Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Movie Lines


At a nice dinner party this weekend, I was told that Andrew Sullivan had been running a poll about best movie lines ever. I haven't found it on the blog, but from the conversation in sounded like the top five were contained to generally well respected movies. That's fine, but don't the generally well respected movies get enough recognition already. How about great lines from ridiculous movies?

More specifically, how about great lines from 80's comedies? For members of my age group (particularly male members), these movies were the foundation for our media habits. Maybe that signals awful times ahead for the country, but I suspect it is harmless. It's also funny.

I thought this would be a post including many of the great lines from 80's comedies, but it just grew and grew. No matter how big it got, however, I still didn't think it was complete. So, I think 80's comedy quote for the week is in order. You could certainly do it everyday, but I don't want a blog that is half movie quotes.

To kick things off let's go to the Coen brothers' classic Raising Arizona:

H.I.: There's right and there's right and never the twain shall meet.

3 comments:

kccoug said...

Here's a site that links to the sites with all 50(!) nominees for Best. Movie. Line. Ever. There are some great ones - careful, this could kill a lot of time.

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2007/09/best-movie-line.html

And, yes, the winners were all classics.

First place: On the Waterfront
Second place: Casablanca.
Third: Cool Hand Luke

kccoug said...

Here's my 80's comedy quote. From Say Anything

Lloyd Dobler: "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed."

Jim said...

That is a good one. I always forget the Cusack movies, and yet they are definitely some of the best.

 

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