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February 27th, 2008
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Movie Quote Meme
When I realized that I had not seen one of the movies nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, I made a belated New Year's resolution to see more movies this year. In the grand tradition of New Year's resolutions I haven't seen a movie yet in 2008. My best New Year's resolution fiasco was the year I resolved to drink more alcohol (because I figured out that I didn't drink enough to get the health benefits associated with moderate drinking) and to watch more TV (so I could participate in office small talk about TV programs) and did neither.

BID. I may not have seen any movies this year, but I've seen quite a few in my lifetime. So I gacked this meme from sionnain:

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess, eliding character names or the movie title, as necessary.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. Guessers should not use search engines or IMDb search functions. Just identify the ones you recognize.


1. Character A: We read five times that you were killed, in five different places.
Character B: As you can see, it was true every single time. From Casablanca, guessed by hominysnark

2. I need that wedding. I need some beauty and some music and some place cards before I die. It's like heroin. In and Out, guessed by brak666


3. Character A: Weren't you frightened?
Character B: Frightened? Child, you're talking to a man who's laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe... I was petrified. From The Wizard of Oz, guessed by hominysnark


4. Character A: You're American.
Character B: Oh God, how depressing! You're meant to think I'm an international woman of mystery. I'm working on it like mad.From Cabaret, guessed by tobias_cur

5. I know what you are. From X-Men: the movie, guessed by talktooloose


6. I sit in the subway sometimes, on buses, or the movies, and I look at the people next to me and I think..."What would you say if I told you I was a witch?" From Bell, Book and Candle, guessed by talktooloose

7. There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth, I raised him. I can't explain what happened. Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace, guessed by hominysnark


8. It is so difficult to make a neat job of killing people with whom one is not on friendly terms.

9. This is what I've seen in the four weeks since infection. People killing people. Which is much what I saw in the four weeks before infection, and the four weeks before that, and before that, and as far back as I care to remember. People killing people. Which to my mind, puts us in a state of normality right now. 28 Days Later, guessed by talktooloose


10. Don't tease me, you know what I do for a living. Grosse Pointe Blank, guessed by hominysnark





I think they're all very well-known movies. But they're not all the most famous lines from them. So think about it!

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From:hominysnark
Date:February 27th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
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3--The Wizard of Oz
7--Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
10--Grosse Pointe Blank

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From:hominysnark
Date:February 27th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
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And #1 is Casablanca. See, I watch too many movies. :)
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From:talktooloose
Date:February 27th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
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5. X-Men. Charles to Logan, later appropriated by Mo for nefarious purposes.
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From:mofic
Date:February 27th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Right movie, right person hearing it, but it's not Charles saying it. It's the thug in the bar, trying to get money from Logan. An encounter that ends badly, with claws.

Edited at 2008-02-27 08:56 pm (UTC)
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From:talktooloose
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
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Write on.
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From:mofic
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
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Damned voice input software never gets that one right. But I fixed it before you replied :-).
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From:talktooloose
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
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I know, I'm just a li'l devil! lol
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From:talktooloose
Date:February 27th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
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I'll guess at Bell, Book and Candle for #6.
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From:mofic
Date:February 27th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Yay! I love that movie, mostly for the queer subtext.
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From:talktooloose
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Which, of course, continued into its TV version, Bewitched, the queerest show on TV before queer was a "correct" word.
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From:mamajoan
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
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#2 sounds like "Four Weddings and a Funeral," but I can't be sure.

#4 is going to drive me crazy too. I'm sure I know it...arrggghh.
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From:mofic
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Wrong on 2. Keep thinking on 4 :-).
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From:brak666
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
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I think number 2 is 'In & Out'.
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From:mofic
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Bingo!
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From:talktooloose
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
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9 kind of sounds like 28 days later, but I doubt that's one of your favourite movies.
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From:mofic
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
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You're right and it is! It's the scariest movie I ever saw. And very popular in my field (public health).
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From:talktooloose
Date:February 27th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
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I'm not entirely sure why, but I hated that movie. Danny Boyle's 2007 movie, "Sunshine," on the other hand, was one of the best movies I saw last year and one of the best SF movies in years.
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From:mofic
Date:February 29th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
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I want to see that one! Doran didn't like it and that turned me off at the time, but he and I don't have identical tastes in movies and it definitely sounded like my kind of thing.
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From:talktooloose
Date:February 27th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
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BTW, you always surprise me in the coolest ways.
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From:mofic
Date:February 29th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Likewise!
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From:tobias_cur
Date:February 27th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
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#4 is Cabaret when Sally Boles meets Brian…I think.
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From:mofic
Date:February 28th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
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You got it!
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