Monday, June 27, 2005

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Recently, the AFI released their 100 greatest movie quotes. I’ll list below the ones that come from movies that I have seen. (I was going to list all of them, but that’s boring. Besides, it’s all about me. If you want to list them all on your own blog, and highlight the ones you’ve seen, the complete list, along with a description of how the choices were made is available here.)

Anyway, lots of people have complained about the quotes that didn’t make it, and I thought about doing that, but I’ve got a twist. See, the #1 quote ended up being, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” And it wasn’t that long ago (well, okay, it was before I was born, but still) that “damn” was not acceptable for broadcast on television. Which got me thinking. There are lots of unacceptable for broadcast words. Well, technically, it’s really a small minuscule percentage of the words that are said. But still. The point is that certain “unclean” words appear in some very famous movie quotes, which the AFI ignored altogether. I’m here to remedy that.

So, without further ado, I present

The Top 10 Movie Quotes Which Contain the Word ‘Fuck’, or Some Variation Thereof.

10. “This is FARGIN’ WAR!!” ~ Roman Moronie, Johnny Dangerously [Heee. Fargin’.]

9. “Did you fuck my wife?” ~ Jake La Motta, Raging Bull [this gets in mostly due to it’s notoriety from Eddie Izzard, I didn’t care much for the movie Raging Bull]

8. “Fuck you, fuck you, and fuck you! Who’s next?” ~ Saul, Coming to America

7. “Well fuck me gently with a chainsaw!” ~ Heather Chandler, Heathers

6. “Don’t fuck with the babysitter!” ~ Chris, Adventures in Babysitting

5. “Fucking... What the fuck. Who the fuck fucked this fucking... How did you two fucking fucks...FUCK!!” ~ Rocco, The Boondock Saints

 4. “All right! I am the Messiah! Now fuck off!”
“How shall we fuck off, O Lord?” ~  Brian, and his masses, Life of Brian

 3. “Shut your fucking face, Uncle Fucker!” and “Dude, what the fuck is wrong with German people?” ~ South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut ["Uncle Fucker" is certainly one of the catchiest songs ever. And the German quote is just priceless. A tie for 3rd]

2. “My god, I haven’t been fucked like that since grade school.” ~ Marla, Fight Club

and the number #1 movie quote which contains ‘fuck’ or some variation thereof is….

 

“Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!” ~ John McClane, the Die Hard movies.

Let the battling over the forgotten quotes and/or the order of the winners begin now.

Um. Well, after I list the AFI quotes from movies I’ve seen…

 

4

Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

1939

8

May the Force be with you.

STAR WARS

1977

15

E.T. phone home.

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

1982

16

They call me Mister Tibbs!

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

1967

17

Rosebud.

CITIZEN KANE

1941

21

A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

1991

23

There's no place like home. 

THE WIZARD OF OZ

1939

29

You can't handle the truth!

A FEW GOOD MEN

1992

33

I'll have what she's having.

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

1989

35

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

JAWS

1975

37

I'll be back.

THE TERMINATOR

1984

39

If you build it, he will come.

FIELD OF DREAMS

1989

40

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

FORREST GUMP

1994

44

I see dead people.

THE SIXTH SENSE

1999

54

There's no crying in baseball!

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

1992

56

A boy's best friend is his mother.

PSYCHO

1960

66

Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.

PLANET OF THE APES

1968

68

Here's Johnny!

THE SHINING

1980

69

They're here!

POLTERGEIST

1982

72

No wire hangers, ever!

MOMMIE DEAREST

1981

76

Hasta la vista, baby.

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY

1991

77

Soylent Green is people!

SOYLENT GREEN

1973

78

Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

1968

79

Striker: Surely you can't be serious. 

Rumack: I am serious…and don't call me Shirley.

AIRPLANE!

1980

80

Yo, Adrian!

ROCKY

1976

85

My precious.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: TWO TOWERS

2002

88

Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor.  Don't you forget it.  You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!

ON GOLDEN POND

1981

94

I feel the need - the need for speed!

TOP GUN

1986

95

Carpe diem.  Seize the day, boys.  Make your lives extraordinary.

DEAD POETS SOCIETY

1989

96

Snap out of it!

MOONSTRUCK

1987

97

My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

1942

98

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

DIRTY DANCING

1987

99

I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!

WIZARD OF OZ, THE

1939

100

I'm king of the world!

TITANIC

1997

7 comments:

Min said...

Isn't there anything on your fuck list from Pulp Fiction? I'm rather partial to Jewels talking about his wallet: "It's the one that says Bad Motherfucker."

Come to think of it, most of the good Pulp Fiction quotes are actually fuckless...

Amy said...

Dude, of Pulp Fiction:
"English, motherfucker, do you speak it?"

And later from that same scene:
"You tried to fuck him. And Marsellus Wallace don't like to be fucked by anyone except Mrs. Wallace."

Anything from The Big Lebowski:
"They peed on your fucking rug."

"Nihilists. Fuck me. I mean, say what you will about the tenets of national socialism. At least it's an ethos."

"Nobody fucks with the Jesus."

"Do you see what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass?"

Jess said...

Your list fucking rules!

P@ said...

You know, I thought about Pulp Fiction as I was composing the list, but I couldn't remember any of the good "fuck" quotes. Doh. (Incidentally, according to IMDB, "fuck" is used in Pulp Fiction 271 times. Huh.)

As for The Big Lebowski, I have not seen it.

Anonymous said...

A good one is Woody Allen telling the House Unamerican Activities Committee at the end of The Front, "You can all go fuck yourselves."

Another, in the movie Critters, a couple aliens are talking to each other in their alien language, with subtitles translating what they're saying. The subtitles make this exchange hilarious:

1st alien: "She's got a shotgun" (referring to one of the humans they're doing battle with)

2nd alien: "So what?"

[2nd alien is then blown away by a shotgun blast]

1st alien: "Fuck!"

-nkl

Simon said...

South Park! I love that movie. Also, can I squeeze in a vote for the song America (Fuck Yeah) in Team America? I can? Excellent!

Amy said...

"As for The Big Lebowski, I have not seen it."

Dude. Put this on your Netflix list before we are no longer friends.

IMDb says the word "fuck" was used 281 in this movie. It beats Pulp Fiction!!