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William Goldman, the acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter, has died aged 87
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Dr. Jai Maharaj
2018-11-16 21:25:13 UTC
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William Goldman, the acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter, has
died aged 87

Far Out Staff, faroutmagazine.co.uk
Friday, November 16, 2018

William Goldman, widely credited as being one of the
greatest screenwriters in Hollywood history, has died at
the age of 87.

Having come to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist before
turning to write for film, scooped Oscar honours with his
work on both Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the
President’s Men and was described by author Sean Egan as
“one of the late twentieth century’s most popular
storytellers.”

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Michael OConnor
2018-11-17 17:40:52 UTC
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As pointed out in the other thread on the subject, "The Princess Bride" is arguably the film with the greatest number of memorable quotes of any film of the last 40 years, which is really saying something. Anybody who is a fan of the movie can reel off quotes from the film one after another. It quickly became a cult film, but unlike most cult films, it was a truly great film, and was so well-written.
Bermuda999
2018-11-19 03:04:04 UTC
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As pointed out in the other thread on the subject, "The Princess Bride" is arguably the film with the greatest number of memorable quotes of any film of the last 40 years, which is really saying something. Anybody who is a fan of the movie can reel off quotes from the film one after another. It quickly became a cult film, but unlike most cult films, it was a truly great film, and was so well-written.
Well, that could be because your ostensibly arbitrary "the last 40 years" just happens to barely preclude "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
Michael OConnor
2018-11-19 06:14:11 UTC
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As pointed out in the other thread on the subject, "The Princess Bride" is arguably the film with the greatest number of memorable quotes of any film of the last 40 years, which is really saying something. Anybody who is a fan of the movie can reel off quotes from the film one after another. It quickly became a cult film, but unlike most cult films, it was a truly great film, and was so well-written.
Well, that could be because your ostensibly arbitrary "the last 40 years" just happens to barely preclude "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
I didn't intentionally decide to ignore that movie, but that too is on the short list of great quotable movies in film history, along with "Casablanca", "The Godfather", "The Big Lebowski", "Pulp Fiction" and a few others. I just picked 40 years since that is when I started really watching films. Most online lists I have seen of the most quotable films of all time are clearly composed by people in their 20's and are comprised only of movies made over the past 25 years.

