Sunday, March 02, 2008

Movies Quotes Meme, Take 2 (updated 6 March 08)

I've done this meme already, but since Donna has it going over at her blog, I guess I'll do it again here as well. But first, the rules!

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 (use the comments, if you please).
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and post the answer along with who guessed it.
5. No Googling or using IMDb search functions. You're on your honor.
6. One movie guess at a time. Give people a chance to guess before you steal all of the glory.

And now, the quotes, all taken from movies in my top 100 list. That's the only hint you're getting outta me, folks...

Updated 6 March: ... or so I'd thought, except that two of the quotes proved more troublesome than I'd originally anticipated. So I'll go ahead and give you a few hints to help with quotes #5 and #8:

a. Both of the films are in black and white.

b. The performer who delivered line #5 was nominated for an Oscar for the film in question.

As for #8, I believe you already have enough hints to get this one, provided your head's in the right place. If nobody guesses them by Saturday night, I'll go ahead and post the answers then.

1. This country's still growing up. Certain diseases, you're better off having when you're still young. Cerb Chaos snags this one, correctly guessing Once Upon a Time in America. Halfway there, folks.

2. Beware of good deeds. They cost far too much and leave a nasty smell. Victor strike again, with Smiles of a Summer Night.

3. I put every damn pipe in this neighborhood. People think that pipes grow in their homes. But they sure as hell don't! Look at my knees! Look at my knees! Longtime SLH friend Andrew nails it- Eraserhead.

4. Conscience is a nuisance. A fly. A barking dog. Erik swoops in to guess this quote, from The New World.

5. Well, whatever it is, I want it on the rocks, straight and dirty, because I feel very very bitchy tonight. Wrapping up the game is Cerb Chaos, identifying this vague Bette Davis-esque quote from John Cassavetes' Faces, and in the process taking us up over 20 comments, which if I recall correctly is a record in these here parts.

6. You ought to put handles on that skull. Maybe you could grow geraniums in it. Victor again, identifying The Lady Eve.

7. The silly bitch has fainted in the wrong scene! New arrival Ali swoops in and grabs this quote, from Peeping Tom. Welcome aboard Ali. Also, sorry Donna, this should have been yours, had you moved more quickly.

8. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. I could practically see the light bulb over Andrew's head as he put together the black-and-white clue with the numerous mentions of William Blake in the comments section to this post. Right you are man, it's Dead Man.

9. Beauty of mine, sit before me. Let me peruse you and remember you... always like this. Victor again, identifying this deceptively romantic-sounding quote from Last Tango in Paris.

10. If you send for a doctor, I will see him now. Victor gets it on the first try- Truffaut's Two English Girls. Which you may recall was the inspiration for a certain world-famous guinea pig.


Victor said...

Starting at #10, and restricting myself to one per day. And I won't crack, because I don't fight foul ... even if I see I can't win any other way. Hint, hint.

Anyhoo ... #10 is from Truffaut's TWO ENGLISH GIRLS.

Paul C. said...

Hey, at least all my guesses were in different posts. "Hint, hint" indeed.

#10 is right, by the way. That was the trick question of the lot, since I found the quote on IMDb, but not in the actual quotes section.

Victor said...

Without saying which ones ... I can get five more of these, plus there's one that I recognize instantly as a quote but not from a movie.

Victor said...

Moving up to #9 -- that's from another French film from the early-70s featuring an Anglophone: LAST TANGO IN PARIS.

Ali Arikan said...

7 is from Peeping Tom.

Bemis said...

3 is Eraserhead

Cerb Chaos said...

Is #1 Once Upon a Time in America? That's the first thing that came to mind for some reason.

Kza said...

I suck suck suck at this. But you've heard me bitch about it before.

#8, I'm gonna say ALTERED STATES, but it seems too obvious to be true.

Paul C. said...

Kza~~ Nope. Not one of my favorites. Nice try though.

Victor said...

#6 is from Preston Sturges's THE LADY EVE (which I coincidentally watched again recently).

Ali Arikan said...

Thanks for the kind welcome - I enjoyed the Muriels very much.

Victor said...

#2 is Bergman's SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT -- typical of the film in being really more of a wry barb than a punch line per se.

And with that, I reach the end of my knowledge. #1 from ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMEICA and #7 from PEEPING TOM were the other ones I could have gotten myself as well. The rest are mysteries to me, except #9 ... which is a quote from a William Blake prose-poem, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell," but I don't recall it ever being in a movie. I even just-now "cheated" by looking up Oliver Stone's THE DOORS (yes ... that's the poem that inspired the band's name) to see if the line was cited in there. Nope.

Victor said...

Puts on "Nelson from THE SIMPSONS" voice:


Some dolt gave the wrong number for "the doors of perception" quote.

Paul C. said...

Well, I knew which you meant. And you're right, it's not from The Doors.

Erik Gregersen said...

Number 4 is from The New World.

M.A. Fedeli said...

is #8 not The Doors? If it is, I really can't believe no has gotten it yet.

If I remember correctly, the quote is said slightly different in the actual film, so maybe this is from something else?

underrated rock biopic though, really pays tribute to the creation of the band's music and lyrics through the screenwriting and actors/musicians.

Paul C. said...

Welcome, Erik and M.A.

And no, #8 isn't from The Doors. The instructions say that all the selected films are among my favorites. And The Doors, well, isn't.

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Bemis said...

Is #8 Dead Man?

Cerb Chaos said...

I just saw it, #5 is FACES.

Paul C. said...

And with three hours to go- that's the ballgame, folks.

Kza said...

See, I fuckin' love both DEAD MAN and FACES. Could I have gotten these? Never in a million years.