Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Overused Movie Lines

Yet another completely random post. I've taken a lot of time to come up with these overused movie lines for you. Okay, it only took fifteen minutes. But to a flatworm, that's an eternity.

In some instances, I've put what I'd write in a screenplay, had I been forced to use the overused line. Hope you enjoy.

1. "Is that a threat?" My Answer: Yeah, you dumb S--T.

2. "It's quiet in here." Normal response: "Yeah, too quiet." My Answer: Of course it is, we're in the middle of nowhere in the dark of night.

3. "Nothing can go wrong/I'm so happy/We're all going to make it." My Answer: No we're not. That would make for a reverse dramatic arch.

4. "Give me a beer." My Answer, if I were the bartender: Just so you know, there are thousands of beers in existence and at least five I could pour for you right now.

5. "I'm going to count to three." My Answer: Good. That will give me time to think of a snappy comeback, or a way out of this mess. (Check out how David Mamet handled this in Heist.)

6. "What is this, good cop/bad cop?"

7. "It's not you. It's me." (Maybe that one hits too close to home.)

8. "I'm getting too old for this." (And so are we.)


Brian O'Rourke said...

"This town ain't big enough for the two of us."

Rita Vetere said...

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."

Bzzzzt...wrong answer.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Ah yes. How could I have forgotten that one!?