“It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it!” If I had a shiny new pound coin for every time I’d heard that, I’d be a rich, rich man. Trouble is, it’s not exactly accurate is it? Great dialogue transcends both the performance and the film from whence it came and has the ability to infiltrate popular culture and consciousness.
From the endlessly quotable to the words you wish you’d said yourself, every Friday will feature an iconic iteration. So in the words of Reservoir Dogs‘ Joe Cabot…”Let’s go to work…”
Robocop, Paul Verhoeven’s seminal dystopian sci-fi still manages to hold its snarl thirty years after its release. Even today, the ultra-violence is gratuitous, the satire sharp and the dialogue endlessly quotable. So the question is, where to start?
From being asked “Can you fly, Bobby?” to being given 20 seconds to comply, to being called a bad mother crusher, rarely do so many lines stick with you so long after viewing.
All I can say is; “I’d buy that for a dollar!”
Except for the remake. I’ll leave that with you.
What’s your favourite part-man, part machine, all-quote? Let us know in the comments below.