Thursday, March 6, 2008

Movie Meme

Seeing as how y'all know I love movies, I decided I needed to do this meme that I saw over at Harp and Sword, which if you aren't reading you need to start to read.

Instructions: Look up 15 of your favorite films on IMDb and take a quote from each. List them below. When someone guesses the quote correctly, cross it off the list. Leave a comment with your answers. And NO CHEATING.

UPDATED: The answers.

1. Dear Buddha, please bring me a pony and a plastic rocket... (Serenity, from Robin)
2. This comet came crashing into the earth. BAM! Total devastation. No celebrities, no cable TV, *no water*! It hasn't rained in 11 years. Now, 20 people gotta squeeze into the same bathtub. So it ain't all bad. (Tank Girl, from Gourmet Goddess)
3. If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever. (The Crow, from Gourmet Goddess)
4. No, "Through the Looking Glass". That poem, "The Walrus and the Carpenter" that's an indictment of organized religion. The walrus, with his girth and his good nature, he obviously represents either Buddha, or... or with his tusk, the Hindu elephant god, Lord Ganesha. That takes care of your Eastern religions. Now the carpenter, which is an obvious reference to Jesus Christ, who was raised a carpenter's son, he represents the Western religions. Now in the poem, what do they do... what do they do? They... They dupe all these oysters into following them and then proceed to shuck and devour the helpless creatures en masse. I don't know what that says to you, but to me it says that following these faiths based on mythological figures ensure the destruction of one's inner-being. Organized religion destroys who we are by inhibiting our actions... by inhibiting our decisions, out of... out of fear of some... some intangible parent figure who... who shakes a finger at us from thousands of years ago and says... and says, "Do it - Do it and I'll fuckin' spank you." (Dogma, from Brave Sir Robin)

Garden State
5. You'll see when you move out it just sort of happens one day one day and it's just gone. And you can never get it back. It's like you get homesick for a place that doesn't exist. I mean it's like this rite of passage, you know. You won't have this feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself, you know, for your kids, for the family you start, it's like a cycle or something. I miss the idea of it. Maybe that's all family really is. A group of people who miss the same imaginary place.

6. I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend! (Spaceballs, from Brave Sir Robin)
7. You be careful. People in masks cannot be trusted. (Princess Bride, from Thunderbird)

Storytelling
8. I don't know about what happened... because once you start writing, it ALL becomes fiction.

9. McManus came to us with the job, Fenster got the vans, Hockney supplied the hardware, I came through with how to do it so no one got killed, but Keaton... Keaton put on the finishing touch. A little 'fuck you' from the five of us to the NYPD. (Usual Suspects, Thunderbird)


Memento
10. Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts.

Batman Begins
11. When a forest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural.

12. I know *exactly* what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?(The Matrix, from DCap)

13. Hey, how come Andrew gets to get up? If he gets up, we'll all get up, it'll be anarchy. (Breakfast Club, from DCup)

14. It is clear that I must find my other half. But is it a he or a she? What does this person look like? Identical to me? Or somehow complimentary? Does my other half have what I don't? Did he get the looks? The luck? The love? Were we really separated forceably or did he just run off with the good stuff? Or did I? Will this person embarrass me? What about sex? Is that how we put ourselves back together again? Or can two people actually become one again? (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, from Gourmet Goddess)
15. Wow. How about this: I work for you; in exchange, you teach me how to clean. Hmmm? What do you think? I'll clean your place, I'll do the shopping, I'll even wash your clothes. Is it a deal? (The professional, from Thunderbird)

13 comments:

Brave Sir Robin said...

#4 Dogma
#6 Space Balls

Brave Sir Robin said...

Mine is finally up

Brave Sir Robin said...

I've seen 10, but I can't remember the name of it.

It has Robin Williams in it, and it was good. Creepy, but good.

GourmetGoddess said...

#2 is Tank girl and #14 is Hedwig and the Angry inch

Brave Sir Robin said...

Yep on #14 Heather. Good one.

Never seen Tank Girl

Robin said...

#1 is Serenity.

Thunderbird said...

#7 is The Princess Bride.

Thunderbird said...

And #9 is The Usual Suspects.

Thunderbird said...

And #15 is The Professional.

Boxer rebel said...

I am really surprised to see that anyone has responded to this one and that I have gotten more responses on this one than anything else I have done possibly ever is funny to me. But that is awesome that so many of them have been identified and some were obvious, they were just favorite quotes from that movie like the Dogma quote.

DCup said...

#13 is The Breakfast Club

GourmetGoddess said...

#3 is The Crow.... the hint helped :)

Distributorcap said...

#12 is The Matrix