Monday, 18 October 2010

Cinematic Knowledge: The Departed

BILLY: “Cranberry juice.”
MAN: “It’s a natural diuretic. My girlfriend drinks it when she’s getting her period.”

MAN: “What, are you getting your period?”



Lesson Learned: Don’t insult a man’s choice of drink. Especially if it’s Billy Costigan (and Cranberry Juice is a natural diuretic).


Fitz said...

Cranberry juice is also the cheapest item at a bar, which is why I assume Costigan ordered it.

Colleen said...

I have not seen The Departed yet so I quite enjoyed that. And yes, us ladies do drink it for various reasons.

Castor said...

Aaha great scene! Cranberry juice is gross :)

Alex in Movieland said...

wow, I've actually seen this film only once and I wasn't THAT crazy about it then. 2006's Best Picture race is one to be revisited. As I remember it, I had stronger feelings for Letters from Iwo Jima and for Clint's direction.

I know you're a fan of Departed. Even so, I still think it's a good movie, as I remember it.

but Letter from Iwo Jima could be for ages.

Yojimbo_5 said...

I don't know about "period," but I'd definitely make a case for PMS! :D

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

fitz didn't think about that.

colleen ha.

castor it is sort of gross, but it tastes fine when it's mixed with other stuff.

alex i can't even remember letters from iwo jima.

yojimbo sold.

Runs Like A Gay said...

I like Cranberry Juice, but I don't think I'd defend it to quite that extent.

It's an interesting scene because we neverreally know exactly why Costigan does it. Is it to impress the hardened criminals around him, or is it purely because he's so tense all the time?