Monday, October 11, 2010

MV: Salt

2010 - Salt

Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning?


Please, please, I'm not a spy.
  • spy = someone whose job is to find out secret information about a country or organization
I work in the sale of petroleum and gas.
  • petroleum = (crude) oil
You are here to sabotage our nuclear ambition.
  • sabotage = deliberate damage that is done to the property of an enemy or opponent
  • ambition = something that you very much want to do, something that is difficult to achieve
Keep your head down and don't say anything until we make the the swap.
  • swap = exchange
All the rules say to leave me, that one life is not worth blowing operational cover.
  • operational cover / under cover = pretending to be someone else to find secret information
He petitioned the Senate...
  • to petition = to ask someone in authority to do something using a petition
We didn't need the publicity, so I figured we better do something or
  • to figure / to figure out = to be able to understand something or to solve a problem
...he's gonna invade this God damn Republic himself.
  • to invade = to take or send an army into another country in order to get control of it
No, but it is utilitarian and utilitarian is the new sexy.
  • utilitarian = designed to be useful rather than attractive
Ran the trace, first name Usem, last name Utsa.
  • trace = to use electronic equipment to find out where a telephone call was made
Any verifiable hits?
  • verifiable = able to be checked or proved
Matahari here's got a big night tonight.
  • Mata Hari = Mata Hari was the name of the Dutch exotic dancer and prostitute Gertrud Margarete Zelle, who was shot by the French as a spy on 15 October 1917.
I like the ring of that.
  • 'the ring of that' = 'the sound of that'
How did the Oval Office briefing go?
  • Oval Office = office of the US President
Hm... Fingers crossed
  • 'fingers crossed' = good luck
Once you start pushing papers, there's no turning back.
  • 'pushing papers' = office job at a desk
I was homesick.
  • homesick = to miss home
A defector, 10 minutes ago.
  • defector = In politics, a person who gives up allegiance to one state or political entity in exchange for allegiance to another.
Guess he's not buying our cover.
  • 'not buying' = 'not believing'
You get his bona-fides?
  • bona-fides = evidence or proof that someone has sincere feelings or is who they claim to be
He says he's FSB, but won't give us any more.
  • FSB = Federal Security Bureau: Russian internal counterintelligence agency
Come on Salt, no one can sort out a nut job from the real thing faster than you.
  • to sort out = to find out information that allows you to understand something
  • nut job = someone who is crazy
Hey, Ted. We're crashing the party.
  • 'crash the party' = uninvited
Commencing audio and visual recording.
  • to commence = to begin
  • audio = sound
Testing ear piece.
  • ear piece = communication device that fits in the ear
I'm moved.
  • to be moved = to affect someone emotionally by making them feel sad and serious
A defector with cancer. Are you selling secrets for chemo or are you afraid of dying?
  • chemo = short name for chemotherapy where chemicals are given to destroy cancer
Shows up in 1993 in Novosibirsk blast, Siberia.
  • blast = explosion
Prior to '93...
  • prior = before a time period
A master spy who had devised the greatest plan a Russian patriot could ever invent...
  • devise = to invent a method of doing something
  • patriot = someone who has strong feelings of love, respect, and duty toward their country
American named Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald = assassinated (killed) President John F. Kennedy in 1963
...he emigrated to Russia.
  • to emigrate = to leave your country in order to live in another country
The spy master was now given the go ahead, to create many more like Alec.
  • 'the go ahead' = official approval to begin
Scores of agents.
  • scores = a large number of people or things
At an abandoned monastery, Chenkov and other boys
  • abandoned = left empty or no longer used
Drilled in idiom, idiosyncrasy.
  • idiom = an expression whose meaning is different from the meaning of the individual words
  • idiosyncrasy = way of behaving that is unusual or strange, and not shared by other people
And ideology.
  • ideology = a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based
And by methods of rigorous physical and psychological programming.
  • rigorous = strict, or severe
It's an urban legend.
  • urban legend = A form of modern folk story thought to be true but are often distorted, exaggerated, or sensationalized over time.
Highly trained Russian sleeper agents, inserted into American society to sabotage and assassinate.
  • to insert = to put something into something else, or into a hole or space
You don't believe in moles?
  • mole = someone who joins or works for an organization in order to give secret information about it to other people, especially to its enemies
I believe in moles, alright. Just not the boogyman.
  • 'boogyman' = an imaginary man who frightens children, especially in children’s stories
This guy's selling smoke.
  • 'selling smoke' = telling lies
Wrap it up, Eve.
  • 'wrap it up' = finish
So far, the FMRI has registered truthful on everything he said.
  • FMRI = functional magnetic resonance imaging: to determine the specific location of the brain where a certain function, such as speech or memory, occurs.
  • has registered = to show as a particular measurement on a piece of equipment
'Cause he didn't flutter? I can beat that thing five
  • to flutter = to move up and down or from side to side with short, quick, light movements,
Honey, it's me. Please call me as soon as you get this.
  • Honey = used for talking to someone who you care about
Okay sweetheart? As soon as you get this.
  • Sweetheart = used for talking to someone who you care about
Godspeed, comrade Chenkov.
  • Godspeed = used for wishing someone good luck, especially before a trip
Someone interrogate that piece of shit.