That being said about somehow overlooking "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", while I've always enjoyed the movie, I always preferred "Life of Brian".
J.D. Baldwin
2018-11-21 17:58:31 UTC
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As pointed out in the other thread on the subject, "The Princess
Bride" is arguably the film with the greatest number of memorable
quotes of any film of the last 40 years, which is really saying
something. Anybody who is a fan of the movie can reel off quotes
from the film one after another. It quickly became a cult film, but
unlike most cult films, it was a truly great film, and was so well-
written.
It's slightly over 40 years old, but "Star Wars" springs to mind as a
contender. Within the last 40 years, I'd name "Mean Girls" and
"Forrest Gump," but neither of those two is really up there with
"Princess Bride" on either numbers or quality. (I personally hate
"Forrest Gump," but I can't deny that a lot of it has entered the
culture.)
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danny burstein
2018-11-21 18:10:16 UTC
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It's slightly over 40 years old, but "Star Wars" springs to mind as a
contender. Within the last 40 years, I'd name "Mean Girls" and
"Forrest Gump," but neither of those two is really up there with
"Princess Bride" on either numbers or quality. (I personally hate
"Forrest Gump," but I can't deny that a lot of it has entered the
culture.)
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David Carson
2018-11-21 19:32:25 UTC
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On Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:58:31 +0000 (UTC),
Post by J.D. Baldwin
Post by Michael OConnor
As pointed out in the other thread on the subject, "The Princess
Bride" is arguably the film with the greatest number of memorable
quotes of any film of the last 40 years, which is really saying
something. Anybody who is a fan of the movie can reel off quotes
from the film one after another. It quickly became a cult film, but
unlike most cult films, it was a truly great film, and was so well-
written.
It's slightly over 40 years old, but "Star Wars" springs to mind as a
contender.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
W.C. Green
2018-11-22 02:38:12 UTC
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Post by David Carson
On Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:58:31 +0000 (UTC),
Post by J.D. Baldwin
Post by Michael OConnor
As pointed out in the other thread on the subject, "The Princess
Bride" is arguably the film with the greatest number of memorable
quotes of any film of the last 40 years, which is really saying
something. Anybody who is a fan of the movie can reel off quotes
from the film one after another. It quickly became a cult film, but
unlike most cult films, it was a truly great film, and was so well-
written.
It's slightly over 40 years old, but "Star Wars" springs to mind as a
contender.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Animal House
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2018-11-21 21:14:09 UTC
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Post by Michael OConnor
As pointed out in the other thread on the subject, "The Princess
Bride" is arguably the film with the greatest number of memorable
quotes of any film of the last 40 years, which is really saying
something. Anybody who is a fan of the movie can reel off quotes
from the film one after another. It quickly became a cult film, but
unlike most cult films, it was a truly great film, and was so well-
written.
It's slightly over 40 years old, but "Star Wars" springs to mind as a
contender. Within the last 40 years, I'd name "Mean Girls" and
"Forrest Gump," but neither of those two is really up there with
"Princess Bride" on either numbers or quality. (I personally hate
"Forrest Gump," but I can't deny that a lot of it has entered the
culture.)
Shirley there is a movie about aviation that is oft-quoted.
J.D. Baldwin
2018-11-21 22:42:55 UTC
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It's slightly over 40 years old, but "Star Wars" springs to mind
as a contender. Within the last 40 years, I'd name "Mean Girls"
and "Forrest Gump," but neither of those two is really up there
with "Princess Bride" on either numbers or quality. (I personally
hate "Forrest Gump," but I can't deny that a lot of it has entered
the culture.)
Shirley there is a movie about aviation that is oft-quoted.
That's a different kind of movie all together.
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_|70|___:)=}- J.D. Baldwin |quite prepared not only to retract it, but also
\ / ***@panix.com|to deny under oath that I ever made it.-T. Lehrer
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Rick B.
2018-11-22 11:22:25 UTC
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It's slightly over 40 years old, but "Star Wars" springs to mind
as a contender. Within the last 40 years, I'd name "Mean Girls"
and "Forrest Gump," but neither of those two is really up there
with "Princess Bride" on either numbers or quality. (I personally
hate "Forrest Gump," but I can't deny that a lot of it has entered
the culture.)
Shirley there is a movie about aviation that is oft-quoted.
That's a different kind of movie all together.
But that's not important right now.
RHDraney
2018-11-22 08:19:54 UTC
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Post by Michael OConnor
As pointed out in the other thread on the subject, "The Princess
Bride" is arguably the film with the greatest number of memorable
quotes of any film of the last 40 years, which is really saying
something. Anybody who is a fan of the movie can reel off quotes
from the film one after another. It quickly became a cult film, but
unlike most cult films, it was a truly great film, and was so well-
written.
It's slightly over 40 years old, but "Star Wars" springs to mind as a
contender. Within the last 40 years, I'd name "Mean Girls" and
"Forrest Gump," but neither of those two is really up there with
"Princess Bride" on either numbers or quality. (I personally hate
"Forrest Gump," but I can't deny that a lot of it has entered the
culture.)
A couple of more recent contenders might be "Office Space" and "Galaxy
Quest"..."The Big Lebowski" has moved up in the ranks in the last year
or so....r
Michael OConnor
2018-11-22 16:15:45 UTC
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How about pre-1975 movies? I mentioned "Casablanca" and "The Godfather" will add "Dr. Strangelove".
Adam H. Kerman
2018-11-22 17:18:22 UTC
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How about pre-1975 movies? I mentioned "Casablanca" and "The Godfather"
will add "Dr. Strangelove".
"There's no fighting in the War Room, gentlemen."
Michael OConnor
2018-11-23 03:40:26 UTC
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How about pre-1975 movies? I mentioned "Casablanca" and "The Godfather"
will add "Dr. Strangelove".
"There's no fighting in the War Room, gentlemen."
The most famous line of course is: "Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!", but I was always partial to "I'll get those bomb doors open if it harelips everybody on Bear Creek" along with the description of the contents of the survival kits:"Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."
danny burstein
2018-11-23 03:51:52 UTC
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How about pre-1975 movies? I mentioned "Casablanca" and "The Godfather"
will add "Dr. Strangelove".
=20
"There's no fighting in the War Room, gentlemen."
ticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty g=
ood weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."
An even better one in Dallas...
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Bermuda999
2018-11-23 11:19:02 UTC
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How about pre-1975 movies? I mentioned "Casablanca" and "The Godfather"
will add "Dr. Strangelove".
=20
"There's no fighting in the War Room, gentlemen."
ticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty g=
ood weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."
An even better one in Dallas...
Right, until 55 years and one day ago.
RHDraney
2018-11-23 10:35:14 UTC
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How about pre-1975 movies? I mentioned "Casablanca" and "The Godfather"
will add "Dr. Strangelove".
"There's no fighting in the War Room, gentlemen."
The most famous line of course is: "Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!", but I was always partial to "I'll get those bomb doors open if it harelips everybody on Bear Creek" along with the description of the contents of the survival kits:"Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."
And of course the bit about one's "precious bodily fluids"....r
Bermuda999
2018-11-23 11:20:03 UTC
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How about pre-1975 movies? I mentioned "Casablanca" and "The Godfather"
will add "Dr. Strangelove".
"There's no fighting in the War Room, gentlemen."
The most famous line of course is: "Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!", but I was always partial to "I'll get those bomb doors open if it harelips everybody on Bear Creek" along with the description of the contents of the survival kits:"Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."
And of course the bit about one's "precious bodily fluids"....r
"You're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company."
J.D. Baldwin
2018-11-23 17:05:22 UTC
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And of course the bit about one's "precious bodily fluids"....r
The survival-kit checklist is my favorite bit. But the line that
crops up in my mind most is the one I think of when I'm washing up
when very tired: "That's right, splash a bit of cold water on the
back of the neck. Cold water on the back of the neck, and the code."
<*BLAM*>
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_|70|___:)=}- J.D. Baldwin |quite prepared not only to retract it, but also
\ / ***@panix.com|to deny under oath that I ever made it.-T. Lehrer
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Bermuda999
2018-11-23 18:57:48 UTC
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Post by RHDraney
And of course the bit about one's "precious bodily fluids"....r
The survival-kit checklist is my favorite bit. But the line that
crops up in my mind most is the one I think of when I'm washing up
when very tired: "That's right, splash a bit of cold water on the
back of the neck. Cold water on the back of the neck, and the code."
<*BLAM*>
"...it's beginning to look like, uh, General Ripper exceeded his authority."
Michael OConnor
2018-11-23 19:01:35 UTC
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