|Character||Prof. Hilbert?Harold Crick???|
|Scene type / Who are||Friends, Having an argument, Persuading somebody, Commiserating|
|Genre||Fantasy, Romance, Drama, Comedy|
|Description||Professor Hilbert tells Harold he has to die|
|Location||1 hour and 25 minutes into the movie|
Harold Crick (Will Ferrel) is a boring and monotonous IRS agent with a repetitive life. One day, he starts hearing a voice narrating his life and soon finds out that's the voice of author Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson) who is writing the story of his life. When he finds out the author is going to kill him, he decides to change his monotonous life to change her mind. Advising him on what he is supposed to do is professor Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) who in this scene, after reading Karen's book, tells Harold that he is supposed to die as the book is a masterpiece and if he didn't die it would ruing the story.....
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|INT. PROF. HILBERT'S OFFICE|
HAROLD: "Professor Hilbert?"
HILBERT: "Hi Harold"
HILBERT: "You look tired."
HAROLD: "No, no. Just calm."
HILBERT: "Harold, I'm sorry. You have to die."
HILBERT: "It's her masterpiece. It's possibly the most important novel in her already stunning career and it's absolutely no good unless you die at the end. I've been over it again and again and I know how hard this is for you to hear."
HAROLD: "You're asking me to knowingly face my death?"
HAROLD: "I thought you'd....I thought you'd find something."
HILBERT: "I'm sorry, Harold."
HAROLD: "Can't we just try and just see if she can change it?"
HILBERT: "Harold, in the grand scheme it wouldn't matter."
HAROLD: "Yes it would."
HAROLD: "I could change. I could quit my job. I could go away with Ana. I could be someone else."
HILBERT: "Harold, listen to me."
HAROLD: "I can't die right now. It's just really bad timing."
HILBERT: "No one wants to die but unfortunately we do. Harold, Harold, listen to me. Harold you will die some day some time. Heart failure at the bank. Choke on a mint. Some long, drawn out disease you contracted on vacation. You will die. You will absolutely die. Even if you avoid this death, another will find you. And I guarantee that it won't be nearly as poetic or meaningful as what she's written. I'm sorry but...it's the nature of all tragedies, Harold. The hero dies but the story lives on forever."