Monday, January 10, 2011

Minxy Monday: Best Movie Lines

In case I haven't banged on about this enough - I love movies! Have done since my dad bought our first VCR in 1981 along with eleven videos. Don't ask me to name them all but the titles included Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii, All That Jazz, Jaws (this one gave me nightmares for weeks!) and The Godfather.

Since then my love of movies has grown (so much so I worked in two separate videos stores before I was twenty). What better way to watch movies for free?

What makes movies memorable for me are the one-liners that either tug on the hearstrings or make you roar with laughter. Everyone, whether they've seen the whole movie or not, will remember lines like, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn", "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine" and "Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?".

For those hard core movie watchers, you'll also recognise this one "Don't Call Me BABE" uttered by a certain buxom female off that beach show *snigger*.

Now I have too many one-liners to name on this post, but just thought I'd share a few favourites with you. Here goes:

"Hand. Off. Ass" (The Proposal).
"Honey, just cos I talk slow, don't mean I'm stupid" (double snigger) (Sweet Home Alabama)
"Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away” (Hitch)
"Beam me up, Scottie" As a die-hard Trekkie, I cannot leave that out.
And finally, from that classy, classy show which is The Simpsons - Homer: "You can run, but you can't glide!"

Here are some other Minxy favourite lines:

Sally: From Love Actually (where neither character understands the other's language)
Jamie - (in English) "It's my favorite time of day, driving you."
Aurelia - (in Portuguese) "It's the saddest part of my day, leaving you."

Joanne C: From Pearl Harbour - "Oh Rafe, all I ever wanted was for us to have a home and grow old together, but life never asked me what I wanted. Now I'm going to give Danny my whole heart... but I don't think I'll ever look at another sunset without thinking of you... I'll love you my whole life."

Joanne P: (Bridget) "Wait a minute... nice boys don't kiss like that." (Mark Darcy)"Oh, yes, they f**king do." (Bridget Jones's Diary)

Lacey: "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her" (Notting Hill) awwwww!

Romy: "You're like my own personal brand of heroin" (Twilight)

What are your favourite movie lines?

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Scarlet Wilson said...

I am such a sad old girl.

"Snakes, why did it have to be snakes!"

Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Closely followed by (and I am about to cheat)

"I am Locutis of Borg. Resistance is futile."

Captain Picard, Star Trek Next Generation, end of series episode.

mell61 said...

Hoban 'Wash' Washburn: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Define "interesting".
Hoban 'Wash' Washburn: [deadpan] Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?
Jayne Cobb: Shiny. Let's be bad guys.

Jackie Ashenden said...

Love the lines. And Susan and Sue?? You rule! My I add my own fave SF lines?

"Into the garbage chute, flyboy."
Princess Leia, Star Wars

"No Luke, I am your father."
Darth Vader, Empire Strikes Back (natch)

"There aren't enough scoundrels in your life." Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back.

"Do or do not. There is no 'try'"
Yoda (of course). Empire Strikes Back

I could go on. But I won't. :-)

Oh and just because it turns up in my latest WIP (paraphrased):

"Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine..."

Lacey Devlin said...

Fantastic lines Susan, Sue and Jackie! So many of those are my favorites too.

Maya Blake said...

Excellent lines, ladies! I love the Yoda one, Jackie. Awesome!

mell61 said...

How did I forget the Princess Bride...
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Lacey Devlin said...

How could we forget the Princess Bride?! Thanks Sue!

Liz Fielding said...

You had me at I love you. But the scenes with Colin Firth in Love Actually are just wonderful. (My cousin stands at the school gate to pick up her son and some days Colin is there picking up his kid. Sigh.)