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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2011 11:25:26 AM PDT
Groucho Marx in "Monkey Business" trying to seduce the lovely Thelma Todd:

"Ah, come away with me and we'll lodge with my fleas in the hills. No. We'll flee to my lodge in the hills."

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 3:53:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2011 3:54:59 PM PDT
Rykre says:
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, instead of a frontal lobotomy."

I don't know where that comment came from, but I did hear it from some movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2011 4:32:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2011 4:33:20 PM PDT
Jonathan says:
>Rykre says:
""I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, instead of a frontal lobotomy."

I don't know where that comment came from, but I did hear it from some movie."<

Most likely in the biopic 'Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle', since Dorothy Parker is credited as having said it. But it could have been any number of movies that stole the line.

They even made a song with that phrase reoccurring throughout (I heard it on Dr. Demento.)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2011 4:44:06 PM PDT
D. Duarte says:
that line has been quoted by many a drunk, including Tom Waits...but more like...

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2011 4:49:20 PM PDT
Jonathan says:
That's true. That's the right phrasing. And I'd be surprised if W.C. Fields didn't recite "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."

...Waits said it on the "Fernwood Tonight," the parody talk show from the '70s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_0E7x3Nqys

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2011 4:58:32 PM PDT
D. Duarte says:
"Oh, so you just happened to have that at the ready?"

--Jack to Adrian in "Apartment Zero"

nice catch on my semi-obscure reference

Posted on Apr 20, 2011 9:46:42 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 20, 2011 9:58:43 AM PDT
Patrick says:
"It's not the age, Honey, it's the mileage."
Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark

"We're not going to Moscow, it's Czechoslovakia. It's like going to Wisconsin, you zip in and zip out."
Bill Murray in Stripes

"I got my a** kicked in Wisconsin"
Harold Ramis in Stripes

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue."
Lloyd Bridges in Airplane

"You're not an idiot, Russ, you're a Griswold."
Chevy Chase in European Vacation

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2011 10:05:15 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 20, 2011 10:27:15 AM PDT
Patrick says:
"You can say what you want. It's always the guy in my job that ends up doing 18 months in Danbury minimum security prison."
Mike J Fox in "The American President."

"Last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it."
Rodney Dangerfield in "Caddyshack"

"Hey everybody it's on me, Shakespeare for everyone. Pick a card, any card. I'd like to tame your shrew."
Rodney Dangerfield in "Back to School"

"When it comes to scorpions, the bigger the better. Small one bites you, don't keep it to yourself"
Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

"He even took the gramophone on safari. Three rifles, supplies for a month, and Mozart."
M Streep in "Out of Africa"

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."
Peter O'Toole in "Lawrence of Arabia."

Posted on Apr 20, 2011 10:30:45 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2011 10:58:23 AM PDT
Stratocaster says:
"I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal up my ass two years."
Christopher Walken in Pulp Fiction

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2011 11:07:13 AM PDT
Stratocaster says:
"Pete, the personal rancor reflected in that remark I don't intend to dignify with comment. But I would like to address your general attitude of hopeless negativism. Consider the lilies of the goddamn field or... hell! Take a look at Delmar here as your paradigm of hope."

George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2011 12:49:08 PM PDT
Patrick says:
Classic quote!

Posted on Apr 20, 2011 2:45:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 20, 2011 2:46:53 PM PDT
From "The Importance of Being Ernest."

Lady Bracknell: "I've always been of the opinion that a man who desires to get married should either know everything or nothing. Which do you know?"
Ernest: "I know nothing, Lady Bracknell."
Lady Bracknell: "I'm pleased to hear it. I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate, exotic fruit. Touch it and the bloom is gone."

Posted on Apr 20, 2011 7:15:56 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKING ME THIRSTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2011 8:20:41 PM PDT
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BGT: nearly every line in Earnest is great. Another favorite: Cecily, in my absence you will read your political economy. the chapter on the fall of the rupee you may omit. It is somewhat too sensational. Even these metallic problems have their melodramatic side.

Or: Ah, that must be Aunt Augusta. Only creditors, or relatives, ever ring in that Wagnerian manner.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2011 6:54:26 AM PDT
Patrick says:
The language of Oscar Wilde is a delight. "An Ideal Husband" is the same way...you can close your eyes and just listen and still enjoy.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2011 8:42:24 AM PDT
Patrick: That's exactly what I do. I'm lucky enough to have the Angel recording of "Earnest" of the early 1950s with John Gielgud, Roland Culver, Edith Evans, Pamela Brown and Celia Johnson. I recently managed to get the CDs from Amazon UK of the Sheriden comedy "School for Scandal" also with Edith Evans recorded around the same time.

Celia Johnson, of course, starred with Trevor Howard in the 1945 classic film "Brief Encounter."

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 8:46:29 AM PDT
Wilde is perhaps the wittiest of all writers--and with a serious side as well, as witness The Picture of Dorian Gray.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2011 9:08:35 AM PDT
W.A. Smith: Here's another one from "Earnest" I love, delivered as only Edith Evans could:
Lady Bracknell: "This Mr. Bunbury seems to suffer from curiously bad health".
Algernon: "Yes, poor Bunbury is a dreadful invalid".
Lady Bracknell: "Well, Algernon, I think it is high time that Mr. Bunbury made up his mind as to whether he is going to live or die! This shilly-shallying with the question is absurd! Nor do I in any way approve of the modern sympathy with invalids. I consider it morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others".

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 9:22:31 AM PDT
BGT: Don't forget the following line: "Health is the primary duty of life."

And no one could ever say "A handbag?" like Evans.

That film is a great, great favorite.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2011 10:09:42 AM PDT
W.A. Smith: It certainly is a classic but I was always disappointed by the many, many cuts from the original dialogue of the play in order to get the film down to an acceptable length -- in those days, not much over ninety minutes.

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 10:22:29 AM PDT
BGT: Of course one would prefer a full text. Anyone out there?

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 11:25:01 AM PDT
From "Monkey Business", big-time gangster talking to Groucho and Harpo Marx.

Gangster: "I think I've got a job for you bozos.
Groucho: "That's mister bozo to you."
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