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 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 4:48 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

He was nothing.

The well is everything.

 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

"Thy mother mated with a scorpion."

 Posted:   Mar 27, 2013 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I like this, from a more recent movie....

Benjamin Mee: You seem really calm.
Peter MacCready: Ah.
Benjamin Mee: Have you been drinking?
Peter MacCready: All night long.
Benjamin Mee: Thanks for that.
Peter MacCready: Anytime.

 Posted:   Mar 27, 2013 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Another brief favourite, from 'Wyatt Earp' 1994...

Doc Holliday: Dave Rutabaugh is an ignorant scoundrel! I disapprove of his very existence. I considered ending it myself on several occasions but self-control got the better of me.

 Posted:   Mar 27, 2013 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

"Thy mother mated with a scorpion."

glad to see youre on the case, vinylscrubber!

 Posted:   Mar 27, 2013 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Most any of the Airplane/Naked Gun films have some great throwaway dialogue.
From the first NG movie when Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) and the Mayor (Nancy Marchand) are discussing his job of protecting the Queen of England on her upcoming visit:

Mayor: Now Drebin, I don't want any trouble like you had on the South Side like last year, that's my policy.
Frank: Well, when I see five weirdos dressed in togas, stabbing a man in the middle of the park in front of a full view of 100 people, I shoot the bastards, that's my policy.
Mayor: That was a Shakesphere In The Park Production of Julius Caesar, you moron! You killed five actors! Good ones!

 Posted:   Mar 27, 2013 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

By the by, anyone seen Christopher around lately?

Oh Chris, where are you?

 Posted:   Mar 27, 2013 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

•••From Peter Hyams' Busting (1973):

“Look wise ass, you are not the only cop in the world, yeah, you know everything, and everybody is a shit except you…
But let me tell you something, I am not a king, you see, I don't control everything that goes on around here, you understand.
I know some things stink.”
—Angry Sergeant Kenefick to Detective Keneely in his office.

 Posted:   Mar 27, 2013 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Storyteller, my dear brother...
My publishing deadline is today, March 27, 2013.
At 1:41 PM Eastern Standard Time, I sent my completed manuscript to the publisher!


...anyway, that's why I've been pretty scarce lately. I've been working almost around the clock for weeks to meet the deadline. And now it's done.
So, I can catch up on everything that's been goin' on here.
Thanks Storyteller, and everyone, for keepin' the lights on here at this thread.

I'll be back with more of my favorite movie quotes ASAP...

 Posted:   Mar 27, 2013 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Hey Storyteller...I also adore Remo Williams, and agree it's "horribly underrated".
For right now, though, it's back to The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion.
This comedy gets off to a fast start. These exchanges occur in the first few minutes:

"I found the missing Picasso."
"I don't believe it!"
"I, eh, did uh eh Galaxy Opticals. He cut the thing out of the frame, he rolled it up and it's in one of the telescopes."
"Well how'd ya' figure it out?"
"Let me tell ya' it wasn't easy because I'm supposed to be lookin' for a picture of a a a woman with a guitar but it's all little cubes ya' know and I'm took me two hours to find the nose."

"Who won the sixth race at Aquaduct?"
"Your horse came in seventh."
"Seventh! Unbe- never bet on a horse who has Parkinson's."

"My god that girl's got a body that won't quit."
"Quit? It won't take five minutes off for a coffee break!"

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

The 1933 KING KONG has some of my favorite dialogue ever. Its "hard boiled" tough-guy colloquialisms are hilarious and endearing now.

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

From a movie I never tire of, Tombstone.

Billy Clanton: Why, it's the drunk piano player. You're so drunk, you can't hit nothin'. In fact, you're probably seeing double. [Billy Clanton draws a knife]

Doc Holliday: [takes out a second gun] I have two guns, one for each of ya.

Wyatt Earp: What makes a man like Ringo, Doc? What makes him do the things he does?

Doc Holliday: A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it.

Wyatt Earp: What does he need?

Doc Holliday: Revenge.

Wyatt Earp: For what?

Doc Holliday: Bein' born.

Morgan Earp: Look at all the stars. You look up and you think, "God made all this and He remembered to make a little speck like me." It's kind of flattering, really.

Wyatt Earp: You skin that smoke wagon and we'll see what happens!

Johnny Tyler: Listen mister, I'm getting awful tired of your...

[Wyatt slaps him]

Wyatt Earp: Are you gonna do something? Or just stand there and bleed?

One of my favorites from the film:

Turkey Creek Jack Johnson: Why you doin' this, Doc?

