Dr Henley's Friday Folly®: movie quote game

I’m not one for memes but came across the movie quote game over on Stephen Glenn’s blog last week so thought would subject my 2.4 blog readers to a similar pursuit for the first (and possibly last) installment of Dr Henley’s Friday Folly®. So, the aim of the game is to guess my 20 favourite films from their corresponding quotes below.

The rules?

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Film one

A: This is a bar for British officers!
B: That’s all right. We’re not particular.

Film two

A: You got a message.
B: Yeah
A: You’re not gonna open it? It might be important.
B: Yeah, like the last two I got were important. The first one was from my wife, telling me she was leaving. The second was from my lawyer, telling me he was leaving… with my wife.
A: Ah, that’s bad luck. Grandfather say it not rain everyday. This is good news, guaranteed. I bet your lunch.
B: Okay, you’re on.
A: Come on…
A: You are fired. Oh.
B: Well, at least I won lunch.
A: Good philosophy, see good in bad, I like.

Film three

I tried to kill myself with a Lady Bic. A pink plastic razor with daisies on it and a moisturizing strip.

Film four

A: You mean I’m going out there, under the water?
B: Well earlier today you wanted a gun. Now you’re getting a gun and a wet suit.

Film five

This may smell bad, kid, but it’ll keep you warm until I get the shelter up… Ugh. And I thought they smelled bad on the outside.

Film six

A: Those people are trying to kill us!
B: [shouts] I know, Dad!
A: This is a new experience for me.
B: It happens to me all the time.

Film seven

I like these calm little moments before the storm. It reminds me of Beethoven. Can you hear it? It’s like when you put your head to the grass and you can hear the growin’ and you can hear the insects. Do you like Beethoven?

Film eight

Hi. How are you? My name’s Elliot, and I’m with the Cub Scouts of America. We’re… we’re selling uncut cocaine to get to the jamboree.

Film nine

Wait, that doesn’t look like Earth. Where’s the blue sky? Where’s the-the grass?

Film ten

A: Is it being prepared to do the right thing, whatever the cost? Isn’t that what makes a man?
B: Hmmm… Sure, that and a pair of testicles.

Film eleven

Remember those posters that said, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”? Well, that’s true of every day but one – the day you die.

Film twelve

When they touch down, we’ll blow the roof, they’ll spend a month sifting through rubble, and by the time they figure out what went wrong, we’ll be sitting on a beach, earning twenty percent.

Film thirteen

Want to know the common element for the entire group?… I’ll tell you the answer: I’ll tell you, ‘cause I had that one. I had that question… Carbon. Carbon. In pencil lead, it’s in the form of graphite and in coal, it’s mixed up with other impurities and in the diamond it’s in hard form.

Film fourteen

A: Why, out of all the God-forsaken shitholes in Mexico, do we have to meet here?
B: One place’s just as good as another.

Film fifteen

Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.

Film sixteen

You’re U.S. Government property. You’re a malfunctioning $30 million weapon. You’re a total goddamn catastrophe, and by God, if it kills me, you’re going to tell me how this happened.

Film seventeen

I don’t like children. They smell like TV.

Film eighteen

What is this great evil? How did it steal into the world? From what seed, what root did it spring? Who’s doing this? Who’s killing us? Robbing us of light and life. Mocking us with the sight of what we might have known.

Film nineteen

A: This… this, the hollow at the base of a woman’s throat, does it have an official name?
B: Good God, man, pull yourself together.

Film twenty

They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they’ve all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? “I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How’ve you been?”

Good luck tout le monde and no cheating!


#5 Is Han to Luke in the Empire Strike’s Back

#6 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade A being Sean as Dr Jone’s Sr very app for a Doctor of Archaeology

#15 Groundhog day

Hmmm, so many seem so familiar and yet I can’t quite put my finger on them. However, so far I would guess:

Film one: Lawrence of Arabia
Film two: The Fifth Element
Film five: The Empire Strikes Back
Film seven: Leon
Film fourteen: From Dusk Till Dawn
Film sixteen: Bourne Identity (One of the Bourne films, anyway)
Film nineteen: The English Patient
Film twenty: Grosse Pointe Blank

I confess I did, however, succumb and use the IMDB search to find out what number three was, because it was annoying me so much that I couldn’t place it.