“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…”
How would you react? The more nihilistic side of your split personality has just blown up your Ikea-esque apartment. Although it was in an attempt to enable you to hit rock bottom, it’s one of those things that they don’t teach you in school. Luckily, Fight Club is here to get the lesson on. Oh, hello, Officer, what’s that?
Narrator: “Look, nobody takes this more seriously than me. That condo was my life, okay? I loved every stick of furniture in that place. That was not just a bunch of stuff that got destroyed, it was ME!”
Narrator: [voice-over] “I’d like to thank the Academy…”
Sadly, this and a Best Effects/Sound Effects nom was the closest Fincher’s finest film got to an Academy Award. I’m sure three Totes Quotes mentions makes up for it.
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Enjoy the Oscars everybody…