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(Courier Mail)   Instead of saying the iconic line, "I'll be back," Arnold Schwarzenegger argued with James Cameron that he should say, "I will be back" because it sounded more masculine. These are the things a Hollywood actor dwells upon   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 58
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2012-10-02 08:04:48 AM  
Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn.
 
2012-10-02 08:04:58 AM  
"I shall return" would have been cool, too. What with the historical connotation and all that. . . .
 
2012-10-02 08:05:13 AM  
Considering the pronunciation winds up sounding like "Aisle Be Back"

I much prefer "I WILL be back"
 
2012-10-02 08:05:24 AM  
"Get to da choppa" surprisingly absent.
 
2012-10-02 08:06:05 AM  
If anyone knows masculine, it's body builders.
 
2012-10-02 08:06:24 AM  
UP AND AT THEM!
 
2012-10-02 08:06:51 AM  
Yeah and using a 3/4" UNC bolt rather than a 1/2" UNC bolt are the things engineers dwell on whats your point?
 
2012-10-02 08:07:01 AM  
Up and at them.
 
2012-10-02 08:07:07 AM  
"I'll be back...stud!", said with one finger to the cheek and a raised ankle, followed by "Tee-hee!".
 
2012-10-02 08:08:07 AM  

Egoy3k: Yeah and using a 3/4" UNC bolt rather than a 1/2" UNC bolt are the things engineers dwell on whats your point?


Huh?

i.usatoday.net
 
2012-10-02 08:08:29 AM  
'Stick around'.
 
2012-10-02 08:09:02 AM  

Egoy3k: Yeah and using a 3/4" UNC bolt rather than a 1/2" UNC bolt are the things engineers dwell on whats your point?


Yeah, 220, 221. Whatever it takes.
 
2012-10-02 08:10:31 AM  

Teaser: Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn.


Gable's memoirs reveal that that line was originally, "I don't give a flying f*ck. Kiss my rich, white ass, you goddam b*tch!" But Gable and George Cukor discussed it and decided that it was too subtle.
 
2012-10-02 08:14:46 AM  
Actually, it does sound more robotic.
 
2012-10-02 08:15:37 AM  
let's roll!
 
2012-10-02 08:24:07 AM  
Do you know what I am saying?
 
2012-10-02 08:27:18 AM  
Yes, these are the things professional actors dwell on. It's what separates them from actors in a high school play.

I think he was right, too. "I will be back," delivered in that cold, soulless Austrian monotone would have worked very well. But much like "Luke, I am your father", people would still probably be saying "I'll be back" anyhow.
 
2012-10-02 08:33:19 AM  
Thank you, Shakespeare's Monkey.
 
2012-10-02 08:41:38 AM  

cwolf20: Considering the pronunciation winds up sounding like "Aisle Be Back"

I much prefer "I WILL be back"


What's wrong with your ice?
 
2012-10-02 08:46:35 AM  

Mugato: Actually, it does sound more robotic.


Data agrees.
 
2012-10-02 08:48:40 AM  
Up and at them
 
2012-10-02 08:49:24 AM  

Subdue their bellies: Up and at them.


Grrr. Why do I always see these posts AFTER I posted? Don't answer that.
 
2012-10-02 08:50:00 AM  
He has grown as an actor, he should be more sophisitcated.

"I shall return forthwith, my dear chaps"
 
2012-10-02 08:50:03 AM  
As he acknowledges in TFA he's not a native speaker of English and there's some subtleties that will always elude us in other languages (I wouldn't be able to do anything near that in German).
That said the point he raised is a good one and "I will be back" sounds more robot like, but Ah-nuld should have sought a second opinion from another well educated native speaker rather than just making up his own mind. But that's Mr Schwarzenegger for you.
 
2012-10-02 08:59:50 AM  
I've got to agree with Arnold here, I will be back would have sounded so much better.
 
GBB
2012-10-02 09:32:58 AM  
Would have been great if he would have done a hit of helium for that shot.
 
2012-10-02 09:35:41 AM  
Neither alternative holds a candle to "I'M GONNA PUNCH YOUR DICK."

Does anyone have editing skills?

/Only in the reruns, kid
 
2012-10-02 09:41:45 AM  

Feral_and_Preposterous: Mugato: Actually, it does sound more robotic.

Data agrees.


That was a silly plot point wasn't it? Android with a positronic brain, can make near infinite calculations per second and can't use contractions.
 
2012-10-02 09:51:00 AM  

markfara: Teaser: Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn.

Gable's memoirs reveal that that line was originally, "I don't give a flying f*ck. Kiss my rich, white ass, you goddam b*tch!" But Gable and George Cukor discussed it and decided that it was too subtle.


Let me tell you about the original title from War & Peace.
 
2012-10-02 09:54:08 AM  

Mugato: Actually, it does sound more robotic.


I would think at this stage, a cyberneticist would devote a little programming time to enable his android to properly use contractions, just to throw the goddamned humans off.

/Arnie debating fine points of English usage gives me A BURAWN TUMAH.
 
2012-10-02 10:02:12 AM  

Mugato: Feral_and_Preposterous: Mugato: Actually, it does sound more robotic.

Data agrees.

That was a silly plot point wasn't it? Android with a positronic brain, can make near infinite calculations per second and can't use contractions.


