4 December 2012 12:00 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

When a screenwriter types the words Fade In: on a blank white page, he or she is aiming for greatness. “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” “I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more.” “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the War Room!”

Inevitably, most every writer falls short, even the ones lucky enough to get their script to the screen. Movie lines can be all types of awful, from the joke that sounds like it somehow survived a 1998 re-write to the dialog that makes you feel bad »

- EW staff

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