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Old 09-25-07, 10:34 AM
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Help Thinking Of Movie Scenes About "Ideas"

I'm working on a project about ideas and I'm trying to think of scenes from (relatively mainstream) movies where the characters are talking about ideas.

I'm hoping for scenes where a character or characters are talking about ideas. Maybe they just had an idea. Or they're criticizing an idea. Or just talking about ideas in general.

Here are a couple of thoughts I had:
-"V For Vendetta" when Evey is talking about the power of ideas at the beginning and when V says that ideas are bulletproof at the end
-"Hook" where Smee says that lightning has just struck his brain
-"Roxanne" where CD talks about how "brilliant" the idea to use the cow is

Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Blazing Saddles:

"My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention."
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives."
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maybe not exactly mainstream, but Primer is nothing but an idea movie, and David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner features a big idea as its macguffin.
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Back to the Future...

Doc: Here's a red-letter date in the history of science, November 5, 1955. Yes, of course, November 5, 1955.

Marty: What, I don't get what happened.

Doc: That was the day I invented time travel. I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porces was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the edge of the sink. And when I came to I had a revelation, a picture, a picture in my head, a picture of this. This is what makes time travel possible. The flux capacitor.
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Al Pacino in DICK TRACY:

"A thought is coming...it's coming...it's...Gone."
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How about the part in The Producers (either version) when Max gets the idea for the scheme?

Also, what is that movie where a character seems to get an idea and almost says it, but then forgets what it was or realizes it won't work and sits back down? He does this again, then the third time he finally says something? I think the music swells up each time he's about to say it.
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The first scene that came to my mind is the scene in Bully where the kids are brainstorming the ways to commit their murder.

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