  • to interrogate = to ask a prisoner or criminal, a lot of questions in an angry or threatening way, in order to get information
Give us a sec.
  • sec = short name for 'second', 'a moment'
I know that we're heading into your jurisdiction here, but I'm asking you for just 5 minutes.
  • heading = to go in a particular direction
  • jurisdiction = the right or power to make legal decision
Get me a side-arm.
  • side-arm = a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
He's one of the world's top arachnologists, Eve.
  • arachnologists = studies spiders
We bring her in, or we bring her down.
  • bring down = kill
She's east-bound in the mall.
  • east-bound = going east
Box her in.
  • to box in = to surround
I'm innocent, somebody is setting me up.
  • to set someone up = to arrange a situation so that someone is blamed for doing something
Give yourself up, now!
  • to give up = to quit, to surrender to the police
We gotta bring you in Salt.
  • to bring in = to take to jail
Get a roadblock in place now.
  • roadblock = where police or soldiers stop traffic, especially to make checks
Get off on the shoulder! Get off on the shoulder!
  • shoulder = side of the road
A deluxe room.
  • deluxe room = a very good room
Ms. Hernandez, do you need any help with your luggage?
  • luggage = bags, suitcases
The funeral of Vice-President Maxwell Oates.
  • funeral = a ceremony that takes place after someone dies, usually including a religious ceremony, and the formal process of taking the body to the place where it is buried
He's based legacy may be as architect of the new era of Russian, American relations.
  • architect = designer, builder
What's the security perimeter?
  • perimeter = the outer edge of an enclosed area of ground such as a field or airport
We got two, M.I.A's.
  • M.I.A = missing in action
I'm heading down to the crypt, some kind of trouble down there.
  • crypt = an underground room where bodies of dead people are buried, under a church
I can't feel a pulse.
  • pulse = the regular movement of blood as the heart pumps it around the bod
She had the drop on me, Ted.
  • to have the drop on someone = have the momentary advantage of acting first
Even as the body of slain President Matveyev is on it's way back to Moscow,
  • slain = killed
Responding to a rapid escalating crisis.
  • rapid = fast
  • escalating = becoming larger
We seize control of this country's atomic weapons.
  • to seize = to take something using official power and force
And you...are my attache. Your ID.
  • attache = an official who is in charge of a particular subject or activity at an embassy
The bunker, eight stories below the White House
  • bunker = a room with very strong walls, built underground as a shelter against bomb
Pop the hood and open the trunk.
  • 'pop the hood' = open the car's engine cover
A shrapnel. A Serbian land-mine. They spend more time looking at it than the doctor did.
  • shrapnel = small pieces of metal that fly out of a bomb or bullet when it explodes
I think I saw her in the corridor.
  • corridor = hallway
I could see how moved you were with Mike's little white knight routine.
  • 'white knight' = a man that comes to the rescue of a woman



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