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  1. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    05 Jun '08 11:24
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_100_Years..._100_Movie_Quotes#The_list

    Part of the AFI 100 Years... series, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes is a list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema. The American Film Institute revealed the list in 2005 in a three-hour television program on CBS. The program was hosted by actor Pierce Brosnan and had commentary from many Hollywood actors and filmmakers.

    A jury consisting of 1,500 film artists, critics, and historians selected "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," spoken by Clark Gable in the Civil War epic Gone with the Wind as the most memorable American movie quotation of all time.


    So, what we have here is a top 100 movie quotes list, made up by "experts".

    Jurors were asked to consider the following criteria in making their selections:

    Movie Quotation: A statement, phrase or brief exchange of dialogue spoken in an American film.Lyrics from songs are not eligible.

    Cultural Impact: Movie quotations that viewers use in their own lives and situations; circulating through popular culture, they become part of the national lexicon.

    Legacy: Movie quotations that viewers use to evoke the memory of a treasured film, thus ensuring and enlivening its historical legacy.


    All very clear.
    And some of the quotes certainly belong in a top 100 of quotes.
    HOWEVER...

    HOWEVER...

    Not one quote from:
    - The big Lebowski
    - Pulp fiction
    - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    - Full Metal Jacket
    - The Blues Brothers

    And not one quote with the F-word in it? Does that mean that if a quote can't be good if it has a swear-word in it??? Utter rubbish! Hogwash!
    Where the hell can I complain about this barbarism?

    Let me demonstrate:
    Quote number 9 from the list is:
    "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." from all about Eve.

    Now compare this quote to:

    "You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me" - The big Lebowski

    "Check out the big brain on Brett!" - Pulp Fiction

    "This sonic transducer, it is I suppose some kind of audio-vibratory-physio-molecular transport device?" - Rocky horror

    "What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?" Full Metal Jacket

    "We've got both kinds of music here. Country AND western." - The blues brothers.

    These are okay quotes from the above films and they're better than number 9.
    Just imagine the quotes which I can't quote here because of the pathetic language ban!

    The AFI is full of S...
  2. Standard member zakkwylder
    Mouth for war
    05 Jun '08 18:05
    That list was absolutely dreadful.
  3. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    05 Jun '08 18:54
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_100_Years..._100_Movie_Quotes#The_list

    [i]Part of the AFI 100 Years... series, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes is a list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema. The American Film Institute revealed the list in 2005 in a three-hour television program on CBS. The program was hosted by actor Pierce Brosn ...[text shortened]... e here because of the pathetic language ban!

    The AFI is full of S...
    Terrible, terrible...terrible.
  4. 05 Jun '08 19:37
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Terrible, terrible...terrible.
    yeah, i hate it when someone kicks off a thread with too many words
  5. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    05 Jun '08 20:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by zakkwylder
    That list was absolutely dreadful.
    Just because you've never seen the movie, it doesn't make the quote any less memorable.


    You all should watch more Turner Classic Movies channel (TCM)....commercial free too!
  6. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    05 Jun '08 20:33
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    And not one quote with the F-word in it? Does that mean that if a quote can't be good if it has a swear-word in it??? Utter rubbish! Hogwash!
    Where the hell can I complain about this barbarism?
    Personally, I think Dennis Hopper's "Love Letter" bit from Blue Velvet should have been in there.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090756/quotes
  7. Standard member Crowley
    Not Aleister
    05 Jun '08 20:41
    Originally posted by uzless
    Just because you've never seen the movie, it doesn't make the quote any less memorable.


    You all should watch more Turner Classic Movies channel (TCM)....commercial free too!
    Dude, if a movie doesn't have at least one car on fire or blowing up, it's not worth my time.
  8. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    05 Jun '08 20:47
    Originally posted by eamon o
    yeah, i hate it when someone kicks off a thread with too many words
    Well, you know?
    Read some Hemingway, Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Irving... and then come back and complain about words.

    Really. You sound like a complete and utter imbecile.
  9. 05 Jun '08 20:51
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Well, you know?
    Read some Hemingway, Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Irving... and then come back and complain about words.

    Really. You sound like a complete and utter imbecile.
    you forgot to mention "war and peace", must try harder.
    at least you kept it short and to the point 😀
  10. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    05 Jun '08 21:31
    Originally posted by eamon o
    you forgot to mention "war and peace"
    Lewis Black has a sketch, wherein he suggests that: "If it wasn't for my pony, I'd never had made it through college." is the dumbest comment ever made...

    But I think you've just disproved his point.
  11. Standard member Crowley
    Not Aleister
    05 Jun '08 23:19
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Lewis Black has a sketch, wherein he suggests that: "If it wasn't for my pony, I'd never had made it through college." is the dumbest comment ever made...

    But I think you've just disproved his point.
    You mean you didn't know War and Peace was written by 'that guy with the strange name'?
  12. 06 Jun '08 00:07
    Were there any quotes from Caddyshack? If not, then the list was indeed a farce.
  13. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    06 Jun '08 05:34
    Originally posted by Crowley
    You mean you didn't know War and Peace was written by 'that guy with the strange name'?
    *Insert a very large sigh*

    Let me explain.

    I wrote:
    Read some Hemingway, Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Irving...

    He wrote:
    you forgot to mention "war and peace",

    And I wrote:
    That is the dumbest comment I've ever read.


    Exactly at what point do you get the impression it's me who doesn't know who wrote War and Peace?
  14. Subscriber RDM
    06 Jun '08 08:59
    Some of those quotes are very good. But some are only good in the context of the movie and the situation of the characters.

    Like "Play is again, Sam" doesn't convey the emotional context of the scene in the movie.

    Also - "I see dead people" does nothing. But watch the film and its damn good.

    There are no quotes from Pulp Fiction which makes the list a bit unreal for me.
  15. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    06 Jun '08 09:14
    Why make a list in the first place?
    What is it about lists that guys like? 😕 😵
    Surely everyone will dissagree with any list that they didn't make themselves.