Onion infographic for Mar. 2 quotes famous line of movie dialogue

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  1. Brian Thibodeau

    Brian Thibodeau Supporting Actor

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    This is just silly indulgence for film geeks, and there's no rewards other than the satisfaction of identifying it, since virtually everyone here can probably figure out where it's from.

    http://www.theonion.com/infograph/
     
  2. Matt Pelham

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    no clue
     
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    An Abyss reference?
     
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    They got the line wrong...still funny, though.
     
  5. Brian Thibodeau

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    Yeah, it's a paraphrase of the scene in The Abyss when Ed Harris tries to revive Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio after she drowns and starts slapping her. It's not the most famous line in cinema history, but it has been parodied on occasion.
     
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    What is the line exactly? IMDB didn't have the quote.
     
  7. Brian Thibodeau

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    I think the line in the graphic is correct. It's just part of a longer tirade Harris screams at her to get her to wake up. I think he screams "Fight, FIGHT, FIIIGGGHHHT!" and then starts bawling.
     
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    I like the last one too: "We did all we could." [​IMG]
     
  9. Ernest Rister

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    "@#$dammit, you bitch! You never backed away from anything in your life! Now, fight! FIGHT!"
     
  10. Matt Pelham

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    Gotta get around to finally watching the Abyss!
     
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    I still think that sequence (the drowning to the revival) is the finest single sequence Cameron has ever directed.

    ALIENS, overall, is still his best movie, though.
     
  12. Ernest Rister

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    I agree completely. It is too bad Cameron couldn't find a way to make the Lindsay/Bud storyline climax at the same time as the "NTI" storyline...once Bud and Lindsay find themselves again, the true plot of the movie is over, and everything else is terciary. Nothing in the film has the same emotional power as Bud fighting to revive Lindsay. The film hits an emotional climax it cannot top, not with all the giant waves ILM can muster.

    The Abyss is a bit of a mess, with gaping holes in logic and flawed story construction, but damned if it isn't a glorious mess. The documentary on the LD and DVD detailing the torture of making the film is actually more entertaining than the movie itself. From where I sit, it's the best "making of" feature ever made for a modern motion picture.
     
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    Yeah, Abyss definitely has its fair share of problems. It's one of the few times Cameron's ambition has actually gotten the better of him. He had some GREAT ideas in that flick, but juggling them was a little more taxing than it should have been. Still, even as a jumbled mess, I find it's better than both True Lies and probably even Titanic.

    I do agree with you on that documentary, except I dont think it's THAT entertaining. It's a GREAT documentary, but I'd still rather watch the movie.

    I haven't watched the theatrical version in a long time, though.
     
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    I'm a filmmaking junkie. That's my problem as a film commentator - most of the time, I'm watching the filmmaking, not the movie. It's like admiring the craftsmanship of a chair before actually sitting in it, hence, I have to watch a film a few times before I can come to grips with all sides of it. Every once in a while, a film comes along that completely transports me. Fellowship remains such a film to this day, and my nagging disappointment with Two Towers and Return of the King is that they simply don't suck me in the way Fellowship does. I find that I'm too often watching the spectacle instead of feeling it.

    Same thing with animation. I never comment on an animated film anymore first time at bat, because the first time around I'm watching the animation. It takes a round two for me to focus more on the story. I can't help it.

    Passion of the Christ is the first film since Fellowship in 2001 to make me forget I was watching a movie, and allow me to experience the story on first viewing. I almost never want to watch it again, because from here on out, I know I'm going to be watching Mel Gibson's work, instead of re-experiencing the film.
     

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