Doc Holliday: Because Wyatt Earp is my friend.

Turkey Creek Jack Johnson: Friend? Hell, I got lots of friends.

Doc Holliday: ...I don't.

Ok, going to stop there. Just too many great quotes. I'd be writing out the entire script if I wanted to include them all.

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

The 1933 KING KONG has some of my favorite dialogue ever. Its "hard boiled" tough-guy colloquialisms are hilarious and endearing now.

"What is that they are showing"
"Some big ape"
"Gee don't we have those enough here already!"

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   TPC   (Member)

My favorite line of movie dialogue comes from AIRPORT 1975, as they're about to lower Charlton Heston out of the helicopter and into the damaged 747:

"Get me out of here before I change my mind!"

I also like this exchange:
Maj. Alexander: "Is there much damage?"
Joe Patroni: "No, not much, there's just a hole where the pilots usually sit!"

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

From How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog

Edna: You look just like my son-in-law.

Peter McGowan: I am your son-in-law, Edna.

Edna: My son-in-law's name is Peter.

Peter: No. I said your name was Edna. My name is Peter.

Edna: You just said your name was Edna... Edna's a funny name for a man. Been teased over the years?

Peter: Mercilessly. "Pete."


Peter: Hollywood doesn't want writers, so much as secretaries with a flare for dialogue. If you want to be happy in Hollywood, be a cinematographer. Nobody knows what you're doing, so they can't screw with you.

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Just to raise the tone a bit, an exchange from BACK TO SCHOOL (1986) that never fails to make me laugh:

Dr. Barbay (Paxton Whitehead)
"We were just admiring your wife's Klimt."

Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield)
"Oh, you too?"

(Trust me, you have to see it in context!)

Thornton Melon: "I love Vanessa, I do. She gives great head(ache)."

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

"...You gone too far when you mess with the man with no eyes..."

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

My favorite scene from BACK TO SCHOOL. Mr. Melon discusses how to start a business with the college professor during class...

Melon - What's the product?

Professor - That is immaterial for the purposes of our discussion here, but if it makes you happy, let's say we're making tape recorders.

M - Tape recorders? Are you kidding? The Japs will kill us on the labor costs.

P - Okay, fine. Then let's just say they are widgets.

M - What's a widget?

P - It's a fictional product. It doesn't matter.

M - Doesn't matter? Tell that to the bank.

P - On the board you will see a cost analysis for the construction of a 30,000 sq ft facility which will encompass both factory and office space and is fully serviced by all utilities, a railroad spur line and a four bay shipping dock.

M - Hold it, hold it. Why build? You're better off leasing at a buck and a quarter, a buck and a half a sq ft, take your down payment and put it into CDs or something else you could roll over every couple of months.

P - Thank you, Mr. Melon, but we'll be concentrating on finance a little later in the term. For the time being, let's just concentrate on the construction figures, shall we? You will see the final bottom line requires the factoring of not just the material and the construction costs, but also the architect's fees and the cost of land servicing.

M - Oh, you left out a bunch of stuff.

P - Oh, really. Like what, for instance?

M - First of all, you're going to have to grease the local politicians for the sudden zoning problems that always come up. That is the kickback for the carpenters. And if you plan on using any cement in this building, I'm sure the teamsters would like to have a little chat with you, and that will cost you. Oh, and don't forget a little something for the building inspectors. Then there's the long term costs such as waste disposal. I don't know if you are familiar with who runs that business, but I assure you it's not the Boy Scouts.

P - That will be quite enough, Mr. Melon. Maybe bribes and kickbacks and mafia payoffs are how you do business, but they are not part of the legitimate business world, and they're certainly not part of anything I am teaching in this class. Do I make myself clear?

M - Sorry. Just trying to help, that's all.

P - Now, not withstanding Mr. Melon's input, the next question for us is where to build our factory.

M - How about Fantasyland?!

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 8:20 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Back To School, good choice.

Lou: Come here. I want to tell you something.

Jason Melon: What?

Lou: You were pretty hard on your father last night.

Jason Melon: I know, but the guy doesn't understand.

Lou: I know your pop thirty years. He understands. He's a nice guy, and he's tough. Like me. I'm nice, and I'm tough. I'll give you an idea what I mean. My two boys, I put one through college and the other I put through a wall. Your papa loves you. He's lookin' out for ya. Look out for him.

 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

One of my all-time favorite lines of movie dialogue, from The End:

Marlon (Dom DeLuise): "That man's nuts. Grab 'im!"

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