Quote: “It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it!”
If I had a quid 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!”
Having spent the majority of Unforgiven claiming a case of mistaken identity/reformed character, retired notorious outlaw William Munny (Clint Eastwood) finally goes all Wild West on the town of Big Whiskey. Having shot the sheriff (I can’t remember if he shot the deputy) Little Bill (Gene Hackman), Munny finds himself surrounded and seemingly trapped inside a saloon. What to do?
“All right, I’m coming out. Any man I see out there…I’m gonna shoot him. Any sumbitch takes a shot at me…I’m not only gonna kill him, but I’m gonna kill his wife…all his friends…and burn his damn house down.”
Alright, mate! Leave it, it’s not worth it!
Which film quote leaves a ringing in your ears? Let me know in the comments below.