King Kong (2005)

King Kong (2005) quotes

40 total quotes (ID: 319)

Ann Darrow
Captain Englehorn
Carl Denham
Jack Driscoll
Jimmy
Lumpy


"And lo, the beast looked upon the face of beauty, and beauty stayed his hand. And from that day forward, he was as one dead."


Bruce Baxter: Heroes don't look like me, not in the real world. In the real world they got bad teeth, a bald spot and a beer gut. I'm just an actor with a gun, who's lost his motivation. Be seein' ya.

Captain Engelhorn: You wanna trap the ape?
Carl Denham: Isn't that what you do? Live animal capture? I heard you were the best.

Captain Englehorn: [after saving Carl, Jack, Jimmy and Preston from oversized insects] That's the thing about ****roaches. No matter how many times you flush them down the toilet, they always crawl back up the bowl.
Carl Denham: Hey buddy, I'm out of the bowl. I'm drying off my wings and trekkin' across the lid!

Carl Denham: $2000 is the deal. Will you take a check?
Captain Englehorn: Do I have a choice?

Carl Denham: [after Englehorn turns the ship away from Denham's course] One more week. That's all I'm asking. Please. I haven't got a film yet. I've risked everything I have on this trip.
Captain Engelhorn: No, Denham. You've risked everything I have.
Carl Denham: What do you want? Tell me what you want, I'll give you anything!
Captain Engelhorn: I want you off my ship.

Carl Denham: [contemplating his arrest] I'm finished.
Jack Driscoll: How did you think this would end, Carl?
[In the cabin, the ship's compass spins wildly and points in all directions]
Captain Englehorn: Chart our position. Use the stars.
Hayes: There are no stars, captain.
Jack Driscoll: [examining the map] What is that?
Carl Denham: What?
Jack Driscoll: That, right there.
Carl Denham: (sarcastically) I don't know. What is it, a coffee stain? (looks at the map and sees the disturbing effigy of Kong)

Carl Denham: [while filming a herd of Brontosaurs] Walk forward, Bruce.
Bruce Baxter: What?!
Carl Denham: You're the star of this picture, now get into character and hit toward the animals!
Bruce Baxter: Are you sure about this, Denham? Don't we have a stand-in for this type of thing?
Carl Denham: I need you in the shot or people will say they're fake.
Bruce Baxter: Oh, nobody's gonna think these are fake!

Carl Denham: Bring the tripod and all of the film stock.
Herb: You wanna go to the six-inch lens?
Carl Denham: [he considers the size of Kong, who he has just seen for the first time] Wide-angle will do just fine.

Carl Denham: I'll give you another thousand if you leave right now.
Captain Englehorn: You haven't given me the first thousand yet.
Carl Denham: I'll make it worth your while...
Captain Englehorn: There's nothing out there.
Carl Denham: Then you've nothing to lose.

Carl Denham: Vaudeville, huh? I worked Vaudeville once. That is a tough audience. If you don't kill 'em fast, they kill you--
Ann Darrow: Mr. Denham. I want you to know that I'm not in the habit of accepting charity from strangers, or for that matter... taking things that don't belong to me.
Carl Denham: It was obviously a terrible misunderstanding.
Ann Darrow: It's just that I haven't been paid in a while--
Carl Denham: That's awful. Anyway, Ann. You wouldn't happen to be a size 4 by any chance? [Ann stands to leave] No, no. Oh God, no! You've got me all wrong. Ann, please! I'm not that type of person at all.
Ann Darrow: What type of person are you?
Carl Denham: I'm someone you can trust, Ann. I'm a movie producer. Believe me, I am on the level. No funny business. Please, sit down. Please, sit down. Please. [Ann reluctantly sits] I want you to imagine a handsome explorer bound for the Far East.
Ann Darrow: You're filming in the Far East?
Carl Denham: Singapore. On board ship he meets a mysterious girl. She's beautiful, she's fragile. Taunted. But she can't escape the feeling that forces beyond her control are compelling her down a road, from which she can not draw back. It's as if her whole life has been a prelude to this moment; this fateful meeting... that changes everything. And sure enough, against her better judgement...
Ann Darrow: She falls in love.
Carl Denham: Yes!
Ann Darrow: But she doesn't trust it. She's not even sure if she believes in love.
Carl Denham: Uh... really? Why is that?
Ann Darrow: Good things never last, Mr. Denham.
Carl Denham: So you're interested? Great. Now, I don't wanna rush you, but we are under some time pressure.
Ann Darrow: Well, I really--
Carl Denham: Ann, I'm telling you. You're perfect. Look at you, you're the saddest girl I've ever met. You're gonna make 'em weep, Ann. You're gonna break their hearts.
Ann Darrow: See, that's where you're wrong, Mr. Denham. I make people laugh, that's what I do. Good luck with your picture.
Carl: Wait! Ann, Miss Darrow, Please! I'm offering you money, adventure, fame, the thrill of a lifetime and a long sea voyage! You wanna read a script? Jack Driscoll's turning in a draft as we speak.
Ann Darrow: Jack Driscoll?
Carl Denham: Sure, why? Wait... you know him?

