchange between Gale and Cotton - is one of those little moments I keep mentioning. I love Gale's "What do you think you're doing? ... Don't do anything stupid, Cotton" line, exposing the almost maternal nature she has over her stories and the protective feelings she has for Cotton in particular. And Cotton's "you're not having character doubts now" is a golden bit of dialogue and Liev Shreiber's sly smirk makes it even better.

"We're gonna take you somewhere safe, Sid."
"Oh yeah, where's that?"
"I dunno, but I'll be there with you."


Oh wait, no you're not. You were the killer and then some fuckwit leaked the script. I so wish Hallie had been the killer. It would've been awesome, plus her lame/logically flawed death scene (coming up soon, obviously) wouldn't exist. Or, would at least wouldn't look as lame in retrospect. Anyway. Moving on.

Oh bai Gale.

Intro, Scene 1 Scene 2, Scene 3, Scene 4, Scene 5, Scene 6, Scene 7, Scene 8, Scene 9, Scene 10, Scene 11, Scene 12, Scene 13, Scene 14, Scene 15, Scene 16, Scene 17, Scene 18, Scene 19, Scene 20, Scene 21, Scene 22, Scene 23, Scene 24, Scene 25, Scene 26, Scene 27, Scene 28, Scene 29, Scene 30, Scene 31 Scene 32, Scene 33, End Credits

Scream 2
Scene 1, Scene 2, Scene 3, Scene 4, Scene 5, Scene 6, Scene 7, Scene 8, Scene 9, Scene 10, Scene 11, Scene 12, Scene 13, Scene 14. Scene 15, Scene 16, Scene 17, Scene 18, Scene 19, Scene 20, Scene 21, Scene 22


RJ said...

Speaking of OH, YOU WERE THE KILLER. I WISH YOU WERE THE KILLER ... we're also going to be getting to THAT in Scream 3.

Brandon said...

I too imagined how Martha would have reacted, knowing we will meet her later on. And the image you described is hilarious! I love her, "Don't shoot, I'm only 17!" -- like it really means anything in these movies.

But I like Gale's line "don't do anything stupid, Cotton" because it shows how her change of character and that she's taking concern for some one else besides herself for once. And of course the next little scene compliments this.

Tony said...

YES!!! So glad you mentioned that exchange of dialogue between Gale and Cotton. SO good. Lol

And the more I think about it, many things really were pointing towards Hallie and Derek as the killers... too bad eh. It bugs me too... because I was 8 at the time when I saw this movie, lol so it's not like I knew about the spoilers anyway. Hmmm I wonder actually how many people read the spoilers going into this movie? I feel like it wouldn't have been many. I mean, hell it was 1997 -- barely anyone used the internet at this time lol.

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