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Lady Jane (1986) Poster

(1986)

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Jane: You gave them all that money and they just threw it back at you?

Guilford: Money? Do you know what's happened to the value of money?

Jane: No.

[Guilford slides Jane a coin]

Guilford: What's that?

Jane: A penny.

Guilford: No, it isn't. It's a shilling.

Jane: It can't be, shillings are made of silver.

Guilford: Should be, used to be. But not now.

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Jane: [reading] The soul takes flight to the world that is eternal... invisible. But there arriving she is sure of bliss, and forever dwells in paradise.

Doctor Feckenham: The soul takes flight to the world that is invisible. At there arriving, she is assured of bliss, and forever dwells in paradise.

Dr. Feckinham: And what would you be prepared to die for, Lady Jane?

Jane: I would die to free our people from the chains of bigotry and superstition.

Dr. Feckinham: What superstition did you have in mind?

Jane: Well, for example, the idea that a piece of bread can become the body of our Savior, father.

Dr. Feckinham: Did he not say at his Last Supper, "Take, eat, this is my body"?

Jane: He also said, "I am the vine, I am the door." Was he a vine, was he a door?

Dr. Feckinham: Who has been teaching you to say such things?

Jane: Don't you think I could have thought of them myself?

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Dr. Feckinham: It is a privilege to talk to anyone whose love of learning shines like yours.

Jane: It is my only pleasure, Dr. Feckinham.

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Dr. Feckinham: Plato, in Greek! Not easy.

Jane: Don't you think so?

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Guilford: Go on, ask me.

Jane: What?

Guilford: What I want.

Jane: What do you want?

Guilford: Oh, I think you know. I want a world where men are not branded or sent into slavery because they can't grow the food they need to eat. Go on.

Jane: Well,

[smashes goblet]

Jane: it's done.

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Guilford: God's teeth!

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Guilford: I thought, you see I wondered: Now that we're together, how on earth are we going to spend the days?

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Guilford: On the night I was informed I was to be transformed into---untold bliss---I had attended several taverns, witnessed a bear-baiting and was actually located in the Suffolk stews, sampling the pleasures of a lady of the night.

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Guilford: Tell me, did you see his chest?

Jane: Yes, it was marked.

Guilford: No, it wasn't. It was branded. A mark burnt into him with a red-hot iron.

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Guilford: The brain is a brittle organ, Jane. The slightest pressure and it snaps. It's not wrapped up in a little heart.

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Guilford: So then we will.

Jane: Yes, we will.

Guilford: We'll fly.

Jane: We'll fly.

Guilford: Away, beyond their reach.

Jane: So far...

Guilford: Their touch can't tarnish us, and at last, we will be...

Jane: Nothing...

Guilford: Nobody...

Jane: Each other's.

Guilford: Only this time, forever.

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Mrs. Ellen: A proverb says that a wonder lasts nine days then the puppy opens his eyes. So... what happens on the tenth day?

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[Jane, a Protestant, watches Lady Anne Wharton curtsy and cross herself before holy bread, believed by Catholics to contain the true presence of Christ]

Jane: Why do you curtsy?

Lady Anne: I am curtsying to the Host, my lady. To Him that made us all.

Jane: Oh, I see! So God made you, and the baker, apparently, made God!

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Sir John Bridges: [disgusted] Reprieves, for those who return to Rome!

John Dudley, Duke of Nothumberland: Ah... Well, then...

[cynically]

John Dudley, Duke of Nothumberland: Hail Mary.

Sir John Bridges: What?

John Dudley, Duke of Nothumberland: [crosses himself]

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Jane: When I see your face again, I want it for all eternity.

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