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For those that don’t know, a Tag Line is slogan used to advertise a film. They’re mainly found on movie advertising posters… remember “In space, no one can hear you scream”?

It strikes me that some of those could be lifted and used as “hot buttons” in mentalism acts. For example, there is one I saw once (though I can’t for the life of me remember which film it was from) : “Believe in the impossible, and the amazing can happen”

Or how about: “They’re here!” Delivered with the right emphasis (sort of sing-song) this can still have a chilling effect.

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Maybe my age is showing, but for a crowd of the appropriate age, HAL's voice saying "Good Morning, Dave" or "I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave" will tingle many a spine.

(2001: A Space Odyssey, for you youngsters...)
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Or W.O.P.P.E.R. saying, "Greetins Professor Falcon. Would you like to play a game?"

Though I should say, creating one's own Tag Line or call and response would be more commercial in the long run.
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I recently made one of my own up for a reading.
"You can't expect to hear a different song If you keep hitting the "replay" button ........can you" I use that one sparingly. I like using it with a kind of a Hannibal lector kind of tone to it.

I forgot where this one came from but it's kind of spooky..."THey're watching you....as we speak."

or "Can you feel that...the hairs on your back of you neck.....they're here...in the room" Something like that from "Sixth Sense"

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I'm not sure about being spooky, but I've always loved the smell of napalm in the morning.

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Here's more the sort of thin I was thinking of...

8mm
You can't prepare for where the truth will take you.

101 Dalmatians
This time, the magic is real.

Awakenings
There is no such thing as a simple miracle.

Cocoon
It is everything you've dreamed of. It is nothing you expect.

Dune
A world beyond your experience, beyond your imagination.

Field of Dreams
If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.

There is a list of them at: http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~cbeecher/body.html
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I've found that some movies generate several memorable taglines. Take the old classic, "Deliverance", for example:

"I like the way you wear that hat."

"Mister, you don't know sh*t."

"It's only the biggest f***ing river in the state." (You have to drawl this one just right to get the proper effect)

"You got a purty mouth."

"Squeal like a pig."

"Justice, Drew? You want Justice? Here's your justice...!"

"He was the best of us."

"I don't remember nothing after the rapids; and that's the truth"

"Don't ever do nothing like this again"


Hey... I just told the whole story with taglines! That's better than Cliff Notes and almost as good as a trailer...

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Very interesting topic, Drew. These kind of things is what etches an image on their eardrums Smile and is probably an effective way of making them think of you.

However, why limit it to Tag Lines. Why not use "anything" that they recognize and can associate with. How about general Catch phrases or simply quotations (possibly, but not necessarily) from films.

"Coincidence?... I think not" - Marc Salem (I think it's his originally))

"I see dead people... all the time" (or similar). - that Bruce Willis film.

"Here's lookin' at you kid", "Play it again Sam" ...etc

"Big brother is watching you"

"Always Coca Cola..." (ok... I'm not sure I'd use this one in my performances...)


/Matias
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This is not a tag line I think, but a funny thing one can change as one likes. In the aftertext of "Jurassic Park" I saw this disclaimer:

"No dinosaurs were hurt during the making of this film."

I think it was very funny, and could be used someway for our purpose.

Mikael
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Thomas Wayne, that is hilarious!

I have used the line: "The Force is strong with this one", along with some heavy breathing (no, the James Earl Jones kind of heavy breathing...)
" , ? ; !!! "
- Marcel Marceau, Feb 30, 1945.
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This reminds me a bit of Kreskin, who is prone to citing ''facts' which have nothing to do with the business at hand, but certainly add to atmosphere.
" , ? ; !!! "
- Marcel Marceau, Feb 30, 1945.
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With the pending re-release of E.T. I like to affect that voice, ET's, and say to my kids "I'll be right here" as I touch their foreheads.
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Alewishus - Oh, i do like that one!

Of course, you DO realise that your kids will be reciting that story to a court-appointed solicitor one day!

Drew
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On Rick Maue's video, "Deceptions", he has a disclaimer that reads something to the effect of, "No actual mediums were harmed in the filming of this video."
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On 2002-03-07 08:13, matias wrote:
"Coincidence?... I think not" - Marc Salem (I think it's his originally))


Well, I don't know if Marc got it from here (I tend to think not), but FWIW, Dana Carvey used that line in an old TV special that he did a bit on the OJ Simpson trial for. Dana's doing a riff on how Johnny Cochran (sp?) was a major butt-kisser to Judge Ito during the trial, and it goes something like:

"God has three letters. Ito has three letters. Coincidence? I think not."
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Tag lines, huh?
"Be afraid... be very afraid."
"He is back... and he is not happy"
"This time it's personal."
"In space no one can hear you scream."
Of course, memorable lines within films could work, too.
"Sometimes they're just not enough rocks."
"Put the bunny down."
"Mother! Oh, mother!!"
"What we got here is a problem with communication."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"It was beauty that killed the beast."
"On my word... unleash hell."
"It's a madhouse! A madhouse!"
Well, I could go on for...well, forever, but it would be curious to take these expressions and try to work them into a routine or an effect. Progressive anagrams, anyone?
One of my favorite quotes: "A critic is a legless man who teaches running."
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Tag lines, huh?
"Be afraid... be very afraid."
"He is back... and he is not happy"
"This time it's personal."
"In space no one can hear you scream."
Of course, memorable lines within films could work, too.
"Sometimes they're just not enough rocks."
"Put the bunny down."
"Mother! Oh, mother!!"
"What we got here is a problem with communication."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"It was beauty that killed the beast."
"On my word... unleash hell."
"It's a madhouse! A madhouse!"
Well, I could go on for...well, forever, but it would be curious to take these expressions and try to work them into a routine or an effect. Progressive anagrams, anyone?
One of my favorite quotes: "A critic is a legless man who teaches running."
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At the risk of being a curmudgeon here, most of what's been listed are not tag lines. They are classic movies lines that have become popular, but that's a different thing.

Tag lines are not necessarily lines from the movie -- they are lines from movie advertisements. The pithy little blurbs that appear on movie posters or in newspaper ads. Or sometimes read by the announcer in broadcast ads.

"This time, it's personal" is a tag line.
"Make him an offer he can't refuse" isn't.

Just so we all know what we're talking about Smile

Steve
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On 2002-03-21 00:10, saglaser wrote:
At the risk of being a curmudgeon here, most of what's been listed are not tag lines. They are classic movies lines that have become popular, but that's a different thing.

Tag lines are not necessarily lines from the movie -- they are lines from movie advertisements. The pithy little blurbs that appear on movie posters or in newspaper ads. Or sometimes read by the announcer in broadcast ads.

"This time, it's personal" is a tag line.
"Make him an offer he can't refuse" isn't.

Just so we all know what we're talking about Smile

Steve



Quite right, Saglaser. Additionaly, tag lines are used in advertising in general and are usually 7 or fewer sylables in length. An example of a tag line that breaks the this rule of thumb is: "Winston tasts good, like a cigarette should". You might notice that this example not only breaks the rule of length, but is also incorrectly written. Correctly written it would read: Winston tastes good *as*....
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