That classic line came from Roy Scheider
in the Spielberg action / horror classic "Jaws".
The line was said while the three main characters Martin
Brody (Scheider), Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss), and
Quint (Robert Shaw), were out looking for Jaws in Quint's
little tug. Scheider was bored and not too happy about
having to chum the waters, when behind him we see Jaws
come right out of the water and make his first full-fledged
appearance. It's that scene that's the basis for the
"Jaws" portion of the tour at Universal Studios.
Scheider is the only one who has seen the monster so
he stumbles into the cabin and delivers the classic
line to Shaw..
"I don't believe in Beatles --
I just believe in me
Yoko and me -- and that's reality
The dream is over -- what can I say?
The dream is over -- yesterday"
you hear 'most extras', you'd think of Academy Award
winning epics like "Ben-Hur" that have massive
crowd scenes in some of the big set pieces. You'd be
right in this case too, as the winner of the the movie-with-most-extras-award
goes to the 1982 Best-Picture Oscar winner "Gandhi".
The Ben Kingsley starrer featured over 300,000 extras
used in production, a feat that is virtually guaranteed
to never-again happen as it is now much cheaper to use
special effects or computer-generated crowds than it
is to have to deal with over a quarter of a million
is no definitive answer to this question, although theories
abound: gold, jewels (the stolen diamonds from 'Reservoir
Dogs', and one theory that has many fans is Marcellus
is thought of basically because the contents are obviously
very valuable and reflect a golden light when looked
upon. Jewels again because of their value and because
of a few of Pulp Fiction's tie-ins with Reservoir Dogs.
Marcellus' soul because: Marcellus obviously wants the
case very badly, the contents seem to hold whoever looks
at it in awe, Marcellus has a bandaid on the back of
his head (perhaps from where the devil took his soul),
and the briefcase combination is 666.
I have read Tarantino's response to the question and
he said there was nothing that was specifically supposed
to be in there. Basically, it's a McGuffin- a movie
term used to describe 'something' that is the motivation
for the characters to do what they do. What that something
is, is not important.
'Go ahead, make my day' flick has the screenplay credited
to Joseph Stinton, based on a story by Earl E. Smith
and Charles B. Pierce. This normally means the producer
chose the story Smith and Pierce wrote for production,
or they were asked to write the story for the movie.
The screenwriter than crafts the story into an actual
screenplay to be used for shooting. In this case, it
does not appear that the story for the movie was originally
a novel at all- there were no 'based on novel / book'
credits anywhere that I could find.
I came across a site on the 1976 flick "The Town
That Dreaded Sundown", which was directed by Pierce
and written by Smith and it mentions the two as having
'written the story for the Clint Eastwood movie Sudden
Impact', but makes no mention of it being first published
as a book. Lastly, there was a novelization of the movie
written by Joseph Stinton, who wrote the screenplay.
This was a pure movie tie-in book, and not an original