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 Posted:   May 20, 2013 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

An aphorism is not dialog - it is a SINGLE SENTENCE statement that conveys a CONCEPT or abstract idea;
for example: "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"

my favorites:

"You don't sell the dream of a lifetime"
- Harmonica in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

"Time kills critics"
- Franz Liszt in LISZTOMANIA


" 'Deserves' got nuthin' to do with it"*
- Billy Muny in UNFORGIVEN


more later
smile
bruce


*always useful when discussing who got "robbed" of an Oscar!

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

"Charlie don't surf!"

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

"My Mama always said, 'Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.'"
-Forrest Gump-

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

"Are you talkin' to ME?" -- Travis Bickel. Sums up his entire point-of-view toward the end of the film and influences its outcome.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

"Live long and prosper" wink

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

"The strangeness of this life cannot be measured" - Dances With Wolves

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

"You can unlock any door if you only have the key" - Secret Of NIMH

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"Charlie don't surf!"

not really an aphorism.....

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"My Mama always said, 'Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.'"
-Forrest Gump-


THAT'S an aphorism!

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"Are you talkin' to ME?" -- Travis Bickel. Sums up his entire point-of-view toward the end of the film and influences its outcome.

not an aphorism - its too specific to the film
an aphorism has a universal quality that makes a statement about life

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"The strangeness of this life cannot be measured" - Dances With Wolves


good!

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"all ages are the same, only love makes any of them bearable"
_H.G. Wells TIME AFTER TIME

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

"stupid is as stupid does"

-another Gump observation-

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

"Ain't this somethin'? I told my pap and mam I was coming to mountains to trap and be a mountain man; acted like they was gut-shot. Says "Son, make your life go here, here's where the peoples is. Them mountains is for animals and savages."

I says, "Mother Gue, the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world", and by God, I was right."

-Jeremiah Johnson-

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"stupid is as stupid does"

-another Gump observation-


ANOTHER REASON I HATE THAT FILM!

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

"In my experience, nothing is ever what it seems to be, but everything is exactly what it is."

--Buckaroo Banzai

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

"The Jundland Wastes are not to be traveled lightly."

---Obi-Wan Kenobi, "Star Wars"


More of a bit of Tatooine-centric advice than a useful aphorism for Earth-bound movie-goers.
wink

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

"It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet."

Guess.

And by the way, "Charlie don't surf" IS an aphorism in so much that it sums up Duvall's philosophy, and thus the wider mindset he represents, in that war. It's also very funny. Just reading it here made me crack up. smile

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2013 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"The Jundland Wastes are not to be traveled lightly."

---Obi-Wan Kenobi, "Star Wars"


More of a bit of Tatooine-centric advice than a useful aphorism for Earth-bound movie-goers.
wink


WELL, if you wanna go SW/ Mos eisley- centric

"Nowhere in the universe will you find a more retched hive of scum and villainy"
smile

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2013 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)





And by the way, "Charlie don't surf" IS an aphorism in so much that it sums up Duvall's philosophy, and thus the wider mindset he represents, in that war. It's also very funny. Just reading it here made me crack up. smile


i didn't say it wasn't a great line!
b

 
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