Choy: This room very comfortable. Plenty dim light, fresh straw.
Jack Driscoll: What do you keep down here?
Choy: Lion, tiger, hippo, you name it.
Jack Driscoll: You sell 'em to zoos?
Choy: Zoo, circus. Skipper get big money for rare animal.
[Jack steps in a steaming pile of camel dung]
Choy: Careful! Camel have bad accident on floor. Stain unremovable.

Hayes: [recognising Jimmy, he confiscates the gun] Jesus, Jimmy!
Jimmy: Hey, I need that!
Hayes: I'm not giving you a gun!
Jimmy: You were younger than me when they gave you one!
Hayes: I was in the army. I was trained. I had a drill sergeant!
Jimmy: I have a drill sergeant. He orders me around all the time.

Investor 1: [upon receiving word that Carl Denham has hired a ship to get to a location for his picture] What location, Carl?! You're supposed to be shooting on the back lot!
Carl Denham: Yes, I understand that. But fellas, we're not making that film anymore. Things have changed. The script has been rewritten. Life... intervened. I've come into possession of a map. The sole surviving record of an uncharted island-- thought to exist only in myth! Until now...
Investor 1: Whoa. Carl. Slow down.
Investor 3: Is he asking for more money?
Investor 2: He's asking us to fund a wild goose chase.
Carl Denham: I'm talking about a primative world... never before seen by man. That's where I'll shoot my picture.
Investor 3: Will there be boobies?
Carl Denham: Boobies?
Investor 3: Jigglies. Jiblonkas. Bazooms. In my experience, people only go to these films to observe the undraped form of the native girls.
Carl Denham: What are you, an idiot? You think they asked DeMill if he would waste his time on nudie shots? NO! They respected the filmmaker! They showed some class! Not that you'd know what that means, you cheap lowlife! God...
Investor 1: Would you step out for a moment, Carl?
[Carl leaves the room and points to a glass of water] Gimme that!
Preston: You won't like it. It's non-alcoholic.
Carl Denham: [emptying the water into a plant pot] Preston, you have a lot to learn about the motion picture business. [he presses the glass against the door and listens intently]
Investor 1: Don't get me wrong. Carl Denham's made some interesting pictures. He's had a lot of... near success.
Investor 2: He's a preening self promoter. Washed up, no talent. The guy's got 'loser' written all over him.
Investor 1: Look, I know his project isn't working out as well as we planned, but--
Investor 2: This jumped up little turd's gonna bankrupt us!
Investor 1: The animal footage has value.
Investor 3: Sure. Universal are desperate for stock footage.
Investor 2: Then sell it! Scrap the picture!
Investor 1: (sighs) Get him back in.
Receptionist: Mr... Denham? [Carl and Preston have dissapeared from the waiting room]

[the boat is leaving the dock, and Carl has forced Jack to accompany him because he hasn't finished the script]
Jack Driscoll: God damn it!
Carl Denham: I keep telling you, Jack. There's no money in theatre.