FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTES
by Randy Rawls
My Honey and I went to see the movie, Trouble With the Curve, starring Clint Eastwood. Excellent movie that I highly recommend. I walked out of there thinking it was the ultimate Father-Daughter movie.
However, who can watch a Clint Eastwood movie without remembering his classic line, "Go ahead, make my day," from his 1983 film, Sudden Impact?
From Trouble with the Curve, I liked, "If this is a robbery, take everything you want . . . except for my flat-screen. Take my flat-screen, and I'll kill ya." Of course, Clint Eastwood said it.
That led me to wonder about other classic lines from movies, lines that live as long as, or longer, than the movie itself. So I began to search my memory (and the Internet).
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Clark Gable, Gone With the Wind, 1939. Allegedly, this foul word shocked the movie-going public. Hard to believe.
"I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody." Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront, 1954.
"Stella! Steeeeelllllaaaaa!" Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951.
"Shane! Shane! Come back, Shane!" Alan Ladd, Shane, 1953.
"Bond. James Bond." Sean Connery, Dr. No, 1962.
"What we've got here is . . . failure to communicate." Strother Martin, Cool Hand Luke, 1967.
"You're gonna need a bigger boat." Roy Scheider, Jaws, 1975.
And how can you do movie quotes without John Wayne?
"And now you understand. Anything goes wrong, anything at all . . . your fault, my fault, nobody's fault . . . it won't matter — I'm gonna blow your head off. No matter what else happens, no matter who gets killed I'm gonna blow your head off." John Wayne, Big Jake, 1971.
"You've caused a lot of trouble this morning. Might have got somebody killed. Somebody oughta belt you in the mouth, but I won't, I won't. To hell I won't." John Wayne, McClintock, 1963.
"We're burnin' daylight." John Wayne, The Cowboys, 1972.
"All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else." John Wayne, In Harm's Way, 1965.
"Every time you turn around, expect to see me. 'Cause one time you'll turn around and I'll be there, and I'll kill you, Matt." John Wayne, Red River, 1948.
An exchange from The Sons of Katie Elder, 1965. — "I'm going with you. I can draw pretty fast. We can be famous - like the Dalton Brothers." Bud Elder, younger brother (Michael Anderson, Jr.). "They're famous, but they're just a little bit dead. They were hung!" John Elder (John Wayne).
I could go on for pages, just on John Wayne alone.
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