The clip opening credits from Meet Joe Black (1998)
The clip can't sleep from Meet Joe Black (1998)
The clip party arrangements from Meet Joe Black (1998)
Please. Please. Don't worry. Don't worry.
It's utter chaos around here.
And I'm terrified that we're running out of time.
Am I trying to be too perfect?
Oh, but I want it to be so exquisite. So do we.
But we're trying to be too exquisite. Why not aim for the stars?
Good morning. Good morning.
We do need some answers on the flowers. Ah, yes, freesia, freesia.
Everywhere freesia. Daddy loves freesia.
Good morning. Good morning. Oh. Hello. Hi.
Lights? "Lights. "
Not too bright and not too dark.
I'm looking for a saffron glow,
sort of tea-dance '20s.
If food is the prose of a party,
then lights are its poetry.
It works. If food is the prose of a party, lights are its poetry.
I like that. If music were the food of love, play on. I'm going out of my mind.
Good morning, Mr. Parrish.
What do you think of all this, Helen? It's gonna be beautiful.
The clip daughters from Meet Joe Black (1998)
And Allison says the president may come.
The president's got better things to do than come to my birthday party. Like what?
Daddy? Do you have a minute? Good morning, Allison.
Not much more. Big day in the big city.
What's on your mind? Fireworks. Update:
We are constructing the number 65 on the barge. Mm-hmm.
Archers from the State College of New Paltz will shoot flaming arrows at it.
When it catches fire, it will give us the effect of a Viking funeral,
but with none of the morbidity.
The Hudson River Authority says that for you, they'll make a special dispensation.
But, of course, there will be an overtime bill...
for the Poughkeepsie Fire Department.
So, what do you think?
Good? No good?
Allison, I trust you. This is your thing.
But it's your birthday. I hate arrows. They make me nervous.
Good morning, Dad. Good morning, honey.
Morning. Morning. You're "Honey. " I'm "Allison. "
Oh, Dad, Drew called from the helicopter, and they're still two minutes away.
Drew's aboard? Mm-hmm.
He wanted to ride back down with you.
So why don't you sit down, relax, and get some food in that flat tummy of yours.
Are you coming? No.
You've got patients to attend to. I've got three hysterical chefs,
one of whom loves truffles, the other one hates truffles,
and the third one doesn't even know what truffles are.
I hate parties. But, Daddy, calm down.
You're gonna love it. I swear.
Isn't it enough to be on the Earth for 65 years without having to be reminded of it?
Will you relax? I know it's a big deal day.
The clip daughters Part 2 from Meet Joe Black (1998)
How'd you know that? Drew told me.
Does he tell you everything?
I hope so.
You like him, don't you?
Yep, I guess so.
I don't want to interfere, but, uh... Then don't.
Well, here comes our boy now.
The clip helicopter wind from Meet Joe Black (1998)
Good morning, Drew. Thanks for coming up.
Well, big day. Wanted to line up a few ducks before kickoff.
Any thoughts, last minute refinements, variations, anything?
Thoughts, no. I did hear a voice last night.
A voice? In my sleep.
What'd it say? "Yes. "
Yes to the deal? Maybe. Who knows?
You know how voices are.
Hmm? I thank you, Delia.
Okay, let's go. Delia, your pen.
Hi, Bill. How you doin'? Morning, Quince.
I'm doin' great, and you? Oh, I'm great.
This is it, "B-day. " Huh? Sorry.
Bontecou day. We're gonna close... with Big John.
Look at you, Bill. You're all cool as a cat.
Over at Bontecou's, I'll bet he's just shittin' in his pants.
Remember, everybody, big meeting tonight at Daddy's.
Dinner. You, too, Drew. We have lots of loose ends.
Not my birthday again? You're only 65 once, Dad.
Thank God. Now let's get the day started.
Remember, dinner in the city at Daddy's!
The clip helicopter from Meet Joe Black (1998) with Anthony Hopkins
Mm-hmm. It's so ridiculous.
Do you love Drew?
No, don't do anything. Just stay exactly where...
Do you love Drew? He's not gonna get a better offer than that.
You mean, like you loved Mom? Forget about me and Mom.
