Bill Watson has one of the smallest roles but he's so peculiar and quirky that I can't look over him. One of the things that always gets me thinking about his character is the way he delivers his very last line, "fine".
Him and Stuart Ullman are walking down the hallway of the Overlook and if you listen carefully you can hear them discussing plane flights and departure times. Everyone's leaving the hotel for the winter. They approach Jack, who has a massive pile of luggage next to him. Mr Ullman asks Jack about lunch and then turns to Bill and asks him to help them with their luggage.
The way Bill replies with "fine" always peeks my interest. There's some contempt behind it. It's probably due to the plane flight and his eagerness to leave. But considering the strangeness of the rest of the film one can't help thinking maybe it's something more.
He says the same word "fine" earlier as well during their meeting with Jack. And it has a similar tone but slightly less disgruntled. One day I'll figure out what's up with this guy. One day.
Next up: Lloyd.
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