Thursday, August 06, 2009

Famous Last Words: Resurrection- Week 10

When I was in college, I was on a long and boring bus ride with the Ohio State University Men’s Glee Club when one of the members suggested we watch a movie he’d brought along for the trip- Brian G. Hutton’s Where Eagles Dare, the source of last week’s quiz. Since we didn’t have anything better to do, he slid the tape into the VCR (which ought to date this story right there) and despite their general preference for the likes of Tommy Boy, it wasn’t long before the entire group was absorbed by this 1968 World War II thriller. And for good reason- Where Eagles Dare is deliberately paced, but it’s also damned exciting, with a strangely perfect pair of mismatched leading men in Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. Hutton went on to direct Eastwood again in Kelly’s Heroes before his career began to wane, and reportedly he retired from filmmaking in the mid-1980s to work as a plumber. But no matter- Where Eagles Dare is a keeper. Congrats to those who guessed it.

This week, another change of pace. See if you can guess this one:

“For the sad and dejected, for the sleepless and lost souls, for the frightened and the lonely…”
“But the clowns will have a cup of coffee in the kitchen.”

Name the film. As always, submit your guesses to this e-Mail address. Remember, all submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM Eastern on Wednesday. Good luck!