Remembering 1999: the year of epic dialogues

  • Indra Shekhar Singh, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jun 29, 2014 17:34 IST

Why? Because 15 years ago, some of Hollywood's greatest films with the most epic dialogues released. So this weekend, look no further and watch these. Not convinced? Sample these wordy gems.

The Matrix

"The Matrix is a computer-generated dream world, built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into this. [A Duracell battery]" "Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see for yourself." Watch it to free your mind!

Notting Hill

"William just turned down Anna Scott."

"You daft pri*k."

That is what we think if you turned down an offer to watch Notting Hill.

"After all... I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

Too mush, too mush!

American Beauty

"It's a great thing when you realise you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you've forgotten about." So go back to 1999 and rediscover that you are "an ordinary guy with nothing to lose."

Fight Club

"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes. Working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we don't need." Fair enough. But, "this is your life and it's ending one minute at a time."

Eyes Wide Shut

Stan Kubrick's last film, "No dream is ever just a dream." The movie is a good reason why you should take dreams seriously. Watch the film and know where the rainbow ends!

Austin Powers 2

Only reason to skip it: "You're not quite evil enough. You're semi-evil. You're quasi-evil. You're the margarine of evil. You're the Diet Coke of evil. Just one calorie, not evil enough."

From HT Brunch, June 29

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