It's one of cinema's most worn out cliches, but, executed properly, the so-called "pre-mortem one-liner" can truly make a good film great.

Consider where Dirty Harry would be without "do I feel lucky"; or Scarface without "say hello to my little friend"; or Scott Pilgrim without "you once were a ve-gone, and now you will be gone."

Okay, so maybe Scott Pilgrim is a lost cause either way, but you get what I'm saying.


YouTuber Zacbar has helpfully compiled a collection of Hollywood's more memorable pre-mortem zingers, and, just for kicks, threw in the mortem part too.

[The High Definite]