Ever since its beginning in the early 20th century, Hollywood has been drawing movie goers with its range of films spanning across genres, and touching over a wide variety of human emotions. The dialogues of Hollywood, worth putting to record, start as soon as words came to Hollywood cinema.
The finesse of Hollywood cinema is brought out in the exquisitely woven scripts. To curate the best of the Hollywood experience, here are twenty of the best dialogues Hollywood has ever known.
Gone With The Wind
Scarlett: Rhett, Rhett… Rhett, if you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?
Rhett Butler: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
Sonny Corleone: How’s Paulie?
Clemenza: Oh, Paulie…you won’t see him no more.
Tyler Durden: Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.
Rose: Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls. Wearing this…
Jack: All right.
Rose: Wearing “only” this.
5.Breakfast at Tiffany’s
6.Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
7.The Dark Knight
8.500 Days Of Summer
9.12 Years A Slave
10.The Silence of The Lambs
12.When Harry Met Sally
13.Dead Poets’ Society
14.The Social Network
Major Strasser: What is your nationality?
Rick: I’m a drunkard.
Captain Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.
18.The Karate Kid
Penny Lane: You’re too sweet for rock and roll.
William Miller: Sweet? Where do you get off? Where do you get sweet? I am dark and mysterious, and *pissed off*! And I could be very dangerous to all of you! You should know that about me… I am *the enemy*!
Alvy Singer: Love is too weak a word for what I feel – I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I – I do, don’t you think I do?
Many of these Hollywood dialogues are original to the movie scripts, some from movies based on books previously written. Some of these Hollywood dialogues are romantic, some sinister, some horrifying. These are dialogues distinguished by wit, or literary finesse, or by what they have to say. What these dialogues serve to bring out is the scope of Hollywood, the diversity it has to offer, and how much a medium like cinema can say that is really worth remembering.