-The Apartment (1960)
A perfect last line to dampen any potential sappiness of this light-hearted love story with dark undertones.
2. Luke: What we've got here is a failure to communicate
-Cool Hand Luke (1967)
This is somewhat of a shocker of a scene because it’s really hard to figure out what will happen on first viewing. Luke is ultimately a fool but he’s so charismatic and crafty that you feel like it’s roughly 50/50 odds that he will come out on top in this moment.
The summation of a person being defined by what he does rather than his faults. This is somewhat of a "Rosebud" moment. Despite his anti-social behavior, Turing longed to be defined by "normality" and being someone who fit in.
Words to live by. The scene's theme of self-discovery is puctuated by the fact that Donald and Charlie are symbolically different sides of the same person.
Keep in mind, these words come out of Cary Grant who pulls off so many contradictory character traits all at once: Debonair, fussy, self-involved, charasmatic.
As the genre of the Western evolved, the cowboy heroes became evolved from agents of mediation between good and bad in the West to simply people who could sling guns faster than their opponents. This line is an attempt to impose a morality among thieves.
Makes you miss Phillip Seymour Hoffman even more that he could pull off a line like that.
I wanted to do the “where are you going on your honeymoon” line but it’s not on IMDB
This film has tons of good dialogue and hopefully was rewarded properly during the awards season. It’s also a nice coincidence that the film’s best line ended up being an indelible catchphrase that memed its way across culture for a good while.
This line, of course, is a complete lie based on the story we’ve witnessed because almost everything imaginable has happened if Dr. Otternschlag was a wee bit more perceptive: A man gained his self-confidence by telling off a man who mistreated him, a woman was left without a job, a man fell in love with a reclusive ballerina, a robber was exposed, a man was shot and another man arrested for the murder, two lost souls agreed to become travel companions to one another.
In this underrated Rod Lurie film, Joan Allen is a vice presidential nominee waiting to be confirmed by the Senate when some salacicious photos threaten to derail her confirmation. She won't say whether the photos are authentic or not.