Quote “truffles” from BFI’s 50 Greatest Films

Art of Quotation

To my Art of Quotation readers,

My self-challenge this year:  to view all 50 Greatest Films from the 2012 British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound poll and find a definitive quote from each. A real challenge with the silent films. Like a truffle hog I seek not the overexposed quotes but some gem that “feels” like the film. I’ve managed to watch a handful so far. It’s a work in progress. Some I’ve of course seen in the past but will be re-watching, seeking out that tasty morsel.

See below for quotes for each film via the links.

— Douglas

Ranked 1-50, BFI – 50 Greatest Films

Vertigo (1958)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Tokyo Story (1953)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

Note: I came up short finding the perfect quote from this ground-breaking silent film. I had to rely instead on a quote

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