Saturday, May 9, 2009

INCONCEIVABLE!!

by Jeanne Adams and Nancy Northcott

Have you ever seen one of those movie that just invades your life? You know, the one you see with you best friend/sister/husband that you both quote all the time? One of our own Bandita's quoted a line from Star Wars the other day that had us all laughing and remembering which movie it was from and where the scene - the asteroid field - fell in the movie.

Then, when I was on FaceBook not too long ago a poster friend said she was going to crawl in bed with a favorite movie. In less than an hour, she had 42 one-liner comments to her FaceBook post. The movie? The Princess Bride.

It's one of my favorites too. This brilliant film can be seen by children and adored for the fairy tale it is. They will laugh and gasp and giggle and sigh just as if it were the true tale of adventure, wonder, swords and swashbuckling which the Grandfather (Peter Falk) tells his grandson (Fred Savage) he will enjoy, despite the kissing parts.

That does it little justice, however. It's also viewable on a whole other, adult, amusing level of parody of every adventure tale we ever watched as kids, from Captain Blood and Robin Hood to Disney's Aladdin.

It spawned lines like, "I'm not saying I'd like to build a summer home here, (in the Fire Swamp) but the trees really are quite lovely."

I have a friend who will periodically leave this - and only this line - on my voice mail.

Another friend frequently texts, when asked how her day is going,

"I've got my country's 500th Anniversary to plan, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it. I'm swamped!"

You get the idea.

Then there's the lines from great old films. Who could forget Rhett - "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"
Or Scarlett: "As God is my witness I will never go hungry again!"

(Which also brings to mind Carol Burnett's parody of Scarlett where she comes out wearing the drapes, and the drapery rod. THAT's a whole 'nother blog!)

Or the cult classic by legendary director Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction. "Who put me on brain detail?"

Do you remember the famous line from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? "I'm not bad....I'm just drawn that way."

Scarface: "Say hello to my little friends...."

Apocalypse Now: "I just love the smell of Napalm in the morning..."

There are SO many! I have a friend who loves movies and she's passed this love on to her daughter. They can have an entire conversation in movie lines. It's like a scene from Whose Line is It, Anyway, where they just use song titles or movie titles to converse. However, Em and her daughter A. will seriously converse in whole sections of dialogue. It's like their own secret language and it is hysterically funny to watch.

The Holiday - "I'm a weepah (weeper)...a major weepah!"

Or Love Actually, with the inimicable Rowan Atkinson and his nearly silent performance as the shop clerk. If I'm being slow, another friend of mine will laughingly quote my dear, darling Alan Rickman when he insists Rowan be "QUITE quick, I say, QUITE quick."

As to Love Actually, who could forget that life so terribly imitated art as Liam Neeson lost his beloved wife this year? Sorrow of the heart indeed.

Love blossomed in Love Actually, between porn stand-ins, elementary school pals, the Prime Minister and an aide who not only couldn't NOT say the f-bomb upon meeting the PM, but lost her job because he couldn't be with her and not want to be WITH her. How wild is that?

If you want quotable lines, Monty Python pretty much can't be beat either. "What is the airspeed of an sparrow..."; "We are the Knights who say NI!"; "She's a witch, burn her! Burn her!"; "Fetchez le Vache!"

And there's the Monty Python show...Spanish Inquisition, anyone? Not only is the Spanish Inquistion used in the shows, but its spawned all sorts of other things. Did anyone else love the movie Sliding Doors? I thought I would fall out of my chair when the whole, "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition" line cropped up.

Python addicts can go on for DAYS. Seriously. DAYS.

Network: "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"

When Harry Met Sally: "I'll have what she's having..."

However, I have to confess I always come back to my favorites.

Star Trek: "Beam me up, Scotty"; "Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor, not a miracle worker!"; "Cap'tn, I'm giving ye all I'v got, she's not going to take much more!"; "Live long and prosper"; "Damn it, Jim..."

Star Wars: "Do or not do. There is no try."; "Use the Force Luke"; "Never tell me the odds"; "Search your feelings, Luke"; "There is...gasp...another...gasp...Skywalker"; "These aren't the droids you're looking for..."

And of course, The Princess Bride. You knew I'd work my way back here, now didn't you? Grins.

Inconceivable!
If you don't have your health, you don't have anything...
Where'd we put that wheelbarrow? Over the Albino, I think...
Fezzig, jog his memory...
Be nice to him. He's been mostly dead all day.


I am not left-handed...
Bow to her...bow to the Queen of Putrescence...
So many quotes, so little blog space. But the best, the BEST: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

I'm betting the new Trek movie - DYING to see it! - as well as Wolverine and others will spawn a whole new set of favorite lines.

SO....

What's your favorite movie of all time?

What's YOUR favorite movie line, either from one of the movies I've listed or your own particular favorite?
Do you have a friend with whom you trade movie lines?

Reveal all, dear movie and book lovers...

154 comments:

Virginia said...

Is he mine today!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

He is, he is, Virginia!

Virginia said...

Oh wow, what a great way to start the weekend! I win Bandit Booty and the rooster all in the same night! Its going to be a great weekend!

I can remember my friend and I going to see Gone With The Wind and coming out crying our eyes out and thinking this is the best movie ever, even though we had both read the book. But then again we did the same thing with the movie Love Story. We alway loved the tear jerking movies. I will have to say my favorite line has always been Frankly my dear I don't give a Damn. I have also used this line myself.

limecello said...

Congrats on the GR, Virginia!

Haha. And good thing :P I never watch movies and pretty much don't know anything. As playing trivia in the wee hours again reminded me this past week. :P

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

AWESOME on the booty and the bird, Virginia!

As to the "Give a damn," I think most of us who've seen GWTW have used that line with gusto. Ha! No one does it like Rhett though.

Did you ever see the Carol Burnett version? I'm snorking over the memory of that right now. Harvy Corman, playing Rhett, had to leave the stage several times. He kept breaking character and LOL.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hi Lime! I have to confess that the last several years haven't been good to me either on the movie trivia. :> Young kids + expensive sitters = no movies.

And who has time to rent and watch 'em?

Kirsten said...

Jeanne, I just went down memory lane reading those quotes! My high school crowd loved Monty Python -- I am definitely one of those who could quote it all day long.

And while I do love the Princess Bride, I have to be one of those grumps who say the book was better. Because it was. Much better. :-)

My favorite movie of all time is The Pirate Movie. I haven't watched it for years, but I had actually planned to watch it this weekend. It's not really huge on the one-liners, but there's some absolutely hilarious moments with the pirate king.

