Thursday, October 04, 2007


I like movies. I used to love movies, but lately haven't had a chance to see many. And maybe they don't seem as good as they used to somehow? Or maybe my attention span has shortened (likely).

So today on a lighter note: What is your favorite movie and movie quote?

I'll get started:

Guy 1: I've got a question. If you know so much about girls-What are you doing at the Gas'N'Sip on a Saturday night completely alone drinking beers with no women anywhere?

Guys: Choice man, Choice!

Name this movie and you win a free date with the lead actor, no wait, that's my fantasy!

Have a fun day!

xoxo, Lesley

today's wine (or other beverage): Oktoberfest Beer and for a treat, hot popcorn mixed with Hot Tamales and m&ms.


I forgot some of my favorite movies-
In the top ten
Usual Suspects
Rear Window
Almost Famous


Christine said...

dazed and confused!!!!!????

Flavia Whitefort said...

OOh, Another good one!

but, go back to 1989!

xo, Les

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'd "Say Anything" to have a date with John Cusack.

Kyla said...

This is my personal favorite movie quote, "I found that if you have a goal, that you might not reach it. But if you don't have one, then you are never disappointed. And I gotta tell ya... it feels phenomenal." It is from Dodgeball, and I try to live by those words every day. ;)

My favorite movie is Moulin Rouge, I think. Or Grease. I'm a sucker for a good musical.

Kellan Rhodes said...

I have lots of movies I love (like The Hours, Interview with a Vampire, Delores Clayborne, Coal Mountain ...) but the one that comes to mind is The Big Easy and the quote is "What ... there? Or there?" It's from a love scene in the movie - ranked as one of the best love scenes ever in a movie - and it is! I love The Big Easy because of the setting (New Orleans), the accents (cajun) and it's a pretty good story. I generally love a movie for the setting. I consider the setting (the mountains, the dark era, the ocean, the castle...) as a character as well. I think that's what I liked about Delores Clayborne - the seaside setting. And Interview With a Vampire (New Orleans and such a dark setting)I have to love the story too. See ya!

Christine said...

bill and ted?

Suz said...

Oh! I knew it, but Sober got there first. What a great movie!

slouching mom said...

American Beauty
The Ice Storm
Little Miss Sunshine
Lost in Translation

I can't remember quotes to save my life, sorry!

Mary-LUE said...

I like all of your movie choices but I have to say I've only seen bits and pieces of Say Anything--never the whole thing.

I actually had a Hitchcock class in college and it was sooooo fun.

Christine said...

de got it, right?

my favs--vertigo, shashank redemption, donnie darko, waterloo bridge

i'm with kyla, too-musicals rock.

Emily said...

"More isn't always better... Sometimes it's just more"

(I took out the character's name)

Nora Bee said...

Hello! In one of my all-time favorites, "Strangers in Good Company," seven old ladies get lost in the woods and have to live off the land for two days before help arrives. They have these great conversations while waiting and catching frogs, etc. One is all depressed and obsessed with death and being at the end of her life and all, and one of the others just looks at her and says, "I'm not going to die, I'm going fishing."

Love it!

Gwen said...

Hey, my favorite movie quote is from Say Anything, too (so full of good ones, that movie).

"No. The world is full of guys. Be a man. Don't be a guy."

Jeff said...

"Remember, with great power comes great responsibility."
- Uncle Ben (Spider-Man)

Sorry, I suck at this too.

Flavia Whitefort said...

Sorry all,

I've been out with the tummy bug. always fun! Thanks for renewing my movie interest.

YAY! Sober- hey can we go on the date together? Maybe we'll let you come to suz.

Emily- what is yours? I'm stumped.

And Spiderman is great, one of my favorites. I'm a sucker for huge comic book blockbusters, as well as science fiction.

I also agree with kellan about the setting. that is a character.

And musicals-Let's just say a demented 8 year old was sure she would be a broadway star. not naming names (flavia).

so kiss me kate!,

crazymumma said...

fave movie of all time? Bladerunner.

quote. argh. old brain moment.

Scribbit said...

I'm a huge movie fan too--

best movies to quote? Better Off Dead, Ferris Bueller, Napoleon Dynamite, O Brother Where ARt Thou? Raising Arizona.

Anali said...

I love so many, but these are up there at the top.

It's A Wonderful Life
When Harry Met Sally
Love Jones

One of my favorite quotes is from "Stranger Than Fiction."

It's something like this - "Take the cookie and dip it in the milk and eat it."

atypical said...

...we are sitting on 2 million gallons of fuel, a nuclear weapon and a thing with 270,000 loose parts that was built by the lowest bidder. Kinda makes you feel good dont it?


That's my fave quote. As to mivies, favorites would include Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's List, The Dresser, Little Miss Sunshine, and 12 Angry Men (the original) to name a few.

Hope your tummy is feeling better.


Lawyer Mama said...

Darn! I'm late. Sober got it.

I have soooo many favorite movie quotes.

"Something's afoot at the Circle K," is something I say often.

ewe are here said...

I don't have a quote for you, but I loooove the moment when Christian (Ewen McGregor) turns back to Satine (Nicole Kidman) in the theatre towards the end and sings 'Come What May....'. Just love it.

Flavia Whitefort said...

ooohhh! I forgot all about napolean dynamite, even my girls love it.

uhh, i need you to bring me my chapstick.

great movie.

Anonymous said...

Say Anything for me, too! And It's A Wonderful Life, and Wizard of Oz...

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."

Sigh... such a big crush on Lloyd Dobler! AND John Cusack, the man. Like I know him. Well, in my world, I do. He'd love to go out with any of you ladies.

Aliki2006 said...

I knew this too but got here way too late! this is our favorite film and we own a copy.

Momish said...

I am a movie buff to an extreme! I love quoting them so I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. I think the one quote I tend to say the most is "Do or do not. There is no try." (not even one of my favorite movies, though).

Another one of favorites, "Books are awfully decorative, don't you think?" (Auntie Mame and perfect for that super shallow person you might run into along the way!)

Emily said...

I'm impossibly late to the table.

I love Dead Poet's Society, Moulin Rouge, Notting Hill, Big Fish...

Movies really effect me, so i'm careful what I watch. I made myself watch Saving Private Ryan so that I could get a small glimpse into what hell must have been like and so that I could feel the gratitude in my chest for our service men and women. It took me 4 days to watch the movie.

Emily R said...

*Sabrina* -- the Harrison Ford version. I say it to my students all the time.

Julie said...

I teach film so I have WAY too many favorite films AND lines, but I'll add this as a quote I've always wanted to have occasion to use:

From When Harry Met Sally,
"Nobody has ever quoted me back to me before."