02 November 2010

Great Lines ~ Where Are The Epic Movie Scripts?!

Michael Cieply writes in the NYTimes that he's Longing for the Lines That Had Us at Hello...
"...it’s been a while since the movies had everybody parroting a great line. Like, say, “Go ahead, make my day.” [...] Sticky movie lines were everywhere as recently as the 1990s. But they appear to be evaporating from a film world in which the memorable one-liner -- a brilliant epigram, a quirky mantra, a moment in a bottle -- is in danger of becoming a lost art."
Word! Some of the other greats mentioned include...
  • “Show me the money!”
  • "Life is like a box of chocolates."
  • “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
  • “Hasta la vista, baby.”
  • “You talking to me?”
  • “May the Force be with you.”
  • “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”
  • “Stupid is as stupid does.”

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