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Thursday, November 18, 2010


Thanks to my friend Simon, I have found this lovely compilation of Hollywood film clips featuring what is claimed to be the most overused line in cinema.

I’m sure Ivan, the resident Film and Old-Time Radio guru at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, could check out the validity of that claim... but I also suspect that it’s not the kind of line you would have heard coming from Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, or Harpo Marx. (Especially not Harpo Marx.) Not onscreen, anyway.

[Is it my imagination, or does Bruce Willis appear in an awful lot of these clips?]


K-nine said...

That looked like shit.

Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

Yeah, I'm not sure that claim is valid -- I read somewhere (apologies for not remembering the source) where the winner for cliched movie line is "Let's get outta here!" Of course, it's always possible that "You don't look so good" crept up on it while my attention was elsewhere.

Jim - PRS said...

Bruce Willis: My thought exactly. He is really good at looking like shit.

K-nine said...

Ha! Watching Crazy Heart. Scene with jeff bridges and bob duval:

Bob (as bartender) "you look like shit"
Jeff (as Bad Blake) "it's cause of all the toilets I play in"