It’s time to Prepare with some memorable three-word Film lines for Sunday’s Oscar Series

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It’s time to Prepare with some memorable three-word Film lines for Sunday’s Oscar Series

Together with all the Oscar ceremonies it seems the perfect time for another installment of the ongoing series of lists of most film lines.

You may remember we did before lists of both one-word and two-word traces of dialogue so distinctive that you could actually recognize the movie from them.

So, here we go with unforgettable three-word lines, a lot of which left the American Film Institute’s entertaining listing “AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movie Quotes” (PDF).

As always, don’t hesitate to improve my sampler along with your own suggestions in the Comment area below.

We’ll Begin with a Whole Lot of “gimmes”:

“E.T. phone home.” –“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.” AFI rated this quotation No. 15.

“Bond. James Bond.” — By 007’s debut movie, “Dr. No,” and lots of follow-up experiences. This quotation ended No. 22.   For extra credit, try your hand in this James Bond quote quiz.

“Tora! Tora! Tora!” –“Tora! Tora! Tora!”

“Good morning, Vietnam!” –“Good Morning, Vietnam”

Many classics:

“I will be back.” –“The Terminator.” This one completed No. 37 on the AFI list.

• “Follow the money.” — Deep Throat’s sequence to Washington Post writer Bob Woodward at “All the President’s Men”

“What a dump!” — Bette Davis’ succinct comment on her surroundings in the 1949 movie “Beyond the Universe.” The quotation ended up in No. 62 on AFI’s list. Back in 1966, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor) riffs on the famous line in this spectacle from “Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

“We rob banks.” –“Bonnie and Clyde.” The line ended No. 41 in the AFI ranks.

“Is it safe?” — the most perennial query within this squirm-inducing scene at “Marathon Man.” It is No. 70 on AFI’s list.

“You complete me.” –“Jerry Maguire”

“Well, nobody’s perfect.” –“Some Like It Hot.” The timeless comeback rated No. 48.

“Stop the presses.” — the greatest paper command that prompts a pressroom knockdown battle between tabloid editors Glenn Close and Michael Keaton at “The Paper”

•– the most unforgettable line by the 1951 sci-fi thriller “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and, of course, that the 2008 Keanu Reeves movie

And we will wrap up with a wonderful quote by both the Coen Brothers — a cult classic by both Minnesota relations — and also the Oscars of Sunday. Jeff Bridges, “The Dude” at “The Big Lebowski,” appears to be the clear favorite to win the Oscar for best actor, at least based on this interesting academic study.

“The Dude abides.”