Most quotable movie

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  1. Inkstainedwretch

    Inkstainedwretch One Too Many

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    We already have a thread about favorite quotes, but what about the movie with the most quotes? I would think it would have to be either "Casablanca" or "The Godfather." (the first one.) Any thoughts?
     
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  2. LizzieMaine

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    Anything written by Preston Sturges or the Coen Brothers would have to be way up on the list.
     
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  3. Fading Fast

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    "Wizard of Oz" has a plethora of classics - "I have a feeling we're not in Kansas...," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "There's no place like home," etc.

    For modern directors / films - Tarantino / "Pulp Fiction"
     
  4. Sharpsburg

    Sharpsburg One of the Regulars

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    A Christmas Story and Forrest Gump have tons of quotable moments!
     
  5. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I find myself quoting "Shawshank Redemption" often.

    You either get busy living, or get busy dying.
     
  6. Worf

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    I'd say "The Godfather" is number one. "It's not personal Sonny.... it's strictly business" . "And tell Don Corleone I ain't no band leader". "Made him an offer he couldn't refuse." "Luca Brazzi sleeps with the fishes." "Leave the gun take the canoli."

    I also think "Tombstone" has a ton of good quotes as well.

    Worf
     
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  7. JackieMatra

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    I get the impression that the vast majority of people that consider themselves to be film fans and experts nowadays really have only a vague knowledge of films released in the previous century that is largely confined to the dozen or so same few "classic" films that are endlessly re-shown on television.

    Once upon a long, long time ago there were three films whose scripts were so full of witty and memorable dialogue that there were many film fans who could recite all the dialogue in those films from memory.

    For your enlightenment and edification these three films were:
    Casablanca (1942)
    All About Eve (1950)
    Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
     
  8. Haversack

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    While I am particularly fond of Preston Sturges' The Palm Beach Story, (1942), and quotations from the Weenie King, I think one of the most quotable movies out there is The Lion In Winter, (1968). Examples:
    "Well, what shall we hang... the holly, or each other?"
    "Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It's 1183 and we're barbarians!"
    "I even made poor Louis take me on Crusade. How's that for blasphemy. I dressed my maids as Amazons and rode bare-breasted halfway to Damascus. Louis had a seizure and I damn near died of windburn... but the troops were dazzled."
    "There'll be pork in the treetops come morning."
     
  9. Julian Shellhammer

    Julian Shellhammer Practically Family

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    Casablanca, definitely in first place. Nearly every line is quotable.
    I would nominate His Girl Friday, followed by The Maltese Falcon, The Philadelphia Story, All About Eve, and the first four Marx Brothers movies.
    Of course, my list defeats your original idea of single film with most quotes...
     
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  10. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    Not golden era, but Withnail & I is regarded as a series of quotable lines.

    In an interview, Paul McGann ("I") spoke of being in Canada, walking down a street, when someone shouted out "Have you gone on holiday by mistake", paraphrasing a line from the film.

    When he looked up, the person behind the voice was nowhere to be seen.

    As McGann noted "'Can you imagine? All over the world [the film is known and quoted]..."
     
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  11. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    I've said for years (with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, now) that there are precious few moments in life where a quote from Ghostbusters, Die Hard, or The Terminator wouldn't work. Those three have a host of quotable lines.

    But yeah, probably Casablanca, My Fair Lady, or The Magnificent Seven.
     
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  12. MisterCairo

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    I can work a quotation from Christmas Vacation into any conversation.

    At any time of the year.

    Good talk...
     
  13. LizzieMaine

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    There's a Warner Bros. cartoon from 1942 called "The Dover Boys of Pimento University," a parody of "Gay '90s" juvenile adventure fiction, in which the stereotypical moustache-twirling villian "Dan Backslide" is described repeatedly by the shouted-in-a-single-breath phrase "COWARD BULLY CAD AND THIEF!"

    Having seen this cartoon hundreds of times over the years, it's become a habit of mine to shout this phrase at the TV screen whenever certain notable figures in the news appear. I did so in a restaurant the other day before realizing where I was. Oops.
     
  14. MisterCairo

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    The Big Lebowski is well known for its quotability.

    My favourite line: "Obviously you're not a golfer" (Dude's response to "What the f%$# is this? [dope holding bowling ball]"
     
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  15. Benzadmiral

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    I've never seen that film, but I know I need to. Any film which contains a line like this one is something out of the ordinary:

    Walter (John Goodman): "Nihilists! [expletive deleted] I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."
     
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  16. MisterCairo

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    One of my favourites, in a long line of favourites:

    Dude: "Hey man, nice marmot" [on nihilists breaking into his apartment then entering his bathroom with a ferret on a lead]

    Walter: "Dude, this is not about the Chinaman, this about drawing a line in the sand that must not be crossed. And Dude, Chinaman is no longer the appropriate nomenclature: Asian-American please".
     
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  17. Zombie_61

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    The Odd Couple (1968). Neil Simon's best work, in my opinion. It might not be the most quotable, but it's certainly in the running.
     
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  18. Benzadmiral

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    [Opening line of the stage play, as one of Oscar's poker-playing buddies take forever to deal one hand of cards]: "Tell me, Mr. Maverick, is this your first time on the riverboat?"

    (The play opened in 1964. Everybody in that audience would have remembered James Garner in Maverick, and Neil Simon would have known that.)

    "[Oscar's] refrigerator's been broken for two weeks. I saw milk standing in there that wasn't even in the bottle."

    [Oscar complaining to Felix] "You leave these little notes on my pillow. 'We're out of cabbage. FU.' It took me two weeks to realize 'FU' stood for 'Felix Ungar.'"
     
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  19. Tiki Tom

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    I have been chuckling while reading some of the quotes above (FU. Classic). Got my day off to a good start. Thanks.

    Without a doubt the movie that I quote the most is Casablanca. My wife and I have been known to clink glasses, take a sip, and say “that takes the sting out of being occupied”. Nobody seems to have the faintest clue what we are referencing. My feeling of being in a weird time warp was confirmed by this article which says that, "as time goes by", the world is forgetting...

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion...tes-are-now/jmooWEyiYdANqW0Md4SoDI/story.html
     
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  20. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    The Princess Bride.

    "Hey Fezzick, are their rocks ahead?"
    "If there are, we'll all be dead!"

    "Inconceivable!"

    "Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

    "As...you...wish!"
     
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