i looked about five pages back and couldn't find a thread topic like this, so i thought i'd start one. we all have our favorite lines from movies we both love and hate.
i was flipping through the channels today and came across moonstruck just in time to hear my favorite line from olympia dukakis. when she sees her elderly father-in-law sneaking food from the dinner table to his dogs, she says, "old man, you give those dogs another piece of my food, and i'm gonna kick you till your dead."
sterling hayden had one of the best lines in film history in asphalt jungle:
"DON'T BONE ME!!"
and then chaplin's character, henri verdoux, a serial killer about to be executed in monsieur verdoux - "wars, conflicts. it's all business. one murder makes a villain; millions, a hero. numbers sanctify, my good fellow."
i know i'll think of a dozen others before i fall asleep tonight. what are some of yours?
Post by Mighty Jack on Feb 22, 2011 2:12:55 GMT -5
"Fill your hand you son of a b'tch!" - John Wayne, True Grit (I think Wayne delivers the line better)
From "An Education"...
David: Do you go to concerts? Jenny: No. We don't believe in concerts. David: Oh, I assure you, they're real.
Bogart's best performance as angry, messed up writer Dixon Steele, "In A Lonely Place"...
"I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me."
Judi Dench in "Notes on a Scandal" - "People like Sheba think they know what it is to be lonely. But of the drip, drip, of long haul no-end-in-sight solitude… they know nothing.
What it’s like to construct an entire weekend around a visit to the launderette or to be so chronically untouched that the accidental brush of a bus conductor’s hand sends a jolt of longing straight to your groin. Of this, Sheba and her like have no clue."
Post by solgroupie on Feb 22, 2011 19:35:27 GMT -5
from the miracle of morgan's creek - constable kockenlocker to his 14 year old daughter: Listen, Zipper-puss! Some day they're just gonna find your hair ribbon and an axe someplace. Nothing else! The Mystery of Morgan's Creek!
from secondhand lions
grown up walter reading his uncles' will: the kid gets it all. just plant us in the damn garden, next to the stupid lion.
and from napoleon dynamite: kid on the bus: what are you going to do today, napoleon? napoleon: whatever i feel like i wanna do! gosh!
Are you crying? There's no crying in baseball!!! Tom Hanks, A League Of Their Own
You dated yourself and didn't even get to first base.....Phantom Engineer
Great, now you've turned this into a fart thread of which there are of 20,000 too many already. --Mitchell
Crowfan: When you care enough to send the very best.---CBG
Crowfan and evil go together.---spicy
Hale Chidduck: I'd never ask you to trust me. It's the cry of a guilty soul.
Joe Sarno: Fifteen million dollars is not money. It's a motive with a universal adaptor on it.
Frank Booth: I'll send you a love letter, straight from my heart, f/cker! You know what a love letter is? It's a bullet from a f/cking gun, f/cker! You receive a love letter from me, you're f/cked forever! You understand, f/ck? I'll send you straight to hell, f/cker!
Roy Batty: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.
Wanda: I can't stand people, I hate them. Henry: Oh yeah? Wanda: Do you hate them? Henry: No, but I seem to feel better when they're not around.
Glengarry Glen Ross
Dave Moss: What's your name? Blake: F/ck you. That's my name. You know why, mister? You drove a Hyundai to get here. I drove an eighty-thousand dollar BMW. THAT'S my name. And your name is you're wanting. You can't play in the man's game, you can't close them - go home and tell your wife your troubles. Because only one thing counts in this life: Get them to sign on the line which is dotted.
Peter Graves’s life and career were marked by a generosity of spirit and loving attitude toward his fellow man, which were altogether missing in the pitted soul of James Arness. Often, James Arness’ mother would remark to friends that she loved her son Peter Graves so very, very much. While she hated James Arness, and cursed the day her womb had been blighted with such a creature.
Post by Mighty Jack on Feb 26, 2011 2:43:35 GMT -5
From my favorite Wes Anderson film, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
"Don't point that gun at him, he's an unpaid intern." - Steve
"Son of a b'tch, I'm sick of these dolphins." - Steve
Anne-Marie Sakowitz: I think it's criminal that Steve allowed this to happen, by which I mean illegal. We're being led on an illegal suicide mission by a selfish maniac.
Klaus Daimler: I hear what you're saying, but I think you misjudge the guy.
And I love this hilarious exchange between Murray and Dafoe after a fellow diver is killed by a shark. Both are in a panic, screaming...
Steve Zissou: Esteban was eaten! Klaus Daimler: Is he dead? Steve Zissou: Esteban was eaten! Check the scanning monitor before it dives too deep! Klaus Daimler: He was bitten? Steve Zissou: Eaten! Klaus Daimler: He was swallowed whole? Steve Zissou: No! *Chewed*!
"I'm not a man who approves of definitions. Labels belong on luggage as far as I'm concerned; they don't mean anything in art" - Fellini