The world is divided into two kinds of people. Not movie fans and non-fans. Because the person who doesn’t like movies has never been born. No, the world is divided into MovieQuoters and non-MovieQuoters. We’re not talking about pretentious movie buffs or stuffy cinephiles or self-important film aficionados. We’re talking about people who talk in movie talk. Who speak the language of films way better than any mandatory language requirement they ever took in school.
You know who you are. You knew you were a MovieQuoter at an early age. In school when you were climbing on the bus for a field trip and said to the driver “Excuse me, stewardess, is there a movie on this flight? Heh, heh, heh…” *
Or the first time you were at a Christening and when the priest said “Do you renounce Satan and all his works?” ** …all you could picture was Clemenza shotgunning an elevator full of mobsters. My own lovely wife began to suspect she’d gotten involved a MovieQuoter on our first date when I told her “You’re rather attractive for a beautiful girl with a great body.” *** And to this day I hope she never realizes I picked our first child’s name on the basis of “You gotta give him a real name! Give him a name! Like Nick! Nick’s a real name. Nick’s your buddy. Nick’s the kind of guy you can trust. The kind of guy you can drink a beer with. The kind of guy who doesn’t mind if you puke in his car: Nick.” **** And you always know when you’ve found a true fellow MovieQuoter. He’s the one who always throws out the right Movie Quote at exactly the right time. The guy at your work-mandated first aid class who leans over the rubber CPR dummy’s torso and says “This was no boating accident!” ***** …or who turns to the guy at the back of the conference room and says “Put. That. Coffee. DOWN! Coffee is for closers only!” ******
Well MovieQuoter is the site for you. And for that guy. And for me. And everyone who thinks/lives/breathes/talks in movie quotes all day, every day. The ones who never stop looking for the chance to spit out the perfect movie reference at the perfect time. Let me explain the concept the best way I know how. With… surprise!… a movie reference. Long before he became a creepy pedophile, Woody Allen actually made funny films. In Play it Again, Sam, he gives Diane Keaton this impassioned speech about being noble and sacrificing your own needs to server the greater good. “That’s beautiful,” she says. “It’s from Casablanca,” he replies. “I’ve waited my whole life to say it.” Movie Quoter is the place for anyone else who’s spent his or her whole life waiting to pull exactly the right words off the movie screen, out of their ass and into real life, where they belong. “Is this Heaven?” “No. It’s MovieQuoter.com.” *******
*Stripes **Godfather ***Caddyshack ****The Sure Thing *****Jaws ******Glengarry Glen Ross *******Field of Dreams. Sort of.