Saturday, January 03, 2009

Movie Quiz Cleanup

All right, I'm going to post the answers for the remaining unguessed movies on my quiz. Except for #8, which you all should know. So here's an easier quote from #8:

"Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever."

The obscure remainders are:

5. Bringing Up Baby. The original screwball comedy. Stuffy Professor meets Daffy Dame. The inspiration for What's Up, Doc. When will the Coen brothers do a tribute movie to this genre?

13. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. In terms of star power, this was Ocean's Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen all rolled into one. My introduction to the delightfully deceitful fast-talker, Phil Silvers.

14. Harvey. This is my favorite performance by Jimmy Stewart.

17. Robin Hood (the Disney animated version). My sisters and I used to recite scenes from this word-for-word while we did dishes.

"Seize the fat one!"

22. McLintock (starring John Wayne--didn't the "pilgrim" give it away?). Very non-PC this one, what with the drunk Indians and the wife beating and all. But this is what I think of when I think of John Wayne.

23. The Muppet Movie. Every time I see a Presbyterian church, I think of Fozzie's line: "They don't look like Presbyterians to me . . ."

24. Jonathan was close to the right answer on this one. Two Weeks Notice features Hugh Grant in his arrogant prat incarnation (see also, Bridget Jones' Diary, American Dreamz; to be distinguished from his blinky git incarnation, in movies such as Notting Hill, Sense and Sensibility, Mickey Blue Eyes, etc.). Arrogant prat Hugh Grant is possibly at his arrogantliest prattiness in the actual source of this quote, About a Boy.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Ach! I knew it was arrogant prat Hugh Grant, but I couldn't place it. Now I can. Bummer, bummer.

And I should have known the Robin Hood one. I am shamed.