Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Of All the Gin Joints...

Another AFI list sure to trigger argument and controversy: the top 100 quotes from U.S. movies.

Now certainly any such list is open to criticism. But seriously, what the hell is the ultimate classic: "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine" doing down at #67, behind two (2!) quotes from Jerry Maguire and one from A League of their Own?! It is a measure of Casablanca's greatness that it has 5 quotes ABOVE the "gin joints" line at 5, 20, 28, 32, and 43. But still!

Unforgiveable really. And the ONLY Woody Allen movie line to get in is "La-dee-da, la-dee-da" from Annie Hall?! Say what? And Inigo Montoya doesn't even make the top 100... Puh-lease. Who do they get to compile these lists?


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