I amuse you?

Posted by ESC on January 04, 2005

In Reply to: Are You Talking To Me? posted by Bob on January 04, 2005

: : : : Can you people tell me more about famous filmy quote 'Are You Talking To Me?'
: : : : In what context people use this line?

: : : : Thanks
: : : : SB

: : : It's from "Taxi Driver" -- www.msu.edu/ user/svoboda1/taxi_driver/sounds.html

: : : In my experience, it's used by most people as a goof. In a humorous fashion.

: : That's interesting because in my experience it is used as an aggressive challenge: the implication being that if 'you' are talking to 'me' there will be trouble.

: : DFG

: You're both right. The hostility is in inverse proportion to the square of your distance from New York. In Kansas, it;s an amusing film reference. At 125th and Amsterdam Avenue, it's a danger signal.

I've got your menacing movie quote right here:

TOMMY DE VITO (Joe Pesci): "Funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you?"
GOODFELLAS, Warner Bros., 1990

400 nominated quotes for best film quotes. At www.filmsite.org