“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…”
If, like us, you’ve still got Annihilation buzzing around in your head (seriously, what is going on with those tattoos?) then you’ll recognise this quote from a poignant point in the proceedings. This particular exchange has been rattling around for a few weeks now…
“I think you’re confusing suicide with self-destruction, and they’re very different. Almost none of us commit suicide, whereas almost all of us self-destruct. Somehow. In some part of our lives. We drink, or take drugs, or destabilize the happy job… or happy marriage.”
Paging Dr Freud!
Which film quotes make you want to self-destruct? Let us know in the comments below.