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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ poster for the 79th Oscars features 75 of the most memorable and quotable lines from movie history.

Poster, conceived and designed for the Academy by TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles, features a photograph of the statuette by Albert Watson.

“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then each quote is worth at least 500,” said Academy prexy Sid Ganis. The quotes were chosen by members of the Acad’s board of governors and other Academy staff members.

All the lines showcased in the poster — except one — are from films that received an Oscar nomination for picture, screenplay or both between 1936 and 2005. The only film with two quotes is 1996’s “Jerry Maguire.”

Acad reps said the lone exception among the 75 would provide a guessing game for film fans.

The 27×40 poster, printed on premium recycled paper, uses a black canvas and highlights the quotes in gold metallic ink.

More than 65,000 posters have been distributed worldwide, and the poster is available for purchase through March 12 via the Academy’s Web site or by calling 800-554-1814.

79th Academy Awards® Poster – Quote List

“Can’t you see I have you Chump? Get me some sviskey!” from “The Great Ziegfeld,” 1936

“Sometimes you’re so beautiful it just gags me” from “You Can’t Take It with You,” 1938

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!” from “Gone with the Wind,” 1939

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!” from “The Wizard of Oz,” 1939

“I’m asking you to marry me, you little fool” from “Rebecca,” 1940

“Rosebud” from “Citizen Kane,” 1941

“Here’s looking at you, kid” from “Casablanca,” 1943

“No, a golf course is nothing but a pool room moved outdoors” from “Going My Way,” 1944

“One’s too many an’a hundred’s not enough!” from “The Lost Weekend,” 1945

“I’ve seen nothing. I should have stayed at home and found out what was really going on” from “The Best Years of Our Lives,” 1946

“You don’t want much. You just want the moon. …with parsley!” from “Gentleman’s Agreement,” 1947

“Frailty, thy name is woman!” from “Hamlet,” 1948

“You throw money around like it was money” from “All the King’s Men,” 1949

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup” from “Sunset Blvd.,” 1950

“STELLA!” from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” 1951

“Well, what am I? I’m a private no-class dogface. The way most civilians look at that, that’s two steps up from nothin'” from “From Here to Eternity,” 1953

“I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am” from “On the Waterfront,” 1954

“An Englishman never jokes about a wager, sir” from “Around the World in 80 Days,” 1956

“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy” from “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” 1957

“Such stupidity is without equal in the entire history of human relations” from “Gigi,” 1958

“You can break a man’s skull. You can arrest him. You can throw him into a dungeon. But how do you control what’s up here? How do you fight an idea?” from “Ben-Hur,” 1959

“When you’re in love with a married man, you shouldn’t wear mascara” from “The Apartment,” 1960

“Come in, come in! We won’t bite you–till we know you better” from “West Side Story,” 1961

“No prisoners! No prisoners!” from “Lawrence of Arabia,” 1962

“It is widely held that too much wine will dull a man’s desire. Indeed it will, in a dull man” from “Tom Jones,” 1963

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the War Room” from “Dr. Strangelove,” 1964

“The Von Trapp children don’t play. They march” from “The Sound of Music,” 1965

“Hope that was an empty bottle George! You can’t afford to waste good liquor, not on your salary!” from “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” 1966

“They call me MISTER Tibbs!” from “In the Heat of the Night,” 1967

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate” from “Cool Hand Luke,” 1967

“Open the pod bay doors, HAL” from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” 1968

“Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?” from “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” 1969

“I’m walking here! I’m walking here!” from “Midnight Cowboy,” 1969

“We’re going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we’re going to go through him like crap through a goose!” from “Patton,” 1970

“This is Doyle. I’m sittin’ on Frog One” from “The French Connection,” 1971

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” from “The Godfather,” 1972

“I love it when guys peel out” from “American Graffiti,” 1973

“Well, to tell ya the truth, I lied a little” from “Chinatown, 1974

“Hit me, Chief! I got the moves!” from “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” 1975

“Attica! Attica!” from “Dog Day Afternoon,” 1975

“I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” from “Network,” 1976

“Follow the money” from “All the President’s Men,” 1976

“The Force is strong with this one!” from “Star Wars,” 1977

“Stanley, ya see this? This is this. This ain’t something else. This is this. From now on, you’re on your own” from “The Deer Hunter,” 1978

“The horror. The horror” from “Apocalypse Now,” 1979

“I am not an animal. I am a human being. I am a man” from “The Elephant Man,” 1980

“Wanna dance? Or would you rather just suck face?” from “On Golden Pond,” 1981

“E.T. phone home,” from “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” 1982

“Who was the best pilot I ever saw? Well, uh, you’re lookin’ at ‘im” from “The Right Stuff,” 1983

“Wind in the hair! Lead in the pencil!” from “Terms of Endearment,” 1983

“Do I ice ‘er? Do I marry ‘er?” from “Prizzi’s Honor,” 1985

“Shut up! Shut up and take the pain! Take the pain!” from “Platoon,” 1986

“Snap out of it!” from “Moonstruck,” 1987

“Greed is good” from “Wall Street,” 1987

“Ten minutes to Wapner” from “Rain Man,” 1988

“If you build it, he will come” from “Field of Dreams,” 1989

“In case I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonight” from “Pretty Woman,” 1990

“Good evening, Clarice” from “The Silence of the Lambs,” 1991

“You can’t handle the truth!” from “A Few Good Men,” 1992

“The truth, Helen, is always the right answer” from “Schindler’s List,” 1993

“My Momma always said ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” from “Forrest Gump,” 1994

“Show me the money!” from “Jerry Maguire,” 1996

“You had me at hello” from “Jerry Maguire,” 1996

“I’m the king of the world!” from “Titanic,” 1997

“You make me want to be a better man” from “As Good As It Gets,” 1997

“Off the record, on the QT, and very Hush-Hush” from “L.A. Confidential,” 1997

“I am a dead man and buggered to boot” from “Shakespeare in Love,” 1998

“Remember those posters that said ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life?’ Well, that’s true of every day except one–the day you die” from “American Beauty,” 1999

“My name is Gladiator” from “Gladiator,” 2000

“Frodo!” from “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” 2001

“Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle” from “Chicago,” 2002

“You don’t throw a whole life away just ’cause it’s banged up a little” from “Seabiscuit,” 2003

“Don’t jive me, man” from “Ray,” 2004

“No, if anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving” from “Sideways,” 2004

“I wish I knew how to quit you” from “Brokeback Mountain,” 2005

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