I don't think these "Quote:..." articles are needed.

The review of Back to the Future from the BBC said it best, "... nobody says anything that doesn't become important to the plot later." [1] There are other sites that have the complete script, so let them be the resources for looking up a quote; we don't need our own copy here. There seems to be a temptation to have a list of everyone's favorite lines on this site, but is there any line in the movie that isn't someone's favorite? If you are tempted to add a quote, consider these questions: what is the reason you like this quote ... why is it important to the plot ... why is the line funny, and what element of popular culture is it making fun of? If you can answer any of these questions, then you have a better article to put the quote than just throwing it into a list. Western Union 17:43, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Perhaps we could just limit it to quotes being used on articles, or only used by certain individuals? -- Riffsyphon1024 00:17, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm in favor of eliminating the "Quote:" articles, including [Quote:Marty McFly]. A newcomer recently threw in 20KB worth of additions to the article about Part II, to the effect of "here's some dialogue from the film", and I don't see any use for that. It started with statements like "Doc says 'Great Scott!' before he faints", and got even worse. I hate to see a newbie scared off, but he can be politely admonished against that type of contribution. The quote articles are, as Western correctly notes, a list of someone's favorite lines, and one could conceivably put the entire script in, which would be pointless. I think that nearly any article can benefit from the selective use of a phrase from the film (the article about Clothing does this well). In the case of the animated series episodes, I've quoted from dialogue because the series was well written and a superior to most film to TV adaptations. Where possible, I think the format of introducing an article with an appropriate line, or piece of dialogue, from the film should be followed-- particularly when it's an article about an individual. McFord 20:13, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes, perhaps it is best when only the quotes we all know and love are used in context on articles of substantial length. -- Riffsyphon1024 18:37, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
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