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Can anyone find the thread about great movie lines?

Asked by gailcalled (54563points) June 24th, 2008

SRM quoted the entire last scene from Some Like It Hot with the perfect final line ever spoken in a movie. But I can’t find it.

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gailcalled's avatar

Diligence pays off; credit to Billy Wilder and SRM:

The last line of this dialog between Jack Lemmon and Joe E. Brown at the end of SOME LIKE IT HOT.
Brown: l called Mama. She was so happy, she cried.
She wants you to have her wedding gown. It’s white lace.
Lemmon: Osgood, l can’t get married in your mother’s dress.
She and l, we are not built the same way.
Brown: – We can have it altered.
Lemmon: Osgood, I’m gonna level with you. We can’t get married at all.
Brown: Why not?
Lemmon: Well.
ln the first place, I’m not a natural blonde.
Brown: Doesn’t matter.
Lemmon: l smoke. l smoke all the time.
Brown: l don’t care.
Lemmon: l have a terrible past. For three years I’ve been living with a saxophone player.
Brown: l forgive you.
Lemmon: l can never have children.
Brown: We can adopt some.
Lemmon:- You don’t understand, Osgood.
– I’m a man.
Brown: Well,
nobody’s perfect.

Seesul's avatar

gail search “movie quotes“edit: too late

Knotmyday's avatar

Marilyn projected such an overt sensuality in this film; you could almost feel a palpable tension build between the other characters. Unnerving and refreshing at the same time. I find this movie a turning point in Hollywood’s portrayal of women’s role; but I suppose that point could be debated. Not, this instance, by me. ‘Night.

gailcalled's avatar

@Beast; thank you. (Are you an old friend with a new disguise? And are you the one who googles these threads?)

beast's avatar

Yes, I just wanted a change in my nickname. But I can’t tell you who I was. I just searched “movie quotes” in the Fluther search bar to find it.

rovdog's avatar

A bit off topic but some perfect last lines of films in my opinion

“It’s too bad she won’t live… but then again who does?” – Blade Runner

“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown” – Chinatown

phoenyx's avatar

gailcalled: were you thinking of me?

gailcalled's avatar

@Phoenyx: yes, I was. There is such a torrent of text here now that I have trouble keeping it all straight. Thanks again.

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