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Most Memorable and Personal Movie Quotes to Directly Effect You

 
 
Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 07:19 am
As I was answering a thread on IMDb about one's favorite classic 4 word film line, I remembered this personal anecdote.

I voted for "We'll always have Paris." -Casablanca (1942).

I actually had someone earnestly quote to me this line while we were on our high school trip in France in 1989. We were on our single day of the trip in Avignon, France at the time of the quote was made. I'm ashamed to have forgotten that girl's name. She, her friend, and myself walked around Paris when we were not on the group tour thing. I'm sure the girl knew I had a crush on her but I wasn't socially prepared to act on those feelings at the time. When she quoted the film line, we were on our last leg of our class trip before heading back to Paris and to the airport. Perhaps she was being cheeky and as usual my socially retarded self took it as personal at the time. Who knows?!

She was a high school student from Arkansas while I was a high school student in Ashland, MA. Being an idiot like I am today, I never kept up correspondence with her and her friend. Another life's regrets I suppose.

So have you found yourself quoting a famous film line not out of irony or sarcasm but in earnest to your respective moment? Or perhaps you found yourself the recipient of such a cinematic recital of a gesture - be it grandly epic or modest and intimate?
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 07:27 am
"Life is a state of mind" as Chance walks across the pond in Being There

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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 08:38 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
As I was answering a thread on IMDb about one's favorite classic 4 word film line, I remembered this personal anecdote.

I voted for "We'll always have Paris." -Casablanca (1942).

I actually had someone earnestly quote to me this line while we were on our high school trip in France in 1989. We were on our single day of the trip in Avignon, France at the time of the quote was made. I'm ashamed to have forgotten that girl's name. She, her friend, and myself walked around Paris when we were not on the group tour thing. I'm sure the girl knew I had a crush on her but I wasn't socially prepared to act on those feelings at the time. When she quoted the film line, we were on our last leg of our class trip before heading back to Paris and to the airport. Perhaps she was being cheeky and as usual my socially retarded self took it as personal at the time. Who knows?!

She was a high school student from Arkansas while I was a high school student in Ashland, MA. Being an idiot like I am today, I never kept up correspondence with her and her friend. Another life's regrets I suppose.



So have you found yourself quoting a famous film line not out of irony or sarcasm but in earnest to your respective moment? Or perhaps you found yourself the recipient of such a cinematic recital of a gesture - be it grandly epic or modest and intimate?
NY 's Democratic Governor Mario Cuomo, had promoted some gun control legislation in 1994.
I successfully campaigned against it. He was up for re-election.
Heavily Democratic NY had not had a Republican Governor for 20 years.

Some of my friends urged me to join the campaign against him. I did.
I was used to participating in political campaigns when I was a young school kid.
It was fun. In NY, as conservatives, we were used to losing.
So, I volunteered to join the campaign to fight for and to lose
the NY Governorship, but something was out-of-line:
several respected polls had the GOP ahead of Cuomo.

It stayed that way for week after week, until a 3rd party candidate
joined in the race and until ostensibly Republican NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani
stabbed us in the back and endorsed Cuomo, whereupon we dropped in the polls
and after that, we plummeted down further. Morale was not too good.
All the polls had us very far behind. It was a tense campaign. I was emotionally invested.
We persisted to Election Day. After the polls closed and we had called in the votes,
we assembled in a hotel ballroom to watch the results; we won the election.
I also noticed that the GOP had won both houses of Congress,
for the first time since Roosevelt was President.
Bill Clinton attributed this to the NRA because of his "assault weapon" ban.

I felt somewhat relieved. A victory party, combined with
finishing up some work, was announced for the next day
in our office. I attended. We were glad. It was quiet
while we finished up some paperwork. I raised my voice
and shouted: "WHAT ONCE WAS OURS, IS OURS ONCE AGAIN!"
(Gene Roddenberry "Omega Glory")
The quote was immediately recognized.





David
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 10:57 am
@OmSigDAVID,

"Love is never having to say youre sorry" Got me interested in nonsense poems.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 11:00 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
"Never attend a gunfight unless your gun's calibre starts with a 4"
I think it was a Jessie james movie
That 's a good point; stopping power is what it is all about.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 11:01 am

It looks like someone 's post vanished.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 11:30 am
"The love of a man for a woman waxes and wanes like the moon...but the love of brother for brother is steadfast as the stars..." ~ Beau Geste.
kuvasz
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 05:32 pm
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
You think this man is the enemy? Huh? This is a worker! Any union keeps this man out ain't a union, it's a goddam club! They got you fightin' white against colored, native against foreign, hollow against hollow, when you know there ain't but two sides in this world - them that work and them that don't. You work, they don't. That's all you got to know about the enemy. Joe Kenehan, MATEWAN


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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 05:38 pm
The Kleptones use the Fight Club speech at the end of their magnum opus A Night At The Hip Hopera

I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. Goddammit, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables, slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy **** we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man; no purpose or place. We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our Great War is a spiritual war. Our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised by television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars. But we won't; and we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 06:07 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Quote:
The love of a man for a woman waxes and wanes like the moon...but the love of brother for brother is steadfast as the stars...


I had never heard that one...I wish it was true in my family
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 06:10 pm
A memorable quote from A Few Good Men deconstructed by George.

dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 06:13 pm
@panzade,
Not sure he meant literal brother...
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 06:21 pm
l'll talk to this Humungus. He's a reasonable man, open to negotiation.

Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 06:34 pm
"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." taught me how to have "the last word" with oomph! ... the perfect, final exit line.
Just before removing one's self from the scene very quickly, in case there's a comeback argument! Wink

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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 06:35 pm
@panzade,
The worlds must not collide!


panzade
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 06:42 pm
@dlowan,
Quote:
Not sure he meant literal brother...


My brother is a pain in the butt...
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 06:43 pm
@dlowan,
Quote:
The worlds must not collide!


Brilliant! Never saw that episode
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 06:46 pm
@panzade,
panzade wrote:

Quote:
Not sure he meant literal brother...


My brother is a pain in the butt...


I hope not literally!!!

Shocked

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BigTexN
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 08:50 pm
"Convicted? No, never convicted..."
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2010 12:08 am
Bev Harris, Roseanne Conner's mother, played by Estelle Parsons....

"Women are responsible for the continuance of the human race, and it's very drying to the skin."
 

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