I can always tell when I really love a movie because I keep quoting it. Such was the case with No Country for Old Men, The Departed, The Aviator…The Departed remains one of the most quotable in recent memories, but most of Scorsese’s movies are. Vulture counters the NY Times’ Michael Cieply who doesn’t see any recent movies as being very quotable (that’s a generational thing) by offering up The Social Network, as I had also done on Twitter. By the way, Cieply asks Eric Roth to pull out a quote from The Social Network. Roth has written some memorable lines — there are many in The Insider and Forrest Gump. But Cieply (who seems to be leading the charge at the NY Times to try and “do something” about the Social Network’s unstoppable force) seems to have picked the wrong screenwriter for the job, as there are many quotable lines from film.
Here are the quotes Vulture pulled out:
5. ‚ÄúLike my brother and I are dressed in skeleton costumes chasing the karate kid around a high-school gym.”