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April 19, 2004

Oh. Dear.

At times, in films there are such singular moments, such memorable lines, that invoking a line of dialogue is enough to capture the essence of a film. Such as:

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner!" (Dirty Dancing)

"You had me at 'Hello.'" (Jerry Maguire)

"You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." (C'mon, do I need to tell you this? Ok, Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.)

It seems that more often than not, such lines may be distinct because they are so over the top (the first two examples I have given tend towards that direction). Much to my chagrin, a member of my household (who shall go nameless) finds great amusement in reciting such cheesy lines because I cannot help but roll my eyes and cringe. So it is with dubious pleasure that I bring to your attention the following.

Khaaan! (Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan)

YTMND! (Finding Forrester)

[via MeFi, whose comment thread is hilarious.]

Yours, &c., LC | 10:03 AM | Sundries | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

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I personally like "Say hello to my little friend!" from Scarface. I use that a lot in conversation. But then again, I use "Khaaan!" a lot too.

Posted by: ladygoat at April 21, 2004 11:17 PM

"You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

What a line. And the delivery! Not I want to tell you. Not I need to tell you. But I must tell you!

One of my favorites is "Could be. Could be not." Know what it's from?

Posted by: skimkins at April 26, 2004 06:23 PM