Believe it or not, movies are a great communication tool for relating societal trends and sentiment. But not all movies are created equal. For example, there are movies like Citizen Kane, Shawshank Redemption, and The Godfather that frequently are revered as the best movies of all-time; while rounding out the bottom we have cinematic "gems" like Mac and Me, Battlefield Earth, and Santa with Muscles (don't ask how I know this one).
If you look at the winners listed above, you'll see strong elements of plot, character, and underlying motifs at play that resonate with most people. If you look at the other movies … well … you probably just wasted $1.99 on iTunes. But, good or bad, movies are a great vehicle for expressing yourself socially, as they tend to generate quotable phrases that can provide deep contextual meaning with very few words.
- Have fun storming the castle!
- I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen.
- You can't handle the truth!
- Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
- These go to 11.
(Can you name these movies without Google?)
So this brings me back to the question at hand,
What movie quote(s) best represents the state of your social business?
P.S. I'll be back … for another day of conversation tomorrow.
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