In their continuing quest to debase the art of cinema, the AFI is compiling a list of the top 100 movie lines of all time.
By quotes, the AFI explains, they mean the greatest "quips, comebacks, and catchphrases." Swell.Why pay homage to great writing when you have catchphrases to exhalt?
I'm going to assume that we won't be seeing a beautiful, heart-rending line like "She gets the winter passion, and I get the dotage?" Nah, who needs that when you've got "I'll be back."
So, I hearby commission Galley Slave readers to submit their nominations for Best Movie Line Ever. I haven't thought about this for more than three minutes, but to get the ball started, I'll offer:
"There's always one more thing." --Bridge on the River Kwai
"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father: prepare to die." --The Princess Bride
"Listen, I don't mean to be a sore loser, but when it's done, if I'm dead, kill him." --Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Update, 1:02 p.m.: SoxBlog emails in his nomination: "'Deserve''s got nothin to do with it." --Unforgiven
Other suggestions keep pouring in. This thread will be updated frequently throughout the day. But if you really want to waste time at work, check out the official AFI short-list of the 400 nominated lines, downloadable as a PDF here. **WARNING** The file is 103 pages long, so print at your own risk.
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