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post #151 of 326
Originally Posted by Tati View Post
If Phil ain't gonna do it, i will.

"I feel...young"
[Insert "That's not the final line of the film" snark here]
post #152 of 326
"Let's live here. We'll rent to start."
post #153 of 326
I know the film has soured a bit at times, but the final voice over, for all its shmaltziness and plastic bag flying is pretty effective. From American Beauty, Lester Burnham:

"I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn't a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time... For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars... And yellow leaves, from the maple trees, that lined our street... Or my grandmother's hands, and the way her skin seemed like paper... And the first time I saw my cousin Tony's brand new Firebird... And Janie... And Janie... And... Carolyn. I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... you will someday."

Oh, and I love the use of music, silence, imagery and of course, Jackie Earle Haley's voice:

"Rorschach's Journal: October 12th, 1985. Tonight, a comedian died in New York."
post #154 of 326
Fun thread.

"He's got away from us, Jack."
"Afraid you're right, Mr. Helpmann. He's gone."
"Well... "
post #155 of 326
'M-hmm. Well, it's nothing very special. Uh, try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations. And, finally, here are some completely gratuitous pictures of penises to annoy the censors and to hopefully spark some sort of controversy, which, it seems, is the only way, these days, to get the jaded, video-sated public off their fucking arses and back in the sodding cinema. Family entertainment? Bollocks. What they want is filth: people doing things to each other with chainsaws during tupperware parties, babysitters being stabbed with knitting needles by gay presidential candidates, vigilante groups strangling chickens, armed bands of theatre critics exterminating mutant goats. Where's the fun in pictures? Oh, well, there we are. Here's the theme music. Goodnight.'
post #156 of 326
I favor brevity in my closing lines, so I'll throw in for Brazil, as well as 8&1/2's closing lines, which never fail to dazzle and move me.
post #157 of 326
Hellboy: Maybe we can find a place with a yard. It'd be great for the baby!
Liz Sherman: Babies.
Hellboy: [mouths] Babies?
Liz Sherman: [holds up two fingers, wagging them)

And then Barry Manilow provides the perfect ending cue.
post #158 of 326
[tearing up parking ticket]
"Ah, what the hell....IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!" ---Carmine Lorenzo, Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Still chokes me up!
post #159 of 326
From one of my favorite films:

Great Spirit, Maker of All Life. A warrior goes to you swift and straight as an arrow shot into the sun. Welcome him and let him take his place at the council fire of my people. He is Uncas, my son. Tell them to be patient and ask death for speed; for they are all there but one - I, Chingachgook - Last of the Mohicans.
post #160 of 326
post #161 of 326
"First price at the World Series of Poker is a million bucks. Does it have my name on it? I don't know. But I'm gonna find out."

In other words, do what makes you happy. I wish I could have sex with this line and make little perfectly-coiffed babies with it.
post #162 of 326
“...and I thought of that old joke, you know, the, this, this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, 'Doc, uh, my brother's crazy, he thinks he's a chicken,' and uh, the doctor says, 'Well why don't you turn him in?' And the guy says, 'I would, but I need the eggs.' Well, I guess that's pretty much now how I feel about relationships. You know, they're totally irrational and crazy and absurd and - but uh, I guess we keep going through it...because...most of us need the eggs.”
post #163 of 326
"He finally got to the top of the world... and it blew right up in his face."

Although you could say it had already ended at "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!""

Also, my favorite one in germn (translated):

"Shall I gift-wrap it?"
"No. It's for me."
post #164 of 326

"I'm finished!"
post #165 of 326
"Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?"
post #166 of 326
Originally Posted by Pompoussory Estoppel View Post

"I'm finished!"
Originally Posted by Ambler View Post
"I'm finished"

Too late, son...though I like the pic.
post #167 of 326
-Battle Royale-

In the Year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland - starving and outnumbered - charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets; they fought like Scotsmen, and won their freedom.


