1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. Looking them up is cheating, please don’t.
Okay, I’ll tell you up front that one of these movies had no quotes listed in IMDb, although the movie itself is listed there. So I picked a quote myself from the movie. In fact, I watched the movie to make sure I got it verbatim.
And I’ll be incredibly impressed if y’all guess them all without Googling because a couple of them are somewhat obscure. But they are among my favorites. Here goes:
Be happy in your work MaryO
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957): Be happy in your work. – Colonel Saito, the prison camp commandant
A David Lean classic! The head of our agency at work always says “Be happy in your work” at the close of the managers’ meeting and it never fails to crack me up, because I know he’s a classic movie buff and get the reference. No one else ever seems to get it.
Oh it’s no trouble at all. Besides I haven’t heard any intelligent female nonsense for months. Ghislaine
I Know Where I’m Going! (1945): Oh it’s no trouble at all. Besides I haven’t heard any intelligent female nonsense for months. — Catriona Potts
An early Micheal Powell/Emeric Pressberger collaboration. Most of the action takes place in the Outer Hebrides! It stars Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey! What’s not to like??!!
It’s awfully easy to lie when you know that you’re trusted implicitly. So very easy, and so very degrading. AnnH
Brief Encounter (1945): It’s awfully easy to lie when you know that you’re trusted implicitly. So very easy, and so very degrading. — Laura Jesson
My absolute favorite movie of all times. Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard are perfection. The score, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 sets the mood for this doomed love affair. Piano played by Eileen Joyce.
Important decisions have to be made quickly. Diann
The Uninvited (1944): Important decisions have to be made quickly. — Pamela Fitzgerald
The piece “Stella By Starlight” was composed by Victor Young for this movie. It’s a fabulous ghost story, starring the dreamy Ray Milland
It’s money and adventure and fame. It’s the thrill of a lifetime and a long sea voyage that starts at six o’clock tomorrow morning. MaryO
King Kong (1933): It’s money and adventure and fame. It’s the thrill of a lifetime and a long sea voyage that starts at six o’clock tomorrow morning. — Carl Denham
The original and best version, one I never get tired of seeing.
Do you really believe in the perfect murder? Bronwyn
Dial M For Murder (1954): Do you really believe in the perfect murder? — Margot
My favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie, starring the impossibly beautiful Grace Kelly and Ray Milland, at his creepy best.
She didn’t pass on, pass over, or pass out! She died! AnnH
This Happy Breed (1944): She didn’t pass on, pass over, or pass out! She died! — Frank Gibbons
Another David Lean classic! Fabulous cast, another movie I never tire of watching.
8. The inspector asked for some chrysanthemums. Could you go out and pick them for him, please?
What goes to make a rose, ma’am, is breeding… and budding… and horse-manure, if you’ll pardon the expression. MaryO
Mrs. Miniver (1942): What goes to make a rose, ma’am, is breeding… and budding… and horse-manure, if you’ll pardon the expression. — Mr. Ballard, the station master
My favorite World War II film. It may be dated, but I watched it shortly after 911 and cried, because the pastor’s speech at the end of the movie was so incredibly (and heartbreakingly) relevant.
I’m proposing marriage, Miss Hansen. Or… should I call it a merger? You know I’m good at mergers. MaryO
Random Harvest (1942):I’m proposing marriage, Miss Hansen. Or… should I call it a merger? You know I’m good at mergers. — Smithy
I’m a sucker for a good love story and this one has it all: War! Amnesia! English countryside! Stars the always fabulous Greer Garson and Ronald Colman.
Have at it, and leave your guesses in the comments.
Because the Anonymous Alana-Sock Lover frightened me half to death with her threats in the comments yesterday, here they are: the Alana Socks.
Hopefully this will preclude me getting emailed photos of scary clowns.
The next socks will be knit from this:
“I love to watch movies with my Momma!”