Movies! This single word conjures up moving images of life captured and embedded in strips of celluloid. Since the late 1800s, movies have become a great source of entertainment for millions across the world. They move us to tear, shake us to laughter, provide courage and inspiration to attain the impossible and teach us a thousand ways to tackle situations in our life apart from giving us immense pleasure of a few hours of escape into another world.
Back in 2005, AFI had made a selection of 100 movies of Hollywood that have had a lasting impression on moviegoers in the last 100 years. It had also picked several aspects of movies such as dialogs, characters and scenes that have become unforgettable in the last 100 years of American celluloid history. It compiled 100 famous Hollywood dialogs as “100 years, 100 movie quotes”. This compilation includes some of the best movie quotes from Hollywood movies such as…
Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
~ Clark Gable, Gone with the Wind.
Go ahead, make my day.
~ Clint Eastwood, Sudden Impact.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
~ Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
~ Humphrey Bogart, The Maltese Falcon.
E.T. phone home.
~ Pat Welsh, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.
~ Bette Davis, All About Eve.
You talkin’ to me?
~ Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver.
The AFI 100 quotes collection has been of great interest among lovers of Hollywood movies. The list had not been without some controversies. Many great movie pundits and film critics had felt that some notable quotes from classic movies had been ignored in favour of lesser but more popular films. Critics felt that films like “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” or “Guns of Navarone” had been sidelined for popular blockbusters such as “Titanic”. However, many of the quotes included in the list were acknowledged and the AFI top 100 quotes list has been quite popular since it was first issued.
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