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 Posted:   Mar 16, 2013 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Ralph   (Member)

Barbara’s Phyllis and Fred’s Neff in “Double Indemnity.”

Phyllis: Mr. Neff, why don’t you drop by tomorrow evening about eight-thirty. He'll be in then.
Neff: Who?
Phyliss: My husband. You were anxious to talk to him weren't you?
Neff: Yeah, I was, but I’m sort of getting over the idea, if you know what I mean.
Phyliss: There’s a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. Forty-five miles an hour.
Neff: How fast was I going, officer?
Phyllis: I’d say around ninety.
Neff: Suppose you get down off your motorcycle and give me a ticket.
Phyliss: Suppose I let you off with a warning this time.
Neff: Suppose it doesn’t take.
Phyllis: Suppose I have to whack you over the knuckles.
Neff: Suppose I bust out crying and put my head on your shoulder.
Phyllis: Suppose you try putting it on my husband’s shoulder.
Neff: That tears it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2013 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   Sean   (Member)



cool

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   awall   (Member)

To Chris:

By all means, yes! Please call me Angela.

Ah. The ‘soul-sick’ scene. Simply marvelous. It was great to see the words and hear again Meg Ryan’s profound delivery as I read. When I saw the movie on cable years ago, its truth and quirkiness completely captured me. A masterpiece, you say? Absolutely. And there’s the “I have no response to that” scene.” The “So – a real journey” scene. And the “Thank you for my life” scene. SO many great moments.

I’m utterly THRILLED to find someone who recognizes the mastery of this film, so – when it suits you – I heartily welcome more from you about all the things you love about it.

Huzzah for the old-fashioned way! And thank you for using your break times to lay out the varied film scenes that you have on this thread. They’ve been a haven for me, too.

A while back I started using subtitles/captions, which strengthens my retention of movie quotes. Far from being distracting, it is, in fact, a bonus to hear and see the words simultaneously. I did my 50 quotes (and companion explanations) solely from memory, because I think I have what is called an eidetic memory. Someone even once told me I should be a ‘Movie Continuity Expert’, or some such thing. Sounds like my dream job!

Speaking of jobs, if I may ask, what kind of writing do you do?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

From Peter Hyams' Busting (1973):

"Hey, officer, are you aware that that young lady has her mammary glands expose to this entire congregation? Is that legal, Sir? Is it?"
—Detective Farrel to Keneely at The Electra.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

From the brilliant Annie Hall

Duane: Can I confess something? I tell you this as an artist, I think you'll understand. Sometimes when I'm driving... on the road at night... I see two headlights coming toward me. Fast. I have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly, head-on into the oncoming car. I can anticipate the explosion. The sound of shattering glass. The... flames rising out of the flowing gasoline.

Alvy Singer: Right. Well, I have to - I have to go now, Duane, because I, I'm due back on the planet Earth.
------------------------------

Alvy Singer: I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final, you know. I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me. When I was thrown out, my mother, who was an emotionally high-strung woman, locked herself in the bathroom and took an overdose of Mah-Jongg tiles. I was depressed at that time. I was in analysis. I was suicidal as a matter of fact and would have killed myself, but I was in analysis with a strict Freudian, and, if you kill yourself, they make you pay for the sessions you miss.
-------------------------------------

Alvy Singer: It's mental masturbation!

Annie Hall: And you would know all about THAT, wouldn't you?

Alvy Singer: Hey, don't knock masturbation! It's sex with someone I love.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

To Angela:

If it's okay with you, I think we should take our further discussions about "Joe", and my description of the book I'm finishing, offline. Drop me a note at cekinsinger@gmail.com. I could go into my deep love of the film here, but it would be inappropriate to the theme of this thread. As my book is concerned, it's about my personal spiritual journey, and the rules of this message board strictly prohibit "religious" (oh, I HATE that word!) commentary.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

I am so enjoying ALL of the marvelous contributions here, folks!

(Member): So far you've offered four great moments from Busting, which I've never seen, but now you've made me want to. I'll put it on my NetFlix cueue right away.
lexedo: Red River is one of those great films that is loaded with wonderful lines.
TominAtl: The Guns Of Navarone is another big favorite of mine.
Ralph: That bit from Double Indemnity is great. I can't wait to use some of those lines on my girlfriend (she's NOT married!).
Sean: I've never seen Pink Flamingos, but I've been on job interviews like that one...
Jackfu: You beat me to the punch with another great exchange from Capricorn One!
theOzman: I adore Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, but have never seen The Boys Next Door. It's on my must-see list now.

