Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Movie Quotes: Sexy Beast

I have previously reviewed Sexy Beast here at Acrentropy and have praised Ben Kingsley for his ferocious performance. Oddly enough, the showcase scene for his malicious character is not yelled, but instead almost whispered. He's just been kicked off a plane for refusing to put out a cigarette. When confronted by an airline official, he immediately reels off a monologue that get's him off the hook.

Don: Have you ever been sexually assaulted? No, neither have I, until today...on that plane.

Spanish Official: What?

Don: Yeah, that's what I said. There's me putting my bag up in the cupboard next thing ya know, I feel hands on me. Someone's touched me, touched my front bottom. I can't believe it, I've gone all cold. I look around, he standing there isn't he? That steward with the guilty look on his face. I was shocked, I didn't know what to say. I had to sit down, I was that perturbed. Then his mate, the other one who was giving us all lessons on what we do if we land in the sea. How to wear your life jacket etcetera; He starts off, he starts looking at me all funny...suggestive. Now I don't know if they're wanting me for a twosome or something, I don't know how they work it. But I'll tell you what, it scared me. I was shaking like a leaf, so without thinking I lit up a cigarette to calm me nerves. I was trembling, I was very emotional and that when all the rest of it happened. It's very regrettable. Now, I don't want to kick up a fuss, right, press the British embassy. I'd rather not pursue those channels, that's not my style. I'm not that sort of a bloke. I don't want the man to lose his job, and I'm sure he's not representive of all you Spanish people.

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