Monday, June 23, 2008

All Time Greatest...

I'm taking a little time off tonight. I got a lot of editing done this weekend and tonight I fell into a little movie watching. Yes, one of the greatest movies of all time is on tonight! The Princess Bride. Whoo-hoo! I've been watching this movie since I was a kid and I think I actually love it more I watch it instead of growing tired of it. It's one of those movies that if you're flipping the channels on a Sunday afternoon and see it on, you have to watch it for at least 15 minutes.

So I have a new game planned for tonight. I will name my top 3 favorites movies of all time along with my favorite lines. Your job is to name another movie that should be on my list. We're talking a movie that you would pack for the "I'm going to be stuck on a desert island and have room in my suitcase for only one DVD" kind of situation.

1. The Princess Bride
Greatest line: "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

2. Young Frankenstein
Greatest line: I really can't choose this one. I know the entire movie by heart and can recite it. But my father and I will recite this bit of dialogue on a regular basis:

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Igor, would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?
Igor: And you won't be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby Normal?
Igor: I'm almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?

3. The Godfather
Greatest line:

Michael: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.
Kay Adams: Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed.
Michael: Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?

Okay, so what other two movies should be on my list to make my top 5 of all time greatest movies?

6 comments:

Heather Harper said...

"Puttin' on the Ritz!!!!"

http://www.destinationhollywood.com/movies/youngfrankenstein/mediaclip_01.shtml

Love it!

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Rurality said...

1) Little Big Man
2) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rachel Vincent said...

What's this I hear about you getting a top pick in RT? ;-)

Jocelynn said...

I just stumbled across the posting myself over on Urban Fantasy Land. I'm so freaking out of it, I blame the edits. I think I'm still in a state of shock! Holy crap...

Ana said...

Inigo Montoya owns my soul!

You should take Gone with the Wind: so many good lines:

- I will never be hungry again!
- Frankly my dear , I don't give a damn!
- Tomorrow is another day!

Classic.