WolfmanOz at the Movies #2


Everyone loves a line and a quote from a movie

Whether it be dramatic or comedic there’s always a pithy line or two from countless movies that everyone can either relate to or enjoy.

One of my favourites, is from a now often forgotten comedy from the early 1930s, Dinner At Eight.

It’s still priceless in its’ timing and delivery:

https://youtu.be/RIJp0-iwaEk

Interestingly the movie’s screenplay was co-written by Herman J. Mankiewicz, most famous for co-writing Orson Welles masterpiece Citizen Kane.

So, what’s your favourite line and/or quote from a movie ?

Also, what makes it so special/memorable for you ?

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bemused
bemused
December 31, 2021 1:14 pm

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” -Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride.

It applies to just about every Leftist thought bubble.

Drax
Drax
December 31, 2021 1:40 pm

Top pick. “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”

From Gone with the Wind. Endlessly useful to terminate unwanted conversations.

cuckoo
cuckoo
December 31, 2021 1:43 pm

“Nobody ‘has to’ do anything.”
Cary Grant in North by Northwest on being told that lovely Eva Marie Saint ‘has to’ put her life in danger to catch a spy.

“If it bleeds, we can kill it.”
Predator

cuckoo
cuckoo
December 31, 2021 1:44 pm

“I dunno, I’m just making this up as I go along.”
Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark

Anchor What
Anchor What
December 31, 2021 3:10 pm

I am a river to my people.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
December 31, 2021 3:15 pm

“Its A Hell Of A Thing, Killing A Man. You Take Away Everything He’s Got And Everything He’s Ever Gonna Have.”

Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven.

Brutal, honest and chilling.

shatterzzz
December 31, 2021 3:21 pm

And again Clint ….. from DIRTY HARRY ………
“Go ahead, punk, make my day! ………..

caveman
caveman
December 31, 2021 3:35 pm

North by North West
The whole train scene with Eva Marie Saint was word sex. So well written.

“I never discuss love on an empty stomach.”
Roger Thornhill: You’ve already eaten!
Eve Kendall: But you haven’t.

Justabloke
Justabloke
December 31, 2021 3:52 pm

” I think the love is gone out of our relationship”

Burt Reynolds in the Longest Yard

Liberator
Liberator
December 31, 2021 4:13 pm

“Vincent: You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it, Anton: I never saved anything for the swim back.”
Gattaca

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 4:17 pm

George C Scott:

Gentlemen! You can’t fight in here, this is the War Room!

I can attack with three divisions in 48 hours.

The latter always gives me shivers up my spine. Fine actor who rose to great scripts!

Bar Beach Swimmer
December 31, 2021 4:21 pm

Get away from her, you bitch!
Aliens: Ripley to the Queen Alien.

Bar Beach Swimmer
December 31, 2021 4:22 pm

The name is Bond, James Bond

Rabz
December 31, 2021 5:35 pm

“Say hello to my li’l friend!” 🙂

Rabz
December 31, 2021 5:48 pm

“I am your father, you are my creation”

“If you created me, who created you?”

“Ah, where do we come from – the question of the ages”

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
December 31, 2021 5:50 pm

“No Mr Bond I expect you to die”

johanna
johanna
December 31, 2021 6:06 pm

“Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!”

The Hound of the Baskervilles, several versions. When well delivered, absolutely chilling.

Lee
Lee
December 31, 2021 6:20 pm

“I’m only a poor, corrupt official.”

“Major Strasser has been shot. [slight pause] Round up the usual suspects.”

Captain Renault (Claude Rains)
Casablanca

MatrixTransform
December 31, 2021 6:59 pm

OMG … they killed Kenny.

… because I love memento mori in all its forms

Bar Beach Swimmer
December 31, 2021 9:10 pm

The entire movie Hobson’s Choice. But especially the exchange between Hobson and his newly acquired son-in-law after the former has been served an action for damage to another business.

“By Gum, think of that, why it’s very near worthwhile to be ruined for the pleasure to read about it in a printed paper…other people’s troubles is mostly what folks read the papers for and I reckon that it’s twice the pleasure to them when it’s the trouble of a man they know themselves.”

Bar Beach Swimmer
December 31, 2021 9:25 pm

The Great Escape: Hiltz to the Commandant before he’s put in the cooler for attempting to escape.

“You speak for yourself, Colonel…I haven’t seen Berlin from the ground or the air and I plan on doing both before the war is over.”

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 9:30 pm

I’ve quoted this onnthe Cat recently, but it’s too good not to do it again.

From A Bridge Too Far (1977)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LKr9eja-1cw

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 9:33 pm

Transcribed:

Gen. Urquhart: “Hancock, I’ve got lumatics laughing at me from the woods. My original plan has been scuppered now that the Jeeps haven’t arrived. My communications have completely broken down. Do you really believe any of that can be helped by a cup of tea?”

Pvt. Hancock: “It wouldn’t hurt, sir…”

Rabz
December 31, 2021 11:46 pm

For me, one of the most chilling exchanges in “Cross of Iron” and as relevant today as it would have been in the movie’s 1943 (transcribed as best I can remember):

Lt Myer: “Men like Stransky, they don’t live in the same world we do, but they can be very dangerous, especially when going down in defeat”
Cpl Steiner: “Yes, well he’s living in my world now”
LM: “Mark my words, they’ll emerge from this war with their wealth and their lands intact and they’ll still be ruling over us”
CS: “Lieutenant, what’s left for them to rule?”

Pogria
Pogria
January 1, 2022 7:07 am

“what we have here, is a failure to communicate”.

Cool Hand Luke.

Pogria
Pogria
January 1, 2022 7:09 am

Forgot to add context.

Captain’s speech.

Aaron
Aaron
January 1, 2022 8:46 am

Steve Buscemi.

Fargo . ( After been shot in the face).

” Ya oughta see da other guy”.

PeterM
PeterM
January 1, 2022 9:10 am

Hedley Lamarr: My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

Taggart: God darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore.

Blazing Saddles: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/quotes/qt0371706

calli
calli
January 1, 2022 9:26 am

“Good evening Clarice”.

No explanation necessary.

cuckoo
cuckoo
January 1, 2022 11:45 am

Schwarzenegger in Commando, just after he has dropped the vile hoodlum Solly off a cliff after holding him suspended at arm’s length, is asked by his terrified bit of fluff ‘what happened to Solly?’:
I let him go

billie
billie
January 1, 2022 4:58 pm

“guns, lots of guns”

Neo in The Matrix

Crossie
Crossie
January 1, 2022 6:57 pm

“Round up the usual suspects” from Casablanca.

Rohan
Rohan
January 1, 2022 6:57 pm

“Chicken of the cave”

Anchor Man 2

Crossie
Crossie
January 1, 2022 6:59 pm

“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” – Star Wars.

Crossie
Crossie
January 1, 2022 7:01 pm

“Hasta la vista, baby” – Terminator.

Crossie
Crossie
January 1, 2022 7:03 pm

“You’re not so tough without you’re car, are ya?” – Kindergarten Cop.

Crossie
Crossie
January 1, 2022 7:04 pm

Ahh, your car, not you’re car.

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