Thanks, everybody!
Keep the great stuff comin'!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

To Storyteller:

Annie Hall...another truly amazing work, and a big favorite of mine.
Now I'd like to get back to one of your earlier contributions, from The Witches Of Eastwick.

"Do you think God knew what He was doing when He created woman? Huh? No shit. I really wanna know. Or do you think it was another one of His minor mistakes like tidal waves, earthquakes, FLOODS? You think women are like that? S'matter? You don't think God makes mistakes? Of course He does. We ALL make mistakes. Of course, when WE make mistakes they call it evil. When GOD makes mistakes, they call it... nature. So whaddya think? Women... a mistake... or DID HE DO IT TO US ON PURPOSE?"

This is one of the greatest movie monologues ever. You don't have to be a Christian believer to appreciate the humor, but because I am a believer, I find more meaning here than most film lovers would.
For instance: Daryl (the devil), has absolutely no problem (while standing in God's house) blaming God for tidal waves, earthquakes and floods. Hell, most Christians have no problem blaming God for natural disasters. They're routinely referred to as "acts of God", and are written into all of our insurance policies as such. None of these disasters were evident on the earth until after the fall of man. Adam "switched gods" when he bowed to satan, and he sold his God-given dominion of the planet to the enemy. So, here's the devil, who is really responsible for natural disasters, blaming God for them...which is what he always does.
My very favorite detail is that when the devil appeared to Eve in the garden, all he had to do to deceive her was to ask a few pointed questions. It was extremely simple for him to have his way with her back then. But now...it's PAYBACK TIME! The devil himself is bested by women. The irony of it is just too rich.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

To Storyteller:

Annie Hall...another truly amazing work, and a big favorite of mine.
Now I'd like to get back to one of your earlier contributions, from The Witches Of Eastwick.

"Do you think God knew what He was doing when He created woman? Huh? No shit. I really wanna know. Or do you think it was another one of His minor mistakes like tidal waves, earthquakes, FLOODS? You think women are like that? S'matter? You don't think God makes mistakes? Of course He does. We ALL make mistakes. Of course, when WE make mistakes they call it evil. When GOD makes mistakes, they call it... nature. So whaddya think? Women... a mistake... or DID HE DO IT TO US ON PURPOSE?"

This is one of the greatest movie monologues ever. You don't have to be a Christian believer to appreciate the humor, but because I am a believer, I find more meaning here than most film lovers would.
For instance: Daryl (the devil), has absolutely no problem (while standing in God's house) blaming God for tidal waves, earthquakes and floods. Hell, most Christians have no problem blaming God for natural disasters. They're routinely referred to as "acts of God", and are written into all of our insurance policies as such. None of these disasters were evident on the earth until after the fall of man. Adam "switched gods" when he bowed to satan, and he sold his God-given dominion of the planet to the enemy. So, here's the devil, who is really responsible for natural disasters, blaming God for them...which is what he always does.
My very favorite detail is that when the devil appeared to Eve in the garden, all he had to do to deceive her was to ask a few pointed questions. It was extremely simple for him to have his way with her back then. But now...it's PAYBACK TIME! The devil himself is bested by women. The irony of it is just too rich.



Agreed. The subtlety of satans actions are a dead giveaway to his hypocrisy in the story. He's to blame for what's going on in this tale as well, but he just cannot see it that way. He is incapable of doing so. Thus, his second fall on earth.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 6:50 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

"The subtlety of satans actions are a dead giveaway to his hypocrisy in the story. He's to blame for what's going on in this tale as well, but he just cannot see it that way. He is incapable of doing so. Thus, his second fall on earth."

Scripture calls satan "a liar, and the prince of lies." He KNOWS the truth. He's just not capable of telling the truth.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

"The subtlety of satans actions are a dead giveaway to his hypocrisy in the story. He's to blame for what's going on in this tale as well, but he just cannot see it that way. He is incapable of doing so. Thus, his second fall on earth."

Scripture calls satan "a liar, and the prince of lies." He KNOWS the truth. He's just not capable of telling the truth.


No argument here. Oh, and in case you didn't know, I am a born again Christian as well. E-mail me about your book as well. Would love to hear more.

Also, glad you are also a fan of the Allen of Woody. I could probably have gone on for many posts with quotes from his films. Love And Death is loaded with good ones as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

"There are worse things in life than death...I mean, if you've ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman, you know exactly what I'm talking about."

