@Cahiers IT REALLY IS! Wish it were here on theauteurs. I would make it my ONE favorite film.
More from Nicholson’s Joker:
[talking to a gargoyle] What are you laughin’ at?
Hello, Vinny. It’s your Uncle Bingo. Time to pay the check!
The pen, is truly mightier than the sword!
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Never rub another man’s rhubarb
But, as my plastic surgeon always said: if you gotta go, go with a smile.
Vicki Vale: What do you want?
The Joker: My face on the one dollar bill.
Vicki Vale: You must be joking.
The Joker: Do I look like I’m joking?
Alicia: You look fine.
Jack Napier: I didn’t ask.
Rotelli: What’s with that stupid grin?
The Joker: Life’s been good to me.
Grease ‘em now? Well, OK. You are a vicious bastard Rotelli, and, uh, I’m glad you’re dead!
Ready to kill more Germans?
“A great day this has turned out to be. I’m suicidal, me mate tries to kill me, me gun gets nicked and we’re still in fucking Bruges!”
From “The Third Man” when they are talking at the top of the Ferris wheel. Joseph Cotton (Martins) is asking his friend Orson Welles (Harry Lime) why he does what he does. Welles opens the door to the Ferris wheel car and looks down at the people moving around 200 feet below…
Martins: Have you ever seen any of your victims?
Harry Lime: You know, I never feel comfortable on these sort of things. Victims? Don’t be melodramatic. Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare? Free of income tax, old man. Free of income tax – the only way you can save money nowadays.
‘I’m a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.’
‘When I’m good I’m very very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.’
- Mae West in Night After Night and She Done Me Wrong.)
‘Mind if I get drunk with you? ‘
-Clark Gable to Jean Harlow in Red Dust.
‘Marry me and I’ll never look at another horse.’
- Groucho Mars in a Day at the Races.
‘You know, I’d almost forgotten what your eyes look like. Still the same. Pissholes in the snow.’
‘You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody instead of a bum, which is what I am.’
- Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront.
‘You played it for her. You can play it for me. If she can stand it, I can. Play it!’
-Woody Allen, Play it Again Sam.
‘Well, nobody’s perfect.’
- Some like it Hot.
‘Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.’
- Betty Davis, All about Eve.
‘Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.’
Michel Douglas in Wall Street (prophetic!)
Finally,some favourites from Casablanca.
Rick: I’m a drunkard.
Capt. Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.
What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?
My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert!
I was misinformed.
“I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on here.”
‘Louis, I think this is the beginnijng of a beautiful friendship.’
Such dialogue surely contributes to the film’s immortality (It was recently voted best film ever by BFI members) but it is only one of several remarkable interwoven strands.
BLUES BROTHERS: “I hate Illinois Nazis.”
ANIMAL HOUSE: “They took the bar! They took the whole FUCKING bar!”
GHOSTBUSTERS: “This Mr. Stay Pufts not so bad. He’s a sailor, he’s in New York—if we get this guy laid, we won’t have any trouble!”
THE GOONIES: “Slick shoes, are you crazy?!?”
CADDYSHACK: “Hey everyone—we’re all gonna get laid!”
Highlander-“There can only be one!”
“Sand is overrated”- Joel Barrish, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
“What is a film director? A man who’s asked questions about everything. Sometimes he knows the answers.”- Ferrand, Day for Night
“Right now you’re blinder than I am.”- Alfredo, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
“Well, I never had a latency period. I can’t help it.”- Alvy Singer, Annie Hall.
Those are the first that come to mind.
For A Few Dollars More, after Mortimer has killed Indio. The Man with No Name says:
I’m Opal, from the BBC!
“They’re filming midgets!”
“You’re an inanimate fucking object!”
" I was on a very strong horse tranquilizer today; Wasn’t waving hello to anybody. Except… maybe to a horse. "
“An Uzi? I’m not from South Central Los Angeles. I didn’t come here to shoot twenty black ten year olds in a drive-by.”
