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[personal profile] sharpest_asp, because of course I ought to be working up a couple of exchange signups:

Here are 15 quotes; your job is to guess the movies from which they come.  (For extra style points, identify the actor or character who's speaking.)  A couple of notes on this list, which may or may not be of help: purely for amusement value, I sorted the list alphabetically by film title.  The films date from 1965 to 2015; five are musicals, two are Westerns, and three are Disney movies (by which I mean originated by Disney proper, not from franchises acquired by Disney over time).  All were theatrical releases, although one in particular was an indie project with a narrow distribution window in its initial run.  OTOH, that one also had a couple of other lives on cable and DVD (I bought my disc at a local supermarket/dept. store chain), so it's not hopelessly obscure, only partially so (and worth looking up, IMO).

#1: “I guess a curse just ain’t what it used to be, huh, sir?”


#2: “Throwing insults into the mix will not do anyone any good.”

#4: “There goes the 12:20.”
      “At 12:20.  What a terrible time to break a perfect record.”

#5: “He’s altogether a marvelous man.  And he understands the Irish.”

#6 “...there’s a big ostrich-looking dragon chewing on the Chrysler Building, and every tree in Central Park is eating people!”

#7: “You can’t be a leprechaun; you’re too tall!”

#9: “This entire band is under arrest.  You’re confined to quarters until further notice.”

#11: “...there had been abuse in my family, but it was mostly musical in nature.  My father used to lock me away in a room with nothing but the Percy Faith recording of Bim Bam Boom, and then send me to bed with nothing but dessert.”

#13: “Four. The only permissible recorded music shall be the following: Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Jack Jones, the marches of John Philip Sousa or The Star-Spangled Banner.”

#14 “Dave, you should run.”

#15: “How do you think people responded to the prospect of imminent doom? They gobbled it up like a chocolate eclair! They didn't fear their demise, they repackaged it!”

## Solved ##


XX - [personal profile] sharpest_asp (Batman) • #3: “Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb!”

XX - [personal profile] malkingrey  (The Great Muppet Caper) • #8: “It’s exposition, dear; it has to go somewhere.”

XX - [personal profile] sharpest_asp  (Maverick)  • #10: “Now I’ll bet I can change your mind.  I promise that I will lose for at least an hour.”


XX - [personal profile] sanguinity   (Murder By Decree) • #12: “You squashed my pea.”


Date: 2017-04-20 05:52 am (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
Aw, 12 is James Mason, the latter of Captain Von Trapp's two Watsons.

And I rather agree with him on the point -- there is such a thing as style.

Date: 2017-04-20 01:58 pm (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
Yeah, I haven't a clue for the rest -- I don't watch movies much, mostly because the format is longer than [personal profile] grrlpup really likes. But Murder By Decree was a gimme for me, for what are probably obvious reasons: the pea scene was my initial thought for the huckleberry lyric in the vid.

Date: 2017-04-20 11:45 am (UTC)
sharpest_asp: 3/4 view from the front side of Eliot, Parker, and Hardison (Leverage: OT3 take 2)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
#3 is coming up in my head for Adam West's Batman, possibly because of the gif set that runs around on tumblr. Doubt that's correct because I thought that was from the TV show, not the movie.

#10 is Bret Maverick, from the Mel Gibson Maverick movie.

#14 is possibly HAL from 2000: A Space Odyssey?

Date: 2017-04-20 01:50 pm (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
#3 I'd forgotten about that scene! But I couldn't tell you if it was the show or the movie.

You know, I had thought that for #14, too, but it isn't. Or so says the internet, anyway.

Date: 2017-04-20 02:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] malkingrey
#8: “It’s exposition, dear; it has to go somewhere.”

That one is from The Great Muppet Caper, I believe.

Date: 2017-04-20 02:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] malkingrey

Weird. I remember it as "It's the exposition, darling," but like you, I've never seen the quote written down as having it.


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