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Meet Joe Black is a American romantic fantasy film directed and produced by Martin Brest When she asks for the short version of his impassioned speech, he simply says, "Stay open. Who knows? . Roger Ebert gave it three stars, but disliked the peripheral story lines and overly drawn-out ending. He concluded that. Meet Joe Black script at the Internet Movie Script Database. QUINCE Hi, Bill -- PARRISH Good morning, Quince. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? you did, he'd clock it and punch it into his laptop in order to pull out some key phrases when he gives the Commencement Speech at Wharton. There is a scene in the final moments of Meet Joe Black in which in a few short hours, gives a speech to those attending his 65th birthday party. What would it take for you to be able to say the same thing at the end of your life? . In fact, the odds are good that you've directly or indirectly encountered me.
He takes an interest in her and tells her that lightning may strike. She is enamored but parts without getting his name. Unbeknownst to her, the man is struck by multiple cars in a possibly fatal accident. Death arrives at Bill's home in the uninjured body of the young man, explaining that Bill's impassioned speech has piqued his interest.
Given Bill's "competence, experience, and wisdom", Death says that for as long as Bill will be his guide on Earth, Bill will not have to die. Making up a name on the spot, Death is introduced to the family as "Joe Black". Bill's best efforts to navigate the next few days, knowing them now to be his last, fail to keep events from going rapidly out of his control. Drew is secretly conspiring with a man bidding for Parrish Communications. He capitalizes on Bill's strange behavior and unexplained reliance on Joe to convince the board of directors to vote Bill out as Chairman, using information given to him inadvertently by Bill's son-in-law, Quince, to push through approval for the merger which William had decided to oppose.
Susan is confused by the appearance of Joe, believing him to be the young man from the coffee shop, but eventually falls deeply in love with him. Joe is now under the influence of human desires and becomes attracted to her as well. After they make love, Joe asks Susan, "What do we do now? As his last birthday arrives, Bill appeals to Joe to recognize the meaning of true love and all it encompasses, especially honesty and sacrifice.
Joe comes to understand that he must set aside his own desire and allow Susan to live her life. He also helps Bill regain control of his company, exposing Drew's underhanded business dealings to the board by claiming to be an agent of the Internal Revenue Service and threatening to put Drew in jail.
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Heh, at my fortieth reunion we delivered a casket to the class presidents hotel room and uh-- Death: Where are you going, Bill? The great Bill Parrish at a loss of words? The man from whose lips fall "rapture" and "passion" and "obsession"? All those admonitions about being "deliriously happy, that there is no sense in living your life without" all the sparks and energy you give off, the rosy advice you dispense in round pear shaped tones.
What the hell is this? Just think of millenniums, multiplied by eons, compounded by time without end.
I've been around that long. But it's only recently your affairs here have piqued my interest. The natural curiosity of me, the most lasting and significant element in existence has come to see you. I want to have a look around before I take you. It requires competence wisdom and experience, all those things they say about you in testimonials. The one to do what?
Show me around, be my guide. And in return you get Minutes, days, weeks, let's not get encumbered by detail, what matters is that I stay interested.
Oh Bill, come on. The question you've been asking yourself with increased regularity, at odd moments, panting through the extra game of handball, when you ran for the plane in Delhi, when you sat up in bed last night and hit the floor in the office this morning. The question that is in the back of your throat, choking the blood to your brain, ringing in your ears over and over as you put it to yourself. You want me to be your guide? You fit the bill, Bill. I want to be friends. I have many friends.Joe is an IRS agent scene - Meet Joe Black (1998)
With you here and seemingly occupied, how's your work going, I mean, elsewhere? While you were shaving this morning, you weren't just shaving. What do you mean? You were hatching ideas, making plans, arriving at decisions, right? Yeah, I guess so Joe Black: So you get the concept. While part of you is doing one thing, another part of you is doing another, perhaps even attending to the problems of your work. Of course Joe Black: So you understand the idea.
Now multiply that by infinity, take that to the depth of forever, and you still will barely have a glimpse of what I'm talking about.
American Rhetoric: Movie Speech from Meet Joe Black- William Parrish 65th Birthday Party Speech
What an odd pairing. You know about money, don't you? It can't buy happiness? I not evil, woman. And what you is then?
I from that next place. You waitin' here to take us?
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Like you is the bus driver to there? No, man, I on 'oliday. Some spot you pick. Pain is bad, bad. I don't have nothin' to do with these things, you know. Make it go away. Doctor Lady make it alright. This pain go through and through me. Take me to that next place.
It's not your time now. You can't fool with the way things got to be.
And who would've thought Tell me you love me now. I love you now. I love you always. I don't care, Bill. How perfect for you - to take whatever you want because it pleases you. Then what is it? Some aimless infatuation which, for the moment, you feel like indulging - it's missing everything that matters.
Trust, responsibility, taking the weight for your choices and feelings, and spending the rest of your life living up to them.
And above all, not hurting the object of your love. So that's what love is, according to William Parrish? Multiply it by infinity, and take it to the depth of forever, and you will still have barely a glimpse of what I'm talking about.
Those were my words. You're at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong woman! Are you threatening me? Yeah, I certainly hope so.