Quote: “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 the performance 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!”
What better way to assert your superiority over a defeated rival than via an elaborate allegory. There Will Be Blood‘s final frames sees tyrannical oil baron Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day Lewis) convince his former tormentor, Eli Sunday, (Paul Dano) into renouncing both himself and his deity in the name of monetary gain.
Trouble is, Plainview has long-since drained whatever value Sunday once had in his possession and is now merely exacting his revenge. How best to hammer home the point?
Who doesn’t like a milkshake?
“Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that’s a straw, you see? Watch it.
Now, my straw reaches acroooooooss the room and starts to drink your milkshake.
I… drink… your… milkshake!”
Shortly after, he beats him to death with a bowling pin. And he’s finished.
Which quotes make you want to dial for a McDonalds’ deliveroo! Tell us all about it in the comments below.