Technically, this movie is probably Bringing Up Baby. But Mean Girls is a close second, as demonstrated by this ridiculous conversation that I posted almost five years ago. (This also proves that I have consistently been a dork.)
I have also said “Boo, you whore” on more than one ocassion and consequently offend many members of my gender who do not tolerate that sort of thing, ever.
This quote comes courtesy of Rooney Mara, who is currently filming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in Sweden. Since it was announced that Mara would play hacker Lisbeth Salander, Mara has been silent. Only a few paparazzi shotsof Mara on set have been circulating around the Internet.
Her quote to Entertainment Weekly throws fans of the Millennium Trilogy a bone. Here she makes fun of director David Fincher’s notorious finicky reputation. (The opening scene of The Social Network took a reported 100 plus takes to shoot.)
“It’s -9 degrees Celsius. 37 takes down, only about 42 more to go. Every time he says, ‘Okay, last one,’ I fall for it. Every. Single. Time. If only I could get this damn shrug right, then maybe I could go inside and my nipple ring would have time to thaw out…”
I laughed out loud when I read this. While I may not be ecstatic about this adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Mara is slowly winning me over.
“I’ve done my mind movies and I don’t think people are very interested in seeing me do that any more. I think I’m past my prime in doing dramatic films, it would feel almost like a pathetic cry out to be recognised as a serious dramaturge.”
At least Sylvester Stallone understands what his screen persona is. The article this quote appears in The Guardian is filled with phenomenal quotes and each one makes me want to see The Expendables.
For instance, Stallone on violence in his films: “I always believe the violence is justifiable. The one thing in my films … I only kill people that need to be killed.”
And on the lack of certain cameo appearances in The Expendables: “I called Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal and they just had different ideas on their … career, so … I did the best I could, you know.”
“There is a name for you, ladies, but it isn’t used in high society… outside of a kennel.” – The Women
I love it when someone proves that they have more time to do things than I ever will. A very dutiful YouTuber has spliced together 10 minutes of glorious movie insults. Do take the time to enjoy this one; it is fantastic.
Which quote is your favorite? I am always partial to Joan Crawford’s ultimate diss from The Women. But no movie line will ever come close to Rhett Butler’s ultimate send-off: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”