‘My Favorite Lines from Movies’ (2013)

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Enjoying our Sabbath rest, I like to kick back with a movie in the afternoon. My father always used to do that, although he liked to watch from a prone position on the couch and almost always fell asleep.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite lines from movies: https://leeduigon.com/2013/08/18/my-favorite-lines-from-movies/

What are some of yours?

Fun Fact: Roy Scheider’s immortal line in Jaws, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” was an ad lib! Probably the greatest single line in his whole acting career–and he came up with it himself, on the spur of the moment.

14 comments on “‘My Favorite Lines from Movies’ (2013)

  1. Haven’t looked at this one yet — later, but to let you know comments disabled on post of the hymn

    1. Fixed.
      I just don’t dare ask WordPress to stop making “comments disabled” automatic unless I perform extra steps to allow comments. I’m afraid they might do something to make the problem worse.

  2. “Mongo only pawn in game of life.” (Mongo in Blazing Saddles) “What hump?” (Igor in Young Frankenstein) “But that’s a priceless Steinway!” “Not anymore.” (Clouseau in The Pink Panther Strikes Again), to name but a few.

  3. Some of the best creative moments are, indeed, ad libs. That’s why I love Jazz, because the solo is made up on the spot. I can’t remember the song at the moment, but one of the most creative musical phrases I ever heard was in a solo on one of Paul Desmond’s albums. It wasn’t written out anywhere, never rehearsed, not planned, but the moment came and he came up with something amazing, just off the top of his head.

  4. I haven’t been to the movies in years, so I’ll have to do some major excavations into my memories, but one of the lines I quote most often is Dorothy’s in “The Wizard of Oz”: “People come and go so quickly here.”

  5. From “The Princess Bride”, in the words of Miracle Max : “True Love IS the greatest thing in the world…even better than a mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich.” (“They’re so perky!”)

  6. “I looked for you everywheres but you wasn’t there.”

    A line from the movie “Little Fugitive” (1953), about a little boy who’s tricked by his older brother into thinking he’s actually killed his brother with a toy gun, and who then runs away and tries to hide out in Coney Island. Most of the film is from the little boy’s viewpoint as he tries to survive there, and his brother’s as he hunts for the boy. I believe the line is actually the little boy’s at the beginning of the movie, when he’s been abandoned by his brother and his brother’s friends during another trick, a “hide and seek” game that they use to get him to stop following them.

    My mother and I used to use this line all the time. I still use it when Iggy has pulled one of his feline disappearing acts and I’ve hunted all over the house for him until he shows up in the middle of the room looking at me as though he thinks I’m crazy.

    Now that I’ve remembered about this film, I think I’ll go watch it. I notice that it’s available on Amazon Prime or on DVD. I wonder whether I’ll enjoy it as much after all these years, especially now that Coney Island is no longer a safe place for a little boy to be wandering around alone in.

    1. I hope it’ll be as good as I’ve remembered. But I just checked again on Amazon, and the Prime Video version is an “updated” remake in what appears to be a Brooklyn barrio, and as you might expect, it’s awful — grim and charmless. So I’ll either have to buy the DVD of the 1953 original or watch it on YouTube. I did find one YouTube version that at least isn’t cropped to a fare-thee-well or speckled with dots, but the sound isn’t very good. Still, the 5 minutes that I watched bode well. If nothing else, it’ll bring back the children’s world of the 1940s and 1950s that many of us remember so well.

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