(If I got that one wrong, please correct me, Storyteller. I wrote it from memory, which may or may not be 100% accurate. Also...it's been months since you sent me an email, and I forget your address, so I'll need some help there. I kinda' thought that you & I were simpatico, spiritually speaking. Somewhere along the line you said something that caused me to think that, although I'm uncertain what that was...)

Storyteller, please feel free to load up the place with Woody Allen quotes. They're among my very favorites!

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

From Flash Gordon

Dale: So they let us escape because Klytus
thought he erased your memory.

Dr. Zarkov: "But do you know why it really failed ?"

Dale: "I can't imagine."

Dr. Zarkov: "As I was going under, I started to recite Shakespeare, the Talmud, the formulas of Einstein, anything l could remember, even a song from The Beatles. It armored me, girl. They couldn't wipe those things away. You can't beat the human spirit."

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 3:57 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I am so enjoying ALL of the marvelous contributions here, folks!

(Member): So far you've offered four great moments from Busting, which I've never seen, but now you've made me want to. I'll put it on my NetFlix cueue right away.




To Christopher,

I invite you to watch this clip to dive into the context:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9d02LM4ncw

Enjoy!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Hell, most Christians have no problem blaming God for natural disasters. They're routinely referred to as "acts of God", and are written into all of our insurance policies as such.


I'm afraid you're perpetuating an urban myth, Chris. We hard-headed insurance brokers wouldn't allow insurers to introduce anything as woolly as this into their policies. It'd be laughed out of court.

TG

ps Have another cherry!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

OK, Tall Guy...I believe you.
But I have READ insurance policies that define natural disasters as "acts of God", and have personally spoken to insurance agents who tow that same line.

What's with that?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

From Peter Hyams' Busting (1973):

Chapter #7

"Hey, you recognize Rizzo's girlfriend over there?"
—Detective Farrel to Keneely about Rizzo's connection in the corridor of the boxing arena.

"We're gonna stick to you like your underwear."
—Detective Farrel to gangster Rizzo in the boxing arena.

“It’s gonna happen, spanky! We’re gonna bust your ass!”
—Detective Farrel to gangster Rizzo in the boxing arena.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   awall   (Member)

To Chris:

From Catch Me If You Can (2002):

“Dr.” Connors: (enters the ER) Gentlemen. What…uh… what seems to be the problem?
Dr. Ashland: Bicycle accident. Fractured tibia about five inches below the patella.
“Dr.” Connors: Hmm. (pauses) Dr. Harris?
Dr. Harris: Yes?
“Dr.” Connors: Do you concur?
Dr. Harris: Concur…with what, sir?
“Dr.” Connors: With what Dr. Ashland just said. Do you…do you concur?
Dr. Harris: Uh…well…it was a bicycle accident. Um…the boy told us.
“Dr.” Connors: (grimaces) Do you concur?
Dr. Harris: (quizzically) Concur…?
Dr. Ashland: (interjects quickly) I think we should take an X-ray, then stitch him up and put him in a walking cast.
“Dr.” Connors: Very good, Dr. Ashland, very good. (pauses to squelch his nausea) Well, you don’t’ seem to have much need for me. Carry on.
Dr. Harris (to Dr. Ashland): I blew it…didn’t I? Why didn’t I concur?


Well, I certainly concur about pursuing further discussions offline! More anon….

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

OK, Tall Guy...I believe you.
But I have READ insurance policies that define natural disasters as "acts of God", and have personally spoken to insurance agents who tow that same line.

What's with that?



Must be a US thing. Glad we're not still struggling with such outdated language over here. It'd tie up the courts for years!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Thomas meets Meg on his long walk home...

"What is it, Meg?"
"Father, there's a new act going through Parliament."
"Oh?"
"By this act they're going to administer an oath...about the marriage."
"On what compulsion is the oath?"
"High treason."
"But what is the wording?"
"What do the words matter? We know what it will mean."
"It will mean what the words say. An oath is made of words. It may be possible to take it."
"Take it?"
"Yes and if it can be taken, you must take it too."
"No...NO!"
"Listen, Meg...God made the angels to show Him splendor, as He made animals for innocence and plants for their simplicity. But man He made to serve Him, wittily in the tangle of his mind. If He suffers us to come to such a case that there is no escaping, then we may stand to our tackle as best we can. And yes, Meg, then we can clamor like champions if we have the spittle for it. But it is God's part, not our own, to bring ourselves to such a pass. Our natural business lies in escaping. If I can take this oath I will..."

 
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