The AFI revealed their top 100 movie quotes
of all-time last night (pared down from a list of over 400 potential top quotes
) Number one on the list was the final line from Gone With the Wind
(not a huge shock there).
Looking at the list of the top 100 that made the final cut, I have to wonder about some things.
Such as how did "Luke, I am your father..." not make the top 100?!? Sort of one of those pivotal moments in all of movie history, don't you think?!?
Also, looking at the original list, I was interested in what movies had a large representation on the list. (Casablanca
having so many wasn't a huge shock). I was a bit stunned that Ace Ventura
had not one but TWO potential quotes that made the list. I mean, I like the Ace Ventura
movies as much as the next person, but there were a lot of other movies that were more quotable in my mind.
Looking at both lists, I find there are some quotes from movies that I like that just didn't make the grade.
"I have been and always shall be your friend."
Both of these are from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
"You killed the invisible swordsman!"
This one is from The Three Amigos"I suppose you could say that everyone has an El Guapo. For some, shyness may be an El Guapo. For others, lack of education may be an El Guapo. But for us, El Guapo is a large ugly man who wants to kill us!"
From The Three Amigos"What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?"
From The Lion King"1.21 jiggawatts?!?"
"Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out that he'd melt my brain."
"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious sh*t."
All three from Back to the Future "I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."
"It's just a flesh wound.""One day, lad, all this will be yours."
--"What, the curtains?"
All three of the above are from Monty Python and the Holy Grail"That'll be the day..."
From The Searchers"I know I'm gonna use good judgement. I haven't lost my temper in 40 years, but pilgrim you caused a lot of trouble this monring, might have got somebody killed... and somebody oughta belt you in the mouth. But I won't, I won't. The hell I won't..."
So, what are your quotes that missed the list?
Also, extra credit for those of you who can tell me what movies my quotes are from.UPDATE: Several commentors have figured out where the movie quotes come from, so I've identified those by bold-facing the font and the color change. Also, I've identified the movie they're from as well.
And I can't believe I didn't point out the line that several commentors brought up from The Princess Bride
, "My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die."FURTHER UPDATE: Well, two of the quotes stumped people. So, I've indentified the movies they're from.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/22/2005 09:53:00 AM