Directors Classic movie lines

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  1. Tim Stumpf

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    I was watching a movie on TV last night. Classic well loved movie about the Old South, the Civil War, Reconstruction and the aftermath. If you haven't guessed already, the movie ends with (almost the end anyway) a classic line (even though it's slightly misquoted from the book the movie is based on). I was wondering, after it was over, if the particular line would be considered "the" most memorable line in cinema history. Then I started thinking that would be highly presumptuous of me to say that. What, in your opinion, is the most famous line of dialogue delivered in the history of movie making.

    "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"

    I thought of another.

    "Who are those guys??"

    How about this one.

    "I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like....victory."

    "Go ahead, make my day"

    Or, one that always makes me laugh:

    "I'll have what she's having"
     
  2. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Supporting Actor

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    "Whoa."- Keanu Reeves in "The Matrix", "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey", "Point Break", & "Much Ado About Nothing"
     
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    "What's up, Doc?"

    OK, more than one movie, but maybe the most famous cinema tag line ever?
     
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    Matt Czyz Supporting Actor

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    Also, the simple utterance of "Rosebud..." in Citizen Kane has instigated more debate than anything else I can think of.
     
  5. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

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    Perhaps this is better suited for the Movies forum?

    Anyway:
    "Can I come in? I'm all wet."
    I know that line will stick with me for awhile [​IMG] :b
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    Walter Kittel Producer

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    "What we've got here is... failure to communicate."

    - Walter.
     
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    I don't know if this line can be considered famous or even well known, but I really identify with it.

    "I feel like a one legged man in an Ass Kicking contest!"
     
  8. Mike Williams

    Mike Williams Screenwriter

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    "Here's looking at you, Kid." -- Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca

    "Of all the gin joints of all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." -- Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca

    "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." -- Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca

    "You know how to whistle don't you? Just put your lips together and blow." -- Lauren Bacall, To Have and Have Not

    "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." -- Al Pacino, The Godfather, Part III"

    "I'll Be Back." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, Everything

    "I'm your huckleberry." -- Val Kilmer, Tombstone

    "Tell 'em I'm coming, and hell's coming with me!" -- Kurt Russell, Tombstone

    "After all, tomorrow is another day." -- Vivian Leigh, Gone With the Wind

    "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore." -- Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz
     
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    Billy Wilder is responsible for some of the greatest lines of all time and many of them are near the end of the film.

    "Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my closeup" - Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard

    "Nobody's Perfect" - Joe E. Brown in Some Like it Hot

    "Shut Up and Deal" - Shirley Maclaine in "The Apartment"

    "I don't go to church, kneeling bags my nylons" - Jan Sterling in "Ace in the Hole"

    etc.....
     
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    Anything Bruce Campbell does:

    Gimme some sugar baby

    hail to the king,baby

    etc...
     
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    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    Superman: Easy, miss. I've got you.

    Lois Lane: You've got me?! Who's got you?!
     
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    2001 - affirmative dave, i read you.

    CJ
     
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    "I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille."
    --Blazing Saddles

    "God-darn it, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore."
    --Blazing Saddles
     
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    "He's not the messiah! He's a very naughty boy!"
     
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    "My name is Bond, James Bond." 'Nuff said.

    And here's three great exchanges that all came within 5 minutes in Goldfinger:

    "I think you've made your point, Goldfinger. Thank you for the demonstration."
    "Choose your next witticism carefully, Mr. Bond, it may be your last."

    "Do you expect me to talk?"
    "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"

    "Who are you?"
    "My name is Pussy Galore"
    "I must be dreaming."
     
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    WOMAN: Dennis, there's some lovely filth down here. Oh -- how d'you do?
    ARTHUR: How do you do, good lady. I am Arthur, King of the Britons. Who's castle is that?
    WOMAN: King of the who?
    ARTHUR: The Britons.
    WOMAN: Who are the Britons?
    ARTHUR: Well, we all are. we're all Britons and I am your king.
    WOMAN: I didn't know we had a king. I thought we were an autonomous collective.
    DENNIS: You're fooling yourself. We're living in a dictatorship. A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes...
    WOMAN: Oh there you go, bringing class into it again.
    DENNIS: That's what it's all about if only people would...
    ARTHUR: Please, please good people. I am in haste. Who lives in that castle?
    WOMAN: No one lives there.
    ARTHUR: Then who is your lord?
    WOMAN: We don't have a lord.
    ARTHUR: What?
    DENNIS: I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.
    ARTHUR: Yes.
    DENNIS: But all the decision of that officer have to be ratified at a special biweekly meeting.
    ARTHUR: Yes, I see.
    DENNIS: By a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs...
    ARTHUR: Be quiet!
    DENNIS: ...but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more..
    ARTHUR: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
    WOMAN: Order, eh.. who does he think he is?
    ARTHUR: I am your king!
    WOMAN: Well, I didn't vote for you.
    ARTHUR: You don't vote for kings.
    WOMAN: Well, 'ow did you become king then?
    ARTHUR: The Lady of the Lake, [angels sing] her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. [singing stops] That is why I am your king!
    DENNIS: Listen -- strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
    ARTHUR: Be quiet!
    DENNIS: Well you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
    ARTHUR: Shut up!
    DENNIS: I mean, if I went around sayin' I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they'd put me away!
    ARTHUR: Shut up! Will you shut up!
    DENNIS: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.
    ARTHUR: Shut up!
    DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! HELP! HELP! I'm being repressed!
    ARTHUR: Bloody peasant!
    DENNIS: Oh, what a give away. Did you hear that, did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about -- did you see him repressing me, you saw it didn't you?
     
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    "We're going to need a bigger boat" - Jaws

    "I love you."
    "I know" - The Empire Strikes Back

    "Snakes. I hate snakes." - Raiders Of The Lost Ark
     
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    "May the Force be with you." - Star Wars

    "You had me at hello." - Jerry Maguire

    "You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody." - Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront

    "STELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire

    "I am your father." - The Empire Strikes Back

    "Yo, Adrian!!!!" - Rocky

    "Get away from her, you BITCH!" - Sigourney Weaver, Aliens
     
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  20. Steve Christou

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    Tim your thread would have gotten more attention if it was in the Movies section. Polls is now mainly inhabited by tourneyheads and if it's not in the form of a game than they're just not interested.


    Frederick: Igor, would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?
    Igor: And you won't be angry?
    Frederick: I will NOT be angry.
    Igor: Abby someone.
    Frederick: Abby someone. Abby who?
    Igor: Abby Normal.
    Frederick: Abby Normal?
    Igor: I'm almost sure that was the name.
    Frederick: Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA? IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE TELLING ME?

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