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Posted on Saturday, January 15th, 2005

Dave!Ooooh! A movie meme! I wonder why nobody thought of this one before? As seen on Kazza's Blog. The Rules: Pick ten movies you enjoy. Pick a line of dialogue that you like. As people guess the films, strike out the entry. NO CHEATING!

UPDATE: Added another quote from each film here...

UPDATE: I went ahead and finished this up by answering #9 myself. It's kind of a shame nobody got this one, because that means none of you has seen the movie Creator. This thoughtful, charming, intelligent, romantic, funny film is one of my all-time favorites. The fact that it stars the brilliant Peter O'Toole is just icing on the cake. Run right out and rent it immediately.

  1. "Now, that is a big trunk! It holds a tuba, a suitcase, a dead dog, and a garment bag almost perfectly."
    "Someone stole Marilyn's jacket last night. And Poe is missing." - Wonder Boys (Amy got it!)
  2. "Memories are meant to fade. They're designed that way for a reason."
    "Look it, everybody needs to take a walk to the dark end of the street sometime. It's what we are." - Strange Days (Richard got it!)
  3. "Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?"
    "That's popcorn! Get it away from me, I can't stand popcorn. I hate popcorn." - Real Genius (Aravis got it!)
  4. "The closer you get to being a pro, the closer you can get to the client. The knife, for example, is the last thing you'll learn." - Leon: The Professional (Richard got it!).
  5. "Look, if you want me to talk in front of him you may be asked to kill him later. It works for me, your call." - Long Kiss Goodnight (Art got it!)
  6. "You have got albinos chasing you down the street, prowlers breaking into your apartment, don't you see? They're only after one thing!" - Foul Play (Tonya got it!)
  7. "He was very nice about it, but he made me feel like a third class witch doctor!" - The Day the Earth Stood Still (Dennis got it!)
  8. "You know something, I don't think the sun even exists in this place."
    "Hey! Ya happen to know the way to Shell Beach?" - Dark City (Rick got it!)
  9. "That's it? One course in 'The Big Picture' - twelve credits?"
    "One of these days we'll look in to our microscope and find ourselves staring right into God's eyes, and the first one who blinks is going to lose his testicles." - Creator (NOBODY got it!)
  10. "Oh, just a few special effects... sort of the Universal Studios tour of evil. It normally works pretty well but, evidently you weren't going for it. That last wish of yours was a deal breaker." - Bedazzled (Ben got it!)

Hmmm... looking these over, I wonder if even I would be able to figure them out!

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  1. Ben says:

    Err – the second ones from that movie, err…staring that man, with that women somewhere else in it?

    -Confused Ben.

  2. Tonya says:

    Oh oh oh… is #6 from Foul Play??

  3. Ben says:

    Oh! Oh! The last one if from Bedazzled, the movie!?

    Oh! Oh! Oh!


  4. Dennis says:

    #7-The Day the Earth Stood Still

    I liked the Andromeda Strain better, but they’re both classics from the same director.

  5. Dave2 says:

    Foul Play: A terrific comedy that actually has a great story. This quote is from Gloria’s best friend and co-worker Stella, explaining the true nature of all men.

    Bedazzled: A clever film featuring a goddess (Elizabeth Hurley) as the devil. This quote is when she is explaining why Elliot gets to keep his soul after all.

    The Day the Earth Stood Still: One of my favorite sci-films of all time that’s even more relevant today as it was in 1951. This quote is from doctors discussing Klaatu’s amazing health properties (before lighting up a couple of cigarettes).

  6. Art says:

    #5 is from Long Kiss Goodnight, one of my favs.

  7. Aravis says:

    This is a shot in the dark, but is #2 The Commitments by any chance? “Dark End of the Street” is one of the songs from that movie and has been going through my head ever since I read your post.

  8. Dave2 says:

    The Long Kiss Goodnight: Surprisingly excellent action flick with Samuel L. Jackson at his best. This quote is when Perkins is about to explain the mystery of Samantha’s missing memory while a dumbfounded Mitch realizes he’s officially in over his head.

    The Commitments was another terrific film, but not the source of the quote. This one is arguably the most difficult of the ten, but #9 is probably a more obscure reference.

  9. Richard says:

    #4 is from Leon.

  10. Richard says:

    Is number 2 “Strange Days”?

  11. Dave2 says:

    Richard is two-for-two!

    Leon (known in the States as “The Professional”): A Luc Besson masterpiece that starred a very young Natalie Portman and an always-engaging Jean Reno. This quote is from Leon as he is beginning to teach Mathilda the assassination business so she can avenger her brother.

    Strange Days: A terrific but overlooked near-future film written by James Cameron. The first quote is Mace explaining to Lenny why reliving recorded memories are not all they’re cracked up to be. The second is Lenny explaining to Mace how his illegal peddling of those memories is a benefit to mankind.

  12. Rick West says:

    I think 8 is Dark City.

  13. Aravis says:

    #3 is from “Real Genius.” *G*

  14. Dave2 says:

    Dark City: An overlooked sci-fi gem by Alex Proyas. The first quote is Murdock questioning the total lack of daylight hours in the mysterious city. The second is when he is attempting to find the ever-elusive Shell Beach that everybody knows about, but nobody knows where it is or how to get there.

    Real Genius: Val Kilmer back when he was doing those terrific comedies. The first quote is Susan spelling out her rather lofty standards for a man. The second is Prof. Hathaway paving the way for a popcorn revenge scenario.

  15. amy says:

    i think #1 is from wonder boys

  16. Dave2 says:

    Wonder Boys: An amazing film that should have done major box office based just on the cast alone: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Rip Torn… and all directed by Curtis “L.A. Confidential” Hanson. But, for some reason, the film was badly overlooked. Highly, highly recommended!

    The first quote is James Leer making a clever observation on Professor’s Tripp’s terrific trunk space (after having shot the dean’s dog, Poe). The second is the dean’s wife explaining to her boyfriend why her husband is a basket case.

  17. Art says:

    I probably don’t have it exactly right but from Long Kiss Goodnight…..”I just sock em in the jaw and yell pop goes the weasel.”

  18. Kristen says:

    i was sad to see that no one got Creator…this is one of my top three all time favorites!
    i know almost every line by heart

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