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Movie Quotes Answers [Mar. 23rd, 2008|09:30 am]
Nicodemus
Here are the sources for the movie quotes in my last post. And, yes, there are a few things that aren't technically "movies" but I warned you about that. :)


1. Sneakers - Darn good movie, really.

2. City Limits - A pathetic attempt at a sort of post-apocalyptic Mad Max on motorcycles movie. Known mostly from being on MST3K and 80s late night cable.

3. The Empire Strikes Back - Several people knew it was Star Wars but not which movie.

4. The Lion King - A Disney classic but one of the lesser-remembered lines, perhaps.

5. Dr. Strangelove - The film with the excessively long subtitle.

6. The Hunt for Red October

Bonus: All of the above had lines voiced by James Earl Jones

7. Hot Fuzz - How can a movie be so violent yet so funny?

8. Tank Girl - Thanks to Audiwolf for being the only one to guess this and making me not the only one that remembers lines from this wild B-movie.

9. From the Earth to the Moon - Menagerie knows her space history (as I've come to expect!) and got this tricky one. It's a mini-series (and a darn good one) and this quote is from the episode about Apollo 8.

10. MST 3000: The Movie - And I even quoted their host segment and not the movie-within-the-movie ("This Island Earth") to avoid confusion.

11. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - Also featured on MST3K though I first saw it on cable one Christmas.

12. The Pink Panther Strikes Again - Another one that's tricky just because, even with sensitive scientific instruments, it's difficult to tell the pink panther sequels apart.

13. Clue VCR Mystery Game - The old VCR home game version (I've owned most versions of Clue) had some cheesy, campy video segments. Wonderful, if you like that sort of thing. Anyway, this line is from Miss Peach in the first Chapter.

14. Whoops Apocalypse! - An obscure british comedy from the mid-80s which is memorable mostly for being funny yet extremely tasteless (and featuring good actors). The line is from the Prime Minister who went a little... odd. Kudos to Kevin for knowing this one.

15. Diablo II - The prologue cinematic sequence from the game Diablo II. I just really liked those lines and they stuck with me.

Thanks to everyone for playing! Hope you enjoyed it.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-03-24 05:03 am (UTC)
"Whoops Apocalypse" is very mixed. It's one of those where you tolerate most it in exchange for the dozen moments of pure hilarity. Totally agree that Cook made the movie. I think Richards' scenes would've worked if they'd been edited. Each tended to have a single joke premise; if each one had been 30-60 seconds, they would've rocked. (And I admit I laughed at the musical condoms line.)

And what of the army of Alexei Sayle cloned Russian agents? I like Sayle's goofiness so that sequence totally worked for me.

Swit could've been given better material. She was underutilized.

...Man, now I want to watch it. I haven't seen it for over a decade. :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-03-24 05:06 am (UTC)
And, as a side note, Trey Cat was best man at my wedding. He began the wedding toast with, "Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togethaw today."

I knew I'd picked the right guy for the job. :D
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[User Picture]From: menagerie73
2008-03-23 11:27 pm (UTC)
>Menagerie knows her space history (as I've come to expect!) and got this tricky one. It's a mini-series (and a darn good one) and this quote is from the episode about Apollo 8.

Yes he does. :)

The Red October and Lion King lines were nagging at me since reading this. I knew I had heard them before, but I couldn't visualize any of the faces or voices.

I've never seen Strangelove all the way through. I usually pick it up sometime when channel surfing.

I've seen This Island Earth once in the theaters, Otherwise known as MST3K the movie, but it was a long time ago. The most memorable line I remember was watching the credits for the entire movie. Tom Servo - "Puppet handelers? There were no puppets in that movie."

Those were the only ones I had a chance on getting. I watched Tank Girl with a friend who was really into it, bit I admit I wasn't paying much attention.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-03-24 04:53 am (UTC)
Doh! Sorry about that slip. Many apologies.

Dr. Strangelove is definitely worth a good viewing. I also like the serious movie that was its contemporary, Fail-Safe. (Though both are a bit dated and contain some cost-limited effects, they're well-written and wonderfully acted.)
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[User Picture]From: menagerie73
2008-03-24 07:28 pm (UTC)
No worries. :)

I like Fail-Safe better than Strangelove, but I haven't seen it that often. Strangelove is good, and it's a well done parody/satire of the early cold war, but It's a little over the top for me sometimes. I thought Fail-Safe was a better warning, and man what a choice that president had to make.
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