Monday, March 1, 2010

Unoriginal in Quotations

I do! I love movies and I watch at least one a day - and for whatever reason, I memorize lines from movies.

Movie watching comes in 4 forms for me:

1. I come home after a long day at work, throw on my yoga pants and super-soft cotton tee shirt, fluffy socks... grab either a cup of coffee, glass of water, or that rare cup of diet coke and then the cinematic treasures begin.
2. The egyptian and I drive to Vestavia Hills and meet Ma'amoon, another fabulous egyptian who just so happens to manage the movie theater. In turn, free movies.
3. $1 is one of my favorite places to go. It is less than 2 miles from the home, and there is something about the broken chairs, sticky floor, and crummy sound system that just keeps me coming back for more.
4. Finally - the drive-in movie theater off of Hwy 280. Fun experience to grab a lawn chair, purchase one of their $1 cappucinos and enjoy a random showing.

Back to movie quotes.
What are your favorites?

I have a few....

I have to start with the Godfather:
~[delivering his rehearsed speech] Luca Brasi: Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your daughter... 's wedding... on the day of your daughter's wedding. And I hope their first child be a masculine child. I pledge my ever-ending loyalty.
~Michael: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator. Kay Adams: Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed. Michael: Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?

~Another favorite of mine is Under The Tuscan Sun:
Marcello: Francesca. Frances: Yes? Marcello: I am going to make love all over you! Frances: Okay.

~Patti: Can you star-69 Italy?

~Frances: Ladybugs, Katherine. Lots and lots of ladybugs.
~Frances: [in voiceover] Every day I watch for the old man with the flowers, and I wonder, was he born here? Did he love someone here? Did he lose someone here? He doesn't seem as curious about me, but that's all right. These days I'm something of a loner myself.

~Frances: Do you know the most surprising thing about divorce? It doesn't actually kill you. Like a bullet to the heart or a head-on car wreck. It should. When someone you've promised to cherish till death do you part says "I never loved you," it should kill you instantly. You shouldn't have to wake up day after day after that, trying to understand how in the world you didn't know. The light just never went on, you know. I must have known, of course, but I was too scared to see the truth. Then fear just makes you so stupid. Martini: No, it's not stupid, Signora Mayes. L'amore e cieco. Frances: Oh, love is blind. Yeah, we have that saying too. Martini: Everybody has that saying because it's true everywhere.
~Martini: Signora. Please stop being so sad. If you continue like this, I will be forced to make love to you. And I've never been unfaithful to my wife.
~Frances: What are four walls, anyway? They are what they contain. The house protects the dreamer. Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game. It's such a surprise.

Another movie: French Kiss:

~Kate: Spasm! Spasm! Oh, God, here it comes... lactose intolerance!

~Kate: Do you speak English? Concierge: Of course, Madam. This is the Georges V, not some backpacker's hovel.

Kate: Did you know that there are four hundred and fifty-two official government cheeses in this country? Don't you think that's incredible? To come up with four hundred and fifty-two ways of classifying what is basically a bacterial process? Luc: You would prefer one cheese? One cheeseburger to put it on and one restaurant to eat it in? Kate: I'm saying I *like* the cheese. God!
~Kate: A healthy person is someone who expresses what they're feeling inside. Express, not repress. Luc: In that case, you must be one of the healthiest people in the world.

Kate: Fester, fester, fester. Rot, rot, rot.

~Kate: No matter what I might seem like tonight, it's still the same old me from yesterday you wind up with tomorrow.

~Kate: [to Luc] You'll become one of those hunchbacked, lonely old men, sitting in the corner of a crowded cafe, mumbling to yourself, "My ass is twitching. You people make my ass twitch."

~Kate: You know, all men are bastards. Luc: Well, not all. I mean, some are just trying to help. Kate: You know, I never thought I'd be
~Kate: I never thought I would bethe kind of woman to say this, but it's true. All men are bastards. Luc: The guy who was talking to you, he was... Kate: A bastard. A Eurotrash-in-Armani kind of bastard. Luc: He was wearing a black suit? With a yellow shirt? Kate: Yeah. [Luc groans, then pulls Kate up from the sofa] Kate: You know him? Luc: Come on. Kate: Of course you know him. All you bastards know each other. [Luc pulls Kate toward the hotel exit] Kate: [to the conierge] Bastard!

That's just a few.. I could go on and on.. perhaps I will in a later post. I picked three movies that I could watch over and over.. and those are just a few of my favorite lines.
Tell me - in the comment section - what are yours?

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