Monday, September 22, 2014

Four of the Most Recognizable and Iconic Movie Lines of All

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There are many things that define a great movie, from outstanding acting and special effects to a really exciting, funny or moving plot. Parts of the movie’s dialogue can also elevate a film from forgettable to special. If you find yourself quoting a main character for months after you saw a movie, it’s probably because it movie contains a classic quote. The following four lines are among the most famous, well-known and iconic words ever uttered on the big screen:

“You've got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?”

For fans of both Clint Eastwood and Dirty Harry movies, it’s probably not surprising that this classic quote made Esquire’s list of “Best Manly Movie Quotes.” The 1971 movie was the first in the Dirty Harry series, and featured Eastwood as an inspector for the San Francisco Police Department. Fans loved it and even broke out in applause when Eastwood’s character cornered a bad guy and practically growled “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?”

“Hasta la vista, baby”

This quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s title character in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is so famous, it’s got its on Wikipedia page. The line quickly caught on as a catch phrase and is still being used today by everyone from kids playing video games to adults who loved the movie.

Schwarzenegger even used the line again during his political career; during the 1992 Republican primaries, he suggested voters figuratively tell Pat Buchanan “Hasta la vista, baby” by voting for George Bush. Die-hard Terminator and motorcycle fans who want to look the part as they try to imitate Schwarzenegger’s accent and famous line may want to find some serious accessories that will help them bring out their inner Ah-nold.

“Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore”

In AFI’s list of the top 100 movie quotes from the past century, this gem that was spoken by Judy Garland’s character Dorothy in the "Wizard of Oz" came in at number four. The 1939 movie is chock full of plenty of other quotable moments — after all, it’s virtually impossible to say “lions, tigers and bears” without at least one person responding “oh my!” — but this iconic line is especially classic.

“You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat”

As Xfinity notes the most famous quote from “Jaws” wasn’t even part of the script. Actor Roy Scheider apparently improvised this great line the first time he saw how enormous his aquatic nemesis was. In classic Steven Spielberg style, the trio of shark hunters — who also included Richard Dreyfuss’s character and a World War II vet played by Robert Shaw — were on the prowl for the menacing shark that had not yet been fully seen by the audience. When Scheider’s character, police chief Martin Brody, finally got a full glimpse of the shark, he ad libbed the frequently quoted line, all while keeping his cigarette firmly between his lips. The line is still used today by people who may not have even seen the movie, but appreciate the meaning behind the words.