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On my feet, if not exactly functional, so let's have fun [Nov. 20th, 2004|04:18 pm]
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Post a favorite line from a film here. Any film. Don't tell me what film it is. Then go tell someone else to do it, or pimp it in your LJ or something. It will be great--Charge of the Non Sequitur Brigade.

"Are my eyes really brown?"


And speaking of such things, the American Film Institute is compiling a list of the Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases in american film history. They have a list of 400, which Hollywood people get to vote on to narrow to 100. You can find the list at this site, in .pdf format, listed alphabetically by movie. It's fun, but of course I think they left out some obvious ones. Princess Bride only gets one. ("Hello My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."), and where is "I have a bad feeling about this" for Star Wars?

So, what do you think is missing from the list?

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[User Picture]From: brujah
2004-11-20 09:38 pm (UTC)
"That's the way friends do one another."

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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2004-11-20 09:39 pm (UTC)
I think I saw a porno like that once.
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[User Picture]From: valarltd
2004-11-20 09:45 pm (UTC)
"Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up."
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[User Picture]From: muted_seraph
2004-11-20 10:05 pm (UTC)
"There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours."
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2004-11-20 09:59 pm (UTC)
People who talk in metaphors oughta shampoo my crotch.
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[User Picture]From: kimbyrle
2004-11-21 05:49 pm (UTC)
This is New York. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
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[User Picture]From: zero_design
2004-11-20 10:03 pm (UTC)
Fight Club... and they only choose the first rule? WTF?

"I want you to hit me as hard as you can..."


... and so on...

more to follow ;)
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[User Picture]From: zero_design
2004-11-20 11:00 pm (UTC)
From going through their set - there are way too many missing to even list.

One thing I did notice is that a lot of the quotes really need context - many of them tend to not make _any_ sense without it. Also, I found myself disagreeing with most of the choices of what they took from any given movie.
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[User Picture]From: interactiveleaf
2004-11-20 11:04 pm (UTC)
"I have a bad feeling about this," is too obvious, too casual, too likely to actually be said in casual conversation without the sayer aware that he or she is quoting anything. It's the delivery, not the line, that makes it memorable. In theory, it ought to be the line only that makes a good quote, but in practice, it takes a combination--and "I have a bad feeling about this" isn't unique.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-11-21 01:37 am (UTC)
Considering that they chose things such as "All-righty then," I don't think this criteria for elimination is valid under their rules.
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[User Picture]From: ldygwynedd
2004-11-20 11:32 pm (UTC)
"I want to go to Brighton!"
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[User Picture]From: stone_
2004-11-20 11:49 pm (UTC)
They're missing Major League and 2001: A Space Oddysey.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-11-21 01:38 am (UTC)
"I'm sorry, Dave. I can't do that."

HOW could they leave that out?!
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[User Picture]From: fionnbharro
2004-11-21 12:25 am (UTC)
It's misquoted.

The line is "Are my eyes really brown?"

Sorry to be nit-picky. But they don't call me 'Fionn the Tetrapyloctomete' for nothing.
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[User Picture]From: miripanda
2004-11-21 12:50 am (UTC)
I was just about to say about to say that! Consider the nit judiciously picked..
"I'm shocked, SHOCKED to learn there is gambling going on in this establishment!"
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2004-11-21 12:53 am (UTC)
"It's not my fault!" from Star Wars (all of them), and "I don't have time to discuss this in a committee, Princess." "I am not a committee!"

There were more that I was thinking about, but I can't remember them now.
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[User Picture]From: zianuray
2004-11-21 01:05 am (UTC)
"The terrible thing about searching for truth is that sometimes you find it."
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[User Picture]From: undertheivy99
2004-11-21 03:26 am (UTC)

From "MST3K:The Movie"

Tom Servo: "Nice Hanukah bush!"
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[User Picture]From: poobah103
2004-11-22 06:39 pm (UTC)

Re: From "MST3K:The Movie"

"Sort this, deliver that... I'll make them all pay..."

"Quick! Get the baking soda!"

"Let's see, Shatner, Shatner... nope, doesn't look like he's in this one. We're safe."

"Should I tell Ruth she has an extra rib?"

"Puppet wranglers? There weren't any puppets in this movie..."

Oh believe me. I have more.
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[User Picture]From: happydog
2004-11-21 05:27 am (UTC)
I didn't see ANYTHING from Spinal Tap. I even did a search using the Edit function.

"But these go to 11."

"It's such a fine line between stupid and clever."

"Let's go, let's go! Mime is money!"

"It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black."


"These go to 11" is legendary because after the movie came out, Marshall Amplifiers actually began making amps that went to 11.

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[User Picture]From: spreadsothin
2004-11-21 06:51 am (UTC)
These go to 11
is on the list.

(I read through it)
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[User Picture]From: mishamish
2004-11-21 06:13 am (UTC)
Okay, I'm too lazy too actually go look at the list, so now I'm paranoid that I'll mention one that's already there...

But, for my money, you can't beat:

"Are you William Blake?"
"Yes... have you read my poetry?"

(from "Dead Man")
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[User Picture]From: kidsis
2004-11-21 08:08 am (UTC)

(can't read the list due to a terablly slow compy)

"And this- is my BOOM stick!"

Or another one of my favorites....

"I'm a frog."

(Anyone who remembers the last one is as big a dork as I am)
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[User Picture]From: poobah103
2004-11-21 07:15 pm (UTC)

Re: (can't read the list due to a terablly slow compy)

"The next one of you primates... even *touches* me..."
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[User Picture]From: juggernt
2004-11-21 12:43 pm (UTC)
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-11-21 01:41 pm (UTC)
That's actually on the list.
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