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Say Anything... (1989)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

Say Anything... (1989)

In director/writer Cameron Crowe's teen romance (his directorial debut film):

  • the scene of a three second kiss in the pouring rain between brainy and beautiful high-school girlfriend Diane Court (Ione Skye) and Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack)
  • their awkward and painful scene of breaking up in his car, when she gave him a parting gift of a pen to write to her: ("She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen")
  • his replaying of Peter Gabriel's haunting "In Your Eyes" on a boom box (defiantly held high above his head) to serenade his ex-girlfriend outside her bedroom window at dusk
  • the final scene on an airplane where flight-fearing Diane and a comforting Lloyd were awaiting the all-clear and safe 'ding' of the "Fasten Seatbelts" sign going off - and when it dinged the screen cut to black


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