Are you gonna marry him? Oh, come on.
Listen, I'm crazy about the guy. He's smart. He's aggressive.
He could carry Parrish Communications into the 21st century and me along with it.
Mm-hmm. So, what's wrong with that?
That's for me. I'm talking about you.
It's not what you say about Drew. It's what you don't say.
Maybe you're not listening.
Oh, yes, I am.
Give him whatever he wants.
There's not an ounce of excitement, not a... whisper of a thrill.
And this relationship has all the passion of a pair of titmice.
I want you to get swept away out there.
I want you to levitate. I want you to...
sing with rapture and dance like a dervish.
Oh, that's all.
Yeah. Be deliriously happy,
or at least leave yourself open to be.
"Be deliriously happy. " I shall, uh...
I shall do my utmost.
I know it's a cornball thing.
But love is passion,
someone you can't live without.
I say, fall head over heels.
Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back.
How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart.
And I'm not hearing any heart.
'Cause the truth is, honey, there's no sense living your life without this.
The clip helicopter Part 2 from Meet Joe Black (1998) with Anthony Hopkins
To make the journey and not fall deeply in love,
well, you haven't lived a life at all.
But you have to try, 'cause if you haven't tried, you haven't lived.
Oh, you're tough.
I'm sorry. Okay.
Give it to me again, but the short version this time.
Okay. Stay open.
Who knows? Lightning could strike.
What do you think? Is it just the executive committee,
The clip hearing voices from Meet Joe Black (1998) with Anthony Hopkins
or are you guys gonna use me?
Quince, man, thanks for the offer, but it's all set for just me and Bill.
More people might... I know. I know, gum up the works.
"I want you to get swept away. "
Huh? I was just sayin' to Quince that we won't need him until...
Did you hear something? Yeah, but I was just sayin' to Quince...
No, no, no. Not you. What's the matter, Daddy?
Nothing. I'm sorry. "I want you to levitate.
I want you to sing with rapture and dance like a dervish. "
"Dance like a dervish"? Daddy, what is it?
Nothing, I'm just talking to myself. You know me.
No, I've never known you to talk to yourself.
Oh, well, can I give you a lift?
No, I'm gonna catch a cab. Listen, are you okay? Yeah.
Got my garters on, my ears pricked... ready for action.
Okay. Well... Go get 'em, Pops.
You're damn right. Okay.
The clip phone conversation from Meet Joe Black (1998)
Oh, haven't heard that one before.
I'm sorry. I had to say it.
Honey? Honey? Hi, George.
Honey, you have to go on.
Okay? There's a time to sow and a time to reap.
You have to sow.
Sorry. Excuse me.
No, I liked him. I don't like him anymore.
'Cause you're my honey.
Someone messes with you, they mess with me.
That's it. I'm on a plane in a heartbeat. You let me know.
Yep, when I get my phone in, you're my first call. I promise.
Hit the books, get the degree. One day we'll be hanging out a shingle together.
How's that? Mmm? Okay.
You all right? Yes.
You bet. Be strong.
I love you. Bye-bye.
The clip coffee shop stranger from Meet Joe Black (1998)
Morning. Good morning.
I was talkin' kind of loud there. I'm sorry.
Oh, not at all.
It was fascinating.
Yeah, what was fascinating about it?
Um... You and, uh, "honey"?
It's my kid sister. Oh.
And she just broke up with her boyfriend and was thinking...
about dropping out of law school.
Oh, I'm sorry. No, nothing to be sorry about.
That's the way it is with men and women, isn't it? What's the way?
Oh. Yeah, I agree.
No, I'm interested.
I was just trying to be agreeable.
Okay. All right. I was sharpshooting.
Oh. No, just that "nothing lasts" stuff.
That was the problem with Honey's guy. He didn't know what he wanted.
So, he's fooling around, and she catches him at it.
You know, like one girlfriend isn't enough for him.
So, you're a one-girl guy.
Yes, I am.
That's right. Right.
Looking for her right now, actually.
Mmm. Who knows? You might be her.
No, don't laugh. I just got into town.
I got the new job.
I'm trying to get into this apartment.