Joan said...

Jeanne said: (Which also brings to mind Carol Burnett's parody of Scarlett where she comes out wearing the drapes, and the drapery rod. THAT's a whole 'nother blog!)"I just saw it in the window..."

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Kirsten, what's your fav Python?

I must say the mental image of you being an MP girl gives me pause...snickering pause, but pause nevertheless. Ha!

Oh! The Pirate Movie! That IS hilarious.

(And yes, the book is better, but the movie is pretty stellar too!)

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

JT...one word....SNORK!!!

Joan said...

Name this tune:

"There is not such thing as natural beauty"

"Blush and Bashful"

"Two pigs wrestling in a sack"

"You are evil. You must be destroyed"

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Color me stumped....although the pigs wrestling rings a bell...hmmmmm

Joan said...

Actually, I think the line is two pigs wrestling under a blanket.

Add "I don't trust anybody who does her own hair"

Or

"Louisana lawyers do well wheather they want to or not"

(I think I've got this)"Mama, I'd rather have two minutes of wonderful than a whole lifetime of nothing special"

jo robertson said...

Jeanne and Nancy, hilarious post. Thanks for the walk down the memory lane of movie lines. It's so fun to quote one and have the person you're talking to "get" it. In our family, we do a lot of Seinfeld lines. Remember the phrase "jump the shark" came from one of their epi's and of course, our favorite IN THE VAULT!!

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Jeanne, cool blog! I love talking about movies I love.

But first, YAY, VIRGINIA! Congratulations on snatching that chook.

Recently on my favorite things on my website I did a piece on the fabulous Last of the Mohicans and I mentioned it on Facebook. Well, if you build it they will come. I had comments up to the wazoo. Turns out everyone else LOVES that movie too. So we had a favorite line fest. "I'm looking at you, Miss." And particularly "STAY ALIVE. I WILL FIND YOU!" That one seemed to set female hearts fluttering from Quwait to Quebec to Canberra!

I was at boarding school when Monty Python was in its hey day so I've only come upon it in bits and pieces since. LOVE the films. Did anyone else see the Venice travelogue that came with The Life of Brian? There's more to Venice than gondolas...

Anna Campbell said...

Actually, Jo, just checking - but I always thought jump the shark came from a Happy Days ep where Fonzie (avec leather jacket) was in Hawaii and had to jump some sharks on skis. That was on TV here the other day (cable puts up all sorts of fascinating dross). And believe me, by that stage, the series really had JUMPED THE SHARK! I wasn't a real Seinfeld fan (I know, shoot me!) but I do remember fondly "No soup for you!"

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Oh my, Anna, I'm going to have to go get out Life of Brian and see if it has the extra travelogue. :>

As to LOTM, oooohhhhhh myyyyyyyy and BIG Sigh......

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

IN THE VAULT, Jo! Love that one!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Steel Magnolias, JT?

Kirsten said...

Oh, Jeanne, Holy Grail, definitely.

Only a flesh wound!

Bring out yer dead -- I'm not dead!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

But it's just a little bunny rabbit....ARRRRRGHHHHHH!

Joan said...

Yup, Jeanne. Steel Magnolias!

I also like the scene when Wheezer gives Drum a piece of the armadillow grooms cake...the rear end of it and he says "I always like a nice piece of a**"

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

My fav from SteelM's: "I've just been in a bad mood for 40 years!"

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

All-righty ladies. I'm off to beddy bye for now. I'll check in in the mornin' Knoxville time (I'm here to teach a class! Yeah!) then Nancy will be revvin' 'er up and takin' it to town.

Grins.

BTW, forgot to mention one of my other "cult classic" favorites, Raising Arizona.

"Son, you've got a pantyhose on your head!"

"You hear that, ya' hayseeds? We're usin' code names."

Christine Wells said...

What a great blog!!

Ohhh, I love Princess Bride! Donna sent me the coolest card recently that blared out "Inconceivable" when I opened it, so this blog really resonated.

In our family we quote Fawlty Towers a lot: "Don't mention the war. I mentioned it once but I think I got away with it." "He's from Barcelona" and "I'll hit you over the head with a hammer" (in a Spanish accent, of course)

At school we used to quote Twin Peaks a lot. "Wraaaapped in plaaastic..." And that line from Absolutely Fabulous when Edina is in the art gallery and the curator is looking down her nose at her: "You can drop the attitude. You only work in a shop, you know."

Woohoo, Virginia!! Congrats on the golden R!

PinkPeony said...

Hi Jeanne & Nancy!
Congrats on the GR Virginia!

One of my favorite movies is "You've Got Mail". I'm a sap for a well written romance and Nora Ephron writes a great screenplay.

Kathleen Kelly is emailing Joe Fox and she writes:

"The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings."

And because I'm a big WWII history buff, another favorite line is from the movie, "The Battle of the Bulge" in which a German officer talks about a chocolate cake taken from a captured American.
"The Americans have fuel to fly chocolate cake across the Atlantic. They have no concept of failure."

Love the "two pigs fighting under a blanket" from Steel Magnolias!

Helen said...

Congrats on the prize and the GR virginia

Great post I have loved some of the movies you have mentioned Jeanne but I haven't seen all of them one of my all time favourites is Gone With The Wind and yes I too love that saying "Frankly my dear I don't give a damm" and have been known to use that often I too love the Star Wars movies and I love "use the force" Virginia mentioned Love Story another one of my favourites "love means never having to say you are sorry"(I really don't understand this one) another fvaorite Jaws "I think you are going to need a bigger boat"

There are so many I am going to enjoy reading everyones

Have Fun
Helen

Jane said...

Congrats on the booty and the GR, Virginia.

I love "The Princess Bride," too. "As you wish" is another line that is memorable. From "Pulp Fiction" my favorite line is "They call it a "Royale with Cheese." I think my all time favorite quote from a movie is "I want my two dollars" from "Better Off Dead."

Suzanne Welsh said...

LOL, great post, Jeanne and Nancy!

Princess Bride is a favorite of my husband and kids! We've had many a meal interrupted with, "Everyone stop rhyming and I mean it" Followed by, "Anyone want a peanut?"

My two youngest can quote the entire movie Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves... and here's my favorite lines:
"I'll cut your heart out with a spoon."

"Why a spoon, cousin?"

"Because it will hurt more, you twit!"

