King Kong (2005)

King Kong (2005) quotes

40 total quotes (ID: 319)

Ann Darrow
Captain Englehorn
Carl Denham
Jack Driscoll
Jimmy
Lumpy


Actors. They travel the world, but all they ever see is a mirror.


[Jack has to sleep in a cage where animals have been kept] So what are you, Mr. Driscoll? A lion... or a chimpanzee?

We're leaving, and I want you off my ship.

[after saving Carl and the others from the vicious Skull Islanders] Seen enough?

[to Carl, who he has just saved from a slimey demise in the insect pit] That's the thing about ****roaches. No matter how many times you flush them down the toilet, they always crawl back up the bowl.

[to Hayes, after being told to run if they encounter any danger] I'm not a coward. I ain't gonna run.

[referring to Heart of Darkness] It's not an adventure story. Is it, Mr Hayes?

Adventures on a tramp steamer, just like us!

[at the killing ground, where the hundreds of Kong's victoms have been left to rot] It's a bleedin' boneyard! They've been ripped limb from limb!

There's only one creature capable of leaving a footprint that size... the Abominable Snowman.

[Hayes does a headcount for how many sailors are injured] Injured? Four of us are DEAD!

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]

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.

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!