11.5.09

MISQUOTES

A comment supposedly made by Darth Vader
to Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars trilogy
has topped a list of phrases most
often misquoted by film fans.

The words "Luke, I am your father" are familiar to
millions of fans of the George Lucas films. They
are widely believed to have been uttered by Darth
Vader when he confronts Luke Skywalker
in the Empire Strikes Back - but in fact
they do not feature in the film.

Second place in the poll was taken by Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs, with the evil Queen's
quote 'Mirror, mirror, on the wall -
who is the fairest of them all?'.

The actual line begins
'Magic Mirror, on the wall'.

In third place in the poll of 1,500 film fans,
by
LOVEFiLM.com, was Dirty Harry -
played by Clint Eastwood - saying
"Do you feel lucky, punk?"


In fact, he says "Do I feel lucky?
Well, do ya punk?"


And while "Play it again Sam" may be forever
linked with Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart's
actual line is "You played it for her, you
can play it for me. If she can stand
it, I can. Play it!"


Fifth was Hannibal Lector in Silence of the
Lambs, who did not say "Hello Clarice" but
instead said "Good evening, Clarice".


Star Trek's Captain Kirk did not say "Beam
me up, Scotty", with the closest he ever
came to this phrase was a less pithy
"Scotty, beam us up".


Darren Bignell, Communications Manager
for LOVEFiLM, said: "Iconic film lines are
part of everyone's vocabulary these days,
but it's interesting how years of quoting
have had a Chinese whisper
effect on accuracy."


The Top Ten Movie Misquotes (below
in misquoted form) were as follows:


1. "Luke, I am your father" - Star Wars V:
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)


2. "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest
of them all?" - Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs (1937)


3. "Do you feel lucky, punk?" -
Dirty Harry (1971)


4. "Play it again, Sam" -
Casablanca (1942)


5. "Hello, Clarice" - Silence
of the Lambs (1991)


6. "Beam me up, Scotty!" - Star Trek:
The Motion Picture (1979)


7. "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn" -
Gone with the Wind (1939)


8. "If you build it, they will come" -
Field of Dreams (1989)


9. "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore,
Toto" - The Wizard of Oz (1939)


10. "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to
seduce me?" - The Graduate (1967)


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