Thursday, March 06, 2008

Uncharacteristic Participation

A Nautical Plant has sallied forth with the following challenge.

I participate, if only to confirm that I have less than 10 readers, much less friends.


Here are the rules
(adjust to conscience)

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.

4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.

5. GUESSERS: NO Googling/using IMDB search functions. I mean, you can cheat if you want, but all that would do is make you win. Do you really want to win?

6. One movie guess per blogger (or other audience member). Don’t be a blog hog. (Ha! I just made that up. And, clearly, it is the most clever thing invented since the death of Voltaire.)

Ready? Set? ...Go!


I have no choice but to dismiss you. It breaks my heart, but I can't expose my guests to your firearms. It may be wrong of them, but they value their lives.

“Izzat Renoir’s Rules of the Game, ?” asked Helen Kim as the judges nodded sagely.


I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees.

I'm not as afraid of Godzilla as I am of the editor... he's meaner.

The Han River is very broad, Mr. Kim. Let's try to be broad-minded about this. Anyway, that's an order. So, start pouring.
Young pen pal Helen Kim correctly calls out “The Host!,” making it a two-fer.

I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives. You know, at one time I think I secretly wanted to be a writer.

And a riveting young lass nails it with the correct guess of Philadelphia Story. However, the staff feels compelled to point out that PS is not properly termed a “Cary Grant movie” but rather a “Hep Flick.”

You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

And we have a winner with the correct guess of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from young expat JR Degan!


Sorry don't get it done, Dude. That's the second time you hit me. Don't ever do it again.

Some big, hardboiled egg gets a look at a pretty face and bang, he cracks up and goes sappy!
"It's Kong!" screams the stained wretch.

Bill's thirty-two. He looks thirty-two. He looked it five years ago, he'll look it twenty years from now. I hate men.

The unknown paul_james_harrington shows that dudes know All About Eve.

I can't help what I do! I can't help it, I can't...

it's another two-fer as the sw demonstrates that she knows her ABCs and her Langs from Lorres.

16 comments:

Becky said...

"I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives. You know, at one time I think I secretly wanted to be a writer."

Barton Fink?

dwiff said...

Sorry, no.

The Keelhauler said...

#2 -- Lonely are the brave.

Violet "Key Grip" White said...

My guess is number 8, the big, hardboiled egg quote, and it comes from the following Film:

Back to the Future II

dwiff said...

Both wrong, although in retrospect I SHOULD have had Lonely are the Brave in there.

Back to the Future II? Why does the Violet wound me?

Phil said...

I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees. - Spongebob Squarepants - the movie? - I know it's something like that wait - volunteers? "the people's truck...) kidz make ya dum.

dwiff said...

nope. if it was volunteers i would have picked "Jesus H. Christ! What are we, about a mile from the sun?"

futurepilgrim said...

they'll never let me win this fucking game because if they do they know i'll rule the fucking universe.

dwiff said...

We have a winner, as JR Degan writes:

That is Clint speaking to Eli Wallach in "The Good, The Bad, and The
Ugly", I believe.

You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those
with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig

Rose said...

OH OHHHH!!! I love the Philadelphia Story - that's the "I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives" comes from. I love Cary Grant movies - I was going to quote from People Will Talk (my personal fav) but i digress. Sigh - writers just arn't as skilled with writing 'the quip' anymore... but I digress.

dwiff said...

Ding Ding Ding - we have another winnah!

BarbaraCA said...

"Some big, hardboiled egg gets a look at a pretty face and bang, he cracks up and goes sappy!"

Early KING KONG? I'll get the year wrong if I don't look it up but Iza trying to NOT CHEAT! 1932? 35?

BarbaraCA said...

"Some big, hardboiled egg gets a look at a pretty face and bang, he cracks up and goes sappy!"

KING KONG? one a da first versions?

dwiff said...

YES!
1933 wuz da year.
Still one of the best scripts ever! Back in 1933 they did clever things, like encapsulate the entire film in one throwaway line at the end of the 1st act. Written by a dame, of course - the great Ruth Rose, who solved all her 1st act setup problems in one line "Hey Mister! Is this the motion picture boat?"

BarbaraCA said...

And the last one is from one of my favorite letters in the alphabet.

paul_james_harrington said...

"... I hate men!"

All About Eve