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: If I try it myself, I'll die. And I will try it myself.
: There will be nothing I won't know soon.
: You wanna take a shot too? Everybody else has.
: Perhaps... some things are best forgotten. Alan
: [dying words
] Will you look at that?
: The dead mean nothing to me, Mrs. Bannister. I took this job because I respect the living.
: I forgive people long after they can be punished for their sins.
: My job is to let people remember what they want to remember, Fletcher. It fulfilled a human need. I didn't invent the technology.
: May I speak frankly with you, Alan? Alan Hakman
: Oh, Please. Hasan
: You're a real prick.
: Why are you here? You know it doesn't work between us. Alan Hakman
: I can change. Delila
: You can't change. You're a man of marble. Alan Hakman
: I still have some of your things. You want me to drop them off? Delila
: Keep them as souvenirs. Alan Hakman
: You wanna come by and pick them up?
: It's a strange profession you have, isn't it, Alan? You take people's lives, make lies out of them. Alan Hakman
: It's been a long time, Fletcher. Fletcher
: Eight years. Alan Hakman
: Well, I don't have time to catch up right now. Fletcher
: How can you handle it, Alan? People sleeping and shitting... people stealing from each other... manipulating each other.. the obscenity. Alan Hakman
: I can't talk, I'm working.
: I need to speak to you alone. Thelma
: Michael, why don't you go down to the store and buy some cigarettes? Michael
: We got eight packs already. Thelma
: Well, bring them back then. We don't need so many.
: Why are they tattooed like that? Alan Hakman
: I'm not sure. Mrs. Monroe
: It's so grotesque.
: Your phonecall got me all worried. I saw the mirror, what happened? Alan Hakman
: I saw something.
: What do you have in this dump? Alan Hakman
: Not much.
: What is it? Alan Hakman
: Some implants have defect. They can't see the difference between what the eye sees and what the mind sees. Delila
: Everytime I think I've had it with you, you show me something amazing.
: You fell in love with an image of me. Not the real me. Alan Hakman
: At first. Now I want you the way you really are. Delila
: I can't believe you after what you did.
: [in the library
] Is Suicide under Self-Help?
: Then you know what it's like to be haunted. One memory... one single incident has made me who I am. It won't leave me be. The guilt tears me apart.
: He died of a coronary complication. Simon
: I was a complication, or didn't you get to that part yet?
Legz, the Tattoo Artist
: Now first we do the audio tattoo... and we wait a week. If you don't get a migraine and your system takes it... then we'll do the video tattoo. Alan
: Do I have to cover my whole face? Legz, the Tattoo Artist
: No. Those guys
[referring to the men in the lobby with large face tattoos
] Legz, the Tattoo Artist
: ... they're just young and angry. You want it discrete. Alan
: Very. Legz, the Tattoo Artist
: Yeah. Alan
: Will this hurt? Legz, the Tattoo Artist
: Oh, yeah.
: What about all the bits in between? Alan
: It's a miniature. Concise, symmetrical. That's the way the world looks to me... the way I see it. Delila
: How do you do this? Alan
: It's what I was meant to do. Delila
: You were meant to live your own life too.
: Some of us still live by the code, Fletcher. We didn't walk away. We have what it takes. Fletcher
: And what does it take, Alan? Delusion? Obsession? Guilt? No, I don't have any of those... not as much as you do.
: A new cutting project? That, that's what you're talking to be about, Alan? Alan
: Well, more than that. Delila
: Alan, you've seen so much life and somehow you miss the point.
: Give the footage back to the widow. Let her deal with it. Alan
: I can't give it back. There's someone in that project I haven't seen for years. Thelma
: I hate it when that happens.
: They say that friends help you move, but good friends help you move bodies, don't they?
: Alan? Are you gonna fix what my daddy can remember? Alan
: In a way, yes. Isabel Bannister
: Can you make him forget that I drew on his contract with crayon. Alan
: I will. Isabel Bannister
: And that I pulled Dottie's hard so hard that she cried. Will he forget that? Alan
: He'll forget. Alan
: But make sure you don't.
: I heard you're not cutting any more. Alan
: I've had enough of other people's lives.
] Young Louis - 9
: Can I play? Young Alan - 9
: Do you have any marbles? Young Louis - 9
[reaches into his pocket
] Young Alan - 9
: Okay. Young Louis - 9
: Thanks. Young Alan - 9
: You're welcome. So what's your name? Young Louis - 9
: Louis. Yours? Young Alan - 9
: Alan. Young Louis - 9
: You're not from around here, are you? Young Alan - 9
: No. I'm here with my parents for the day.