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Helen said...

Joan

I love Steel Magnolias it is a fantastic movie.

Nancy and Jeanne
I used to watch Star Trek the TV show years ago only the first one with kirk and Spock and my Hubby loves them all of the shows so i am thinking that we may go and see the new movie soon I know he wants to

Have Fun
Helen

Carol said...

Carol said...

Congrats Virginia, have a great day trying to keep the GR in-line! (is that possible!)

Personal Best Movie of all time ...wow too hard!
So I'll go for one that has always stayed in my mind and has a great line(many in fact):
Splash.
Tom Hanks is being taken to an offshore island in a very small boat ... and the boat conks out, the hired hand says he's going back for the little boat, then dives in into the water and swims for the shore.
And Tom calls out in a marvelous shocked voice "The Little Boat"!!!
I love that movie!

Cheers Carol

Laurie said...

Favorite Movie Breaking Away- A boy loves everything Italian and wants to be a bicycle racer.
The Dad' a used car salesman
"Refund? Refund?"
The Dad again-"I know I-tey food when I hear it! It's all them "eenie" foods... zucchini... and linguini... and fettuccine. I want some American food, dammit! I want French fries!"

I also love Braveheart.

"Every man dies. Not every man lives."

"Would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance to come back here, and tell our enemies, that they may take our lives. But they'll never take our freedom!"

Gillian Layne said...

There is so much to love about Princess Bride!

We do love the movie Clue. It's so fun to watch, and my girls never tire of trying to remember who killed whom with what! :) They love saying the lines along with the characters, and when I'm aggravated about something the first thing we say is "Flames...flames.."

My absolute favorite movie is People Will Talk with Cary Grant. It is so amazing on so many levels, and it's a romance. Just perfect.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Mornin' Christine!

Oh, I LOVE Fawlty Towers and AbFab too. :>

I snickered out loud about the Twin Peaks thing. That was a weird phenomenon, wasn't it? The Twin Peaks Era

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hi Pink P!

You wrote: "The Americans have fuel to fly chocolate cake across the Atlantic. They have no concept of failure." from Battle of the Bulge

Wow! What a GREAT quote!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hi Helen! I never understood that one from Love Story either. I mean, I'm married to the most wonderful man in the WORLD, but I'm tellin' ya, I HAVE to say I'm sorry on a fairly regular basis. Nothing to do with him and pretty much everything to do with my being a ditz. Ha! Gotta be pretty smart, pretty agile, and pretty goody-goody not to have to say "Sorry" about once a day. grins.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Good ones, Jane! The one from Better Off Dead reminded me of the one from Paper Moon -

"I. Want. My. Two Hunnert dollars!"

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Mornin' Suz! I love that one from Robin Hood too. Also love the scene where the sherriff (alan rickman...sigh...) says to two women sitting sewing: "You, my bedchamber, 2:00. You, 3:00 and bring a friend."

On the rhyming thing, that has got to be one of the funniest running gags throughout the PB movie.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hi Carol! Oh, I love Splash! I could picture just that scene too. Isn't Tom Hanks wonderful? I mean his body of work, in just such a relatively short time...wow, impressive. Looking forward to Angels and Demons too. It was a better book, to me, than DaVinci Code.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Good ones, Laurie! I could hear the father's voice in my head on that one.

LOVE Braveheart. However, I know have this "spoiler" line in my head. On the comedy show, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin Mochrie and Ryan do this skit about Braveheart.

Colin, in this wee little wavery, quavery old man's voice says, in answer to the famous freedom speech:

"But...I don't WANT my freedom..."

It's howl-worthy and has now changed the drama of the moment. Of course the Carol Burnett thing does that for Tara too...

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hi Gillian! Isn't Clue wonderful? Great movie.

And anything with Cary Grant is watch-and-quote-worthy. Ha!

Anna Sugden said...

I'm ROFL at all these quotes. I must be the only person never to have seen Princess Bride (Oh dear!) and (ducking) I'm not a fan of GWTW.

But Star Wars, Sliding Doors, Monty Python - oh yes.

You've Got Mail - all those fab Godfather quotes! Just an awesome movie all round - still makes me siffle at the end.

And Top Gun! I feel the need ... the need for speed. (takes moment to drool over volleyball scene)

And an old Hepburn/Tracy movie called Desk Set. I still giggle on Lexington Avenue in NY because I hear them laughing about the Mexican Avenue bus.

Oh and another old movie - Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in Desk Set. She's describing in great detail all the specific colours she wants for paint and asks the decorator if he's got it - and he says yep, red, yellow, green, blue, white.

Falling in Love is another favourite (shop at Rizzolis just because of the film) - the scene where she's trying on all the outfits, essentially to cheat and says "What are you doing?"

My favourite line is from a sketch I talked about a while back - the gorilla sketch, where they're interviewing a David Attenborough type and the interviewer asks him if the gorilla was wild when he captured him ... and the gorilla say wild? I was bloody furious!

Suzanne Welsh said...

Yeah, Jeanne, I think Alan Rickman got all the truly good lines, except for the one where Christian Slater's character catapults Robin and Hassim over the wall and he says, "%^&* me, he made it!"

Try explaining to a 7 year old that just because it's in his favorite movies, does NOT mean he gets to say it!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

GOOOD ones, Anna!

And yes, Suz, I'm incredibly familiar with the "no, just because xxx character says it, it doesn't mean YOU can!"

Grins.

suzana said...

I loved the one from Bridget Jones' Diary: "If working here means I am within 10 yards of you, I would rather wipe Saddam Hussein's arse!"
And from Men In Black: "A person is smart; people are dumb panicky dangerous animals and you know it."
Monty Python has sooooo many of them

Minna said...

There are way too many movies to name just one favorite.

Aikakone - Keltainen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYjMTeUKWXI

MAARIT Tuuli & Taivas (Wind & Sky)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDf5NDRRUoU

Chesney Hawkes - The One and Only
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1en9g9UrOE&feature=related

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Minna said...

Favorite movie line (one of them): Be scared. Be very scared. -Addams Family 2.

Doing It All For My Baby - Huey Lewis & The News
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=090DlQcnh18

Back To The Future Music Video - The Power Of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NMph943tsw&feature=related

Back In Time - Huey Lewis & The News
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TTglhq6aA0

KEVÄT JA MINÄ - TOMMI LÄNTINEN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV8cRMmMAFY

Neiti Kevät
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwIgXd6avWY

Pave Maijanen - Lähtisitkö
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLlNe6vyokI

Tomas Ledin - Sommaren är kort
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVdGOz_ptDg

Anna Sugden said...

