For our Class 3 dialogue shot, I weeded and weeded like an OCD gardener to find my favorite audio clip. One film that I most certainly do care to recommend for great audio is called "Bark." This film is about a woman who has a mental breakdown and thinks she is a dog. Follow her husband's adventures in an attempt deal with this unique situation. Sound good? It is. Great characters, seriously.
Here's the criteria that I was looking for in an audio clip: 5-10 seconds; shows a change of emotion; one character reacts to another character's dialogue; the dialogue is open for me to put my own twist on it.
The final dialogue:
Dude 1: "You know why I do it..."
Dude 2: "You're a kleptomaniac!"
Dude 1: "Fine! The man wants to pay me...$5.50 an HOUR? He DESERVES to get ripped off!"
Stewie is a disgruntled employee of a large corporate retail chain, like Walmart, Target, what have you. He's working as a department store santa and is incredibly irritated at the fact that he only gets paid $5.50 an hour. His friend watches him load stolen goods (really this can be anything) into his trunk. Stewie hates people trying to pass judgment on his actions, especially when his own friend calls him a 'kleptomaniac.' When this happens he gets very defensive and tries to justify his stealing to his friend (and even himself.)
This idea, boiled down, can be applied universally. Someone feels used and taken advantage of by someone in power. They feel powerless and resentful. By stealing from the very person who is "stealing" (time/labor/whatever) from them, they feel empowered again. I may end up changing the Department Store Santa to some other type of worker. I'm not quite sure yet.