Monday, March 10, 2008

The Great Movie Meme: The Answers and More

Great job, everyone!! For those who didn't know them, or don't know of the movies, here are the answers, plus a little bit extra:

1. "Don't forget to kill Philip!" Shaun of the Dead, guessed by Skeeter. (I knew he would get this.)

Y'all. You must see this movie. I don't even like horror movies, and I absolutely LOVE this. The first time Skeeter and I saw this, we laughed so hard that we woke the children. And some of the funniest bits are background visuals. Terrible, terrible language though, so be sure that you don't watch it WITH the children!

2. "You only think I guessed wrong! That's what's so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha..." The Princess Bride, guessed by Julie. (I knew she'd get this one!)

A classic! This is one of my favorite movies ever. I can recite whole scenes. It's pretty sad, actually, that I can recite whole scenes. This is what I did in my college years -- memorize The Princess Bride rather than learn statistics.

3. "See this acorn? I'll throw it at you and turn you to stone!" Willow, guessed by Tina's husband. :)

I was hoping there was another Willow fan out there! Great easy fantasy movie, a la Princess Bride, but not quite so obviously campy. And now I'll confess that I read the novelization too. I liked it that much. This isn't my favorite quote from the movie, but some of the funniest parts aren't really quotable, and "Gentlemen, meet Lug" wasn't in the IMDB quotes.

Tina's husband actually guessed three others as well (Annie, Walk the Line, and The Mummy) -- he obviously has great taste in movies -- but I took the last three guesses off so a few other people could guess.

4. "Why any kid would want to be an orphan is beyond me." Annie, guessed by Tara.

I go through these phases where I listen to recordings of musicals, watch musicals on DVD, and just let my complete nerdyness wash over me. My poor children.

Carol Burnett is my absolute favorite as Miss Hannigan. So funny!

5. "Lesbian? Her birthday's in March. I thought she was a Pisces." Bend It Like Beckham, guessed by another Tara.

I dragged The Michael to the theater to see this movie. And this shows how much he loves me. He thought I said it was a documentary on an Indian soccer player. And he went anyway! He didn't tell me that until after the movie though.

6. "You mistake me, my dear. I have the utmost respect for your nerves. They've been my constant companion these twenty years." Pride and Prejudice, guessed by PEZmama.

Again with the nerdyness. That particular line makes me laugh out loud. Every time. There are so many lines in Jane Austen's works that make me laugh. And for those who are wondering why I didn't choose a quote from Persuasion, it's because I don't own it right now.

7. "You wear black 'cause you can't find anything else to wear? You found your sound 'cause you can't play no better? You just tried to kiss me because "it just happened?" You should try take credit for something every once in a while, John." Walk the Line, guessed by Linda.

What a great movie! Not really my usual kind of movie. It's not comedy, not action, not "feel good" but it's a great movie. I grew up listening to Johnny Cash, and I've got several of his songs in my regular playlist on my Zen.

8. "Well, having an encounter with a three thousand year old walking, talking corpse does tend to convert one." The Mummy, guessed by AJB.

Action and comedy, all in one! Love it! It's one of those movies that I put in while I'm doing some inane chore that is mindless but keeps me in one room. It takes away the monotony of ironing or whatever.

9. "A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They're just backing away from life. *Reach* out. Take a *chance*. Get *hurt* even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room."

Ah, the one that eluded everyone. I was afraid it might be a bit obscure. This was from Harold and Maude. Quite a black comedy, but I love it. Skeeter guessed it, but only after a bit of thought. The Michael SHOULD have gotten it, since he borrowed our DVD, and I know he's seen it.

10. "Well "Sinead O'Rebellion." Shock me shock me shock me with that deviant behavior." Empire Records, guessed by Heather

Oh people. If you've ever worked in a music store, go rent this movie right! now! It's not a great movie, but Skeeter and I first saw this movie when I was working in a music store. How could I not love it? I knew these people. I was one of these people!

And there it is . . . the good, the bad, the nerdy.

1 comment:

The Boyds Family said...

I really enjoyed this meme - even though all the ones I knew were taken before I had a chance :(

And I enjoyed hearing the extra tidbits you included in the "reveal"....Hmmm?? I may have to "shamelessly lift" this one from ya - Of course, I'll link back to you if I do ;)