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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Top 100 film lines

The American Film Institute has released a list of what it considers the top 100 film lines of all time which of course means lines from U.S. films only. As usual, crappy 80s and 90s movie and older schlock like "Gone with the Wind" are over represented while great lines from earlier classics are absent . Also appearing are some lines from plays like A Street Car Named Desire that became films. Lines like "Snap out of it" from Moonstruck and anything from steaming piles of crap like Dirty Dancing, Dead Poets Society and Terminator 2 should have been thrown over the side for better lines like:

1. "I bet I can eat 50 eggs"

2."We're on a mission from God"

3."Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

4."Where do you want me to hold it?" - "between your knees!"

5."Saigon, shit, I'm still in Saigon"

6."We deal in lead, friend"

7."Goooooood Morning Vietnaaaaam!"

8."That's mighty big talk from a one-eyed fat man" "Fill your hand you son-of-a-bitch"

9."Peel me a grape, Beulah"

10."I'm out of order? You're out of order! The whole damn system is out of order"

11."Was you ever bit by a dead bee?"

13."Never get out of the boat"

14. "The first rule of fight club is you don't talk about fight club. The second rule of fight club is you don't talk about fight club."

15."Quick, close the doors, there's a traitor inside trying to escape"

16. "Who are those guys?"

17. "What are you rebelling against anyways?" "Whaddya got?"

18. "I love children, could never eat a whole one, but I love the little tykes"

19. "The new phone book's here! the new phone book's here!"

20. "I crap bigger than you"


A virtual cigar to whoever can name all the actors speaking these line and which the movies they come from. No googling. I did it all off the top of my head after a 14 hour shift, so I take no responsibility nor do I make any claims of complete accuracy.




5 comments:

Daniel Sendecki said...

Caution! Possible Spoilers!

3."Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

6."We deal in lead, friend"

8."That's mighty big talk from a one-eyed fat man" "Fill your hand you son-of-a-bitch"

9."Peel me a grape, Beulah"

11."Was you ever bit by a dead bee?"

16. "Who are those guys?"

17. "What are you rebelling against anyways?" "Whaddya got?"

18. "I love children, could never eat a whole one, but I love the little tykes"

19. "The new phone book's here! the new phone book's here!"

20. "I crap bigger than you"

Wow, I was only able to identify half? Any hints Kevin, for the above lines?

the rev. said...

Daniel, are those the one's you can or can't identify? I'll be the first to admit a few are a bit obscure and a few are very easy.

Think about comedies and westerns....and maybe suggest few lines yourself

Daniel Sendecki said...

Yah -- unfortunately those are the ones I can't identify. Thanks for the tips though -- going to try to muscle through a few of these...

the rev. said...

okay I have to own up, No. 18, which I thought was WC Fields in The Bank Dick, cannot be accurately sourced. It may be that I have misremembered it. On the other hand, what the hell, its still a great line.

the rev. said...

No. 9 is Mae West in Diamond Lil