Re: RE: Greatest Movie Lines Ever!

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jimdens – 2009-03-05 9:00 AM

I’ve never been to this forum because I don’t write screen or stageplays, but the thread title intrigued me.

There are several good ones in Gone With The Wind: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

One of my all-time favorites: Forrest Gump – “My mama always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates; You never know what you’re gonna get.”

My very favorite, (though I don’t believe it’s famous) – Jimmy Stewart as Edward P. Dowd in my favorite movie, Harvey: He walks into a business, usually a bar, and someone asks “What can I do for you?” His reply? “Well, what’d ya have in mind?”  I love that one!


Well, I consider it quite a compliment that I induced you into the screenwriting side of the house. Muwahhh-haa-haaa!!

Those are all HUGE lines. I mean, so much comes from the actor’s delivery, but still, that Gone With the Wind line is world famous. Makes me so envious sometimes…

“Who is Kaiser Soze?” -The Usual Suspects (Trivia: originally, in the script it was Kaiser Sume.)

“Heeeeeere’s Johnny!” -The Shining

“Houston, we have a problem.” -Apollo 13

“Adrianne!!!!” -Rocky

“STELLAAAAAAA!” -A Streetcar Named Desire