Movie Quote of the Day – Wag The Dog, 1997 (dir. Barry Levinson)
Stanley Motss: I’m in show business, yes? Why come to me?
Conrad ‘Connie’ Brean: I’ll tell you why. “54, 40, or fight.” What does that mean?
Stanley Motss: It’s a slogan.
Conrad ‘Connie’ Brean: “Remember the Maine.” “Tippecanoe and Tyler, too.” They’re war slogans. We remember the slogans, not the wars. You know why? That’s show business. That’s why we’re here. Naked girl, covered in napalm. “V” for victory. Five Marines raising the flag, Mount Surabachi. You remember the picture in 50 years, but forget the war. The Gulf War, smart bomb falling down a chimney. 2,500 missions a day, 100 days. One video of one bomb. The American people bought that war. War is show business. That’s why we’re here.
Posted on April 6, 2013, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1997, Barry Levinson, David Mamet, Dustin Hoffman, Hilary Henkin, Larry Beinhart, Robert De Niro, Wag The Dog. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.