Monday, December 8, 2008

Name That Quote

Alright, it's time to give a few hints to some of the more trying clues: hints will be injected in red alongside the quotes to which they pertain. Have fun! I'll also post the correct answers that have been submitted.

So Emily's been having a blast over at "Hat and Gloves" quizzing folks on movie quotes.

But I want to have a blast too, without blasters, those laser-beaming guns that Storm Troopers carry around in "Star Wars."

So, without further ado - and without IMDB, or Google, mind you - identify the movies that contain these quotes:

1. "Why do you wear black all the time?"
"I'm in mourning for my lost childhood."
from "What About Bob?"

2. "We bare our souls and tell the most appalling secrets."
comes to you via "Little Women"

3. "That is the ugliest lamp I have ever seen!"
this should be running 24/7 soon on cable..."A Christmas Story"

4. "You pooped in the refrigerator? AND you ate a whole wheel of cheese? How'd you do that? That's amazing. Heck, I'm not even mad."
Will Ferrell's conversation with his dog in "Anchorman"

5. "Is she a Republican?"
"I can't help myself."
Meg Ryan to Greg Kinnear in "You've Got Mail," a college favorite. Trivia: Emily's grandmother used to babysit Greg Kinnear's dad. Indiana is a small town somebody made a state.

6. "You gonna do something? Or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?"
Here's another quote from this flick: "Why Kate, you're not wearing a bustle. How lewd. "
A HA! Emily finally hit the nail on the head..."Tombstone."

7. "With a prompter in every cellar window whispering comebacks, shy people would have the last laugh."
I'm glad you got this, Emily: "Amelie", a French movie

8. "Oh, no, I mustn't. Madame Audel is in mourning for her husband."
"Oh. I'm sorry. When did he pass away?"
"The war. German grenade."
"Oh, I see. Well, it's been 15 years since the war, so surely..."
"No, not that war. Monsieur Audel was killed on January the 12th, 1917. It was quite a blow to Madame Audel."
"Apparently so."
Here's a series of delectable quotes from this same movie, that no one has yet guessed:
[at confession] "Each time I tell myself it's the last time, but then I get a whiff of her hot chocolate, or..."
"...Seashells. Chocolate seashells, so small, so plain, so innocent. I thought, oh, just one little taste, it can't do any harm. But it turned out they were filled with rich, sinful..."
"...And it melts, God forgive me, it melts ever so slowly on your tongue, and tortures you with pleasure."

Emily finally got it: "Chocolat."

9. "Hey look, mister - we serve hard drinks in here for men who want to get drunk fast, and we don't need any characters around to give the joint "atmosphere". Is that clear, or do I have to slip you my left for a convincer?"
one of my all-time favorite movies, "It's a Wonderful Life."

10. "Oh, sit up straight, Jane! Pull your shoulders back! A man could go a long way without seeing a figure like yours, if you could only make the most of it!"
the five-hour, watch-them-all-marathon-style, BBC version of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" - I am happy to say, sans Kiera Knightley.

Have fun unraveling these lines from some of my favorite films! You may place your guesses in "comments."


Becky Carter said...

#2 is most definitely the best movie/book/etc. of all time, my beloved Little Women. Oh, maybe I should go watch that now while the boys are sleeping...nothing says christmas to me like that book/movie.
#3and i think this one is A Christmas Story?? Talking about the leg lamp...which by the way, you can buy rather inexpensively at drugstores. I got one this year for someone...i won't say who in case they read this ;-).

Unknown said...

Hooray! I love this game. I know six of them, but I'm going to wait awhile to name them. Numbers 1 and 6 are bugging me because I might know them - I just can't tell. Should I know them?

Elizabeth Glass-Turner said...

I have no idea if you know #1, but you should probably know #6.

Elizabeth Glass-Turner said...

Becky - right on! "Little Women" always means Christmas to me, too...maybe I should put it in tonight!

Jeffrey Rudy: said...

1. Walk the Line
4. Anchorman
5. You've Got Mail
6. Sounds like Monty Python and the search for the Holy Grail
10. Becoming Jane?

Elizabeth Glass-Turner said...


Nope to #1,6, and 10, though great guesses!!

Jeffrey Rudy: said...

I suck...again... *mopes* :^)

Anonymous said...

#1 is from "What About Bob?", and I knew #3 and #5. I am at a loss regarding the rest....Love, Mom

Unknown said...

#7 Amelie - This one took me awhile, but oh! the relief of figuring it out.

#9 It's a Wonderful Life - Why is Nick so mean during the "You were never born" phase? I don't think George Bailey had that much influence over a person's very character. I just don't.

#10 Pride & Prejudice (A&E)- Ahh, P&P, is there anything you don't have?

Elizabeth Glass-Turner said...

Mom: yep, #1 is "What About Bob?" - the kid who's afraid to dive, to the neurotic, psychiatrist father.

Em: yes to all three guesses. I think Nick is mean, not because George Bailey had that much influence over one person's character, but because he had influence on other people who also influenced Nick. The feel of the whole town was different, and then in itself probably jaded Nick.

Bob said...

I only guessed at 3 of them...#1 I got right...#3 also got it right...#6 Kill Bill? right??

Elizabeth Glass-Turner said...

#6 is not "Kill Bill," though I like both "Kill Bill" movies a lot, and there are plenty of places where that line would work!

I'm actually surprised that no one has guessed that one, it's such a great line, from such a great movie.
Think cowboy hats, people!

Unknown said...

haHA! It's working again.
#8 is Chocolat and #6 is driving me mad.

Elizabeth Glass-Turner said...


Correct: #8 IS "Chocolat." Favorite quoted line from that movie, in college? The look accompanying the line, "I'll stop by later to get the squeak out of your door." How roguish.

Unknown said...

It's not Tombstone, is it? Is it Tombstone? I'm thinking Doc Holliday (sp) with the whole bustle line, but I could be way off.

In conclusion, are you my Huckleberry?