Matinee (1993) Poster


Simon Fenton: Gene Loomis



  • Gene Loomis : Y'know, it's hard to believe you're a grown-up.

    Ruth Corday : No kidding.

    Lawrence Woolsey : You think grown-ups have it all figured out? That's just a hustle, kid. Grown-ups are making it up as they go along, just like you. You remember that, and you'll do fine.

  • Gene Loomis : So, what did they give you?

    Sandra : A week's detention.

    Gene Loomis : Wow.

    Sandra : They put Gandhi away for a year,

    Gene Loomis : I don't know that many people around here.

    Sandra : Uh-huh.

  • [Lawrence Woolsey describes his movie-making philosophy] 

    Lawrence Woolsey : A zillion years ago, a guy's living in a cave. He goes out one day, Bam! He gets chased by a mammoth. Now he's scared to death, but he gets away. And when it's all over with, he feels great.

    Gene Loomis : Well yeah, 'cause he's still living.

    Lawrence Woolsey : Yeah, but he knows he is. And he feels it. So he goes home, back to the cave, the first thing he does,

    [Waving his hand on a brick wall to show cave-drawing of Woolly Mammoth] 

    Lawrence Woolsey : ... he does a drawing of the mammoth. And he thinks, "People are coming to see this. Let's make it good. Let's make the teeth real long, and the eyes real mean."

    [Animated sequence of roaring Woolly Mammoth, squashed at end by Woolsey's hand] 

    Lawrence Woolsey : Boom! The first monster movie. That's probably why I still do it. You make the teeth as big as you want, then you kill it off, everything's okay, the lights come up...

    [Pretending to sigh] 

    Lawrence Woolsey : .

  • Dennis Loomis : No monsters? Hell.

    Anne Loomis : Where did he get that?

    Gene Loomis : [nodding to the TV, where minutes earlier Dennis was watching Adlai Stevenson's speech]  On U.N.

  • Dennis Loomis : That Poor Bastard

    Gene Loomis : Don't Swear Dennis

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