Cate Blanchett: Jane Winslett-Richardson
Jane Winslett-Richardson : Are we - are we safe in here?
Steve Zissou : I doubt it.
Klaus Daimler : Do you still want to blow him up?
Steve Zissou : No, we're out of dynamite anyway.
Eleanor Zissou : It is beautiful Steve.
Steve Zissou : Yea, it's pretty good isn't it... I wonder if it remembers me...
Jane Winslett-Richardson : May I turn this on?
Steve Zissou : [bites into an apple] Fire one.
Jane Winslett-Richardson : [Jane begins recording the interview] So what happened, in your opinion?
Steve Zissou : [swallows the bite] ... what're you talking about?
Jane Winslett-Richardson : Well, don't you think the public perception of your work has significantly altered in the last five years?
Steve Zissou : - That's your first question? I thought this was supposed to be a puff piece.
Jane Winslett-Richardson : ...should we come back to it?
Steve Zissou : ...yeah.
Jane Winslett-Richardson : Okay... Is it true that this is going to be your last voyage?
Steve Zissou : Wow... no comment. Who told you that? No, goddamnit, I'm... only 52. How-how 'bout we start out with some stock dialogue? Favorite color, blue? Favorite food, sardines?
Jane Winslett-Richardson : How do you feel about part one of your new film?
Steve Zissou : Why? How do you feel about part one of my new film?
Jane Winslett-Richardson : Well, I'm honest. You know, so...
Steve Zissou : - Just say it!
Jane Winslett-Richardson : I thought aspects of it seemed slightly fake.
Steve Zissou : [pauses, obviously enraged] ... Wolodarsky?...
Vladimir Wolodarsky : [getting up to leave, gathering the cat] ... I'll take five, Steve.
Steve Zissou : ...how 'bout taking five?
[the door closes]
Steve Zissou : ... did it seem fake... when my best friend was bitten in half right in front of me? And eaten alive, screaming? I think you're a fake. I think you're a phony. And a bad reporter. How does that feel? And tell me something -
[Steve pulls out a glock and points it at her, cocking it]
Steve Zissou : Does this seem fake?
[He replaces the glock]
Jane Winslett-Richardson : ...how dare you! This entire article was my idea, no one else gives a shit!
Steve Zissou : What about Sy Perlman?
Jane Winslett-Richardson : [scoffs, and turns off the recorder] Are you joking? He's not even covering my expenses!
Steve Zissou : [pauses for a moment, realizing] You're taking something out on me.
Jane Winslett-Richardson : [turns off the recorder again, turns away and cries]
Steve Zissou : Wh? Stop crying, what's the deal here? I was only trying to defend myself.
Jane Winslett-Richardson : Well, you did a great job! I'm sure you'll make a terrific father.
[Jane finds Steve in her room, reading her diary]
Jane Winslett-Richardson : I'm going to have to start locking my effing door.
Steve Zissou : It was locked, I kicked it in. Why don't you just curse like other people?
Jane Winslett-Richardson : Because I'm trying to get out of the habit before I have my fucking baby!
[Vikram is filming Steve next to a screen with the homing dart signal indicating the location of the Jaguar Shark]
Steve Zissou : Okay, action.
[points to the dot]
Steve Zissou : Well, look who's back in town. You've traveled over 150 miles since we last heard from you. This son of a bitch is heading for the South Pacific.
[Jane enters the room]
Steve Zissou : Turn on your tape recorder, cubbie.
Jane Winslett-Richardson : Is it the Jaguar Shark?
Steve Zissou : On the record, yes. Cut. Print both takes, Vikram.
Jane Winslett-Richardson : Was I... just in the film?
Steve Zissou : Yeah. You're gonna have to sign a release.
Steve Zissou : I wanted to give you a heads-up on what I thought of the piece...
Jane Winslett-Richardson : You read it. What did you think?
Steve Zissou : Well, I was a little upset at first. I mean, obviously people are going to think I'm a showboat, and a little bit of a prick. But then I thought... that's me. I said those things, I did those things. I can live with that. You're a good writer, Jane.
Jane Winslett-Richardson : It's the effing cover.
Steve Zissou : Thatta girl.