Tuesday, June 20, 2006

we can pay one price for two

okay! I think the meme's been vanquished!

I’ve been tagged by Cella for a meme, which make the first occasion this little blog of mine has, well, meme’d. I guess it’s high time. Also, I didn't try to make this too hard, because the best quotes from movies are the most memorable ones, right?

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.

Movie #1
I always tell the girls, never take it seriously. If you never take it seriously, you never get hurt. You never get hurt, you always have fun. And if you ever get lonely, you just go to the record store and visit your friends.

Whitetrashmocha is right--Almost Famous. I can relate to this sentiment--well, feeling like going to a record store is visiting friends, not the whole sleeping-with-band-members part.

Movie #2
But this is going to be the best movie ever! It's a foreign film from Canada.

Bruce knows his foreign films: Stan to his mom in South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, trying to convince her to let him see the work of cinematic brilliance that is the Terrence and Philip movie.

Movie #3
There are stories of coincidence and chance, of intersections and strange things told, and which is which and nobody knows. And we generally say, "Well, if that was in a movie, I wouldn't believe it."

Trunger got it, but only gets half-credit for not knowing if it was Magnolia (which it is) or Serendipity (which I've actually never seen).

Movie #4
Are… are you serious? I just told you that, a moment ago.

Yay for Bruce getting this one, too: David Duchovny's creepy hand model guy to Derek in Zoolander whilst in the cemetary. What I love is that it was a total accident that Derek repeated himself at all--Ben Stiller just forgot his line. But it's SUCH a great moment.

Movie #5
Here's the Remains of the Day lunchbox. Kids don't like eating at school, but if they have a Remains of the Day lunchbox they're a lot happier.

Cella correctly answered that this is Corky St. Clair in Waiting for Guffman. Perhaps I ought to be carrying a Remains of the Day lunchbox myself to make my own school lunches more interesting. hmm.

Movie #6
Well, technically speaking, the operation is brain damage, but on a par with a night of heavy drinking. Nothing you'll miss.

ChrisChin answered this right last night, but I was knee-deep in my Judicial Practicum journal and didn't get to editing the page: Tom Wilkinson's character in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which is so beautiful and funny and heartbreaking and makes me cry every time I watch it. (Cella and Bruce get honorable mentions on this one, too.)

Movie #7
Hey, now, be fair. EVERYONE wants Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

Sha-zam: it's Talcott with the win--Brodie from Mallrats. I thought about using the schooner line, but figured that was way too obvious. (However, I'm not above giving you a link to a whole bunch of stereograms you can attempt in your spare time.)

Movie #8
If nobody comes down here and buys a car in the next hour, I'm gonna club this baby seal. That's right. I'm gonna club this seal to make a better deal.

I'm so pleased that someone else besides friend Matt and I appreciate the high comedic value of UHF, otherwise known as "The Weird Al Movie." Talcott not only wins a spin on the Wheel of Fish for knowing the movie, but he also gets to drink from the fire hose for remembering that it was the Used Car Dealer, Crazy Ernie. (and YAY Cella for enjoying this film, too! I've even got my parents saying that we're going to Spatula City every time we dig around in the Spare Kitchen Utensil Drawer.)

Movie #9
They’ve gone to plaid!

Trunger again--Spaceballs, by Barf re: the curious nature of Ludicrous Speed. I'd seen this film about 10 times before I ever saw any of the Star Wars films. You can see where my family's priorities lie.

Movie #10
I like the smell of my hair treatment. The pleasing odor is half the point.

Three cheers to Jaci for knowing it's a line from O Brother, Where Art Thou?--a reference to Dapper Dan Hair Pomade (NOT Fop, mind you). I was reading through the quotes from this film at IMDB, and they're all so funny. I think I need to re-watch it this weekend.

Movie #11
But what am I going to do with forty subscriptions to Vibe?

Kristine got it! It's Peter from Office Space, and this is totally my favorite line in the whole film. (Unrelatedly, as I msged friend Marj earlier, there's a guy on the Swedish world cup team who's named Ljungberg, and every time I hear "Ball goes to Ljungberg!" I giggle and think, "Yeeeah. I'm gonna have to, uh, ask you to, ah, step away from that ball and, uhh, come in on, um, Saturday. Yeeeah.")

As for my tags, I'm calling out Marginalia and Marj, since they've been talkin' movies lately, anyway.

12 comments:

kristine said...

#11 is OFFICE SPACE, the BEST MOVIE EVER. That's Peter speaking.

trunger said...

#3. i think it's either Serendipity or Magnolia

#9 Spaceballs

spoken by Barf (we miss you John Candy) after Spaceball One passes them by going at ludicrous speed

not that i've seen the movie or anything whatsoever ;)

whitetrashmocha said...

#1 is Almost Famous.

Talcott said...

#7: Brodie Bruce Mallrats
#8: Used Car Dealer: UHF

ChrisChin said...

Movie #6 is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind!

ChrisChin said...

oops forgot to add:

spoken by the Doctor dude played by Tom Wilkinson.

Cella Bella said...

Yes! Number 5 is Waiting for Guffman and that's Corky Sinclair in his store! I literally, LITERALLY fell off my bed i was laughing so hard the first time I saw that movie.

And I sooo wish I had checked my bloglines earlier to call the UHF line. Did you know that turtles are nature's suction cups? I DID!

Cella Bella said...

Oh, and is 6 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?

Bruce said...

#2 is from South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut. Stan to his mom.

#4 is from Zoolander. The hand model to Derek.

I know I've seen #6, and I was late to the party on at least two others. :-(

marginalia said...

oh, too slow going on the feed! but #10 is o brother where art thou? which, right on! that's the second dvd i ever bought.

i'll do this today. funfunfun :)

supermarj said...

i'm not sure exaclty what it means to be called out, but #2 is South Park, the Movie and #4 is the best movie ever (I assume everyone who reads your blog knows that the best movie ever is zoolander). did i do the calling out thing right?

supermarj said...

oh crap, other people got ot it first. i've learned my lesson about stepping away from kat's blog for even a moment :)