In “Legend Of Tarzan” we finally hear this false cult quote

It is one of the most famous movie quotes of all time and everyone associated it immediately with the figure Tarzan. But it is wrong. The sentence was never spoken of Tarzan. In “Legend Of Tarzan” but he is, after all, before the first time …

“Me Tarzan, you Jane”, this quote has been burned into the brains of many film fans, but if you ask where Tarzan says this sentence, you get silence or a wide variety of answers. Since there then people who are convinced that the sentence in the classic “Tarzan the Ape Man” with Johnny Weissmuller was carried forward (which is so even still wrong in action Demolition in Wikipedia and the DVD announcement of the film), others believe that Gordon Scott, the second famous and long-standing Tarzan actor in film history, spoke the words in a part of its film series.

“Me Tarzan, you Jane”, this quote has been burned into the brains of many film fans

But both are wrong. These words were as accurate of Tarzan never spoken (!) – also not in the novel templates by Edgar Rice Burroughs, where Tarzan is anyway not a wild jungle residents but well educated and has a large vocabulary in different languages.

But both are wrong. These words were as accurate of Tarzan never (!) Speaking

but not from Tarzan’s mouth – 2016 fall the words

The first Tarzan movie with the famous saying is just the 2016 by director David Yates ( “Fantastic Beasts” series) directed “Legend Of Tarzan” with Alexander Skarsgård. Again, this even does not say the words.

The famous saying comes from the mouth of Samuel L. Jackson’s character: a deliberate allusion to the legend of the famous false quote. Only since “Legend Of Tarzan” is therefore “Me Tarzan, you Jane” in the English version and “Me Tarzan, you Jane” really in the original English version a real movie quote. But how it ever came to be that a quote in our memory Branded, it did not exist until 2016?

The famous saying comes from the mouth of Samuel L. Jackson’s character: a deliberate allusion to the legend of the famous false quote

The story behind the false quote

The reason for this is probably a scene in “Tarzan the Ape Man”. In the classics Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) and Jane (Maureen O’Sullivan), whom he has kidnapped, on a tree where her-hunts a great ape fear. Tarzan takes her in his arms and chased his monkey friend. Both the first time come close and Jane realizes that she does not like so far afraid of him must have. She thanks and tried to communicate with him.

The reason for this is probably a scene in “Tarzan the Ape Man”.

It unravels a wonderful dialogue in which the wild Jane Tarzan tries to explain that she means by “me” to him, but it is exactly the other way around for him with “you”. “Me. I’m up for myself “and” For I am you say “they so among other things – to their dawns that this is too complicated for a lot of their opponent.

Therefore, then Jane changes to name basis. She explains Tarzan that they called “Jane”. And at some point he understands it, patting his chest and says his name: “Tarzan”. Then he is so excited by his discovery that he is coming back to them and “Jane” says, then points to himself and “Tarzan” says.

In the seemingly endless “Jane – Tarzan – Jane – Tarzan – …” – never the phrase “Me Tarzan, you Jane – monologue, which is only interrupted when she can no longer bear it, however, is – as in the rest of the film ” in front.

Starring Weissmuller made well for the legend

Fault that there is this accurate, false quote that was probably Johnny Weissmuller himself. Born as Johann Peter Weißmüller in what was then Austria-Hungary, as a baby emigrated with his parents to the US Star, declared shortly after the release of the film in a interview namely its transformation from athletes to actors.

Fault that there is this accurate, false quote that was probably Johnny Weissmuller himself.

Weissmuller, who swam the first man, the 100 meters in under a minute, quipped to a reporter that the change was not such a big leap: “I did not act, I said yes only Me Tarzan, you Jane.”

quipped to a reporter that the change was not such a big leap, “I had not acting, I said yes only Me Tarzan, you Jane.”

From there was the false quote in the world and was also carried on. The five-time Olympic champion was married from 1933 to 1939 with Lupe Velez. The Mexican actress, singer, dancer and comedian was at that time what you would now call it-girl and socialite star. They dominated the headlines of tabloids and especially their relationship with Weissmuller was the subject of continuous coverage – also because both very often and argued very loudly and the press so powerful gave fodder YESMOVIES.

After her divorce is made then Vélez advantage of the wrong quote. In the biography “The Life And Career Of Hollywood, Mexican Spitfire ” the story of an encounter is with a reporter. She asked why after all these years their English is still as bad. Their quick-witted and brusque reply: “I was married to the guy who only Me Tarzan, you Jane could say. ‘”

Famous wrong movie quotes

There are many other famous movie quotes that do not exist in reality that way. One of the best known is “Luke, I am your father!” This Darth Vader takes in both the German and in the original version of not “The Empire Strikes Back” at this moment his son’s name into his mouth.

On a “no” in response to Luke’s accusation that Obi-Wan told him that Vader had killed his father, follows here merely “I am your father”. Correctly called this quote, saying, “No. I am your father “or just” I am your father “.

Another example is of course the most famous purely German false quote “Look into my eyes, Small!” From “Casablanca”. For one, Rick Humphrey Bogart says in the German version, “I see you in the eye, kid” and not “look”. In addition but still: This statement is only in Germany Kult – romantic and even in Germany. You have here in the synchronization namely conscious mind changed.

In the original English version Bogart says the words “Here’s looking at you, kid” and have a completely different meaning. The phrase “Here’s looking at you” is in the English language a phrase for the toast while drinking. In reality, Rick toasts So here Ilsa just about. That leaves his character in a very different light on and is known to be not the only false cult quote in this film classic …

This text is a revised version of an already once appeared on .de article. The occasion is the TV broadcast of “Legend Of Tarzan” on November 9, 2019 at 20:15 Sat.1.

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