The American Film Institute unveils the latest of its "100 Years… 100 Whateverwhatevers," which would be the top 100 Movie Quotes. What’s interesting is the films that are fading from popular memory, even as certain quotes from them linger. We’d guess that most people couldn’t name the stars or plots of "Sons of the Desert," "Little Caesar," "Knute Rockne All American," or "Yankee Doodle Dandy," for all that they may well have referenced each film’s iconic line: "Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!" (#60), "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?" (#73), "Tell ’em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper." (#89), and "My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you." (#97).
Paul Hamilos, at the Guardian‘s Culture Vulture blog, has a few more pugnacious things to say, though, being British, he clearly is incapable of understanding the great social and political import of "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."