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The Wife

Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Annie Starke, Harry Lloyd, Elizabeth McGovern, Alix Wilton Regan, Michael Benz, Twinnie-Lee Moore
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His wife Joan tells author Joe, referring to their son David, “He’s in a mood.” (0:18)

Joe tells Joan, “You write with a lot of intelligence...” (0:20)

Joe quotes James Joyce to his class, “His soul swooned slowly... ” (0:23)

Joe tells Nobel Laureate Finch, “My wife doesn't write... otherwise I'd suffer permanent writer's block.”
Nobel winner Finch, referring to his daughter Ellen, “ I'm counting on her to find the cure to Alzheimer's, just in time for my own dementia.” (0:28)

Joe tells John, “If I don't, I'll come off like some narcissistic bastard.” (0:32)

Joe tells photographer Linnea, “His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe...” (0: 36)

Joan: “Joe, I'll be in a much better mood if you let me go.” (0:39)

Biographer Nathaniel tells Joan, “I'm not stalking you.”
”You can imagine Strindberg getting hammered in there.” (0:39)

Nathaniel tells Joan, “Most of your men of genius tend to have overactive libidos.”
Joan: ”... I didn't have the personality for it.”
Nathaniel, referring to Joe's ex-wife Carol: “She's a psychiatrist.”
Referring to Joseph Ayers: ”It's a compulsion.”
Joan: “Aren't you the therapist?” (0:41)

John tells Joe, “So, while I was out and being a drunken lush, you were seducing the luscious Linnea.” (0:54)

Joe questions the characters of his son’s short story: “The stoic wife with the repressed rage?” (0:58)

A publisher tells a coworker, referring to an author, “He's a hopeless drunk...” (1:01)

Joe tells David, “You've been smoking pot.”
Joe tells John, ”The kid’s completely stoned.”
”Don't be an idiot, David.”
David: “I'm not an idiot.”
”The pot is making you paranoid.”
David: “I'm not... paranoid.” (1:07)

Joe tells the audience, “My wife is my sanity... ” (1:17)

Joe tells Joan, “Don't be crazy.” (1:19)

Grief overcomes Joan with Joe’s death. (1:29)