Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The First Thing I Heard...

When I woke up to the radio alarm was
...like how big their toolbox is.
Heh. What an odd sentence to wake up too. So why not carry this opening line over into a quiz for you. Can you guess which films these first lines of dialogue are from? Highlight under the quote to see the correct answer and who first guessed it. Everything has been identified now. You didn't even need any clues. Well done!

01 "Did that bad monster try to fight with Muddy's little baby? My darling!"
The Women (1939) was guessed by Ben. It's about 1,000,000 times better than the new one.
02 "The Road to Reality. Don't wanna be going there"
Jeff GP is Happy-Go-Lucky
03 "Where've you been? I've been waiting since 7:00"
The Z knew this was Zodiac. The young couple is off to buy fireworks after this sentence
"What do we care if we were expelled from college? The war is gonna start any day"
It's Gone With the Wind. David C loves that movie
05 "I shall tell you of _____. Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes."
Braveheart. Guessed by Chris

06 "Forget it. It's too risky. I'm through doing that shit"
It's Pulp Fiction, honeybunny. Correctly guessed by Remy

07 "In a far away land long ago lived a King and his fair Queen. Many years had they longed for a child..."
Sleeping Beauty guessed by Garen

08 "Craig, honey, it's time for bed" "Craig, honey, it's time to wake up."
Being Joe Reid... I mean Being John Malkovich.
09 "Have you ever seen so many gulls?"
Alice knows about The Birds

"Get that thing away. Has that ugly mutt had its shots?"
Satlure recognizes The Women (2008)

thanks for playing...


DavidC said...

#4 is Gone With the Wind. Love that movie.

Marcello Talone said...

#6 pulp fiction

Anonymous said...

I guess #5 is Braveheart.

Joe Reid said...

Total guesses:

Is #7 "Sleeping Beauty"?

Is #8 "Being John Malkovich"?

Garen said...

#7 Sleep Beauty?

Aw shucks Joe Reid beat me by a minute.

Anonymous said...

#7 is the opening line of "Sleeping Beauty".
#9 is from "The Birds".

Anonymous said...

#9 The Birds?

Anonymous said...


The Women?

Jeff GP said...

#2 is Happy-Go-Lucky

Anonymous said...

This is "Zodiac" at #3.

Anonymous said...

And I'm quite sure #1 is an Almodavar film, but I can't recall which.

Neb said...

#1 is the 1939 version of The Women.

Guy Lodge said...

Damn, "Happy-Go-Lucky" was the only one I felt certain of.

A ridiculous guess, not having seen the film, but I don't suppose #1 is "Cadillac Records"?

Rizz said...

#1 is that Almodovar movie...
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown

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guy and jeffp --isn't that like an insanely smart opening line for HAPPY-GO-LUCKY. Mike Leigh is so brilliant.

Guy Lodge said...

Nat: Isn't it just?

The second I heard that line, I thought it was kind of a self-reflexive mission statement for the film itself. Except, of course, it does end up going to reality -- just by very unexpected means.

No film has grown on more this year than "Happy-Go-Lucky." In the six months since I first saw the film, it has presented so many interpretations to me.

Guy Lodge said...

Oops, make that eight months... where did this year go?