Anyway, so you're a doctor.
Mmm. How'd you know?
'Cause everyone's a doctor around here.
This apartment building... Everyone's in green slippers, the green pajamas.
The clip coffee shop stranger Part 2 from Meet Joe Black (1998)
The guy I'm waiting for to vacate...
doctor. He's a doctor.
What kind of doctor?
I'm a resident... internal medicine.
So, if I needed a doctor, you could be it.
I could be her. Yeah.
You could be... her.
Yeah, I could.
I'm-I'm working at the hospital, so... I see.
This is my lucky day. I just get in the big, bad city,
not only do I find a doctor, but a beautiful woman, as well.
Do you mind me saying that?
Oh... No, of course. No, it's fine.
It's fine. It's just...
Listen, could I buy you a cup of coffee?
I have some patients coming in, so I should probably... Yeah, yeah.
Get goin'. I gotta get to the apartment and get off to work.
Yeah. But I'd still like to have another cup of coffee.
Would you let me do that?
Well, yeah, okay.
The clip heart attack from Meet Joe Black (1998) with Anthony Hopkins
Good morning, Mr. Parrish. Morning, Jennifer.
So, board convenes tomorrow.
You'll recommend we close, and it's a deal, right?
As close as a deal could be.
"Yes" what? Yes is the answer to your question.
I didn't ask any question.
I believe you did.
Who are you?
Goddamn it. What's going on here? I think you know.
I don't. Try.
"'Cause if you haven't tried, you haven't lived. "
What are you talking about?
What you were talking about.
Who is this guy?
Tell me who you are. Are you giving me orders?
No. I'm sorry, I...
No, you're not.
You're trying to handle the situation.
But this is the one situation you knew you never could handle.
The clip heart attack Part 2 from Meet Joe Black (1998)
Talk to me, please.
There's gonna be plenty of time for that.
What do you mean?
I think you know, Bill.
It's kind of a pro bono job.
"Pro bono"? Yeah.
The clip hearing voices at dinner from Meet Joe Black (1998) with Jeffrey Tambor
I know how you love music, Daddy. And I want to have music that pleases you,
but doesn't put a thousand other people to sleep.
I've agonized over it and finally settled on Sidney Brown. Good.
Twenty-four men... very eclectic. Mm-hmm.
Plus, I'm feathering in a Latin sextet on their breaks.
You haven't heard a word I've said, have you?
What, honey? Sorry. Daddy.
Yeah. Never mind.
Leave it to me.
Did you miss me, Bill?
Chow time, you guys.
What are you looking so provoked about?
Did you miss me?
It's a normal question.
I missed you. But what do I get back?
"Not an ounce of excitement.
"Not a whisper of a thrill.
This relationship has all the passion of a pair of titmice. "
I'm waiting outside the front door.
Did you speak to the governor?
He's coming. And his wife?
The clip hearing voices at dinner Part 2 from Meet Joe Black (1998)
I sat between them at the Bronx Zoo benefit. It was better than Seconal.
I'm waiting outside the front door, Bill.
Won't someone let me in?
Is there somebody at the front door? I didn't hear a ring, sir.
Have a look, would you, please?
What about the mayor?
He said he's going to be there with bells on. Good.
Maybe they'll drown him out.
Please don't be negative, Drew.
I'm sorry. We have an acceptance list that would do the White House proud:
The chairman of the F.C.C., the Secretary General of the U.N.,
Wow. Nine senators,
I don't know how many congressmen and at least 12 of the Fortune 500.
Any jocks? Hmm? No.
No 20-game-winner, Masters champion, someone I can talk to?
You were right, Mr. Parrish. There was a gentleman at the door.
He's waiting for you in the foyer.
Show him into the library. Tell him I'll be right there. Yes, sir.
I've arranged favors, silver charm bracelets for the women,
Mmm. And platinum key chains for the men,
all engraved "W.P."
But now I'm thinking of scrubbing them. They seem so ordinary.
Are they ordinary?
Do they seem that way to you, Daddy?
I don't know.
I don't know. I, uh...
Let me see.
I don't think they're ordinary.
I think they're great.
I love key chains.