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Mar 4, 2008

guess the film

Joshua tagged me with this. Who wants to play? Look up 15 of your favorite films on IMDb and take a quote from each. List them below. When someone guesses the quote correctly, cross it off the list. (I'm not sure I know how to cross off, but I'll change the color or something. red have been guessed correctly. they are now all red. ) 1 Pier Angeli, 1971 or '72, also pills. Donald "Red" Barry, shot himself in 1980. Charles Boyer, 1978, pills again. Charles Butterworth, 1946, I think. In a car. Supposedly, it was an accident, but, you know, he was distraught. Dorothy Dandridge, pills, 1965. Albert Dekker, 1968. He hung himself. He wrote his suicide note in lipstick on his stomach. William Inge, carbon monoxide, 1973. Carole Landis, pills again. I forget when. George Reeves, "Superman" on TV, shot himself. Jean Seberg, pills, of course, 1979. Everett Sloane - he was good - pills. Margaret Sullivan, pills. Lupe Velez, a lot of pills. Gig Young, he shot himself and his wife in 1978. There are tons more. 2 What if I send it in and they don't like it? What if they say I'm no good? What if they say "Get out of here, kid. You got no future."? I mean, I just don't think I can take that kind of rejection. Jesus, I'm starting to sound like my old man! 3 I'd be unworthy of the high trust that's been placed in me if I didn't do everything in my power to keep our beloved Freedonia in peace with the world. I'd be only too happy to meet with Ambassador Trentino, and offer him on behalf of my country the right hand of good fellowship. And I feel sure he will accept this gesture in the spirit of which it is offered. But suppose he doesn't. A fine thing that'll be. I hold out my hand and he refuses to accept. That'll add a lot to my prestige, won't it? Me, the head of a country, snubbed by a forgein ambassador. Who does he think he is, that he can come here, and make a sap of me in front of all my people? Think of it - I hold out my hand and that hyena refuses to accept. Why, the cheap ball-pushing swine, he'll never get away with it I tell you, he'll never get away with it. 4 We don't have none of this stuff in the boy's room! Wait a minute! We don't got none of this... we don't got doors on the stalls in the boy's room, we don't have, what is this? What's this? We don't have a candy machine in the boy's room! 5 What's the Czech for "Do you love him"? 6 --Which of these two letters comes first, this one or this one? --The symbol on the left is not a letter, sir? --Damn, you're good. I was trying to trick you. 7 "My job consists of basically masking my contempt for the assholes in charge, and, at least once a day, retiring to the men's room so I can jerk off while I fantasize about a life that doesn't so closely resemble Hell." Well, you have absolutely no interest in saving yourself. 8 --Trains are really cool. --They are. --So are horses. --What? -- I was just thinking that. --Give me the joint, man. 9 --Okay, let's handle this thing logically. What exactly have you sworn? --I have sworn with my life's blood, none shall pass this way without *my* permission! --Well... May we have your permission? --Well I, uh... I... that is, uh... hm... Yes? 10 All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? 11 I never saw her in the daytime. We seemed to live by night. What was left of the day went away like a pack of cigarettes you smoked. I didn't know where she lived. I never followed her. All I ever had to go on was a place and time to see her again. I don't know what we were waiting for. Maybe we thought the world would end. 12 Don't underestimate the mentally ill. We know how to count. 13 Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd, we'd like to play a little tune for you. It's one of my personal favorites and I'd like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn't think he's seen anything good today - Cameron Frye, this one's for you. 14 --Mr. Murphy, what attracts you to the leisure industry? --In a word: pleasure. It's like, my pleasure in other people's leisure. 15 Waiter, there is too much pepper on my paprikash. I tag Marisa, Michael, Johnna, Tdawg, and anyone else who wants to do it.


isaac said...

okay... here's what i got real quick, there's at least a couple more i think i could figure out if i stared at it long enoughbut

3) Duck Soup
6) Being John Malkovich
7) Office Space
10) Is from a monty python movie i'm pretty sure, but i can;t remember which one.. oh, wait, romans, it's gotta be Bryan, right?
15) When harry met Sally

and 13 is right on the tip of my brain but ARG! FUCK! GAH! can't figure it out. that one's gonna kill me hwne it turns out to be a movie i've seen 40 times.

Freeman said...

1. Wonder Boys
7. American Beauty
10. Life of Brian
13. Ferris B's Day Off
15. When Harry Met Sally

Brash Lion said...

#4 is Pretty in Pink, baby!! I HEART DUCKIE!!!

Brash Lion said...

And #14 is Trainspotting! I feel vindicated here, since usually I get the "YOU'VE NEVER SEEN (insert widely-viewed movie title here)??"

Laura said...

Two of my favorites!

5) Once
12) Benny and Joon

Ian W. Hill said...

9 is LABYRINTH and I think 11 is OUT OF THE PAST.

Marisa Wegrzyn said...

Of the ones that haven't already been claimed:

2) Back to the Future

(I'll pretend like I knew all the ones that have been claimed and that's why I'm not rehashing them)

Adam said...

damn. you guys are good. I should have made it harder.
1 wonder boys
2 back to the future
3 duck soup
4 pretty in pink
5 once
6 being john malkovich
7 american beauty
9 labyrinth
10 Life of Brian
11 out of past
12 benny and joon
13 ferris bueller
14 trainspotting
15 when harry met sally

so 8 is the only unclaimed. I'm actually surprised. I thought most of the above were harder than 8. 8, anyone?

Joshua James said...

2) Back to the future?

3 Duck Soup

5) ONCE, my favorite movie from last year.



Joshua James said...

I posted the same time as Adam, damn it!

Adam said...

yup. how about 8?

Jamespeak said...

1. Is “Wonder Boys”

2. Is “Back to the Future”

4. Is “Pretty in Pink”

6. Is “Being John Malkovitch”

7. Is “American Beauty”

9. Is “Labyrinth”

13. Is “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

14. Is “Trainspotting”

hpmelon said...

The Station Agent!!

Do I get a door prize of some kind?

Adam said...

yes! and no. well, what do you want? I'll see if it's behind the door.