“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, each week will feature an iconic iteration. So in the words of Reservoir Dogs’ Joe Cabot…”Let’s go to work…”
Some quotes benefit from having no explanation at all: no context to ground them, to demystify or to over-analyse them. To sub-quote and paraphrase, it’s like Morpheus said; “You can’t be told what it is, you have to see it for yourself.” With all that being said, enjoy this little gem from Barbarella:
“De-crucify the Angel!…De-crucify him or I’ll melt your face!”
I forget how many times I’ve used that line in my day-to-day life!
What are your fave film quotes? Let us know in the comments below.