' Cinema Romantico: My Christmas List: Top 5 Curtain Lines

Thursday, December 20, 2007

My Christmas List: Top 5 Curtain Lines

Okay, so this is a complete curveball. I was not set to make this one of my Christmas lists (which I know you all wait for with breathless anticipation) but upon seeing "Atonement", which possessed a curtain line that completely floored me and caused me to have a tiny breakdown in my movie theater seat, I decided it would be apropos to switch it up and make this Christmas list about my all-time favorite curtain lines.

I will not include the last line from "Atonement", even though I terribly, desperately want to, since there's a good chance you probably haven't seen it since there's a good chance it's not even out in your city. But let it be known "Atonement's" last line is just as good as any of these. (Okay, it's not as good as my #1 because my #1 is just so far beyond compare.)

1.) "I can't believe it. It's right here where we live. Right here in St. Louis." - Esther Smith (Judy Garland), Meet Me in St. Louis

2.) "You have to have a little faith in people." - Tracy (Mariel Hemmingway), Manhattan

3.) "It will be a love story, for she will by heroine for all time. And her name will be Viola." - Will (Joseph Fiennes), Shakespeare in Love

4.) "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." - Walsh (Joe Mantell), Chinatown

5.) "Robert E. Lee Prewitt. Isn't that a silly old name?" - Alma Burke (Donna Reed), From Here to Eternity

2 comments:

Wretched Genius said...

- "And like that...[poof]...he's gone."
-Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects

- "Ernest Hemingway once wrote, 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part."
-Morgan Freeman, Se7en

- "You met me at a very strange time in my life."
-Edward Norton, Fight Club

- "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."
-Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future

- "I hope."
-Morgan Freeman, The Shawkshank Redemption

daryl said...

"Come on, you apes. You wanna live forever?"

-Starship Troopers


"Hey, I'm a Light Person now."

-In The House... just kidding. This movie is horrible.


"F***ing A."

-Office Space


"You stay classy, Planet Earth."

-Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy


(i'm sorry - i'm just quoting the last lines of movies i like....)