Monday, February 06, 2006

Best Closing Line? Discuss.

My candidate: "All right, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my closeup"

Bring it.


Blogger paroske noted on 2/08/2006 05:55:00 PM that...

Macho Man Randy Savavge against Jimmy Super Fly Snooka, 1984. Super Fly totally fell on his ass.


Blogger ronvon2 noted on 2/08/2006 09:50:00 PM that...

The discussion is not about the best pile-driver. Because clearly, it is Greg "The Anvil" Niehart.  

Blogger paroske noted on 2/11/2006 11:08:00 AM that...

OK, now I am seriously.

Some will be tempted to answer "Well, nobody's perfect" But they would be wrong, line and movie are overrated.

I will here debate on "This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship," but that isn't even the top line in that movie, let alone best closing line of all time.

"It's the stuff dreams are made of" I could see that.

But the answer? "I was cured, all right" It's memorable and carries important content for the film. It is not just a punch line to send us home, but embodies the whole point of the narrative, develops character, etc.