Saturday, July 14, 2007

Film quotes used in real life

Various film quotes have found themselves in my regular vocabulary. I can only think of a small number at the moment, and I know there's been others in the past that have dropped off the radar. My partner Zoe and/or I often find ourselves saying:
  • I'll be back (Arnold Schwartzenegger as the title character in The Terminator, 1984), spoken in droll monotone
  • You're terrible, Muriel (Gabby Millgate as Muriel's sister, Joanie, in Muriel's Wedding, 1994)
  • You talkin' to me? (Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, 1976)
  • No-o-o-oht! (Sacha Baron Cohen as the title character in Borat, 2006), even my 6 year old son uses it!
  • Still lucky! (Sean Penn as small-time crim Bobby Cooper in U Turn, 1997)
  • I'd fuck her up the ass! (Ron Livingston as Marty in Adaptation, 2002), used sarcastically, and typically during one of the many obnoxious late-night dating ads on TV
I realise this isn't a particularly eclectic collection of films, but those lines have somehow stuck in Melbourne Film Blogger's psyche. Over to you, which lines have insinuated themselves in your lives?

4 comments:

Jana said...

This is a terrible question to ask.

I used to live in a household where everything said had in some way already been said by the various members of the Flying Circus. Ranging from "And there was much rejoicing..." to "A duck!" to spontaneous bursts into a song. It was me and this wonderful Swedish girl as well, not a bunch of overweight American geeks you might imagine.

G and I often quote Gone with the Wind to each other. He says, Frankly, me dear, I just don't give a damn (where I ask him what he wants for dinner). Then I say I'll never be hungry again... He also enjoys using lines from Croatian, or Serbian, films that he understands.

I think you'll soon be awash with examples of geek behaviour. In that respect, we're not that bad.

Paul Martin said...

Jana, you've reminded me of a couple of others from the Monty Python crew. I have a close friend who shares the same first name as myself. As he lives interstate we see each other infrequently, but when we do we greet each other:
"G'day Bruce!"
"G'day Bruce!"
"How are you, Bruce?"
"Yeah, good thanks, Bruce. Yourself?"

etc

And another one:
He's not the Messiah. He's just a very naughty boy (Terry Jones as Denis' mother in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975)

Marty said...

"Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love." Woody Allen in Crimes and Misdemeanours

"The only love that lasts is unrequited love." Mia Farrow in Shadows and Fog

Paul Martin said...

Please sir, I want more, Oliver Twist.

I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker! Samuel L. Jackson as Jules in Pulp Fiction.