Wednesday, July 04, 2007

4th of July Pop Quiz

Happy 4th of July!
Be safe: leave the fireworking to professionals. I'm borrowing a page from Ed & Tony today for a who said it / what's it from style quiz? Guess in the comments (and no googling, cheaters!)

1. "In America, you can say anything you want, but most important - and this I know for a fact - in America, there are no cats." -An American Tail (guessed by Gerard)

2. "The American national anthem I've noticed is a bit hazy in the middle. Cause you start strong and you finish strong, but the middle bit's a bit: And fish in the sky, and a big monkey pie." -Eddie Izzard Dressed to Kill

3. "You been taught in this country there's speech that is free But free don't get you no spots on TV" -Warren Beatty as Bulworth

4. "With you it's like... pow, pow, pow, like the fourth of July, every time! " -Norma (Lesley Ann Warren) in Victor/Victoria -guessed by Deborah of Ultimate James Bond)

5. "Late at night I would listen to the voices of the American masters, Tony Tennille, Debby Boone, Anne Murray ...who was actually a Canadian working in the American idiom." -Hedwig from Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Guesed by Aaron of Sarcasm with Light Cream Sauce)

6. "You get up on your little 21-inch screen and howl about America, and democracy. There is no America; there is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon." -Ned Beatty in Network -guessed by Deborah of Ultimate James Bond)

7. "Last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty." Woody Allen in Crimes and Misdemeanors (Guessed by Marcelo)

8. "Beautiful. Beautiful. BEAUTIFUL! Oh, beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain. Is that the kind of beautiful you mean? Is it _____? I'm afraid, ____, this is hardly a criticism." -The evil teacher in Carrie (guessed by Ben B)

9. "Mmm hmm. Hot as a firecracker on the Fourth of July" Robert DeNiro in Cape Fear (guessed by JD of Joe's Movie Corner)

10. "The point is there's a gulf in this country; an ever-widening abyss between the people who have stuff, and the people who don't have shit. It's like this big hole in the ground, as big as the fucking Grand Canyon, and what's come pouring out is an eruption of rage, and the rage creates violence, and the violence is real, Mack. Nothing's gonna make it go away, until someone changes something, which is not going to happen. And you may not like it, even I may not like it, but I can't pretend it isn't there because that it is a lie, and when art lies, it becomes worthless. So I gotta keep telling the truth, even if it scares the shit out of me, like it scares the shit out of you." -Steve Martin in Grand Canyon (guessed by JA of My New Plaid Pants)

11. "What's whacko about it, Mason? I'm a man in search of his true self. How archetypically American can you get? We're all trying to fulfill ourselves, understand ourselves, get in touch with ourselves, face the reality of ourselves, explore ourselves, expand ourselves." -William Hurt in Altered States (guessed by Benji, The Film Junkie)

12. "20 years old, born on the 4th of July, and don't think there weren't jokes about that my whole life, Mister, 'cause there were. 'Who's our little patriot?' they'd say, when I was younger, and therefore smaller and shorter than I am now." -Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

<----13. "And in conclusion, may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty" -Cher from Clueless (guessed by JA of My New Plaid Pants)

17 comments:

JA said...

Hmm, I think I only know two:

10 is Danny Glover in Grand Canyon

13 is Cher Horowitz, of course!

Gerard said...

The first one is "An American Tale."

Annie Frisbie said...

1. An American Tale

Is #12 Yankee Doodle Dandy?

Anonymous said...

Number 2 is Eddie Izzard.

And 12 is Anya.

I'm out.

JA said...

Crap, it wasn't Danny Glover? Hrm. Was it Steve Martin's character then? I know "Mack" is Kevin Kline's characters name, so it's somebody talking to him... I don't have to know these character's names do I? It's Steve Martin's character if not Danny Glover then. Or maybe President Roslin. I can't even remember her real name anymore, she's just President Roslin. I'll shut up now.

Anonymous said...

Number 6 is Network.

Anonymous said...

#3 is ... BULWORTH

#6 is ... NETWORK

Deborah said...

#4 is Victor/Victoria.

Ben B. said...

#8 is the teacher from "Carrie."

Deborah said...

Oh, #4 was said by Lesley Anne Warren, and #6 (Network) was said by Ned Beatty.

Anonymous said...

Number 7 is from Woody Allen's character in Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Marcelo - Brazil.

Benji said...

No. 7 is "Crimes and Misdemeanors", said by Woody Allen!

Benji said...

Oh, and 11 is from "Altered States". Think it was William Hurt, but I'm not sure.

Aaron said...

I can't believe no one's guessed #5 yet! It's John Cameron Mitchell from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Damselfly said...

"Late at night I would listen to the voices of the American masters, Tony Tennille, Debby Boone, Anne Murray ...who was actually a Canadian working in the American idiom."---Hedwig...Hedwig and the Angery Inch

J.D. said...

#9 is Robert DeNiro in Cape Fear

rural juror said...

Dam you j.d., I was just gonna say