“The Dig” quotes

Movie The Dig
Title The Dig
Year 2021
Director Simon Stone
Genre Drama, History, Biography
Plot – The Dig is a 2021 British drama film based on the 2007 novel of the same name by John Preston following the events of the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo. In 1939, Suffolk landowner Edith Pretty hires local self-taught archaeologist-excavator Basil Brown to excavates at her rural estate in Sutton Hoo. Brown is astonished to uncover iron rivets from a ship and the news of the discovery soon spreads. Cambridge archaeologist Charles Phillips arrives and declares the site to be of national importance and takes over the dig.
All actors – Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Worrall, Danny Webb, Carey Mulligan, Archie Barnes, Robert Wilfort, James Dryden, Joe Hurst, Paul Ready, Peter McDonald, Christopher Godwin, Ellie Piercy, Bronwyn James, Desmond Kaliszewski, Monica Dolan
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  • “Robert Pretty-Would you like to fly, Mr. Brown?
    Basil Brown-Oh, but I do. All over the cosmos, every time I look through my telescope.”

    Ralph Fiennes - Basil Brown
    Archie Barnes - Robert Pretty
  • “Basil Brown-Oh, well, that’s a ship that’s been buried in the mound.
    Robert Pretty-Why would anyone want to bury a ship?
    Basil Brown-Well, I expect because that’s a grave.
    Robert Pretty-Whose grave?
    Basil Brown-Well, I’d expect this is a grave of a great man. A warrior. Or a king.”

    Ralph Fiennes - Basil Brown
    Archie Barnes - Robert Pretty
    [Tag:grave, king, ships]
  • “May Brown-You got something to show me? I think you have. I can see it in your eyes.
    Basil Brown-I’m not saying anything.”

    Monica Dolan - May Brown
    Ralph Fiennes - Basil Brown
    [Tag:emotion, eyes, feeling]