English Vocabulary from Movies

Rushmore

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Intercut

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EXT. RUSHMORE - DAY Mr. Blume answers on his cellular phone as he gets out of his car and walks across the lawn at Rushmore. We intercut the two of them. MR. BLUME "Hey, Max. How's it going over there?" MAX "Terrible. Tell me something. When you talk to Miss Cross the other day, did you get the feeling- " The hall monitor Mr. Holstead comes down the hall toward Max. He is a big, sturdy man about fifty years old. He wears a striped tie and his sleeves rolled up. MR HOLSTEAD "Do you have a telephone pass?"
(/ˌɪntəˈkʌt/)
Verb

1. To alternate between scenes from one sequence and scenes from another film sequence, often with the sequences to be perceived as simultaneous.

From the post: English vocabulary words from the movie script "Rushmore"
Source: Rushmore Script at IMSDb. (imsdb.com)

Bemuse

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INT. GROVER CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL - DAY Grover Cleveland is a public high school with two thousand five hundred students. Max sits in a front row of a math classroom. He is dressed in his Rushmore uniform, with coat and tie, but his clothes are wrinkled and his head has been shaved like a marine's. His eyes have dark circles around them. He has a little stack of index cards in his hand. The teacher, Mrs. Whitney, stands at the front of the room. She is about fifty with a horn-rimmed glasses and a slight English accent. She has a bemused expression on her face.
(/bəˈmjuːz/)
Verb

1. puzzled, confused or bewildered.

From the post: English vocabulary words from the movie script "Rushmore"
Source: Rushmore Script at IMSDb. (imsdb.com)

Inscrutable

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Miss Cross walks over to Max through the crowd. Her friend the medical student follows behind her. Max's expression is polite but inscrutable. MISS CROSS "That was great, Max." MAX "I'm so glad you could come." MISS CROSS "I want you to meet a friend of mine. John Coats. Max Fischer." MAX (not looking at him) "Who's this guy? "
(/ˌɪnˈskɹuːtəbl/)
Adjective

1. Difficult or impossible to comprehend, fathom or interpret.  

From the post: English vocabulary words from the movie script "Rushmore"
Source: Rushmore Script at IMSDb. (imsdb.com)

Keyed-Up

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INT. BACKSTAGE - NIGHT Frank comes offstage with a bandage of his cheek and a cane in his hand. Max is waiting for him backstage. Max has on a headset and carries a clipboard. He is extremely keyed-up. MAX "What happened to the cannoli line? You're supposed to say, 'Forget about it, Sanchez -'" FRANK (very angry) "I made a mistake, all right? It doesn't make any difference, anyway." MAX "Hey, I'm letting it go. But don't tell me it doesn't matter. Every line matters." FRANK (yelling) "Get off my back!" MAX "Don't fuck with my play!"
(/kiːd ʌp/)
Adjective

1. Very excited, worried or nervous, usually before an important even

From the post: English vocabulary words from the movie script "Rushmore"
Source: Rushmore Script at IMSDb. (imsdb.com)

Sic Transit Gloria

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Max stands alone smoking a cigarette in front of a pile of leaves. A LAWN CREW is raking in the background. Max strikes a match, throws it on the leaves, and watches sadly as the leaves burn and smoke rises black into the crisp autumn air. He takes off his Rushmore blazer and throws it on the fire. He looks up at the sky and says quietly: MAX "Sic transit gloria, Mr. Blume. Sic transit gloria."
(/sɪk tɹæn.zɪt ɡloː.ri.a/)
Noun

1. A Latin phrase meaning "glory fades"

From the post: English vocabulary words from the movie script "Rushmore"
Source: Rushmore Script at IMSDb. (imsdb.com)

Jerkwater

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BOBBY "How'd it go?" MAX "I shook hands with her." BOBBY "Big deal." MAX "And I gave her my phone number." BOBBY "Buchan said he'd have already banged her by now." MAX "He said that?" Max looks across he yard at MAGNUS BUCHAN, the burly foreign exchange student from Scotland. He is seventeen. He has a straw in his mouth and he shoots a little blowdart at a little kid's neck. MAX "That's a really crude thing to say. That's Dirk's mother." BOBBY "But I thought that's why you picked Dirk as your chapel partner." MAX (looks at Bobby, pause) "What are you, a lawyer? All I'm saying is that gorilla is a guest at our school for the year, so respect our women the same way we would in his jerkwater country."
(/ˈdʒɚk.wɑ.tɚ/)
Noun

1. Of an inhabited place, small, insignificant, and backward.

From the post: English vocabulary words from the movie script "Rushmore"
Source: Rushmore Script at IMSDb. (imsdb.com)

Sullen

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INT. BLUME INTERNATIONAL CONCRETE. DAY Mr. Blume has a gigantic office with paintings of battle scenes and Viking ships, a coat of armor and a statue of a discus thrower. The concrete plant is outside the window. A portrait of the Blume family hangs on the wall behind Mr. Blume's desk. His wife and twin sons are all fair-skinned redheads. Mr. Blume is dark and sullen. He is smoking a cigarette in the painting.
(/sʌlən/)
Adjective

1. Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.
2. Having a brooding ill temper; sulky.

From the post: English vocabulary words from the movie script "Rushmore"
Source: Rushmore Script at IMSDb. (imsdb.com)

Wistfully

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Max goes. Mr. Blume and Dr. Guggenheim watch him walk away with Dirk. MR. BLUME "What's his name again?" DR. GUGGENHEIM "Max Fischer." MR. BLUME "He's a sharp little guy." Dr. Guggenheim looks across the lawn at Max and his chapel partner. He says wistfully: DR. GUGGENHEIM "He's one of the worst students we've got."
(/ˈwɪstfəli/)
Adverb

1. Full of yearning or longing.
2. Sad and thoughtful.

From the post: English vocabulary words from the movie script "Rushmore"
Source: Rushmore Script at IMSDb. (imsdb.com)

Natatorium

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EXT. QUADRANGLE DAY Mr. Blume and the headmaster, DR. GUGGENHEIM, come out of the chapel among the throng of students. Dr. Guggenheim wears a wool coat and smokes a pipe. He is very dashing with silver hair and a warmly patronizing manner. He walks with his hands clasped behind his back. Two Jack Russell terriers follow quickly at his heels. DR. GUGGENHEIM "Are you free for graduation, Herman? Maybe you could give us an encore. (whistles to the dogs) Nicholas! Copernicus!" MR. BLUME (lighting a cigarette) "I don't give a shit. I paid for the whole damn natatorium. The least these little pricks can do is hear me out."
(/neɪtəˈtɔːɹɪəm/)
Noun

1. A swimming pool, especially an indoor one;
2. A building housing one or more swimming pools.

From the post: English vocabulary words from the movie script "Rushmore"
Source: Rushmore Script at IMSDb. (imsdb.com)