Sunday, March 8, 2009

A List of His Own

A while ago DH saw my list of 10 quotes from guilty pleasure movies and put together a list of his own favorites. So without further ado, here's a mess o' faux fur to provide the obligatory knitting content, the original rules of the meme, and DH. Consider yourself flashed and tagged, if you wish.

Mess o' faux fur
The rules:
1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. Looking them up is cheating, please don’t.

Hello, here are some of my favorite movie quotes as taken from IMDB. I am pleased to offer you these for your entertainment, and to hopefully inspire you to see or see once again the films represented. All of the films are well worth seeing, and each is a good or great film from its genre. If you can’t identify the film by the quotation outright, a clue will be provided.

1. "Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator n his back."
Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, to his colleagues in the sci-fi comedy Ghostbusters as they ride an elevator to their first ghost busting assignment.
Identified by: stbyra.

2. "If it wasn't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics!"
A political operative, Skeeters, played by William Demarest (later of My Three Sons) in the Preston Sturges screwball political comedy, The Great McGinty.
Identified by: Kathy.

3. "I hope you're not in the habit of seeing dead people, however distinguished – it’s not in the best of taste!"

4. "I'm impatient with stupidity. My people have learned to live without it."
Michael Rennie as Klaatu in the 50s sci fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, to a cabinet secretary.
Identified by: Kathy.

5. "So it has always seemed to me that to do something very dangerous requires a certain absence of imagination."

6. "Marry her if you can, my son, but never fall in love with her."
Nina Foche playing Bithiah, to her adoptive son Moses, a Prince of Egypt in the biblical epic film Ten Commandments regarding Princess Nefretiri – who is standing near by.
Identified by: Kathy.

7. "Talking pictures, that means I'm out of a job. At last I can start suffering and write that symphony."
Donald O’Connor, playing Cosmo Brown, music director of Monumental Pictures in the silent-to-sound-pictures musical Singing in the Rain.
Identified by: Deb.

8. "I wish the wolves had eaten you! Then maybe I could've found a real husband."
Jada Pinkett Smith playing Toki, one of the Japanese iron workers in the Japanese animated classic film, Princess Mononoki.
Identified by: underdutchskies.

9. "In time you'll drop dead and I'll come to your funeral in a red dress!"
Loretta Castorini played by Cher in her Oscar-winning performance as an unlucky accountant in the romantic comedy, Moonstruck.
Identified by: Deb.

10. "Not much meat on her, but what's there is cherce."


stbyra said...

I know that no. 1 is from Ghostbusters!!

--Deb said...

7. Cosmo/ aka Donald O'Connor from Singin in the Rain

9. Cher, in Moonstruck, just before she throws the ring to the floor, just missing the oatmeal...

underdutchskies said...

8. Princess Mononoke! I KNEW I knew that from somewhere... This is the first Manga I ever saw. My boyfriend was really into it and we went together to see this movie early in our time together. I guess I passed the test! :-)

kathy said...

2. Graft in politics ~ from Preston Sturges's The Great McGinty starring William Demarest of My Three Sons fame and most of Sturges's films (esp The Miracle of Morgan's Creek), and Brian Dunlevy, who played the starving, out of work, down on his luck guy who went from precinct to precinct to vote for a dollar a vote. This enterprise led him to be a favorite of the local politicians, especially Akim Tamiroff who plays the Boss, who thought they could install him as a puppet in local politics, finally getting him in the Governor's mansion. He marries, has kids, and ends up leaving the country and tending bar. Excellent movie, as are all Sturges's films. Best realtime representation of the late 30s and wartime 40s, strong, biting satire and Sturges's stable of actors. I think all the crooked politicians end up in the bar in an unnamed Latin American country at the end of the film ~ the same shot that the film opens with. Got this as part of a Sturges box set gift for hubby for Christmas several years back.

4. Impatient with stupidity: Klaatu from The Day the Earth Stood Still (original with Patricia Neal). This movie scared the DEATH out of me and gave me nightmares for years ~ the deathray coming out of the monster's rectangular eye. YIKES!! I was very, very young, probably five or six, spending the night at grammy's house. She always slept with the TV on after gramps died, and this movie was one of the late-night shows. She was sound asleep. I was horrified and freaked out.

6. Marry her but don't love her: Moses' adopted mother to Moses (Charlton Heston and Yul Brenner in their bare-chested yummiest. Heston played Moses and Brenner played Ramses the King or Pharaoh of Egypt) in The 10 Commandments. Charlton brings Nefritiri to meet the folks.

Ladona said...

#6 "marry her if you can, my son, but never fall in love with her."

Movie: The 10 Commandments

Bithiah said this to her (adopted) son, Moses, about Nefretiri. She was to marry the next pharoah of Egypt.

LOVE this movie!!!