December 08, 2008


I don't like many modern love stories, but I do like the old ones. I watched Sabrina tonight and took pause at this conversation between the Larabee brothers:

But you've got all the money in the world!

What's money got to do with it? If making money were all there was to business, it'd hardly be worthwhile going to the office. Money is a by-product.

Then what's the main objective? Power?

Bah, that's become a dirty word.

Well then, what's the urge? You're going into plastics now; what will that prove?

Prove? Nothing much. A new product has been found, something of use to the world, so a new industry moves into an undeveloped area, factories go up, machines are brought in, harbors are dug, and you're in business. It's purely coincidental, of course, that people who never saw a dime before suddenly have a dollar, and barefooted kids wear shoes and have their teeth fixed and their faces washed.

That's so Reardon-esque that it made me swoon.

And I wonder...does the 1995 remake have the same speech? I may have to watch someday to find out.

Why do I doubt it though...

Posted by Sarah at December 8, 2008 09:29 PM | TrackBack

Loved the '95 movie. I've always had a soft spot for Harrison Ford and I loved Julia Ormond in this one.

Not sure about the quote from the original or whether it's in the 95 remake. I'll have to check.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at December 8, 2008 10:29 PM


The opening bit reminds me of an episode of Coach.

By this time Coach was in Florida. The female owner of the team was contemplating moving the team to a much colder climate zone (the likes of which Coach had only recently escaped).

Coach protested and the owner indicated money was her motivation.

Coach protested saying "You are one of the richest women in the world. How much money do you need?"

To which she replied "How much is there?"

That line shoulda won an emmy or something.

Posted by: tim fitzgerald at December 8, 2008 11:53 PM

I don't think that speech is in the remake. I've seen it more times than I can count. It does have a little bit to say about the younger brother finally growing up and taking responsibility within the company that has given him the life he lives, and also about the older brother learning to not make life all about the work...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at December 9, 2008 01:24 AM

I second Miss Ladybug; I don't think that quote is in the Harrison Ford remake. I love that movie, though. I've seen the original once, the remake probably more than 50 times. It's one of my favorite movies.

Posted by: Leofwende at December 9, 2008 11:30 AM

I love the '95 version, and own it so we watch it pretty often. That discussion doesn't appear, but there is a good line Harrison Ford has abut living in the real world that I always like.
Great movie - you should try the new on .... but I suspect you should treat it like a new movie ;-)

Posted by: Barb at December 11, 2008 09:37 AM

I loved the remake, sadly will have to netflicks the original. I remember it being our favorite chick flick for the longest time, until the vVHS started to get all wacked out. Remember those days when you recorded tv shows, with commercials, on VHS?

Posted by: Darla at December 13, 2008 09:57 AM