Badger made me do it

The movie meme.

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.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. GUESSERS: NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions. I mean, you can cheat if you want, but is it really that important?
6. One movie guess per blogger. Give people a chance to guess before you steal all of the awesome!


1. The past six days have been the best six days of probably my whole life.
Immediately after making this statement, Royal realized that it was true.

Yes, Karla May got it. The Royal Tenenbaums, about which I am composing a post.

2.Ooooh, Harriet is pretty smart. This is from Love And Death. If I don't kill him he'll make war all through Europe. But murder... What would Socrates say? All those Greeks were homosexuals. Boy, they must have had some wild parties. I bet they all took a house together in Crete for the summer. A: Socrates is a man. B: All men are mortal. C: All men are Socrates. Means all men are homosexuals. Heh... I'm not a homosexual. Once, some cossacks whistled at me. I, I have the kind of body that excites both persuasions. You know, some men are heterosexual and some men are bisexual and some men don't think about sex at all, you know... they become lawyers.

3. The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino. Bravo, Julie. You've Got Mail.

4.Barbra wins a date with George Clooney for guessing Ocean's Eleven. (In my dream world.) You look down, they know you're lying and up, they know you don't know the truth. Don't use seven words when four will do. Don't shift your weight, look always at your mark but don't stare, be specific but not memorable, be funny but don't make him laugh. He's got to like you then forget you the moment you've left his side. And for God's sake, whatever you do, don't, under any circumstances...

5. We'll take the car and drive all night. We'll get drunk. We'll go fishing and stay away until she's gone. Woot for Nora, who correctly guessed Casablanca.

6. Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion love actually is all around. Jenny guessed right, it's Love Actually.

7. Gareth used to prefer funerals to weddings. He said it was easier to get enthusiastic about a ceremony one had an outside chance of eventually being involved in. In order to prepare this speech, I rang a few people, to get a general picture of how Gareth was regarded by those who met him. Fat seems to be a word people most connected with him. Terribly rude also rang a lot of bells. So very fat and very rude seems to have been a stranger's viewpoint. On the other hand, some of you have been kind enough to ring me to tell me that you loved him, which I know he'd be thrilled to hear. You remember his fabulous hospitality... his strange experimental cooking. The recipe for "Duck à la Banana" fortunately goes with him to his grave. Most of all, you tell me of his enormous capacity for joy. When joyful, when joyful for highly vocal drunkenness. But joyful is how I hope you'll remember him. Not stuck in a box in a church. Pick your favorite of his waistcoats and remember him that way. The most splendid, replete, big-hearted, weak-hearted as it turned out, and jolly bugger most of us ever met. As for me, you may ask how I'll remember him, what I thought of him. Unfortunately there I run out of words. Perhaps you will forgive me if I turn from my own feelings to the words of another splendid bugger: W.H. Auden. This is actually what I want to say: "Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone. Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone. Silence the pianos and with muffled drum, Bring out the coffin... let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle, moaning overhead, Scribbling on the sky the message: He is Dead. Put crepe bows 'round the necks of public doves, Let traffic policemen wear black, cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, my East, my West. My working week and my Sunday rest. My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song, I thought love would last forever: I was wrong. The stars are not wanted now, put out every one. Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun. Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood, For nothing now can ever come to any good." Kate guessed Four Weddings and a Funeral and she'd be right.

8. I am Wind In His Hair. Do you see that I am your friend? Can you see that you will always be my friend? It IS Dances With Wolves, Kel.

9. They're filming midgets! Good work Sarah O. In Bruges is still in theaters!

10: Mankind, probably the most mysterious species on our planet. A mystery of open questions. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? How do we know what we believe to know? Why do we believe anything at all? Innumerable questions looking for an answer, an answer which will raise the next question and the following answer will raise a following question and so on and so forth. But in the end, isn't it always the same question and always the same answer? Susan in Portsmouth is a genius. This, the opening of Run Lola Run, was a tough one - I thought.


Comments

jenny said…
I'm thinking number 6 is Love, Actually.

Seeing as it actually says it right in the quote.

Which naturally means that I'm probably wrong.
Kate said…
What a great game - and I totally agree about your 10 favs. Here's my guess: No. 7 is Four Weddings and a Funeral!
kel said…
Hello BB -

Is #7 Dances with Wolves?
kel said…
Dumb de dumb, I mean #8, Dances with Wolves.

I wish there was a comment recall feature!
Karla May said…
#1 is The Royal Tennenbaums, yes?
Sarah O. said…
#9 is siad in In Bruges, which I just saw. I do like Colin Farrell!
Julie said…
Is #3 from You've got mail???

Love it!

Also In Bruges.. incredible.
barbra said…
#4 is Ocean's 11!
harriet said…
I'm guessing #2 is from Love and Death because I can hear Woody Allen's voice in my head saying the words. This is actually kind of annoying, so I'm hoping I'm right. That way, at least, some good will come from it.
Tutta la Storia said…
Wild guess here, but is 10 from 2001 a space odyssey, or maybe Planet of the Apes?
blackbird said…
sorry, tutta...
nope.
Caset said…
ooohhhhhh all the ones I knew were already guessed! sad to say I don't know the remaining two, but what a lovely quotes!
Nora said…
#5 is Casablanca, right?
Last but not least - Run Lola Run!
Franke Potente is a miracle actress and this is my favorite of her films. Have you seen The Princess and the Warrior - same director?
barbra said…
Oooh, thanks but could I please have Matt Damon instead? Then you can have George all to yourself!
MontanaJen said…
Last one is Run Lola Run

And the 4 weddings quote made me cry...every damned time. *sigh*
Badger said…
Oh sure. You do this AFTER I'VE LEFT MY COMPUTER FOR THE DAY to go shopping and voting and whatnot.

But I didn't know any of them anyway.
alice c said…
I am sorry - but I would rather be kicked to death by kangaroos than do all that typing. So it is just as well that I did not know any of the quotes.

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