Learning from Movies: Big Trouble

Posted on January 9, 2011

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This is part of a series of posts on what we can learn from movies, in this case, Big Trouble in Little China (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 1986).

  • The greatest adventures begin very small
  • Never drive faster than you can see
  • It’s all in the reflexes
  • The correct response to “Have you paid your dues?” is “The check is in the mail.”
  • A man would have to be some kind of fool to think we’re alone in this universe
  • Sons of bitches must pay
  • As Indiana Jones pointed out, don’t look into the light
    • But, if you do? It’s only temporary. Splash a little water on your face and you’ll be fine
  • Cops have better things to do than get killed
  • Chinese got a lot of hells
  • Green eyes are like leather bucket seats. They cost double
  • This is going to take crackerjack timing
  • If we’re not back by dawn, call the President
  • You were not put upon this Earth to “get it.”
  • A brave man likes the feel of nature on his face
    • But a wise man has enough sense to get in out of the rain
  • It will come out no more
  • Only a dream can kill a dream
  • You can go a long way with a very positive attitude
    • But it doesn’t hurt to keep a good knife handy
  • I don’t think he’s going to stop
  • It’s never easy to get up there
  • Just look that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and say, “Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.”
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