Juror #9: Hey... what's your name?
Juror #8: Davis.
Juror #9: My name's McCardle.
Juror #9: Well, so long.
Juror #8: So long.
-12 Angry Men-

And I'd like to leave my 1972 Gran Torino friend... Thao Vang Lor. On the condition that you don't chop-top the roof like one of those beaners, don't paint any idiotic flames on it like some white trash hillbilly, and don't put a big, gay spoiler on the rear end like you see on all the other zipperheads' cars. It just looks like hell. If you can refrain from doing any of that... it's yours.
-Gran Torino-

It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarreled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor they are all equal now
-Barry Lyndon-


-Starship Troopers-

Hopefully end title cards are ok!

The one already posted for The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly gave me a big smile.
post #168 of 326
I was also going to suggest, "Baby, you are gonna miss that plane," but then remembered it's not actually the final line. I believe it's followed up by, "I know."

So allow me to suggest:

"It's too bad she won't live, but then again, who does?"
post #169 of 326
I love you... mister...

I know the english subtitles has her call him Dae-soo, but that's NOT what what she says, damnit!!!
post #170 of 326
Looking good billy ray

feeling good lewis
post #171 of 326
Originally Posted by SarahLynne View Post
Mike Norton: You gonna be all right?

From The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
This is my personal favorite.
post #172 of 326
I've gone through this thread (and there's some gold here, great thread idea - cept being reminded of Watership Downs made me sad like Mattioli) and couldn't find one of my favorite endings from one of my very favorite movies. If this has been posted and I missed it, apologies, but if not it's a travesty we've reached four pages without it...

The entire exchange is one of the best ever, but the very final lines just cap it beautifully....

"Ready? OK, when we get outside and we get to the horses, whatever happens, just remember one thing... hey, wait a minute...."
"You didn't see Lefors out there, did you?"
"Lefors? No."
"Oh, good. For a moment there I thought we were in trouble."

post #173 of 326
“This was the story of Howard Beale, the first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings.” - Network

“Greetings, programs!” - Tron

- “Do you think you'd be happy doing that?”
- “Well, I don't know. What are the hours?” - This Is Spinal Tap

“It’s a strange world, isn’t it?” - Blue Velvet

“Think it's gonna rain.”
“It is raining.”
“Yeah.” - sex, lies, and videotape

“Wanna dance, or would you rather just suck face?” - On Golden Pond

"You're still here? It's over! Go home. Go!" - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
post #174 of 326
New favorite:

"Two packs of Parliments please."
"Anything else?"
"And a bottle of insulin...Just kidding."
post #175 of 326
Originally Posted by RathBandu View Post
New favorite:

"Two packs of Parliments please."
"Anything else?"
"And a bottle of insulin...Just kidding."
Great choice. Irons really sells it with that sardonic wink.

Despite the Oscar, it feels like this movie is still super underrated.
post #176 of 326
Dr. Strangelove

"Mein Fuehrer, I can walk!"
post #177 of 326
"Whore's don't get second chances!" - Identity

- "Sgt. Butterman... little hand says it's time to Rock & Roll."
- "Bring the noise." - Hot Fuzz

"In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher'." - Zombieland

"My name is Tatiana. My father died in the mines in my village, so he was already buried when he died. We were all buried there. Buried under the soil of Russia. That is why I left, to find a better life." - Eastern Promises

- "Goodbye."
- "I love you." - The Dead Zone

"Maybe cancer's the cure for schizophrenia?" - Tough Guys Don't Dance

"Hello, Mrs. Delgarri? Yes, you requested some information about Rio Rancho properties?" - Glengarry GlenRoss
post #178 of 326
"Fools! Bureaucratic fools! They don't know what they've got there."
"Well, I know what I've got here. C'mon, I'll buy you a drink. Hey. Y'know? A drink?"
post #179 of 326
Fuck it, TV should count.