If you want to see the TV sketch - google 'Gerald the Gorilla'. (I've misquoted a little, but you get the picture *g*). Still cracks me up.

BTW the woman is Pamela Stephenson - wife of Billy Connolly and the gorilla is played by Rowan Atkinson.

Louisa Cornell said...

YAY Virginia! Tell us if the GR says anything quotable!

Been in the cave a bit and I can now announce I have finished my revisions on The Raven's Heart and sent out my first query letters. Wish me luck !

Some great movie quotes here! I LOVE The Princess Bride. The whole movie is so quotable. And I am a big Monty Python fan. "Run away! Run away!"

There is a line from Dracula (the Gary Oldman version) where Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins) says "Your bullets are useless against him, Mr. Morris. You need to use your big Bowie knife." And Mr. Morris says "Frankly, Doc, I wasn't counting on getting that close!" Love that line.

And one of my favorite movies of all time is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Favorite line is after John Cusack's character asks Jim Williams "Will you be staying in Savannah, Jim?" And Keven Spacey says "Oh yes. Living here pisses off all the right people."

How about Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven - "I guess they had it coming." "We all have it coming."

Of course La Campbell quoted my favorite line from Lsst of the Mohicans, another favorite of mine.

Joan said...

Anna I LOVE the movie Desk Set! While I can't quote the scene one of my favs is when Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn are eating lunch on the roof.

And make room in the ducking area. I've only seen bits and pieces of The Princess Bride.

Joan said...

PinkP

I love "You've Got Mail" too!

I love when Meg is emailing Tom and mentions "A butterfly came into the shop today..." and then talks how she imagines it putting on a jaunty hat and inviting her to tea"....Total paraphrase that

Beth said...

Great post, Jeanne and Nancy! My girls and I are always talking in movie quotes. Let's see, recent ones were:

"I'm not like a *regular* mom, I'm a *cool* mom" and "You girls keep me young" from Mean Girls

"Your stupid space car locked me in!" from Baby Mama (my 12 yo daughter was in the back seat of my mom's car and the child proof locks were engaged *g*)

"Yeah, hence!" and "Of America. 50 States, if you count Hawaii. Most people do...I do...I'm pro Hawaii." The House Bunny

My son and his friends often quote their favorite movies and their favorite show, Family Guy :-)

Treethyme said...

Great post! When The Graduate came out, my best friend and I packed lunches and stuffed them in our purses, went to the first show at our local theater and didn't leave until it closed. We saw The Graduate 7 times in one day. We quoted it to each other for years, and later I got my husband doing it, too. "You're missing a great effect" still makes me laugh. Also: "Wood or wire?" (You had to be there.) Still love that movie.

Treethyme said...

My husband's favorite quotes almost all come from Monty Python: "No one expects a Spanish inquisition."

I found the scene online:

Lady M: I don't understand what you're saying.

Reg: One of the cross beams has gone out of skew on the treadle.

Lady M: Well, what on earth does that mean?

Reg: I don't know! - Mr. Wentworth just told me to come in here and say that there was trouble at the mill, that's all - I didn't expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition!

[the door flies open and in come three Cardinals in red robes]

Cardinal Ximinez: NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise!... Surprise and fear... fear and surprise... Our two weapons are fear and surprise... and ruthless efficiency! Our three weapons are fear, and surprise, and ruthless efficiency... and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope... Our four... no... Amongst our weapons... Hmf... Amongst our weaponry... are such elements as fear, surpr... I'll come in again.

[They leave]

Reg: [gamely] I didn't expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition.

[They burst in again]

Ximinez: NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!... Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms - Oh damn!

Gannon Carr said...

You've mentioned some of my favorite movies, especially The Princess Bride--highly quotable and one of my family's favorites. Here's another favorite line of Vezzini's from the movie:

"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha... "

Jeanne, I love Raising Arizona--so many great lines. Remember the prisoners when they were sitting in the circle talking with the therapist and he asks the one guy why he feels trapped in a woman's body and he says:

"Sometimes I get them menstrual cramps real hard."

My sister and I say that all the time.

What about Ferris Bueller? Another favorite from the 80's.

"You're not dying. You just can't think of anything good to do."

Oh, yes, my family quotes Monty Python and the Holy Grail quite often. What's not to love about that movie?

Nancy said...

Virginia, congrats on grabbing the rooster!

Jeanne, great blog! (Just FYI for everyone else, the Duchesse wrote this; I just volunteered to help tend it today).

Virginia, it's hard to top classic Scarlett and Rhett, isn't it? One of my other favorite lines from that movie is Scarlett's staple, "I'll think about it tomorrow." While this has a certain lure for procastinators, it also shows a remarkable ability to compartmentalize.

Nancy said...

Limecello, I find that trivia games can be very demoralizing at times. Take the geography category, for example. Please. Take it far from me! I've lost so many Trivial Pursuit games over that category. *sigh*

Nancy said...

Jeanne, back when we needed sitters, a movie meant two adult, full-price admissions, dinner out, dinner for child and sitter, and fee for sitter. We had to want to see that movie REAL bad. So we didn't see very many. I've seen lots of movies in dibs and dabs, often out of sequence, on TV.

But little kids do become big kids who don't need sitters anymore.

Have I mentioned my guys are taking me to Star Trek for Mothers Day?

How many times? *g*

Nancy said...

Kirsten, I have to confess that Python never did it for me. The humor tended to go over my head. Now that I'm *ahem* older, it might not. The boy loves Python!

Nancy said...

JT, you've stumped me. And I have a feeling I really should know that "you are evil" quotation!

Nancy said...

Ah, but that last one--a few minutes of wonderful versus a lifetime of nothing special--has to be Julia Roberts as Shelby in Steel MagnoliasSpeaking of Louisiana . . .

Nancy said...

Jo, I can take no credit. Duchesse wrote the whole thing. We have friends who were/are obsessive over Seinfeld, but we never managed to see it regularly When the boy was little, our TV watchng was sharply curtailed.

p226 said...

My favorite quotable movie of all time is definitely Pulp Fiction. I think I can quote that movie verbatim.

In fact, you've hit on most of my favorites. Pulp Fiction, Monty Python, Star Wars, and one cannot forget Snatch.

