“Pop quiz, hot shot!”
Do you know what movie this quote is from? I’ll give you a hint: it’s about a speeding bus.
Fluent in movie quotes
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Summer time is a time for vacation, re-runs and summer blockbusters. Let’s take a little break from photography and focus on another delicious hobby of mine: movies. I’m a passionate movie lover with an ever growing DVD collection (pause for shock). Yes, you’ve read it correctly, DVD’s. I can keep an entire conversation by only using movie quotes. Unforgettable movie lines that caught my attention by the way the line was delivered, by the tone of the actor’s voice, the electricity on the screen or the unique setting. Many memorable lines movie lines are not from the greatest films, but they etched a place in movie history. During this lazy summer period I like to show you some of my favourite movie lines and scenes. Let’s see if you agree.
Okay, Forrest Gump has this wide collection of unforgettable movie quotes. Who could forget gems like “Run Forrest! Run!” or “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” But have you never wanted to shout Lieutenant Dan! out loud? I do, practically every time I see the actor Gary Sinise appear on screen. Did you also know that he actually plays guitar in the Lt. Dan Band to entertain troops and raise money for disabled veterans?
“I’m saying this with love, compassion and the spirit of true sisterhood…you are full of SHIT”
Movies provide the best dialogue for fights. Where I’m usually dumb struck during a fight or can only think of the best come back after a couple of hours, Bette Midler really nails it in this scene from the First Wives Club. This movie also guarantees one of the best stunts when Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler fall down a New York skyscraper in a window cleaner cart. This scene always brings a smile on my face.
“THERE IS NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!”
Tom Hanks. Geena Davis. Madonna. Rosie O’Donnell. An all start cast topped off by a spectacular meltdown of Tom Hanks coaching an all girls baseball team. Need I say more?
Johnny: “Is this you idea of fun?”
Baby: “Yes, as a matter of fact it is! We’re supposed to do the show in two days. You won’t show me the lifts, I’m not sure of the turns. I’m doing this all to SAVE YOUR ASS! What I really want to do is drop you on it.”
No list with movie quotes can be complete without Dirty Dancing, but it would be a cheap shot to mark “Nobody puts Baby in the corner” (which really doesn’t do much for me, to be quite honest) or “I carried a watermelon” (best opening line to use when encountering any hot guy EVER!). After being pushed and pulled, Baby fights back with this savvy comeback.
“Oh! Fuck, wank, bugger, shitting arse head and hole”
Try saying this five times in a row. I’ll wait 😉
Best cursing ever caught on tape. I would love to be able to use this in everyday life, when I stub my toe, forget something in the supermarket or when I miss the train. Only, I tend to forget some of the essential cursing words in this line. I have to say though, Love Actually was a difficult one with so many movie quotable gems like: “The SAS are absolutely charming. Ruthless trained killers, just a phone call away”.
In While You Were Sleeping Bill Pullman explains quite simply how to know a guy is interested in a girl. He was simply…leaning. No need to read millions of internet articles or self help books on the subject.
“Let’s get the band back together!”
Not really the best movie quote ever, but The Blues Brothers certainly made some of the best dance moves on camera.
Rowan Atkinson: “Certainly sir, It will be ready in the flashiest of flashes”
Alan Rickman: “What are you going to do? Dip in yoghurt, put little chocolate buttons on it?”
Who could forget the awesome – mostly improvised – dialogue between acting heavy weights Rowan Atkinson and Alan Rickman in Love Actually about the perfect gift wrapping of a present.