"I was gentle as I was able, and that's the last we'll fucking speak of it, Johnny."
(resumes scrubbing bloodstain) "Wants me to tell him something pretty."
post #180 of 326
"Can I have my lighter back, Reggie?"
post #181 of 326
For TV:

"Well, personally, I kind of want to slay the dragon. Let's go to work."
post #182 of 326
- "Stick this in your trophy case."
- "I knew you could do it!"
post #183 of 326
Originally Posted by Andrew Tom View Post
"I live in the weak and the wounded."
Have I ever told you that your my hero....
post #184 of 326
"They put the girl in the bathtub and she was just fine" *laughter* at least that is what I think the line was.
post #185 of 326

post #186 of 326
Originally Posted by Tati View Post
If Phil ain't gonna do it, i will.

"I feel...young"
See, I wanted to throw in a Star Trek film, but I realized that most of them actually end with that "Space, the final frontier" speech.

Although I am quite fond of "Out there...thataway."

Originally Posted by Litmus Configuration

That look on Matthau's face is one of the greatest final images ever.
post #187 of 326
"Awwww, now I got brains on my shirt!" -- Punisher: War Zone
post #188 of 326
"The shotgun would ignite, and Ella Mae would scream, but Robert Ford would only lay on the floor and look at the ceiling, the light going out of his eyes before he could find the right words."

Its the delivery and that fading final image, but no matter how many times I see this, it still gives me chills.

And it reminds me a bit of this:

"I don't know where I'm being taken. I don't know what I'll find, beyond the earth and sky. But I'm not afraid to go. Maybe the things I don't understand will be clearer there, like when a fog blows away. Maybe Doris will be there. And maybe there I can tell her all those things they don't have words for here."
post #189 of 326
My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment. I grossed over $8000 in one night. The time of your life, huh, kid?

...loved that when I was young. Still like it now.
post #190 of 326
- "I never did know your name."

- "Yes you do. Take care."

- "Yes sir, captain."
post #191 of 326
"Subject to the requirements of the service."
"Well, Stephen, they say the bird is...flightless?"
"Then it's not going anywhere."
post #192 of 326
"I came up with a new game show idea recently. It's called The Old Game. You get three old guys with loaded guns on stage. They look back at their lives, see who they were, what they accomplished, how close they came to realizing their dreams. The winner is the one who doesn't blow his brains out. He gets a refrigerator."
post #193 of 326
For the sheer thematic heft of it, coupled with its perfect matter-of-factness, I don't think you can beat THREE BURIALS.
post #194 of 326
Originally Posted by Justin Clark View Post
"I came up with a new game show idea recently. It's called The Old Game. You get three old guys with loaded guns on stage. They look back at their lives, see who they were, what they accomplished, how close they came to realizing their dreams. The winner is the one who doesn't blow his brains out. He gets a refrigerator."
LOVE this closing line.

Another that I don't think I have seen yet (did read the entire thread).

“Now you’re looking for the secret. But you won’t find it because of course, you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to work it out. You want... to be... fooled.”

post #195 of 326
Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
I love you... mister...

I know the english subtitles has her call him Dae-soo, but that's NOT what what she says, damnit!!!
You know, I was going to drop that line, too. Not sure why I decided against it but I'm glad someone else brought it up.
post #196 of 326
"He looked kind of plain."
--Memories of Murder

(I think that's the line/translation.)
post #197 of 326
"So tell me, what's become of my ship?" *bites apple and cackles*

The films are no great shakes, but Goddamn if that isn't the best cliffhanger moment in recent memory.
post #198 of 326
"But most of all we 'members the man who finded us, him that came the salvage, and we lights the city not just for him but for all of 'em that are still out there, 'cause we knows there'll come a night when they sees the distant light and they'll be comin' home.”

Combined with the music and the shot of Max walking towards the lit horizon, it's a pretty stirring finale. Then "For Byron" comes up and adds a melancholy tone to the whole thing.
post #199 of 326
"Anyway, it's done. And that's something. So, 'Kaufman drives off from his encounter with Amelia, filled for the first time with hope.' I like this. This is good."
post #200 of 326
And that's the story of how Norville Barnes climbed way up to the 44th floor of the Hudsucker building and then fell all the way down... but didn't quite squish himself.

You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the 45th floor? But that's another story!
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