Director: Spike Jonze
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Jay Tavare, Litefoot, Roger Willie, Jim Beaver, Cara Seymour, Doug Jones, Stephen Tobolowsky, Gary Farmer, Peter Jason, Gregory Itzin, Curtis Hanson
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Why in Database: Turtles appear in this movie in two dialogues. First time when a reporter asks one of the main characters about the turtles he collects (which he has not collected for a long time), the second time when one of the orchids (which the whole movie is about) is described as looking like a turtle (the similarity to a shell can be see in the screenshot). In addition, the song “Happy Together” appears in three fragments, twice sung by the character in the film and once, at the very end, as part of the soundtrack.
“- So how many turtles did you end up collecting?
– I lost interest right after that. I dropped turtles when I fell in love with Ice Age fossils. Collected the shit out of them. Fossils were the only thing that made sense to me in this fucked-up world. I ditched fossils for resilvering old mirrors. My mom and I had the largest collection of 19th-century Dutch mirrors on the planet. Perhaps you read about us. Mirror World, October ’88? I got a copy here somewhere.
– I guess I’d just like to know how you can detach from something that you’ve invested so much of your soul in. I mean, didn’t you ever miss turtles? The only thing that made your 10-year-old life worth living?”
“One looks like a turtle.”