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Lisa sent a link to a You Tube thing that is ten minutes long (sorry, the link to that video now doesn't work, or I'd post it here). It's about scenes and quotes from classic movies. Great quotes, great scenes from classic movies.
That got me thinking.... what's your favorite movie line? What's the best all-time movie line? Everybody's got an opinion, but here's mine, from Coal Miner's Daughter. I hate country music so much, but that was such a great movie....Sissy Spaceck did such a wonderful job playing Loretta Lynn, it was incredible. She even sang the songs for the soundtrack. That's what acting is all about.
In the movie, Loretta's husband (Dewey) called her stupid. Loretta responded:
"I AIN'T stupid! Don't you EVER call me STUPID!
I might be ignorant, but I AIN'T STUPID!!!!!" Classic.
Do you have a better-most-favorite line from a movie? Please email us - firstname.lastname@example.org Let's build a web page about it!
Here we go:
From my great friend Rusty in Florida:
Ten Bears: These things you say we will have, we
Josey Wales: That's true. I ain't promising you nothing extra. I'm just giving you life and you're giving me life. And I'm saying that men can live together without butchering one another.
One of my favorite scenes – hard to beat Clint in a good western. He spends most of the movie saying “I recon so”, but he does make a great speech or two.
In another vein:
Mongo: “Don’t know. Mongo only pawn in game of life.” (and “Excuse me while I whip this out” plus many others – hard to pick one line from that movie) So true - my fave is a Slim Pickens line - "Somebody go back to town and get a shitload of dimes!"
Igor: “ No – this way! (demonstrating the desired walk)” (again – too many to list – “what knockers!” – “I was going to make expresso!” – “Abbie Normal” – etc. – damn, now I’m going to have to watch it again tonight!)
And don’t forget Slim Pickens “Yee Haa!” while riding the A-bomb down in Dr. Strangelove (he had some good ones in Blazing Saddles, too. – “Well that was lucky, we doggoned near lost a four-hundred dollar hand car!”)
And in a class of its own:
“Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!”
Stolen by Mel Brooks for Blazing Saddles, John Belushi for the Killer Bees on SNL, plus everybody else since, but originally (clip from Wikipedia):
The original quotation comes from the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre with Humphrey Bogart. In one of the scenes in the movie a Mexican bandit leader (Gold Hat played by Alfonso Bedoya) is trying to convince Fred C Dobbs (played by Bogart) and company that they are the Federales.
Dobbs: 'If you're the police where are your badges?'
Gold Hat: 'Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!'
Way too many references to badges, badgers, etc. – all stinkin’ and not needed: http://www.rudebadmood.com/badges/allindex.shtml
From Jeff C., one of our best contributors:
Awaiting further emails for this page, another quote comes to mind - it was from one of the Terminator movies, I don't know which one, there were so many. Terminator was holding a bad guy by the ankle, dangling him over a city street many stories below. The Terminator dropped him. Splat.
A few scenes later somebody asked him what he did with the guy - he said, "I let him go."
And then Gordon sent:
From Rusty in Florida, Part II:
You should link to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_100_Years..._100_Movie_Quotes
A pretty good list, but I don’t understand why there’s no Mel Brooks quotes (except “badges” – credited to Bogart) - my fave from that list is “Its’ in the hole!” from Caddyshack (#92).
There’s some other good Bogart lines in there, too – mostly from Casablanca.
p.s. Another great line from Josie Wales – “Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.” – shoulda made the list.
From Mitch And Rachel:
From the movie “Color Purple” – It’s gonna rain on your head.
From the movie “The Jerk” – It’s not the money I’m going to miss, it’s all the stuff.
From The Silver Buick:
Wagon Train's a really cool show, but did you notice they never get anywhere? They just keep wagon training.
To chop it up
Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russel in Tombstone)
"You called down the thunder, now you've got it. You tell 'em I'm comin'....and hell's comin' with me!"
From Blackout Steve:
"A JELLY DONUT!"
Slater: Didja ever
look at a dollar bill, man? There's some spooky **** goin' on there. And
it's green too.
Wooderson: That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.
Another one from Blackout Steve:
You said your dog
did not bite!
That is not my dog.
Evil will always win because good is
dumb" Dark helmet (Rick Moranis) Spaceballs
"Shhh smell that?" Peter Beckman (Bill Murray) Ghostbusters
Elwood: It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic
inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model
made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do
you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
Jake: Fix the cigarette lighter.
Elwood: Oh no.
Jake: What the fuck was that?
Elwood: The motor. We've thrown a rod.
Jake: Is that serious?
Mine is another from Josey Wales
When the bounty hunter comes back into the saloon for him. Josey asks “why did you come back?”
The bounty hunter says – “a man has to make a living”.
Josey replies – “dying ain’t much of a living boy”.