Things Left Unsaid.
This week's Fun Monday is hosted by IT Guy, and he wants to know our fave movie quotes.
I need YOU (yes, the wonderful YOU!) to pick 5 memorable lines from 5 different movies (if you could tell us which character said it and to whom, would be a bonus)...and tell us to WHOM (who in the people in your life) you could have said those lines.
Ah, there are so many! It's hard to pick just five. I think in my mind, I say movie quotes to people every day. But there is definitely an arsenal of quotes that I say allt he freaking time. So here you go:
1. "Oh, come on. Am I supposed to remain celibate while I bask in like the warm glow of your annihilating contempt?"
The Tao of Steve, said by Dex to Syd.
I'm not 100% sure who I would say this to, but it about sums up what I would like to say to every single Southern man who has the expectation that a woman is supposed to be this Miss Manners sweet angel, then gets mad when he realizes she is not.
2. "WHAT'D YOU DO???"
Tommy Boy, said by Tommy to Richard.
I say this constantly. If I drop something in the kitchen, I look at my roommate and say it really loud. If I'm walking with a friend and they trip, they get the Tommy Boy treatment. Yeah, it can be obnoxious, butt he movie is so freaking funny!!!
3. "Sparkly, she's very sparkly."
Rain Man, Raymond says this to Charlie.
I say this constantly, too. Whenever I see a woman who is dressed up way too much for where she is.
4. "I want to tell you a story. I'm going to ask you all to close your eyes while I tell you the story. I want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to yourselves. Go ahead. Close your eyes, please. This is a story about a little girl walking home from the grocery store one sunny afternoon. I want you to picture this little girl. Suddenly a truck races up. Two men jump out and grab her. They drag her into a nearby field and they tie her up and they rip her clothes from her body. Now they climb on. First one, then the other, raping her, shattering everything innocent and pure with a vicious thrust in a fog of drunken breath and sweat. And when they're done, after they've killed her tiny womb, murdered any chance for her to have children, to have life beyond her own, they decide to use her for target practice. They start throwing full beer cans at her. They throw them so hard that it tears the flesh all the way to her bones. Then they urinate on her. Now comes the hanging. They have a rope. They tie a noose. Imagine the noose going tight around her neck and with a sudden blinding jerk she's pulled into the air and her feet and legs go kicking. They don't find the ground. The hanging branch isn't strong enough. It snaps and she falls back to the earth. So they pick her up, throw her in the back of the truck and drive out to Foggy Creek Bridge. Pitch her over the edge. And she drops some thirty feet down to the creek bottom below. Can you see her? Her raped, beaten, broken body soaked in their urine, soaked in their semen, soaked in her blood, left to die. Can you see her? I want you to picture that little girl. Now imagine she's white."
A Time To Kill, Jake's Summation.
This is my most favorite movie quote. I did this as a monologue in high school. I think it perfectly sums up old fashion Southern racism that we still find here in the South. If you haven't seen the movie, you MUST and you will understand what I mean. It's awesome, and everytime I hear someone who may still have some of the old South racism, I want to shake them first, then sit them down, force them to watch this movie, and I will stop the DVD at this point and recite the summation for them. It truly proves the point that we are all people, no matter what color we are.
5. "Nobody puts Baby in the corner."
Dirty Dancing, said by Johnny to Baby.
I just love this movie, and I'm looking for a Johnny to say this to me one day. Patrick Swayze, please get well soon!!!!
09 March, 2008
Things Left Unsaid.