Reel Corner - March 2022

Ode to Movie Quotes

February 2022 Issue
Reel Corner by Donne Paine

Ode to Movie Quotes

What makes those stand-out lines from movies so quotable?

How many times have you stood on your porch and screamed, “I’m the king of the world!” (Titanic) Or wandered around in the dark and uttered, “I have a bad feeling about this?” (Starwars)

Some films have countless quotes that are distinct in their own right; others have one single line that defines the entire feature. Whether it is a niche film or a classic, there is always something that will stand out, one way or another.

Often, we incorporate movie lines into everyday life, keeping the spirit of film alive. What makes a movie iconic is not always the actors, but the narratives they bring to the screen. Few things can bring people together. Aspects of life such as food, music, books, and now film are the most universal parts of pop culture. Movie quotes unify people now more than ever. So the next time you say “there’s no place like home,” (Wizard of Oz) you’re keeping alive the trend of quoting iconic movies.

Movie Quote Match Game
Match the Movie Quote with the Movie Title Listed Below.

____ 1. “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
____ 2. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
____ 3. “Say hello to my little friend.”
____ 4. “I’ll be back!”
____ 5. “Show me the money!”
____ 6. “I see dead people.”
____ 7. “I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
____ 8. “I’ll have what she’s having.”
____ 9. “Here’s looking at you kid.”
____ 10. “Go ahead, make my day.”
____ 11. “You’re going to need a bigger boat!”
____ 12. “You can’t handle the truth!”
____ 13. “If you build it, he will come.”
____ 14. “You talkin’ to me?”
____ 15. “It’s alive, it’s Alive!”
____ 16. “May the force be with you.”
____ 17. “Houston, we have a problem.”
____ 18. “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what your gonna get.”
____ 19. “Toto, I’ve a feeling we aren’t in Kansas anymore.”
____ 20. “Is it safe?”

A. Field of Dreams
B. Taxi Driver
C. Frankenstein
D. Star Wars
E. Wizard of Oz
F. The Godfather
G. Gone with the Wind
H. Scarface
I . Forrest Gump
J. A Few Good Men
K. The Terminator
L. Sixth Sense
M. Jerry Maguire
N. Apollo 13
O. Marathon Man
P. Dirty Harry
Q. Notting Hill
R. When Harry met Sally
S. Casablanca
T. Jaws


Answers: 1=F 2=G 3=H 4=K 5=M 6=L 7=Q 8=R 9=S 10=P 11=T 12=J 13=A 14=B 15=C 16=D 17=N 18=I 19=E 20=O

ReelCorner 1219 Donne
Donne Paine, film enthusiast, once lived around the corner from the Orson Welles Theater in Cambridge Massachusetts, where her strong interest in films, especially independent ones, began. Supporter of the arts, especially films, she travels to local and national film festivals, including Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca. There is nothing like seeing a film on the big screen. She encourages film-goers to support Hilton Head local theaters; Coligny Theater, Park Plaza Theater and Northridge. To support her habit of frequent movie going, Donne is a travel medicine nurse consultant. See you at the movies!

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