After Tyrone crashed the getaway car into a huge truck and is trying to explain it away, "It's behind you, Tyrone. When you reverse, things come from behind you."

"Tony, do something terrible."

"And the fact that your gun has 'replica' printed down the side, and mine has 'Desert Eagle, point five oh,' should precipitate your ##### into shrinking even further. Along with your presence. Now. #### off."

"D'ya lak dags?"

My favorite Star Wars quote is, "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."

My favorite pulp fiction quote is a single word. When Butch is sitting in his little Honda Civic diddy-boppin' to that old song after failing to take a dive like he was supposed to, and Marselles Wallace just happens to wander across the intersection drinking a milkshake. He turns and looks. One word. "Mother$%^#$%^."

And something a little more contemporary, and insanely creepy. "Call it, friend-o."

Nancy said...

Anna C., that "Stay alive" line is certainly my favorite from the film and the only one I really remember. What great romantic hero dialogue!

That movie was partly filmed in NC, y'know.

Nancy said...

Christine, I have a friend who was stark raving loony over Twin Peaks. I think she was mostly stark raving loony over Kyle MacLachlan, but she could discuss the show in great detail.

We weren't able to see it regularly, and it was one of those shows you really had to track to understand.

Kyle is still pretty cute, imho.

Nancy said...

PinkPeony, I love that chocolate cake line! I've seen that movie, but it was a long time ago.

Were you the person who had The Unforgiving Minute on her list a while back? I got that for my birthday.

Nancy said...

Helen, "use the force" became a saying among my friends for a while. It's just so . . . meaningful, especially to SF geeks.

I've never seen Jaws--too much biting and gore, and I like to swim in the ocean--but I've seen that scene, and I love that line about the boat!

Nancy said...

Suz, the boy is into that rhyming thing, and he loves the Princess Bride (probably a reason for that). He especially loves the scene with the poison.

Treethyme said...

I've had Butch Cassidy on the brain recently. There were some great lines in that one:

Butch Cassidy: If he'd just pay me what he's spending to make me stop robbing him, I'd stop robbing him.

And I LOVE You've Got Mail:

Kathleen Kelly: It happened in Spain. People do really stupid things in foreign countries.

Frank Navasky: Absolutely. They buy leather jackets for much more than they're worth. But they don't fall in love with fascist dictators!

Nancy said...

Helen, I tend to stick with the first incarnation of something I love. I'll always have a fondness for original Trek. I showed "The Devil in the Dark," the Horta espisode, to my students, who are accustomed to Lucasfilm special effects, and they were distracted by the comparatively clunky and primitive appearance of the Horta. They described it as "moldy meat loaf" (and worse), but I will always love that episode.

For me, the "real" Superman is drawn by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson and portrayed by Christopher Reeve, though I have a soft spot for George Reeves, who first played him on TV.

The students totally miss out on the awe those of us accustomed to really bad special effects in SF films got when Han Solo threw the switch that hurled the Millennium Falcon into hyperspace in 1977. There was audible intake of breath in the theater.

I saw that movie 22 times the first year it was out.

And no, I didn't have a life. I was in grad school. :-)

p226 said...

Ah, the battle of the bulge quote made me think of Audie Murphy.

German Mechanized infantry was over-running his position. He'd already ordered all of his men back, but he stayed on a burning German tank hull and was using the machine-gun to keep the infantry at bay. But the armor was advancing, until they were on his position. The whole time he was using that machine gun, he'd been on the radio directing artillery fire in on the advancing Germans.

Finally, they were on top of him. He called in an artillery barrage on his own position. The artillery NCO said "Just how close are they?"

Murphy screamed into the radio "If you hold on a second you can talk to them!" He dove off the tank and ran like hell with the rounds-incoming.

Nancy said...

Carol, Splash was a terrific movie. I think it takes a particular talent for actors to interact with special effects and seem to believe in them, and Tom Hanks did it beautifully in that film.

I read an interview long ago in which Christopher Reeve said the whole secret to flying sequences was in the eyes--that he had to look as though he was really seeing what later appeared on the screen.

Nancy said...

Jane, those are great lines. I think "As you wish" is my favorite of that group.

Nancy said...

Laurie, I remember Breaking Away. What a great movie! I'd forgotten that food line until you reminded me, though. It's wonderful.

That movie had a lot of heart.

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Nancy said...

Suzana, that's my favorite line from the Bridget Jones movie!

One of Bridget's friends is played by James Callis, who turned up on Battlestar Galactica as Baltar, and another is played by the actress who was Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter movies (blanking on her name just now). I love seeing actors overlap.

Like Zachary Quinto - Heroes and Trek!

Nancy said...

Gillian, I've never seen the Clue film, but I love the game. My grandfather taught me to play it, long, long ago.

I'll have to check out the movie.

Nancy said...

Anna S., I liked Sliding Doors a lot, though I had a tendency to confuse the timelines at the end. An intriguing premise, though.

(For those who haven't seen it, it follows two lines of possibility after the heroine runs for the subway--one in which she catches the train, and the other in which the sliding doors close before she reaches it--and resulting the knowledge or lack thereof and ensuing decisions.)

Nancy said...

Suz, I've never seen Alan Rickman turn in a bad performance. He's like a chameleon, merging entirely with his roles. We're eagerly anticipating his upcoming turn as Snape.

July 15 release in the US, just FYI. :-)

Nancy said...

Minna, I love Huey Lewis and the News. They seem to have fallen off the radar here, though.

Too bad!

Nancy said...

Louisa, congrats on finishing your revisions, and good luck with the queries!

You wrote: There is a line from Dracula (the Gary Oldman version) where Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins) says "Your bullets are useless against him, Mr. Morris. You need to use your big Bowie knife." And Mr. Morris says "Frankly, Doc, I wasn't counting on getting that close!" Love that line.I'm not hugely into Dracula, so I didn't see that film, but that is a fabulous bit of dialogue!

Nancy said...

JT--I'm having a delayed reaction due to not noticing the first time. You've only seen bits and pieces of The Princess Bride?

Oh, goddess Sangria! Say it ain't so!

Demetrius--off to the video store, asap! If you don't wanna go, send that new guy. Marcus or whatever his name is. And make sure he leaves the trident and net in the lair this time.

Nancy said...

Beth, people with daughters clearly see different movies than people with sons see. I'm not familiar with any of those, but they're great lines!

AllureVanSanz said...

Wow! What a fun topic!

