A fellow blogger posted his list of 50 favorite movies. Sometimes the perfect storm of direction, cinematography, lighting, on-screen talent, dialog, costumes and makeup, special effects and musical score combine to create a masterpiece.
For me, what makes a movie memorable are the lines; the words on a page, committed to memory and delivered with precision and emotion. Recognize any of these, who said them or where they come from?
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son.
It’s merely a flesh wound.
Face it, girls, I’m older and I have more insurance.
It’s a business lie. It’s not the same as a life lie.
Come on in and try not to ruin everything by being you.
You are certainly the most distinguished group of highway scofflaws and degenerates ever gathered together in one place.
Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome.
Our speedometer has melted and as a result it’s very hard to see with any degree of accuracy exactly how fast we were going.
I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
I had no idea that broccoli could be so intriguing.
You soaked his underwear in meat? That is so wrong. Funny—but wrong.
Dude, is my face okay? I think you melted it off.
Are you gonna eat your tots?
I couldn’t love you any more if you were my own son. But the fact of the matter is, you’re… well you’re a putz.
You’ve got a great future in front of you in Retail Food marketing, and I just hate to see you throw it all away by going psycho on us.
Let me out there, sir, I have no problem exposing myself.
Now this is the thought that wakes me up in the middle of the night. That when I get older, these kids are going to take care of me.
Thank you for the cookies. I look forward to tossing them.
You’re different and special in your own way. Live it. Own it.