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Monday, June 19, 2006

The Dreaded Movie Meme

Now with Updates!

Thanks to Brian, I had something other than Bar Review to work on while I was waiting for the stupid realtor lady.

A. Pick 11 of your favorite movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes on your blog.
D. Have commenters guess what the movie is.
E. Either strike out the quote once it has been correctly identified or place the guesser’s user name directly after the quote.
F. Extra points for knowing the actor or character’s name.

Update: I must have picked some easy movies, because LawMommy & Kristine have answered most of these already! But still...a couple more to go.

Update 2: 4 3 to go! Scroll down for hints.

Final Update: Thanks to a surprise appearance by Otis (welcome back), it's all wrapped up. Thanks for playing - don't forget about the QOD's if you're looking for more interactive fun.

Movie #1

What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?

Law Mommy answered correctly - this is John Cusack's character, Rob, from High Fidelity. Which incidently also boasts a great soundtrack. Not at all like Grosse Pointe Blank's, but still really good. The original version of this meme also had a quote from Say Anything. (There were 14 movies on that one.) So yes, I do have a thing for John Cusack movies.

Movie #2

God darnit Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore.

Hint: "That's Hedley!"

Otis correctly identified this as being from Blazing Saddles - spoken by Slim Pickens' character. I have to say I was a bit disappointed that NDC didn't nail this one - I sort of expected him to know all quotes pertaining to whores.

Movie #3

It's psychotic! They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone is genuinely exceptional...

Kristine is correct! It is indeed Bob (aka Mr. Incredible) from the Incredibles.

Movie #4

Well... wildcat was written in a kind of obsolete vernacular... wildcat... wild... cat... pow... wildcat... I'm going to go.

Hint: Spoken by the same actor featured in #9, but in a different movie.
And it's NDC with the correct answer of Eli Cash played by Owen Wilson in movie The Royal Tenenbaums. NDC is also correct in stating that this is a kickass movie. (Ok, not technically his words, but I feel confident he meant to say it.)

Movie #5

I figured if a guy's staring at a naked piece of tail, and he sees the breasts and legs, he's gonna start to salivate. It's human nature. So if he's salivating, he turns the page and comes across a picture of, say,
our pistachio cream cookies. He thinks maybe that's why he's drooling. You understand? It's psychology. It's science. It's like Pablo's Theory, you know, with the dog when he feeds him?

Hint: This movie's cast includes Tracey Ullman and Jon Lovitz. Neither of them uttered that line though.

Otis again with a correct identification of Small Time Crooks. I forget the character's name, but go ahead and google it. I have another essay to write, plus 3 hours of Evidence lecture to listen to.

Movie #6

The fact that you're not answering leads me to believe you're either (a) not at home, (b) home but don't want to talk to me, or (c) home, desperately want to talk to me, but trapped under something heavy. If it's either (a) or (c), please call me back.

Of course this is Harry Burns from When Harry Met Sally. Good job Kristine.

Movie #7

Hey look, mister - we serve hard drinks in here for men who want to get drunk fast, and we don't need any characters around to give the joint "atmosphere". Is that clear, or do I have to slip you my left for a convincer?

Hint: I know it doesn't sound like it from this line, but this movie is a family classic.

It's a Wonderful Life - spoken by the character Nick - the owner of the bar in Pottersville. Correctly id'd by Otis.

Movie #8

Forget that gun. That gun goes against the entire idea behind piercing. All of my piercings, sixteen places on my body, all of them done with a needle. Five in each ear, one through the nipple on my left breast, one through my right nostril, one through my left eyebrow, one in my lip, one in my clit... and I wear a stud in my tongue.

LawMommy correctly states that this is a quote from Pulp Fiction. Anyone want to venture a guess as to which (minor) character?

Update: Character names/actors aren't required, but 2 of you took a pretty good stab at this one. E. McPan guessed that it was Trudy or Judy...very close. It's Jody. LawMommy is correct in that this was the girlfriend (wife) of the red-haired drug dealer. She's later the subject of this charming little exchange:
Vincent: Which one's Trudi? The one with all the shit in her face?
Lance: No, that's Jody. That's my wife.

Movie #9

I wasn't like every other kid, you know, who dreams about being an astronaut, I was always more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree. Richard Gere's a real hero of mine. Sting. Sting would be another person who's a hero. The music he's created over the years, I don't really listen to it, but the fact that he's making it, I respect that. I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I'm selling? No. Do I know what I'm doing today? No. But I'm here, and I'm gonna give it my best shot.

That Hansel (from Zoolander) *is* so hot. Kristine again!

Movie #10

General Turgidson, I find this very difficult to understand. I was under the impression that I was the only one in authority to order the use of nuclear weapons.
That's right, sir, you are the only person authorized to do so. And although I, uh, hate to judge before all the facts are in, it's beginning to look like, uh, General Ripper exceeded his authority.

Kristine also correctly states that this is from Dr. Strangelove. It took me a couple of viewings to really appreciate this movie, but it's totally worth seeing. Peter Sellers is (was) a master.

Movie #11

Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

Yes, clearly this is from Ferris Bueller's Day off. Kristine correctly guessed that this was spoken by Ed's secretary...whose name is Grace.

It seems like everyone is in the middle of Bar/Bri and already stressed out. Therefore, I'll tag Kristine, McPan, and Dagny in sort of an Illusory Promise kind of way. That is - do it if you feel like it.

This looks like a cool blog. If you like movies your welcome to check out my movie blog at
#1: I want to say Say Anything, but I know that's not right.
#3: The Incredibles, Mr. Incredible
#6: When Harry Met Sally, Harry
#9: Zoolander, Hansel (that Hansel, he's so hot right now)
#10: Dr. Strangelove?
#11: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the secretary whose name escapes me right now
#1 It is John Cusack -- HIGH FIDELITY!!
#8 is this PULP FICTION?
#10 I am thinking its from that movie about porn movies... with that whalberg kid?
#8 - I think her name was Trudy or Judy. Something like that.

This is going to be hard because I don't think I like 11 movies. It may be the short, short, expurgated, abridged, Reader's Digest Large Print version. But I'll work on it.
#8 I thought I remembered that from Pulp Fiction -- forgive me for not knowing character names, but was it the girlfriend of the drug dealer played by that red-haired guy Eric.... something? Yeah?
#2 was that The Firm?
#4 is The Royal Tennenbaums. Spoken by Eli Cash played by Owen Wilson.

One of my favorite movies.
But apparently I don't love it enough to spell "Tenenbaums" correctly when I type.

Whatever. I need a vacation.
#2 - Blazing Saddles
#5 - Small Time Crooks
#7 - It's a Wonderful Life
im too late...damn it...why do these get answered so fast?

go guess my movies
It is quite a interesting meme because you actually invite people to participate in you blog directly. Also you can find people that have the same taste in movies.

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