Friday, 25 May 2007

I want the truth

OK, so this isn't going to be a very serious post.

I posted a couple of weeks ago using what is probably my favourite film quote, that of Strother Martin's "Captain" in Cool Hand Luke after he's (Luke = Steve McQueen Paul Newman [thanks Alex]) tried to escape and been caught. Solely because it had the line "failure to communicate" in it. And that's a big deal in security.

So, I started thinking about other security related film quotes (I have way too much time on my hands). I could only think of one off the top of my head:

In A Few Good Men, Colonel Jessop takes a military stance to security and undoes all the hard work of the Jericho Forum:

"You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns." - Jack Nicholson

OK, it's not very good, but I invite you to do better.

But then I was reminded of a classic, and for lovers of boring internet porn by over-privileged valley girls, from Casablanca:

"We'll always have Paris." :)

Have a good weekend.


Alex said...

... Paul Newman? I'm the nitpicker :-p

I'd say The Sting itself is a whole movie based on a clever security attack...

(p.s. I enjoyed Sneakers)

Rob said...

You know, I've always mixed those two up, even though I know full well who they both are. Something to do with watching the Towering Inferno as a child I think...

Alex is quite right, it was Paul Newman, not Steve McQueen who played Luke in Cool Hand Luke. I am a fool.

The Sting is also a very cool film.