Joie (hymnia) wrote,

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Birthday wishes and movie quotes

Happy belated birthday, ashavah!!!

I noticed there were a few leftovers from that old movie quote meme several entries back. So I thought I'd try one more time to see if I can squeeze the answers out of my flist. :P

2. Well... they're only an hour late.

Here's the last hint I gave: This is from a fairly recent blockbuster-type film. This film received a poor reaction from critics, a lukewarm response from the general public, and enthusiastic praise from me. I guess there’s no accounting for taste.

Here's a more noticeable exchange from the same film:

-Brilliant, Admiral.
-A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war.

From Pearl Harbor - Guessed by ginfizz - Included because I am really moved by the idea that friendship can be as strong as blood ties--stronger, even.

7. -Where about you from?
-I'm from around Tennessee. I ran away when I was 12 years old and I ain't never looked back.
-What ya doin' since then?
-I've been running for President. [pause] I ain't winnin’, though.

Here's the last hint I gave: This is from another historical film, set in 1860-something. *hint hint*

Here's more dialogue from the same film:

-Oh, I see, white man give you some stripes, you start hollerin' and orderin' everybody around! N***er, you ain't nothin' but the white man's dog!
-And who are you? So full of hate that you have to fight everybody, because you've been whipped and chased by hounds. Well that might not be living, but it sure as hell ain't dying. And dying's been what these white boys have been doing for going on three years now, dying by the thousands, dying for you, fool. And all this time I keep askin' myself, when, O Lord, when's it gonna be our time? Gonna come a time when we all gonna hafta ante up and kick in like men, LIKE MEN! You watch who you callin' n***er! If there's any n***ers around here, it's YOU, just a stupid-ass, swamp-runnin' n***er! And if you not careful, that's all you ever gonna be!

From Glory - Guessed by connielane - Included because I love the courage and ability to rise above of the main characters, and because it has one of the most moving film scores I've heard.

8. Women have choices, and men have responsibilities.

Here's the last hint I gave: Believe it or not, this is from a comedy! Obviously it does deal with some serious issues (such as abortion in this scene), but overall, it is light-hearted.

Argh! I can't find any transcripts of this scene online, and I don't have this movie on DVD. So, I'll have to do this from memory. The above line is spoken by a man to his wife, after which she says something like, "Okay than! I choose for you to have the baby! You get fat! You breast feed until your nipples are sore!" etc. He replies with something about coming back from la-la land. Gah! I wish I could give the exact dialogue, because it's really good. Anyway, hopefully that's enough to ring some bells with someone.

From Parenthood - Guessed by ginfizz - Included because I love the characters and I love how well the screenwriter(s?) interwove their stories and their complex relationships into one coherent narrative.


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