Monday, August 31, 2009

overheard at the manor


Willow: Ah, home, crap home. (The Money Pit)

WT: Old woman. (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

Willow: Man. (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

Willow: Jew eat? (Annie Hall)

WT: I gotta pee. (Forrest Gump)

Willow: In keeping with the situation. (A Christmas Carol)

WT: I feel giddy as a school boy. (A Christmas Carol)

Willow: You could kiss me on the veranda. (The Three Amigos)

WT: I triple dog dare you! (A Christmas Story)

Willow: All right Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up.
(Sunset Blvd.)

WT: Is it informal, or should I wear my Napoleon hat?
(Brigadoon)

Willow: Leave the gun, take the cannoli. (The Godfather)

WT: The night was moist. (Throw Mamma from the Train)

62 comments:

  1. Hmm, do you think we watch too many movies?

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  2. I could never retrive all those sayings from one liners from so many movies! you have a good memory!

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  3. Pretty cool! One can never watch too many movies!

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  4. Any line from "The Godfather" is a winner in my house!

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  5. Deb, I didn't have to retrieve them! These are just a few we use on a regular basis! :D

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  6. Willow, and I thought just quoting poetry was enough! I too, find myself spouting off movie lines in conversation. Nicely done!

    Most common one: "Are you talkin' ta me?" DeNiro from "Taxi driver" I over-use that one!

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  7. hahahah! So funny! I have a couple I use all the time too, like 'He is a boil on the butt of humanity!" from Steele Magnolias and "I don't KNOW Margot!" from Christmas Vacation. And every time we go on a round-about I have to say "Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament!" from European Vacation. Glad to see I'm not the only one! Now "get your big butt back inside!" (Men in Black)

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  8. Movies are the recorded pieces of life we all forget. And you can now quote me!

    Simply delightful! What I love most about your post is its ingenious sense of playfulness and surprise.

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  9. oh, dear heavens! at least i'm not THE ONLY ONE!!!

    :)

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  10. "I feel as if my insteps are melting away".

    Ten points if you guess it!

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  11. Pamela, now that's ONE I don't know!

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  12. I love conversations like this! My boys and I cobble them together from The Big Lebowski, Dr Strangelove,Brother Orchid, and LA Confidential. A Christmas Carol and A Chirstmas Story are also favorite sources, as is Holiday Inn (which I maintain has a line for every circumstance in life).

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  13. Pamela, see if you can guess this one...

    "I am placing my mind elsewhere while you chatter away."

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  14. hehe, that was amazing! :)

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  15. I'm better with song lyrics. Spoken words without the music do not resonate in my brain. I am in awe, Willow! I am also of the opinion, you can never watch too many movies. Pass the popcorn, please.

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  16. Ah, poetry...oh so talented, charmingly bohemian.... Generally I like it. Totawwy, Spectacular Spectacular.

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  17. It's spoken by Tracy Lord when Macauley Connor kisses her on the veranda in The Philadelpia Story. My favourite movie!!

    As for yours to me....is it Remains of the Day???

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  18. Don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars!

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  19. Steviewren, totawwy!!!

    (totawwy is one we say quite a lot, too, paired with anything)

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  20. Pamela, you guessed right! :)

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  21. Willow Manor,
    Thanks a lot for your care.
    I appreciate and understand your words but Barcelona is not right there.
    The exhibition at the Niebla Foundation is composed by more than 60 works.
    While the show does not happen the anxiety is taking care of me ...
    Congratulations for the blog where I travel whenever possible and I delight on those fantastic works.
    Regards

    Yours,José Brito

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  22. Yes, WAY too many movies! tee-hee.
    But the funniest was this one from the comment section here...

    "I am placing my mind elsewhere while you chatter away."

    Sometimes The Mister gets this look in his eye while I'm talking! ha-ha!

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  23. Great silliness -- we often speak in Python. (I'm not dead yet!)

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  24. "Leave the gun, take the cannoli," this is my favorite. How creative, Willow!

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  25. Uh-ha! Very clever and hilarious!

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  26. I love MOST of those movies!!! Now, after seeing their names I need to re-visit a couple!

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  27. "I'd rather be his whore than your wife!"

    LOL! Guess which movie I have just been watching!

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  28. Maalie, oh, Titantic!! And speaking of Kate Winslet, I'm watching Hamlet as we speak.

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  29. It's not moist - it's sultry! That's one of my favorite scenes from that movie.

    Hubby & I are always proclaiming "I demand a shrubbery!" (a Python movie I've not actually watched) and "Do. Not. Seek. The treasure" (Oh Brother Where Art Thou).

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  30. Uttered more than once from the top rung of the ladder here at The Money Pit's evil twin, 'Houston, we have a problem.'
    Millie ^_^

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  31. Haha! One can never speak too much "movie."

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  32. What a kick!!! You must have had a whee (and spent a chunk of time) putting this together. Thanks for the entertainment!

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  33. Now, Willow, as to that last line ......
    *giggle*

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  34. Of all the blogs in all the world I have to find these lines in yours.

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  35. Do you have the most fantastic memory ever or do you beaver away for hours on your research? Whatever the explanation, the result is fabulous - and very endearing. It's the sort of post that makes me want to say: I wish I'd thought of that! Congrats!

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  36. And of course there's: "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse" from the Godfather.

    Unfortunately my brain goes to the lines that have become cultural cliches:

    "Live long and prosper."

    And

    "May the Force be with you!"

    Excuse me, I gotta run. I think I hear ET calling home....

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  37. Merisi, I'm surprised you are the only one who picked up on that. ;^)

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  38. I'm not a box I don't have sides!

    Yay! A new game for my house! Thanks Willow!

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  39. Fun .. and an excellent memory

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  40. Fun! Do you REALLY say these things?

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  41. Hello Willow,

    You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!

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  42. Spacedlaw, yes, we really do, and much more, I'm afraid. We are seriously silly at the manor.

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  43. This has gone right over my head, willow - I think it is clever and I would love to understand what it is all about -

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  44. "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You taking to me?" Taxi Driver

    Love it. The Godfather line is my favorite.

    Another one of my favorites, especially after a long week's shoot, and no time to clean house, "What a dump." Betty Davis.

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  45. Hahaaa--we just watched the Three Amigos again last night and laughed at that line. These made me smile big time. Joe and I are always walking around saying to each other, "Snap out of it!"

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  46. My heavens Willow...good movies all but of course A Christmas Carol and A Christmas Story remain my favs! Congrats on Post of the Day nomination!
    Sandi

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  47. Greetings from sunny Florida!

    Just popped in to congratulate you on your POTD nomination. What a fun post! And all these comments! Mine is positively swallowed up by them, but I see a lot of familiar names here, so I know I'm in very good company.

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  48. Very very funny and extremely clever, I feel it is a good day if I can remember the NAME of the movie we saw LAST NIGHT!

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  49. Ha,

    We do this with all sorts of movies
    Baron Munchausen, Withnail and I, Amadeus -you go to fast, you go to fast.
    and so on.

    I'm not familiar with most of yours. Fun though

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  50. Willow, me again.

    I might have to do this one in the weeks to come. I'll credit you.

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  51. In my house we sometimes play what we call "Guess The Movie Game" and we have our own share of sentences...but yours top them all!!!

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  52. Waht gets me more is you can actualyl quote all these. The only movie quote I know is teh rediculous/contradictory newer Star Wars one:

    "ONLY Sith speak in absolutes!"

    Clever.

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Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.
― O. Henry (and me)