Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Once more, with feeling... (10 answered, 0 to go!)

(3/9/08 update: THANKS EVERYONE, WE DID IT!)
(3/7/08 update) I don't think I've ever worked so hard on a meme...

Okay, Sarah at Lemony did it. Kim at All Consuming did it. Blackbird at SayLaVee did it. Badger did it. So, because memes are silly and right now I need silly, I give you...

The Movie Meme:

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDB and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. When someone guesses, put who guessed it and the movie.
5. GUESSERS: NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions. I mean, you can cheat if you want, but is it really that important?
6. One movie guess per blogger. Give people a chance to guess before you steal all of the awesome!*
6.5 try to not badger your friends to answer...
7. Thanks for playing, everyone! Just a few more, you know you can do it!!

The movies:

1. Marian the Librarian got this one, The Cutting Edge. Well, and she should have, she's the one that got me addicted to this movie about a hockey player turned figure skater.
(Father) "What about Spindler?"
(Russian Coach) "Spindler? Spindler say before he skate with her, he wear garlic from neck and sleep with cross. Who is left? I am at bottom of barrel."
(Father) "Then you find another barrel."

2. Em got this one, Almost Famous:
William: I'm glad you were home.

Lester Bangs: I'm always home. I'm uncool.
(the second Cameron Crowe movie on this list, and we are done!!)

3. Katy got this one. Home Alone. Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen. (Kevin)

4. Katrina got this one: Jerry Maguire: "Don't cry at the beginning of a date. Cry at the end, like I do." (Laurel) (the first of two movies on this list by Cameron Crowe.)

5. Katrina got this one: About a Boy "Suddenly I realized - two people isn't enough. You need backup. If you're only two people, and someone drops off the edge, then you're on your own. Two isn't a large enough number. You need three at least." (Marcus) (the first of two Nick Hornby books turned into a movie.)

6. Em got this one, A Knight's Tale. "Hope guides me. It is what gets me through the day and especially the night. The hope that after you're gone from my sight it will not be the last time I look upon you." (Sir Ulrich, in a letter to Jocelyn.)

7. Sarah O. got this one, woo hoo! High Fidelity.
"I can't fire them. I hired these guys for three days a week and they just started showing up every day. That was four years ago." (Rob) (and the second of two Nick Hornby books turned into film on this list.)

8. Katrina also guessed this one, which I wondered if anyone would. Persuasion. (The BBC one from 1995.) "Anne? You want to marry Anne? Whatever for?" (Anne's father)

9. Katrina got this one too (thanks! I was getting worried that noone had seen my ten favorite movies!) Enchanted April
Caroline: I want to just sit and not talk and not have to be the centre of attention all the time. You know what that's like don't you?

Rose: No.

10. Em also got this one. That thing you do. "When was the last time you were decently kissed? I mean, really, honestly good and kissed?" (Guy to Faye)

*I'm using Kim's asterisk thing--go for it, guess away, because I have no idea if anyone knows these (btw, GREAT) movies...but these are the ones I've watched again and again...

Update as I struggle with a bit of insomnia as I just added Katrina's answers: thank you both to Katy and Katrina for making me smile.

11. Katy got this one: Metropolitan, which is a great movie that I had to purchase because I could never find it even at video rental stores back in the day when we went to video rental stores...a wonderful movie!! When it came out at my college's movie theatre, the year I was a junior, I went to all three showings and from then on wanted pearls! Which I got in 1995 when my friend Sally became a Mary Kay consultant. (Back in the day when you got Majorcan pearls if you brought someone into the company.) (Now you just get a pearl pin.) Apparently this whole movie thing (and this vapid cold) is making me babble...

Audrey: What Jane Austen novels have you read?
Tom: None. I don't read novels. I prefer good literary criticism. That way you get both the novelists' ideas as well as the critics' thinking. With fiction I can never forget that none of it really happened, that it's all just made up by the author.


(3/6/08 update:) Now, as you can see, I do not watch high profile movies. Geesh, I'm glad I didn't pick Picture Perfect! So I'll give out some hints, because you probably have seen these movies, maybe just not a gazillion times, like I have.


Katy said...

I've got nothing on any of those. But most of them sound familiar. Can't wait to see the answers!

Katrina said...

Let's see...

I know #5 is About a Boy.

And I'm pretty sure #8 is Persuasion.

Number 10 sounds so familiar, but I'm sitting here thinking and thinking and it's not coming to me.

Sarah Louise said...

Good ones, Katrina! I'll mark yours.

daysgoby said...

Is 10 'Never Been Kissed'?

Sarah Louise said...

DGB, nice try, but no. Let me know when you want hints...because these aren't mainstream movies, most of them.

BabelBabe said...

could 3 possibly be talledaega nights? and the hope one - ope floats?

Sarah Louise said...


Heidi Renee said...

total guess... notting hill #9?
love actually #10??

Sarah Louise said...

good guesses, but no. Maybe I should post some hints??

SL's-Marion-the-Librarian said...

aha! It's like you put one in there just for me! #1 is The Cutting Edge. (It's also all my fault.)

Sarah O. said...

#7 is High Fidelity, right? I love that movie.

Katrina said...

Oh! Oh! Your hints helped!

#4 is Jerry Maguire.

#9 is Enchanted April (love that movie!)

Oops! I'm violating the "one guess per blogger" rule (that I just NOW noticed...)

Sarah Louise said...


when I've gotten to the point of giving hints, I think the "one per blogger" goes out the window. THANK YOU for playing my silly game is what I say.

Hugs, SL

Katy said...

#3 is Home Alone?

#11 is The Metropolitans

And, for the record, I rarely watch movies. So I probably haven't seen most of them. I <3 TV on DVD though.

Sarah Louise said...

I love TV on DVD too!! And I am getting addicted to YouTube...

Em said...

Hi there! I read your blog every so often, and we have the same taste in movies.

Number 6 is A Knight's Tale
Number 10 is That Thing You Do

I'm so glad that you have a line from the Cutting Edge up too!

PS I know Pat and found you from Urban Saddle.

Sarah Louise said...


THANKS! We have 1 to go--it's a Cameron Crowe movie about a young rock journalist...

I'll make the changes to the post when I get home.


Em said...

The last one is Almost Famous. Such great taste in movies :-)!