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Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill Quotes

Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill ended its run in 1970.

Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill Quotes

  • (Unnamed) "Phil. Mr Parish. Sir. Couldn't we give it another go? I've read the whole script. It's a scene of prime importance to the understanding of it."
  • (Unnamed) "Why didn't you get it right, then?"
  • (Unnamed) "We've had to do it over and over, all day."
  • (Unnamed) "That's what you're paid for."
  • (Unnamed) "We're not machines. We're not cameras."
  • (Unnamed) "You had one line to do, Mr McGill. One. And you couldn't."
  • (Unnamed) "It was the thirteenth take."
  • (Unnamed) "All the more reason."
  • (Unnamed) "I did the others OK. One or two of them were your -- Not your --"
  • (Unnamed) "Do you know why you couldn't do it? Because you're no good. And that's why you're an extra. A stupid lousy extra. Useless old bugger."
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah, OK, Phil."
  • (Unnamed) "OK? He's living proof of what you say about actors. Always. Non-stop."
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah. Enough, though. No need to upset him."
  • (Unnamed) "No? So which matters most? Sparing his feelings or saving the bloody the film? Him, or your script that took you months to write, as you're always telling us? And him two minutes to kill stone dead. Which matters most?"
  • (Unnamed) "You don't know me. You know nothing about me. Whether I'm stupid or no good or anything. You've only met me today. I've had thousands of days before today. I might be a very interesting person, for all you know. I might have been acting since before you left school. I might have once been in a cafe when an IRA bomb got chucked in. I might have brought up three kids. One of them might have been to college and got a 2:1."
  • (Unnamed) "Jesus. You also might have buggered up a day's filming."
  • (Unnamed) "This isn't real life, lad. It's pretend. It's all pretend. You're pretending. The whole damn fool film's pretending."
  • (Unnamed) "Real life is how well we pretend, isn't it, sir? You, me, everybody in the world."
  • (Unnamed) "Perhaps we'll try and find the best bits from what you did and glue them together and no-one'll know. And it'll be all right on the night."
  • (Unnamed) "As they say."
  • (Unnamed) "Bruno. You know cows?"
  • (Unnamed) "Cows?"
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah. Big things. Four legs; one in each corner. Stand in fields a lot and moo."
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah."
  • (Unnamed) "What they don't do is stand in fields a lot and swim. The things that swim are called fish."
  • (Unnamed) "This, peabrain, is fish. Cows are a completely different kettle of -- are completely different."
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah, they said what with it being an early lunch, they'd no time to do your steak."
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah, well, just in case you decide to go fishing and reel in a cow."
  • (Unnamed) "It's one of those days."
  • (Unnamed) "You want to try my job, mate. They're all "one of those days"."
  • (Unnamed) "So you've shot nothing all morning?"
  • (Unnamed) "Not yet."
  • (Unnamed) "Nothing of Scene 23?"
  • (Unnamed) "Not yet."
  • (Unnamed) "None of it?"
  • (Unnamed) "Not yet."
  • (Unnamed) "You've shot the master shot? You must have."
  • (Unnamed) "Tell him "not yet". I can't say it again; my brain's trapped."
  • (Unnamed) "So what the hell have you been doing?"
  • (Unnamed) "Sunbathing."
  • (Unnamed) "Phil, the schedule says another six days. You'll never finish it."
  • (Unnamed) "We'll finish it. We'll finish it."
  • (Unnamed) "For God's sake tell Elliot that it is going well."
  • (Unnamed) "He's a network executive. Lies don't fool him. He lies for a living."

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