The sun has gone down on the Olympics for me a tiny bit ever since Ian Thorpe retired; how I miss the battles between the Thorpedo and Pieter von den Hoogenband! And MUST they keep showing the President looking like a bored frat boy as he watches the events? Here I am, all gleefully proud of the American men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay team, and then I see that person. Go away. You have done nothing but break my heart for 8 years and you make me ashamed.
Ahem. That was not an auspicious beginning. So let me quickly distract you with a really fun movie meme, gakked from my friends Jess and Wanda. (*waves at Jess and Wanda*)
1. I picked 15 of my favorite movies.
2. I went to IMDb and found a quote from each movie.
3. I posted them here for everyone to guess.
4. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions. I’m talking to you!
5. I’ll strike out each quote when someone guesses correctly, and write in who guessed it and the movie.
6. If it turns out that I’ve been too tricky, I’ll add additional quotes or clues, so please feel free to come back and try again!
Ready, set, GO!
EDIT: All the movies have now been correctly guessed, so I’m taking out the strikeouts so that everything can be read without giving people headaches.
-When I talk to the police I get nervous.
-Yes. You know who doesn’t?
Daniel guessed the ever-quotable Glengarry Glen Ross, from the play by David Mamet.
-This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then explode.
Gnomicutterance — Serenity. I love Mal!
-I wish to check the position of the Nile. My sister tells me it is in South America.
-No, she’s quite wrong, for I believe it is in Belgium.
-You must be thinking of the Volga.
-Of course, the Volga. Which, as you know, starts in…
-Vladivostock, and ends in…
-Precisely. Where the coffee beans come from.
Sarah Rettger — Ang Lee’s Sense & Sensibility. (Isn’t that one of the funniest parts? ^_^)
Mrmorse — The Muppet Movie
-Richie, this illness, this closeness to death… it’s had a profound affect on me. I feel like a different person, I really do.
-Dad, you were never dying.
-…But I’m gonna live.
Daniel — The Royal Tenenbaums
-Oh, George, you didn’t jump into the river. How sensible of you!
Colorwheel got it — Mary Poppins.
-Friend, that’s more words than you’ve spoke in the past two weeks.
-Hell, that’s the most I’ve spoke in a year.
Mrmorse — Brokeback Mountain
-I have loved you since the moment I clapped eyes on you. What could be more reasonable than to marry you?
-We’d kill each other.
-Neither of us can keep our temper —
-I can, unless provoked.
-We’re both stupidly stubborn, especially you. We’d only quarrel!
-You can’t even propose without quarreling!
E. M. Reads guessed Little Women (with Winona Ryder and Christian Bale), which is correct :o)
-You don’t live with me, you live among the remains of dead people. You sift through the detritus, you read the terrain, you search for signs of passing, for the scent of your prey, and then you hunt them down. That’s the only thing you’re committed to. The rest is the mess you leave as you pass through.
Daniel guessed Michael Mann’s Heat, possibly my favorite action movie.
-You must permit me to treat with skepticism anything you have to say about her.
-Nevertheless, I must tell you in this affair, we are both her creatures, as I believe her letters to me will prove. When you have read them, you may decide to circulate them.
Alice, good work! Technically, Gillian guessed it first, but in email. It’s Dangerous Liaisons.
-Where is my beige iridescent lipstick?!
Alison — Dirty Dancing. Great to know I’m not the only person who literally knows every line in that movie! :o)
-Come and have a bathe.
-I should like that.
-That’s the best introduction I’ve ever heard. “How do you do. Come and have a bathe.”
Alice — A Room with a View. Alice, I expected that scene would be memorable to more people than me! 😉
-You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.
Gillian guessed first in email! It’s The Princess Bride.
-If I never meet you in this life, let me feel the lack.
Daniel guessed Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line. I actually love his Days of Heaven and The New World even more, but their quotes are even more obscure…
-Let X equal the quantity of all quantities of X. Let X equal the cold. It is cold in December. The months of cold equal November through February. There are four months of cold, and four of heat, leaving four months of indeterminate temperature. In February it snows. In March the lake is a lake of ice. In September the students come back and the bookstores are full. Let X equal the month of full bookstores. The number of books approaches infinity as the number of months of cold approaches four. I will never be as cold now as I will in the future. The future of cold is infinite. The future of heat is the future of cold. The bookstores are infinite and so are never full except in September…
Chelle — Proof, based on the play by David Auburn — oh, how I love that movie!