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Memorable movie quotes extinct?

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 20, 2010

Writing for the NY Times, Michael Cieply argues that the golden age of quotable movie lines is over. The likes of “go ahead, make my day”, “you had me at hello”, and “you talking to me?” are becoming more rare…Cieply’s most recent example was Daniel Plainview’s “I drink your milkshake” from There Will Be Blood and even that wasn’t that widespread.

I have a poor memory for movie quotes, but what about the Joker’s “Why so serious?” in the Dark Knight, Jack Twist’s “I wish I knew how to quit you” in Brokeback Mountain, and the “fucking Merlot” line in Sideways?