Star Wars, Monty Python, Princess Bride all have endless one-liners. I'm a big "throw a movie quote into the conversation" gal and I usually chose my friends by who recognizes them. haha.

Monty Python - The holy handgrenade! "Four...is right out!" The dead parrot! "He has ceased to be!"

Star Wars - "Nothing to see, I used to live here you know." "You're going to die here you know. Convenient." "Chewy, your head. Where is it?" (Too many are clouding my brain!)

Princess Bride - "You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept." "Bye Bye boys!" "Have fun storming the castle." "You ARE the brute squad."

I quote pulp fiction, and snatch, and lock, stock, and two smoking barrels.

Another popular one for me is Grosse Pointe Blank. "Ten yeeeeeeears! Ten years!" "I killed the president of paraguay with a fork, how've you been?" "You can never go home again, Oatman...but I guess you can shop there." "Looking for a little validation in my life and I guess I came up a bit short!"

Ghostbusters is also a big quoter movie for me.

"Come in....Ray." "I think he can hear you, Ray."

"This reminds me of the time you try to drill a hole in your head" "That would have worked if you wouldn't have stopped me."

"You're no fluke, Jennifer."

"I think we better split up." "Yeah, we can do more damage that way."

"Ray, when someone asks if you're a god, you say YES!"

"Important safety tip, thanks, Egon."

"Maybe now you'll never slime a guy with a positron collider, huh?"

Okay, I could waste all day in fun land, but I better get some actual work done.

Thanks again for the fun topic!

Allure Van Sanz

Nancy said...

Treethyme, wasn't Dustin Hoffman cute in The Graduate? It's hard to believe he and Katharine Ross are no longer young romantic lad types.

Your post on Python confirms my feeling that people who love those movies seriously love them. Wouldn't it be great to create something that could grab people so tightly?

Nancy said...

Gannon, The Princess Bride may be the movie with the biggest following here! That's really a great line.

Raising Arizona is one of those movies I've always meant to see and never gotten around to. Thanks for reminding me of it.

Nancy said...

p226, I can't identify the film that exchange came from, but it's great.

That line of Han Solo's sums up his character beautifully. I wish the writing in the more recent trilogy had been as good.

Nancy said...

Treethyme wrote: Butch Cassidy: If he'd just pay me what he's spending to make me stop robbing him, I'd stop robbing him.That's a great line! I also love the exchange when they're about to jump off the cliff into the river, and Redford says he's nervous because he can't swim. Newman laughs and says, "Hell, the fall'll probably kill you." And then they jump.

Nancy said...

p226 wrote: Murphy screamed into the radio "If you hold on a second you can talk to them!" He dove off the tank and ran like hell with the rounds-incoming.Terrific line!

Treethyme said...

OMG, I just remembered another movie packed with great one-liners: In & Out:

Berniece: I need that wedding. I need some beauty and some music and some placecards before I die. It's like heroin.

Jack: There's only two times when that kind of thing's okay: In prison where it's a substitute and guys in space.
Mike: Guys in space?
Jack: Well, not on purpose. They just float into each other.

Emily: (standing there in her wedding dress)Are you really gay?
Howard: Hmm Hmm
Emily: Was there oh, ANY OTHER TIME YOU MIGHT OF TOLD ME THIS? I'm wearing a wedding dress, WHICH YOU PICKED OUT!

Nancy said...

Allure, that's a great bit from Star Wars. Return of the Jedi, Luke and Han in the sand skiff, isn't it?

I, too, have work to do, alas, and must take a break soon to do some of it.

AllureVanSanz said...

Gah!

I forgot my favorite Firefly quotes! How is that possible?

"Ahhh curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"

"I got a stake in this job, and nuthin' don't split eight ways.
[Mal and Zoe ignore him as Jayne continues to mumble in the background] Let me do the math here. Nuthin' over nuthin'... carry the nuthin' "

"If they take the ship, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their clothing. And if we're very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order."

"If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of Hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater."

Sooo many more there but hopefully some more of you can add to it.

::Tears herself away from the blog.::

Allure

Nancy said...

Treethyme, that's a great quote from In & Out!

Nancy said...

Allure, by all means stop back in with more! I love Firefly, and some of the funniest sequences are Jayne's.

Anna Campbell said...

Twin Peaks? For some reason, the only line that's stuck in my mind is dam' fine cherry pie. Not sure why and unfortunately it pops into my conversation a lot and makes no sense unless you actually watched TP.

A fave mp line? Heidegger, Heidegger was a mean old beggar...

Dracula? Oh, definitely "I haf crossed oceans of time to find you."

Suzanne Welsh said...

One of my favorite quotes is from the A&E Pride and Prejudice movie:

Mr Bennet to Elizabeth: "What are we put on this earth for if not to make sport of our neighbors and in turn give them something to make sport of us..." (Pretty sure that's a paraphrase.)

And from While You Were Sleeping:

Peter Boyle's character: "Every now and then life is good. Everyone is healthy, happy and there are no problems."

Bill Pullman's character. "Pop, this isn't one of those times."

Nancy said...

Anna Campbell wrote: Twin Peaks? For some reason, the only line that's stuck in my mind is dam' fine cherry pie. Not sure why and unfortunately it pops into my conversation a lot and makes no sense unless you actually watched TP. Or if you had friends who were mad for it! I had forgotten all about the pie thing until you mentioned it.

Kyle MacLaclan was also Paul Atreides in one of the Dune adaptations.

Nancy said...

Suz, I missed the A&E version, but that's a great line.

Bill Pullman is a wonderful, sympathetic leading man. He used to be in a couple of movies a year, but I haven't seen him in a film in ages. I wonder why.

Minna said...

Here's more:
From Unknown Soldier (based on Väinö Linna's book):
Kuin helvetin taval sitä voi oikei rakasta rätei ja lumpui?

How in the hell can one love cloths and rags?

Minna said...

Oh, and Dracula:
I never drink...wine.

Love Song For A Vampire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhG8zC4npsE

1 ANGEL - Love Song For A Vampire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9Je6r9zJUw&feature=related

Susan Sey said...

Oh my gosh, I've just been reading the coments trail & everything good's been taken! I got nothin'!

The best I can come up with is from The Breakfast Club:

"Can you describe the ruckus, sir?"

I've used that line often.

Treethyme said...

Bill Pullman (in While You Were Sleeping) was the model for my hero in the story I've been working on. I LOVE that movie.

He was great in Sleepless in Seattle and Independence Day, too.

