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.
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...