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The film, When Harry Met Sally, is used to suggest how dialogue in film is different from dialogue in literature and drama.

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As you compare real life and film dialogue from this movie, please notice how this movie's dialogue is more honest and open than in real life. In cases such as a the orgasm scene, taboo topics are confronted in this issue as opposed to real life where they are shunned. To illustrate, you might examine how people in real life tend to avoid gender and sexual topics, but this film's dialogue directly confronts these private taboo issues in a witty, clever manner.

Again, the dialogue is quite quick as opposed to real life where dialogue's pacing is slower. For instance, this film's dialogue follows from one character to another very cleverly and smoothly, almost like a stand off. The last line transitions into the next one in a much different manner from in real life. In other words, please notice how the film's dialogue seems to show fluidity much more than in real life.

The film's dialogue is also more planned and deliberate than in real life. For example, when Harry says, I'll roll down the window. Why don't you tell me the story of your life," the lines are a bit more formulaic than in real life because it serves to present exposition. On the other hand, in real life, exposition is not usually needed as much since relationships are already given in most ...

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This posting talks about dialogue in film and how it is different from dialogue in literature and drama. It uses When Harry Met Sally as a lens