Though movie writers still struggle to receive the same recognition as other behind-the-scenes players in Hollywood, for many years they've had the last laugh by providing a film with its most memorable quotes.

Memorable and magnetic, a great line will roll off the tongue over and over again until it breaks the shackles of cinema and lives inside the public consciousness. Even if Tony Montana was a stranger, we know to say hello to his little friend. To some, "what we've got here is failure to communicate" might be nothing more than random blurbs in a Guns 'n Roses song, but it's also one of the iconic lines of 'Cool Hand Luke.' Most people know: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," but how many can relay the context of Rhett's brusque statement?

And where have all of those iconic quotes gone? Why, in 2010, are we quoting the films of the past and not the present?
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