Ninotchka: You might hold this for me.Leon: I'd love to.Ninotchka: Correct me if I'm wrong. We are facing north, aren't we?Leon: Facing north? Well now, I'd had to commit myself without my compass. Pardon me, are you an explorer?Ninotchka: No, I am looking for the Eiffel Tower.Leon: Good heavens, is that thing lost again? Oh, are you interested in a view?Ninotchka: I'm interested in the Eiffel Tower from a technical standpoint.Leon: Technical? No, no, I'm afraid I couldn't be of much help from that angle. You see, a Parisian only goes to the Tower in moments of despair to jump off.Ninotchka: How long does it take a man to land?Leon: Now isn't that too bad. The last time I jumped, I forgot to time it. Let me see now, the Eiffel Tower - ah, your finger please?Ninotchka: Why do you need my finger?Leon: It's bad manners to point with your own. (A close shot of the map with her finger pointing at it.) There, the Eiffel Tower.Ninotchka: And where are we?Leon: Where are we? Let me see. Where are we? Ah, here we are. There you are, and here am I. (She raises one eyebrow.) Feel it?Ninotchka: I am interested only in the shortest distance between these two points. Must you flirt?Leon: Well, I don't have to, but I find it natural.Ninotchka: Suppress it!Leon: I'll try. (She folds up her map.)Ninotchka: For my own information, would you call your approach toward me typical of the local morale?Leon: Mademoiselle, it is that approach which has made Paris what it is.Ninotchka: You're very sure of yourself, aren't you?Leon: Well, nothing's happened recently to shake my self-confidence.Ninotchka: I have heard of the arrogant male in capitalistic society. It is having a superior earning power that makes you that way.Leon: A Russian! I love Russians! Comrade. I've been fascinated by your Five-Year Plan for the last fifteen years.Ninotchka: Your type will soon be extinct. (She walks out of the frame.)1939
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Hello,A dialogue from Ninotchka by Lubitsch... It was a quite approximate association of ideas, Paris in the thirties seen from Hollywood in a very European wit, but I do love Lubitsch ! S.
the shop around the corner. :)
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