Minna said...

Apollo 13: Houston, we have a problem.

Apollo 13 Launch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf5yLuyCTag&feature=PlayList&p=08C1D8B66006F0DE&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=41

Nancy said...

Minna, great lines from Dracula and Apollo 13. I think "Houston, we have a problem" has established itself in the lexicon, at least here in the US.

Nancy said...

Susan, The Breakfast Club was a terrific movie. I think the actor who has changed the most would be Anthony Michael Hall, who really has filled out over the years.

Nancy said...

Treethyme, I can see why you'd model a hero on Pullman. I loved his president in Independence Day!

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Hubby and I have been known to quote from O' Brother, Where Art Thou? Our favorite: "We thought you wuz a toad." :)

I think what I quote more than anything, particularly with my friend Mary, is the show Supernatural. So full of great one-liners.

"Dude, you fugly."

"Dude, where's the pie!?"

"I like him. He says okey-dokey."

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Also liked a line from Wolverine, which isn't giving away anything since it's in the trailer:

Sabretooth: "Do you even know how to kill me?"

Wolverine: "Thought I'd try cutting your head off. See if that works."

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Allure, I LOVE the Firefly quotes too. So many good ones. I feel the need to pull out my DVDs. There are lots of good ones in Castle too, Nathan Fillion's new show.

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

More fun from Firefly and Serenity:

Wash: "We will rule over all this land, and we will call it... 'This Land'."


Mal: "If anyone gets nosy, just...you know... shoot 'em. "
Zoe: "Shoot 'em?"
Mal: "Politely."

Book: "I brought you some supper but if you'd prefer a lecture, I've a few very catchy ones prepped...sin and hellfire... one has lepers."

Jayne: "Testing, testing. Captain, can you hear me?"
Mal: "I'm standing right here."
Jayne: "You're coming through good and loud."
Mal: " 'Cause I'm standing right here."

And those are just from one episode.

Helen said...

VAAnna I have never seen The Princess Bride either my daughters have and they have it on DVD must watch it one day.

Nancy Hubby and I will sometimes spend the weekend watching the Star Wars movies I do love them and the Harry Potter movies.

I am dreadful for remembering quotes and no one has remembered any from the Indiana Jones movies there has to be some good ones from those movies.

Becke
I love Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid as well

Have Fun
Helen

Helen said...

Louisa

Congrats on finishing the revisions I have everything crossed for you

Have Fun
Helen

Nancy said...

Trish, a college professor once told me Brother Where Art Thou was based on the Odyssey. Does that sound right to you?

That's another movie on my gotta see list.

That exchange you quote from Wolverine was a good one. Also reminiscent of Highlander.

All those from Firefly are wonderful. And you know I love Castle. Last I heard, though, it was "on the bubble," maybe for renewal, maybe for cancellation. I hope it's renewed.

Nancy said...

Helen, I have to admit that I sometimes watch back-to-back movies. The last time I did that was the LOTR trilogy. I do tend to do it with TV show box sets a lot. It's fun to just dive into that other world for a while.

PinkPeony said...

Nancy...yes, I'm reading "An Unforgiving Minute". About half way through and enjoying it very much. I can't remember the name of the book but I just ordered another written by a Marine.
Joan...I love the "butterfly" quote in "You've Got Mail". It was something about butterflies going to a hat shop, right?
Desk Set...Is that the one with Hepburn, Tracy and Dina Merrill?

Nancy said...

PinkPeony, thanks for letting me know the book is good. I've been reading a lot of military memoirs lately. I just got one but can't remember the title. Sheriff of Ramadi, about Navy SEALs in Iraq, is on my birthday list.

Cassondra said...

Jeanne and Nancy, what a GREAT post.

I LOVE Monty Python, regularly quote it. My husband and I can have whole conversations using MP lines. Also Start Trek--the old cheesy (but well-loved) ones.

Ya know...I don't love The Princess Bride. I know, I know (ducks flying fruit.) I'm supposed to love it, but I don't. I think I was expecting something else, and the first time I watched it I was just not in the right frame of mind. That first impression has stuck with me. Still.....Hello. My name is.....Prepare to die. Yup. I've quoted that one.

It's interesting to me what becomes a cult thing and what doesn't. You just never know. My husband is all into Rocky Horror Picture Show, but that's just too weird for me. But there's an entire cult following for it.

All that said, I still think Monty Python is in a class by itself.

But what a terrific subject! Nice going, y'all.

Cassondra said...

Oh, the most-quoted lines in this house are "She's a WITCH! She's a WITCh!"And STeve will walk by and see me looking tired or down and say, "what's wrong?" and I'll say, "She turned me into a newt!" And he'll say, "You don't look like one," and I'll say, "I got bettah."

Cassondra said...

P226 said:

And something a little more contemporary, and insanely creepy. "Call it, friend-o."
Ha! That's Steve's favorite quote too.

Cassondra said...

I don't WANT to get on the Cart!

Nancy said...

Cassondra, it's Duchesse's post, really. She wrote it, and I agree that it's great.

I know classic Trek pretty well, and some episodes will always be favorites: The City on the Edge of Forever, The Trouble With Tribbles, Journey to Babel, and Shore Leave. I've even convinced the boy to watch a few of them.

Some friends of ours were seriously into Rocky Horror--went to the movies with squirt guns and rice--but it never really grabbed me, either.

PinkPeony said...

Nancy...check out "Final Salute"...get out the Kleenex. I just got Nathaniel Fick's book, "One Bullet Away"...he was the Marine captain portrayed in Generation Kill.

Suzanne Welsh said...

"I'll be your huckleberry."

"Why Kate, you're not wearing a bustle. How lewd."

Pissenlit said...

I'm not going to go into my favourite movie 'cause that would involve a of them(some of which have already been mentioned)...however, my friends like to throw around movie and tv quotes all the time, especially Star Wars, Monty Python and The Simpsons. Another movie with great quotes is Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Oh oh and one of my friends and I make references to Firefly/Serenity and Doctor Who. It's especially fun because our other friends aren't that familiar with them.

Some of my favourite quotes...

"Pinin' for the fjords??!?!?!!?!"

"My food is problematic."

Nancy said...

PinkPeony, I've actually read Final Salute if you mean the one by the former Rocky Mtn. News reporter, the one that follows the Marine Corps casualty notification teams and honors escorts. It's a very moving book.

I haven't read Fick, but I'll keep an eye out for it.

Thanks.

