Poll: American Heritage Quote Titles
A poll by alioth4
Results of 1,316 votes:
And Justice for All (1979)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
God Bless America (2011)
The Better Angels (2014)
We the People (1994)
In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion) (1980)
Home of the Brave (2006)
Best Movie of 1979
1979 was a terrific year for movies with releases of all time classics and cult movies that still resonate with audiences today. What's your favorite movie from 40 years ago? Discuss here after voting.
An anaphora is the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses, an epiphora is the same thing but at the end. Which of these classic movie quotes consisting of such repetitions is your personal favorite? You can read the options here. You can think here. You can vote here. You might discuss the list here (see that was an anaphora with "You can" and an epiphora with "here")
Obscure, Surreal and Head-Scratching Movie Quotes
In general, the measure of a good movie quote is how long it sticks in your mind. Some achieve it by being repeated (catchphrases, arc quotes...) and others are delivered only once but are so puzzling that you keep repeating them over and over. They're not necessarily meant to convey obscure or surreal meanings, sometimes they're just so strange and nonsensical that they almost have a ring to it. This poll is about quotes that don't make sense when you first hear them but sound so attractive to the ear even if they make you go "huh?" Read each quote -if you know the film, you'll probably agree; if you don't, it's even better. Which of these head-scratching quotes, quick exchanges or dialogues is your favorite? A poll vote without a discussion here is like a soup without a mustache!
Favorite Misquoted Movie Quotes
What's your favorite of these misquoted movie quotes? Discuss this list here.
How to Drive Al Pacino Crazy
You're Al Pacino. You're walking along, minding your own business. Suddenly, a fan runs up and shouts one of your well-known lines directly into your face. You give a wry smile, listen to them for a minute, then move on. Three minutes later, it happens again, but with a different quote. And again. And again. And again. Which of Al's most famous character quotes would be the worst to have yelled in your face several times a day? Discuss the list here
Little Big Guys
Jebediah Springfield once said "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man". We can all say "Amen!" to that. Yet, as true as it is, this creed wasn't fully embraced by Hollywood where heightism seems to have prevailed for decades and decades, allowing only a few vertically challenged actors to portray heroic characters instead of the usual sidekicks, comic reliefs, or vile antagonists from the sneaky traitors to the villains with 'Napoleon Complex'. Celebrating the "little big guys" of cinema, which of these heroic characters played by actors under 5'8 is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the list here (only male adult roles, characters over 20, and no member of a group or creatures of naturally small size)
You are a lawyer and you are about to have a trial. Which of these judges would you wish never to face in your life? Discuss the list here!
"Say 'Hello' To Our Big Al!"
Today is the 77th birthday of A Pal Icon: Al Pacino. On this occasion, I thought of asking which of the classic characters he played is the most iconic... but I guess it would have inevitably turned the poll to a "Corleone vs. Montana" face-off, interesting but predictable. Now, how about exploring one of the most defining aspect of his cinematic legacy: quotability. Indeed, Al Pacino is probably one of the most quotable actors of his generation with so many sayings, shouts, warnings, shouts, yells and screams again and last but not least, speeches that forever enriched Pop-Culture. So, even if you're not a fan of the actor, if you could pick just one, which is your favorite from these 35 Al Pacino's memorable quotes? (one that doesn't come from a speech or a monologue except if it's a conclusion that can be considered a classic quote in its own right?) Keep your choice close, your vote closer and discuss the poll here PS: 60% of the list still belongs to his two most legendary roles : 12 quotes from Michael Corleone and 9 from Tony Montana
Four 'New Hollywood' Icons and 18 stellar performances ...
Which of these 18 Oscar-nominated performances from the Big 4 of Acting : Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson, all between 1967 and 1980, is your favorite? Discuss here The term 'New Hollywood' refers to the equivalent of the French 'New Wave' in America, a period during which directors took some distance from the Golden Age heritage and could express their personal artistic vision on the screen, like true authors, making movies of gripping realism and thought-provoking social commentaries. It all started in 1967 with the groundbreaking "Bonnie and Clyde", "The Graduate" and "In the Heat of the Night" and ended at the eve of the Blockbuster era with such successes as "Jaws" and "Star Wars" ... the last notable films from the New Hollywood era were "Apocalypse Now", "Raging Bull" before the commercial failure of "Heaven's Gate" would put the final nail in the coffin. Between 1967 and 1980, four actors emerged as the most defining of their generations, grabbing the most oscar nominations from any actor : Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson (5 nominations each), Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro (4) for playing such iconic characters as Ben Braddock or Ratso, Michael Corleone or Sonny Wortzik, J.J. Gittes or R.P. McMurphy, Travis Bickle or Jake La Motta. They would all be nominated in 1974. Which of these 18 Oscar-nominated performances is your favorite? Discuss here
Favorite Al Pacino Character
Who is your favorite character that Al Pacino has portrayed? Discuss the list here!
Best Al Pacino Movie
Al Pacino is one of the most legendary and greatest actors of all time. This year he made a huge comeback with a powerhouse performance in The Irishman (2019) and a great supporting role in Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019). Which of his movies is your favorite? Discuss the list here!
Most Intense Trial Movie Scenes
What do you think is the most intense scene in a trial movie from them below? (Feel free to vote, even if you just know a few of them.) To avoid spoiling in some cases, there are hiding bars put on the descriptions. To keep it fair, they are put on all of the descriptions. Rules for suggestions: 1. The intense scene doesn't need to happen in the courtroom itself, but the intense scene has to be in a trial/courtroom movie. 2. It can also be an intense trial or courtroom scene, urgent for storytelling in a drama, or comedy, etc. But then it has to be a trial or courtroom scene for sure. Remember the rule: No movie picked twice in this special poll series. To be sure avoiding to pick a scene of a movie that already had a scene used in this series, there is a list of already used titles to compare. Search for the original title of your suggestion in the comparing list. Use the original title for comparing. No movies rated below 6/10. You can give your statement here. ____________________________ Live-poll part VI Live-poll part VIII
Like Master Yoda, say it ...
Which of these famous movie lines said backwards à la Master Yoda, the funniest, would sound? Here, discuss
Repeated Cinematic Lines (Part I)
The more you repeat a sentence, even a banal one, the more memorable it gets, and you know what, the more you repeat a sentence, even a banal one, the more memorable it gets. That's how memory works, and it doesn't come as a surprise that some of the most memorable movies' lines, you know, the ones that get stuck in your head after the first watching are generally the ones that were constantly repeated, because the more you repeat a sentence and so forth. Now, which of these memorable movies' lines repeated several times in one scene, is the most memorable? Discuss here
Best Norman Jewison Movie
Which movie directed by Norman Jewison is your favorite? Discuss the list here!
I Want My Lawyer
Who among these movie lawyers would you most like to call to defend your case? Discuss the poll here
Hollywood's Most Patriotic Movies
Which of these 35 very patriotic Hollywood movies would be the best choice to watch (again) for Independence Day (July 04)? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Objection Your Honor!
Out of these courtroom movies, which one is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Al Pacino, a Legendary Actor - What Is Your Favourite Performance?
This year, Al Pacino turned 80 years old. His career is characterized by powerful performances in several different roles. In this poll I would ask you which Pacino's movie interpretation you like most. Discuss this poll here
Top 25 Legal Movies (According to the ABA)
Here's the Top 25 legal movies according to the American Bar Association. (original article here) Which one would be your top pick? After deliberating, discuss your verdict here Another list based on the article was made by user majfoalbkeopaza