Thursday, February 01, 2007

Delroy Lindo Quote of the Month: February 2007

Despite his powerful dramatic turn in Malcolm X, Lindo has been mostly tapped for comedy, often in crime films (as the selections for this year will prove out). In spite of the typical banter that has become cliched in this post-Tarantino world, you can be assured that folks like David Mamet will be able to match great dialogue to an actor of Lindo's intelligence.

I have mentioned my love/hate relationship with Mamet once before, but it doesn't stop me from seeing his movies. Heist was a good flick, and had some new twists on how criminals would pull off certain crimes (oh, what you can do with a stack of books and a cup of coffee). Mamet also delivers the goods in terms of the script, and Lindo (who plays tough guy Bobby Blane) gets some sweet lines:

Bobby Blane: "There's nothing wrong with prayer. We knew this firefighter, this trooper, who always carried a bible next to his heart. We used to mock him, but that bible stopped a bullet."

Jimmy: "No shit."

Bobby Blane: "Hand of God, that bible stopped a bullet, would of ruined that fucker's heart. And had he had another bible in front of his face, that man would be alive today."

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