Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Guess the Movie fom the Quote - updated with answers

My friend Sherri put ten quotes from ten of her favorite movies on her blog and asked readers to guess them. I knew two and figured out five more by cheating. (I googled the quotes.)

I still had fun trying to guess. So now I'll try to make some more fun by putting twelve quotes on this space and hope people can guess the movie.

1. You love her madly, don't you, schmuck?

This came from one of my most cherished films, Little Shop of Horrors.

2. Alas, the home environment has made Blubber suicidal.

From the movie Amelie. Blubber was the name of her suicidal pet fish.

3. I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone.

An air conditioner repair man describes his job in Terry Gilliam's 1985 film Brazil. I often say stuff like this about my job, when really all I do is type.

4. This is so bad it's gone past good and back to bad again.

There are a lot of really good lines in Ghost World.

5. You shouldn't keep souvenirs of a killing. You shouldn't have been that sentimental.

Probably my favorite movie of all time, Vertigo.

6. The poor know all about poverty and only the morbid rich would find the topic glamorous.

Another one of my favorite movies, Sullivan's Travels.


7. How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like honeysuckle?

Yet another great film, Double Indemnity.


8. Son, you got a panty on your head.

The most popular film on this list, Raising Arizona.

9. I speak for all mediocrities in the world. I am their champion. I am their patron saint.

I can always watch Amadeus and feel better about not being a brilliant artist.


10. I don't wanna hurt anybody. I don't enjoy hurting anybody. I don't like guns, or bombs, or electric chairs. But sometimes people just won't listen.

One of the rare sequels that is better than the first film, Addams Family Values.

11. Why? Was l so unattractive, so distant, so forbidding or something?

It is the way this line is delivered, rather than the line itself, that makes The Philadelphia Story so interesting.

12. Listen pal, you can't just waltz in here, use my toaster and spout universal truths without qualification!

Hal Hartley is one of my favorite living directors, and Surviving Desire is a good place to go to hear some of his great dialog.

6 comments:

Gyuss Baaltar said...

". Son, you got a panty on your head."

Raising Arizona!

heather said...

10. is a fun movie. good quote but i like the next bit from the same movie even better.
dj, would you die for me?
uf, yes.
dj, promise?

M. Robert Turnage said...

G, you are correct!

Heather, I tried to do quotes instead of dialog exchanges. Some of them suffer. #11 is by far the funniest part of the movie, but it doesn't make very much sense when lifted out of context. It really needs the scene and the dialog to make sense.

There are so many good lines in #10.

"Now, one of you will be the drowning victim and the one gets to be our lifesaver. "

"I'll be the victim!"

"All your life."

Courtney said...

Ah, number 8, how you have made me laugh. Or also from the same film: "When we didn't have meat, we ate fowl, and when we didn't have fowl, we ate crawdad, and when we didn't have crawdad, we ate sand . . ."

Cyber D said...

The only one I could get was Raising Arizona... and Gyuss beat me to it.

M. Robert Turnage said...

I'll put the answers up tomorrow when I add my next blog post.