Saturday, February 23, 2013

Great Analytical Interactions in Movies

When Geeks and Nerds interact with the real world, you get great lines. Here are some of my favorite quotes from nerds or in response to nerds in movies.

The Matrix

Oracle: “I'd ask you to sit down, but, you're not going to anyway. And don't worry about the vase."
Neo: “What vase?”  [Neo turns to look for a vase, and as he does, he knocks over a vase of flowers, which shatters on the floor]
Oracle: “That vase.”
Neo: “I'm sorry...”
Oracle: “I said don't worry about it. I'll get one of my kids to fix it.”
Neo: “How did you know?”
Oracle: “Ohh, what's really going to bake your noodle later on is, would you still have broken it if I hadn't said anything?”

Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back

C-3PO: "Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1!"

Han Solo: "Never tell me the odds."

L.A. Confidential

Chief Dudley Smith (to Lt. Ed Exley): “Ace them at the grand jury tomorrow, son.  Wear the smart- looking suit and ace them.  And, Ed?  Lose the glasses.”

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Pippin: “Anyways, you need people of intelligence on this sort of... mission... quest... thing.”
Merry: “Well, that rules you out, Pip.”


Fletch (to Alan Stanwyk, who’s pointing a gun at him): “If you shoot me, you're liable to lose a lot of those humanitarian awards.”

Clear and Present Danger

The President: “So go down there, establish it.”
Jack Ryan: “Go down where?”
The President: “Colombia.”
Jack Ryan: “Who, me?”

Good Will Hunting

Head Custodian: “Look, if anything was stolen I should know about…”
Lambeau: “No,no,no, it's nothing like that. I just need his name.”
Head Custodian: “I can't give you his name unless you have a complaint.”
Tom (Lambeau’s Teaching Assistant):  “This is professor Lambeau.”
Head Custodian (referencing a janitor sitting next to him): “This is professor Hayes.”

Animal House

Bluto: “What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”
Otter: [to Boon] “Germans?”
Boon: “Forget it, he's rolling.”