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AFI List rant

AFI Movie Quotes: (flower76 has the full list here)
A few smartass comments from me: >:)

1. “Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.” -- GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
Pretty much sums up how I feel about most of the list.

33. “I'll have what she's having.” -- WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... 1989
Classic! It doesn't look as good in print without the sound of the setup.

36. “Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!” -- THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE 1948
Nice, but I prefer Raul Hernandez's line in UHF: "Badgers? Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers."

40. “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” -- FORREST GUMP 1994
I really like this movie. I like to quote this part and append "Oh, and it's toxic to cats and dogs."

79. Striker: “Surely you can't be serious.” Rumack: “I am serious…and don't call me Shirley.” -- AIRPLANE! 1980
I use this in conversation whenever possible.

92. “Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac...It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!” -- CADDYSHACK 1980
That's what he said... ;D

94. ”I feel the need - the need for speed!” -- TOP GUN 1986
No, Tom Cruise of the 1980's, what you feel the need for is cocaine, not speed.

99. “I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!” -- WIZARD OF OZ, THE 1939
"But I don't have a little dog..." -- Tom "T-Bone" Stankus -- "Existental Blues" 1980

I know most of the quotes on the list from other movies quoting/misquoting/parodying the original, as you can see. ↑

As with all "100 Greatest [Whatever]s of All Time" lists, they leave out many of my favorites. How about these, AFI?!

"As you wish."
"Hello. My name is Inigo Mantoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!"
"Have fun stormin' da castle." "Think it'll work?" "It would take a miracle."
-- The Princess Bride 1987

"She turned me into a NEWT!" "A newt?" "... I got better."
"We are the Knights Who Say... 'NI!'"
"Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot. He was not afraid to die, oh brave Sir Robin. He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways, brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin. He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp, or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken. To have his kneecap split, and his body burned away, and his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin. His head smashed in and heart cut out, and his liver removed, and his bowels unplugged, and his nostrils raped and his bottom burned off and his penis split... " (not so much a quote as a lyric, but still...)
"We're knights of the Round Table. We dance whene'er we're able. We do routines and chorus scenes with footwork impec-cable. We dine well here in Camelot. We eat ham and jam and Spam a lot. We're knights of the Round Table. Our shows are for-mi-dable, but many times we're given rhymes that are quite un-sing-able. We're opera mad in Camelot. We sing from the diaphragm a lot. In war we're tough and able, quite in-de-fa-ti-gable. Between our quests we sequin vests and impersonate Clark Gable. It's a busy life in Camelot! I have to push the pram a lot." (ok, another lyric...)
"Run away!"
"What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
"Bring out yer dead!"
"Some call me... Tim."
"One! Two! Five!"
-- Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975

"Oh, Rocky!"
"I'm afraid you've touched on a rather tender subject there, Dr. Scott. Another slice anyone?"
"Let's do the Time Warp again!"
"I'm just a sweet transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania."
"Dammit, Janet! I love you."
"Don't dream it, be it." (for cryin' out loud, it was our high school graduation theme!)
-- The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975

"Heh, if you hit the wrong note, we'll all 'B flat!'"
"Andy, you goonie!"
"Ruth! Ruth! Baby... Ruth!"
"Hey, you guys!"
"I love the dark... I love the dark... I hate nature!"
-- The Goonies 1985

And that's just 4 movies off the top of my head. I didn't even go into the Star Trek movies, the Harry Potter movies, the hundreds of other lines from the LotR trilogy, or the other lines from Star Wars ("Luke, I am your father." Hello?!)


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 24th, 2005 10:37 am (UTC)
I'm surprised that in the Grail quotes you totally left out the following.

"It's mearly a flesh wound."
"Oh come on! Just a little peril?"
"Your mother was a hampster and your father smelt of elderberries!"

But the rest was pretty inclusive.
Jun. 24th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
There are so many, and I already had a lot. "Your arm's off!" "I'm not dead yet! I feel happy! I feel happy! I feel..."*thud* "It's only a model."
Jun. 24th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, and with Star Wars it's not even cult (like Monty Python, Rocky Horror, and to some extent Princess Bride). How could AFI leave "Luke, I am your father" off the list? One could make a case for how it's the most well-known movie quote of the last 30 years.
Jun. 25th, 2005 10:39 am (UTC)
And from what I understand that little plot point was quite a secret twist that really made audience members gasp. Either it or "I have a bad feeling about this." should have been on there.
Jun. 25th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
"I find your lack of faith disturbing."
"Relax! It's me." :)
"Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!" "Who's scruffy-looking?"
Jun. 28th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
"Someday you're going to wrong and I just hope I'm there to see it."
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