I woke up this morning with this dialog going around and around in my head. Classic movie lines.
You’re pretty young, Mr. –
(remembers the name)
Mr. Thompson. A fellow will remember things you wouldn’t think he’d remember. You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on a ferry and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in –
– and on it, there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on – and she was carrying a white parasol – and I only saw her for one second and she didn’t see me at all – but I’ll bet a month hasn’t gone by since that I haven’t thought of that girl.
See what I mean?
– Herman J. Mankiewicz & Orson Welles, “Citizen Kane,” 1942
Since the time I first saw this film, I’ll bet a month hasn’t gone by since that I haven’t thought of that dialog. Just brilliant.