Don’t Call Us Shirley: Watch the 150 Greatest Movie Lines and Catchphrases

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Ahead of the Oscars, a viral video puts together the greatest ever movie lines

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As number two in this list tells us: “It’s showtime!” (Beetlejuice)

In honor of this weekend’s 83rd Academy Awards, a kind internet user has put together a 10-minute video, spanning the most memorable lines in movie history, going all the way back to 1932.

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There’s no suggestion that these 150 phrases are in a best-to-worst order but, perhaps, by ending with, “In case I don’t see ya…good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight,” from The Truman Show, we’re being taken on a journey through not only cinema but — yes! — life itself.

And what a ride. All the classics are contained (“I love the smell of napalm in the morning,” from Apocalypse Now, “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” from The Shining and “You talkin’ to me?” from Taxi Driver to name but three) as well as the hilarious (“Surely, you can’t be serious.” – “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley,” from Airplane!), the profound (“If you build it, he will come,” from Field of Dreams) and the downright scary (“I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti,” from The Silence of the Lambs). And rest assured, the legendary final word from Citizen Kane — Rosebud — is included, which of course was a reference to … SPOILER ALERT!

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Naturally, not everyone will be satisfied with the list, and you could point to a lack of great lines from the likes of Gladiator or Beverly Hills Cop or Monty Python or Pulp Fiction (you get the picture). But to quibble is to be churlish. Rather, allow yourself 600 blissful seconds to sit back and take in the words that have meant so much to so many. (via Exophrine)