Nancy said...

One of my favorite movie exchanges is from Superman: The Movie and is in the "Supeman's first night" sequence. Lois is dangling from the Daily Planet roof in a helicopter with an unconscious pilot. Trying to climb out, she falls with only her seat belt to cling to. She loses her grip, but Superman makes his debut, shooting up to catch her.

Superman: "Don't worry, miss. I've got you."

Lois (looks down and then back at him): "You've got me? Who's got you?"

Nancy said...

Then there's Casablanca. I think it's Bogart's last line in the film (can't check, but I think it's his line)-- "Louis, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Or earlier, Renault: "I'm shocked--shocked!--to find there's gambling going on here."

Croupier to Renault: "Your winnings, sir."

Nancy said...

Pissenlit, I have a friend who used to be a Dr. Who fiend, though she doesn't keep up anymore. It's an interesting show.

Swapping lines from favorite movies is kind of like having an inside joke, isn't it?

Joan said...

Apollo 13:

"Can we do anything about it?"

"No"

"Then they don't need to know."


And Nancy! You haven't seen "O Brother Where Art Thou?" Really?

It is based on the Odysessy (says so on the credits) but is frickin' hilarious!!!! It is the only time I've ever liked George Clooney in anything.

I went with my BFF and another friend when it first came out. It started out so bizarre that we just looked at each other. But then fell out laughing the rest of the time. We started calling each other by their names (I don't know why...but alcohol was not even involved) I ended up being Everett which despite my lack of Dapper Dan pomade pleased me as he was trippingly articulate.

I liked a lot of the music too...especially the ones that the siren's sing in the creek...

Nancy said...

Joan, I love that bit from Apollo 13.

No, I really haven't seen that movie. It, too, is on our "someday" list. Glad to have another endorsement.

Nancy said...

Okay, speaking of Star Trek: these are lines from the trailers, so I don't consider them spoilers unless you've been living on a cave and don't watch TV, in which case you probably don't care about Trek anyway.

But BE WARNED--here they come:

Nero: "Fire everything!"

(Hah! Try it, Romulans!)

***

Pike: "Your father was captain of a starship for 12 minutes, and he saved 800 lives, including yours."

***

Guy in bar to Kirk: "There's four of us and one of you, if you haven't noticed." (rough paraphrase)

Kirk: "Go get some more guys, and it'll be a fair fight."

Nancy said...

From original Star Wars, escaping from the Death Star.

Luke to Han as TIE fighter blows up: "I got him. I got him!"

Han: "Great. Don't get cocky."

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Nancy, I'd heard that about Brother as well, but I've not read The Odyssey so I can't say for sure.

If they cancel Castle, I will be so not a happy person.

Nancy said...

Trish, JT says it's Odyssey-based. She loves it, too.

I will also be not a happy camper if Castle goes away.

PinkPeony said...

Nancy...Final Salute is by Jim Sheeler, a colonel, who's duty is notification of next of kin. The Final Salute I think you're referring to is the last post made by Major Andrew Olmsted, who wrote a column for the Rocky Mtn. News..? I read his final post over and over. His death was so devastating. At first, I thought he was joking and then I realized he was dead. He was a nice person, great writer.I'd even exchanged a few emails with him about sending soccer balls for his unit to hand out in Afghanistan.

Nancy said...

PinkPeony, I think it's the same book. Jim Sheeler wrote it. The jacket copy says he's a reporter for the Rocky Mtn. News (now defunct), and the main officer he follows is Major Steve Beck, USMC.

Nancy said...

PinkPeony, I'm not familiar with Major Olmstead. That's really sad.

Pat Cochran said...

Happy Mother's Day to all!!

I'm from a family that is forever
quoting from one film or another!
Even the grandchildren have gotten
into the "quote game." They love to share their favorite lines from Dora & Diego, from Princess Bride, & two of the boys love to sing the music from Phantom of the Opera! Oh, don't forget the Star Wars Movies! They are also big with the
youngsters!

Pat Cochran

Nancy said...

Hi, Pat--

Happy Mothers Day to you, too!

I've never seen Phantom of the Opera, but the music is fabulous.

PinkPeony said...

Nancy...I'm shedding brain cells. Yes, it is the same book!

Nancy said...

PinkPeony wrote: I'm shedding brain cells.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one!

Gannon Carr said...

Trish, I love O Brother Where Art Thou and the "we thought you wuz a toad" line is one of my favorites.

I'm with you and Nancy, if they cancel Castle I will be incredibly ticked off!

Keira Soleore said...

Mandy Patinkin... (swoon) PRINCESS BRIDE any day, any where, any how.

I'm a big fan of English comedy, but Monty Python sometimes requires a bit more suspension of the O-RLY part of me.

My all-time favorite movie is JUNGLE BOOK, the original Disney movie.

Nancy said...

Gannon, I hope we'll know soon about Castle. I'm out of school for the summer, and I don't have to prep on Monday nights now. I can actually watch the show and focus on it.

Nancy said...

Keira, there are some great songs from Disney's Jungle Book.

I'm not sure what my favorite bit of Princess Bride is. It might be where Westley's climbing up the cliff. But not much there in the way of great dialogue.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Wowow! Ya'll have been busy while I've been teachin'! :>

How FUN! What great movies. Superb lines.

Cassondra, one that get's quoted around our house is the Newt line, as well as a comparable one from PB:

I'm not a witch, I'm your wife!"

It'll go back and forth on MP around our house too. "What do you want, English Pig-dog?"

Loved the "We thought you wuz a TOAD!" line in O Brother too. You would LVOE the music.

Mari said...

My favorite movie is either the Phantom of the Opera or the Big Lebowski.
I cry every time I watch Phantom. I didn't think I would like it as much as the play, but it exceeded my expectations. In a movie they were able to create a lot of scenery and background that could not be accomplished on stage.
Plus, this is how I was introduced to the delectable Gerard Butler!
The Big Lebowski is such a hilarious, underrated movie. It was made by the Coen brothers of "Fargo" fame.

Nancy said...

Jeanne, welcome back! You kicked off a great day in the lair, as you see. I hope your class went well.

Nancy said...

Mari, I've never seen either version of Phantom, nor have I read the book, but I do love the music.

And Gerard Butler's always worth watching. :-)

flchen1 said...

Ooh, The Princess Bride is CLASSIC!!! Kirsten, I definitely loved the book, too!

Laurie said...

Sounds like fate! Great excerpt!