We all know people who use movie lines. You yourself may even use movie lines. What is it about a pithy saying from a film that stands out for so many? Maybe it’s a catch phrase that might be the perfect expression for a moment in time, and using it just right may even be a burgeoning new art form.
Did I say art form? Maybe we’re going a little too far. Maybe that’s a rationalization for our own use of film’s eloquent expressions. As Jeff Goldblum said in The Big Chill, “I don’t know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They’re more important than sex.” When Tom Berenger replied that nothing was more important than sex, Mr. Goldblum said, “Oh yeah? Ever gone a week without a rationalization?”