“A lot of midgets tend to kill themselves. A disproportionate amount, actually. Hervé Villechaize off of Fantasy Island. I think somebody from the Time Bandits did. I suppose they must get really sad about like… being really little and that… people looking at them, laughing at them, calling them names. You know, “short arse”. There’s another famous midget. I miss him but I can’t remember. It’s not the R2D2 man; no, he’s still going. I hope your midget doesn’t kill himself. Your dream sequence will be fucked. "
Gaaahd, why do I love In Bruges so much? Something about Ralph Fiennes talking about drive-bys in South Central just makes my day entire life.
because its fucking funny…
ANNIE HALL: It’ll be great, because while all those PHDs will be in there talking about modes of alienation, we’ll be in here quietly humping."
Night on Earth
Yoyo: “Naw man, look, mine is the hype! It’s fresh. It’s the jammy, the newest latest.”
Helmut: “Fresh hat! That sounds good…fresh hat!”
Give these people air! — Arnold
“Is it acid? Is it acid? Is it acid?!”
- Andy Warhol’s Trash
“Hey there filmin’ somethin over there. Christ! There filmin’ midgets!” – Ray
Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Lawrence: I’ll tell you what I’d do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.
Peter Gibbons: That’s it? If you had a million dollars, you’d do two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; ‘cause chicks dig dudes with money.
Peter Gibbons: Well, not all chicks.
Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that’d double up on a dude like me do.
Peter Gibbons: Good point.
Lawrence: Well, what about you now? what would you do?
Peter Gibbons: Besides two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Well, yeah.
Peter Gibbons: Nothing.
Lawrence: Nothing, huh?
Peter Gibbons: I would relax… I would sit on my ass all day… I would do nothing.
Lawrence: Well, you don’t need a million dollars to do nothing, man. Take a look at my cousin: he’s broke, don’t do shit.
Maude – “You’re not interested in sex?”
The Dude – “You mean coitus?”
Just the way he says it gets me every time… but pretty much every line from the big lebowski… and Withnail and I.
The most quotable movies of all time?
Featured Vietnamese Actor: “This man, dirty VC. He want water. He can drink paddy water.”
Awww, the other pictures didn’t work. Well, just check it out on this guy’s page, it’s some funny shit.
All credit given to Apocalypse Now Files, graphic adaptation by Eduardo Saboya
“I ain’t got time to bleed” – Predator
“Dyin’ aint much of a living, boy” – The Outlaw Josey Wales
The whole bit of dialogue from end of “Paris, Texas.” It’s immensely powerful and it was probably the closest I’ve ever come to tearing up during a film; the bitter catharsis just got to me so well. I’d post it here, but it’s entirely too long and omitting anything from that scene would ruin it completely. If you’ve seen the film and share my opinion on that scene in even a small way, then I suggest you listen to the song “From California To Houston By Lightspeed” by The Six Parts Seven, as it samples the sequence and uses it incredibly. Seriously, it should’ve been in the actual score of the film if it were only written about 20 years earlier.
And although it’s very trite at this point in the topic, everything Dennis Hopper says in Blue Velvet.
I’m not sure if this was already posted, but I didn’t see it …
“I have an unfortunate personality.” – Orson Welles
the poem at the end of “the elephant man”. Its an excerpt from a poem titled “Nothing Will Die” by alfred lord tennyson. something about it chills me to the bone.
“never, oh! never, nothing will die; the river flows, the wind blows, the cloud fleets, the heart beats, nothing will die.”
“I’m a mushroom cloud-laying motherfucker, motherfucker!”
– Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction
“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. For me, being a gangster was better than being president of the united states.”
“I’m walkin’ here! I’m walkin’ here!!”
from Midnight Cowboy
the complete Royale with Cheese scene from Pulp Fiction
and when Hanna Schygulla in Maria Braun says that she favors paying people to being thankful to them
“We don’t have a permit. Run!”
from Ed Wood