Seventy-five years ago today, June 27, a desperate Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) begged Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) not to abandon her, pleading, “Rhett, Rhett, if you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?” His famous retort, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” was an epic dis decades before the word dis existed. When Gone With the Wind premiered in 1939, Rhett’s line was shocking because the use of the word damn was a violation of the era’s production code. The fact that we still remember it today, when children’s films use spicier language, is a testament to the power of the cinematic dis. More than just an insult, a great movie dis is a summation of the relationship between the disser and the dissee. While no dis will ever top Rhett’s, these 12 great movie disses are eminently quotable.
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