“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…”
There’s nothing quite as divisive as the word “C U Next Tuesday.” Still highly offensive and unacceptable to most, whilst used as punctuation by others, it’s guaranteed to get a reaction. So when you’ve got an articulate and well-read villain who isn’t afraid to use it self-referentially, you’ve got an antagonist who is memorable and line which is infinitely quotable. Ladies and gentlemen, Bricktop in Snatch.
“Do you know what “nemesis” means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an ‘orrible cunt… me.”
Which film quotes make you wanna drop the C-Bomb? Let us know in the comments below.