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.
- Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie
- Post them in a note for everyone to guess
- NO GOOGLING/using IMDB search functions for your answers
Post your answers in the comments
A: This is a bar for British officers!
B: That’s all right. We’re not particular.
A: You got a message.
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.
I tried to kill myself with a Lady Bic. A pink plastic razor with daisies on it and a moisturizing strip.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Wait, that doesn’t look like Earth. Where’s the blue sky? Where’s the-the grass?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.
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.
I don’t like children. They smell like TV.
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.
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.
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.
Fun! Here’s my take:
two: The Fifth Element
five: The Empire Strikes Back
six: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
eight: True Romance
ten: ? Big Trouble in Little China
eleven: ? American Beauty
twelve: Die Hard
sixteen: The Bourne Identity
twenty: Grosse Pointe Blank
?s are ones I’m not sure about.
And ++++1 for eight :-)
ten: The Big Lebowski. Can’t believe I didn’t get this earlier…