Over at Andrew Sullivan’s place, he’s been presenting candidates for best movie line ever. Since I seem to have control of a blog of my very own, I’d like to present my nomination:
Holly Gennero McClane: After all your posturing, all your speeches, you’re nothing but a common thief.
Hans Gruber: I am an exceptional thief, Mrs. McClane. And since I’m moving up to kidnapping, you should be more polite.
(transcription from IMDB)
Apparently my affection for this line is not widely shared, however, as finding the clip online has proven to be beyond my google skills. On the other hand, I did discover a phenomenon wherein people present montages of clips and photos of Alan Rickman with a musical background. I’m not sure whether to be disturbed or not.
Sullivan’s nominations can be found here. Other suggestions are encouraged in the comments. No points for anything from Monty Python or The Princess Bride, though — too obvious.