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Who said that?

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thundril
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Who said that?

#1 Post by thundril » January 1st, 2011, 2:00 am

The idea for this topic is that you quote a phrase from a movie, and the next poster identifies it, adds some description or comments, and quotes another one.

So to start, how about

'Say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism. At least it's an ethos!'

Who said it, in which movie, and what else do you fel like adding?

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#2 Post by Dave B » January 1st, 2011, 9:37 am

"The Big Lebowski"

But I had to cheat and Google the quote! How many of us are real film buffs I wonder? Not me, so I'll cheat again by Googling film quotes and offer:

"I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it."
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
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#3 Post by thundril » January 1st, 2011, 2:29 pm

Correct! It was the Dude's sidekick Walter. They were being threatentened by this gang of nihilists who kept growling 'We believe in nothing! Nothing!'

'I coulda been a contender.' Was that Raging Bull?
(As you can see, I'm not a film buff either.)

How about 'Top o the world, Ma!'

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#4 Post by animist » January 1st, 2011, 6:19 pm

I am hopeless on films but I thought the "Contender" quote was from "On the Waterfront"

Thundril - I know this is James Cagney, but presumably the film was not the same title as the quote, was it?

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#5 Post by thundril » January 1st, 2011, 6:31 pm

"On the waterfront? Oh, J think you might be right. Marlon Brando in the first ever Hollywood torn vest.
Top o the world, ma? Yep, it was James Cagney in White Heat. He is standing (IIRC) on top of a gas tank, which explodes.
You want to put a quote in, animist?

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#6 Post by Dave B » January 1st, 2011, 6:51 pm

Yup, the "contender" quote was from "On the Waterfront".
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#7 Post by Val » January 1st, 2011, 8:33 pm

since the sum total of films that I have seen appears to be 10 I think I shall not be contributing to this thread.

My Rita was a film buff and could not believe how indifferent I was to them.

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#8 Post by Dave B » January 1st, 2011, 8:37 pm

Val wrote:since the sum total of films that I have seen appears to be 10 I think I shall not be contributing to this thread.

My Rita was a film buff and could not believe how indifferent I was to them.
10 was a brilliant film . . . oh sorry, see what you mean. :wink:
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#9 Post by Alan C. » January 1st, 2011, 8:50 pm

I too can be counted out re films, I've only seen one Bond film (Goldfinger) and the last time I was at a cinema was to see The good the bad and the ugly Circa 1967.
I did watch "The hunt for red October" On TV which I thought was good.
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#10 Post by Dave B » January 1st, 2011, 8:59 pm

Last time I went was to treat a friend's son to the Star Wars trilogy when he was about 9 and his dad had just done a runner.

He was 23 last month . . .
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#11 Post by Val » January 2nd, 2011, 8:00 pm

I have just remembered I did see Independance Day because I was on a coach and the sound was broadcast. I tried looking out of the window, but in the dark I could still see the images, even if in reverse. This was also how I came to see that film about the little Renault car which had a mind of its own, Herbie, I think it was called.

The one quote I can offer with any certainty is this "nobody is perfect"

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#12 Post by thundril » January 2nd, 2011, 8:10 pm

Herbie was a VW beetle, no?

Nobody's perfect..um... Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs?
(Almost certainly not, but it would have been appropriate.)

Play it once, Sam. For old time's sake

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#13 Post by Dave B » January 2nd, 2011, 8:23 pm

Play it once, Sam. For old time's sake
Ah, immortal words in an immortal film. I am not a fan of the genre but "Casablanca" was a on of! Ilsa (the adorable Ingrid Bergman) said those words.
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#14 Post by thundril » January 3rd, 2011, 12:45 am

She did indeed, Dave. The apocryphal 'Play it again, Sam.' was never said by anyone. Aah, Ingrid...

What about 'I have felt your presence.'

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#15 Post by Lord Muck oGentry » January 3rd, 2011, 2:13 am

thundril wrote:She did indeed, Dave. The apocryphal 'Play it again, Sam.' was never said by anyone. Aah, Ingrid...

What about 'I have felt your presence.'

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#16 Post by Alan H » January 3rd, 2011, 2:24 am

Who said this:
Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#17 Post by jamesjones950 » January 3rd, 2011, 9:24 pm

Alan H wrote:Who said this:
Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.
that was winnie the pook, although i'd rather it had been said by mrs gump to mr gump.

who said, "That's not a knife...........Now THAT'S a knife!"
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#18 Post by Dave B » January 3rd, 2011, 9:32 pm

Alligator Dundee


"I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."
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#19 Post by Val » January 4th, 2011, 8:27 pm

My recall will be the undoing of me. I came on here to answer the question about fart in general direction etc. and all i can now call to mind is that is from the film by the Life of Brian people. How sad is that , my recall abilities I mean. See why I don't go to quiz nights at the pub.

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#20 Post by Val » January 4th, 2011, 8:29 pm

Yes! Monty Python. Still can't recall the name of the film though. Wait a minute, Holy Grail !!

p.s the quote "nobody's perfect" is the last line in the Tony Curtis film "Some like it hot"

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