My personal favorite is he has no emotions, but he has a desire to experience emotions as if desire could possibly exist in an emotionless being.
 
2012-10-02 10:04:47 AM  

Valiente: Mugato: Actually, it does sound more robotic.

I would think at this stage, a cyberneticist would devote a little programming time to enable his android to properly use contractions, just to throw the goddamned humans off.

/Arnie debating fine points of English usage gives me A BURAWN TUMAH.


Yeah, I'm going to agree with this. Those whole reason for making robot assassins look human in the first place was so they could blend in with people as much as possible.
 
2012-10-02 10:29:29 AM  

Egoy3k: Mugato: Feral_and_Preposterous: Mugato: Actually, it does sound more robotic.

Data agrees.

That was a silly plot point wasn't it? Android with a positronic brain, can make near infinite calculations per second and can't use contractions.

My personal favorite is he has no emotions, but he has a desire to experience emotions as if desire could possibly exist in an emotionless being.


i.imgur.com

"I wanna know what would happen if I were human. I mean, being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions and sometimes that makes me very sad."
 
2012-10-02 10:38:52 AM  

browntimmy: Yeah, I'm going to agree with this. Those whole reason for making robot assassins look human in the first place was so they could blend in with people as much as possible.


Yeah, because the T-800 really blended in with humans behaviorally
 
2012-10-02 10:47:18 AM  

cwolf20: Considering the pronunciation winds up sounding like "Aisle Be Back"

I much prefer "I WILL be back"


I prefer "Aisle Beef Hooked".
 
2012-10-02 10:51:10 AM  

Eravior: UP AND AT THEM!


came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-02 11:18:56 AM  
Well I hope you leave enough room for my fist because i'm going to ram it into your stomach and break your goddamned spine!

I think we can all agree that this is the best Arnie line.
 
2012-10-02 11:24:30 AM  
STOP WHINING!
 
2012-10-02 11:39:45 AM  

Mugato: browntimmy: Yeah, I'm going to agree with this. Those whole reason for making robot assassins look human in the first place was so they could blend in with people as much as possible.

Yeah, because the T-800 really blended in with humans behaviorally


"...as much as possible."
 
2012-10-02 11:43:31 AM  
"Interesting story; the line was originally 'yes' but I went in another direction." 

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2012-10-02 11:43:57 AM  

markfara: Teaser: Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn.

Gable's memoirs reveal that that line was originally, "I don't give a flying f*ck. Kiss my rich, white ass, you goddam b*tch!" But Gable and George Cukor discussed it and decided that it was too subtle.


IIRC there was a question over whether the Censorship Board which existed at the time would allow such scandalous swearing, and were considering "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't really care".
 
2012-10-02 11:47:11 AM  

HailRobonia: "Interesting story; the line was originally 'yes' but I went in another direction." 

[img.photobucket.com image 175x167]


Anecdote accepted, snappy comeback not found.

img1.ranker.com
 
2012-10-02 11:59:16 AM  
actually, i think the line would have been much better if he had said "i'll be right back." most people say it that way. so it would have sounded a bit more natural, and also in retrospect would have been funnier.
 
2012-10-02 12:12:56 PM  

Eravior: UP AND AT THEM!


Up and atom.
 
2012-10-02 12:15:13 PM  

Valiente: Mugato: Actually, it does sound more robotic.

I would think at this stage, a cyberneticist would devote a little programming time to enable his android to properly use contractions, just to throw the goddamned humans off.

/Arnie debating fine points of English usage gives me A BURAWN TUMAH.


Maybe confusing its and it's is just one of their ways of assassinating grammar nazis.
 
2012-10-02 12:17:47 PM  
What if the Terminator just watched ET in his hotel room before going into the police station and his onboard menu told him to say, "I'll be right here"? That would have been some epic shiat.
 
2012-10-02 12:49:38 PM  
I can just see it now.

"I will be back...I WILL be back...I will BE back...I will be BACK..."
 
2012-10-02 12:52:09 PM  
I hope they release something like this on The Terminator.
 
2012-10-02 12:57:17 PM  

browntimmy: Valiente: Mugato: Actually, it does sound more robotic.

I would think at this stage, a cyberneticist would devote a little programming time to enable his android to properly use contractions, just to throw the goddamned humans off.

/Arnie debating fine points of English usage gives me A BURAWN TUMAH.

Yeah, I'm going to agree with this. Those whole reason for making robot assassins look human in the first place was so they could blend in with people as much as possible.


I believe there was a scene in Star Trek: TNG where Riker sussed out that Data was actually an enemy hologram because he said "don't" or something as a tip-off.

What a corny plot device/character limitation. That and the lemony contacts.
 
2012-10-02 01:00:35 PM  

ethics-gradient: As he acknowledges in TFA he's not a native speaker of English and there's some subtleties that will always elude us in other languages (I wouldn't be able to do anything near that in German).
That said the point he raised is a good one and "I will be back" sounds more robot like, but Ah-nuld should have sought a second opinion from another well educated native speaker rather than just making up his own mind. But that's Mr Schwarzenegger for you.


Correct. He should've stuck to doing the help in the pooper while he was at it, as well.

sprocketink.com

"Yeah, I'm getting tired of having the little bastard over at Christmas."
 
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