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Movie memeage

Just watched Dog Day Afternoon for the first time. It's one of those movies I've seen clips of but never the whole thing. I read up on it on Wikipedia afterward and saw that "Attica!" is on AFI's list of movie quotes. Which reminds me that I was thinking of movies that you could identify by one word.

And thus, a one-word movie quote meme. Some of these go back a ways. ETA: Added the answers to the ones no one had guessed.

Those that have been guessed so far:
1. Serpentine! - The In-Laws (the original)
2. Poppies! -- The Wizard of Oz
3. Precious. -- The Lord of the Rings
4. La-di-da. - Annie Hall
5. Silencio. - Mulholland Dr.
6. Superman. - The Iron Giant
7. Inconceivable! - The Princess Bride.
8. Ditto. -- Ghost
9. Plastics. -- The Graduate
10. Rosebud. -- Citizen Kane


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Aug. 30th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC)
Um, let's see.

7. The Princess Bride?
8. Ghost?
9. The Graduate?
10. Citizen Kane?

I think that's all I know.
Aug. 30th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
You got 'em! :)
Aug. 30th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
Saw Dog Day Afternoon in an old old, standalone theater (it had a real balcony) on a date when the movie we had planned to see was sold out. Even before I finally saw it again just last year, I could still see Pacino outside that bank. The movie we wanted to see that night? No idea.

#9!!! God, I need to watch that movie again. Huh, I am a fossil - recognize four, three of which are likely the oldest films of the lot.

edits: You have comments screened - you really do want people to guess. (*headslap*).

2 - The Wizard of Oz
3 - LOTR
9 - The Graduate
10 - Citizen Kane

Edited at 2008-08-30 10:16 am (UTC)
Aug. 30th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yep, those are all right! :)

And I had seen clips of Pacino yeling "Attica" but didn't know what that was all about. And all these years, I thought John Cazale (Sal) was the one needing the sex change operation so I was like, "Aha!" when it ended up being someone who looked a little more appropriate for that part!
Aug. 30th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
Wyoming is not a country...

the Attica scene is....amazing!
Sonny is freakin' adorable ♥

..but I'm biased, I'm like Al Pacino bitch so.. XD
Aug. 30th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
Wow, two DDA icons. ;) It was great to finally see it. Pacino is so good in it! Of his more recent films, did you ever see Insomnia? I quite liked that one.
Aug. 30th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
*O* actually I made a whole batch a couple months ago...just follow the 'al pacino' tag @ rockin_graphix if you're interested ;)

oh yes, baby! I liked that one too! I guess I've seen almost every Pacino movie..I say almost because I "miss" Scent of a woman (I know...I knowwwww ^^;) and The Insider..and I need to fix that XD
Aug. 30th, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
uhm...let's see...

3. LOTR? Gollum's precccccccccccioussssssss
4. it looks like some Pacino movie, really XDDD but I've been wrong before
5. ....uhm... " The Princess Bride"? XD
7. ..sounds like something Gary Oldman could say..or at least i'm picturing him in my mind...like..."Leon"?
8. Ghost <33333333333
Aug. 30th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, look, you have a Dog Day Afternoon icon! :)

And you're right on 3, 5 and 8! :)
Aug. 30th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
oh man, my obsession for Montoya paid off, then XDD
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Aug. 30th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Right on all but 9 -- and technically, you ARE right there, I just had The Graduate in mind there instead! :)
Aug. 30th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
2. Wizard of Oz
3. Lord of the Rings (Probably The Two Towers)
7. Princess Bride
8. Ghost
10. Citizen Kane

Aug. 30th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
YEP! :)
Aug. 30th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
That one's an incredible movie. I love it! And uhm, I wish I could think about it more and I'm cursing dubbing because I'm sure that I can't recognize half of these even if I saw them, but 3 Lord of the Rings and 10 Citizen Kane? ;)
Aug. 30th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Yep, those are both right! :)
Aug. 30th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
I feel so old, I saw that on cable when I was a kid, and STILL adore it and understood it much more as I grew up.

It's based on a true story.

Think about this one, John Cazale was in The Godfather, The Godfather Part 2, The Deer Hunter, and Dog Day Afternoon, as well as The Conversation, tell me how many actors today wouldn't KILL for that resume.

It still pains me that he passed away at such a young age, here's some trivia, his girlfriend at the time, Meryl Streep took her OSCAR winning role in the Deer Hunter to be close to him while he filmed because he had Cancer, Robert DeNiro and Michael Cimino took pay cuts and bascially said they WOULD NOT do that movie if he wasn't in it because it was hard to get insurance for him because he had Cancer.

Now that's friendship..also Robert and especially Al had once said if they could only make movies with him for the rest of their careers, they would have.
Aug. 31st, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
I discovered Cazale a few years ago when I caught up with the great '70s films I'd never seen like The Godfather and The Deer Hunter. And of course, I wondered why he wasn't making movies anymore and then I read that he'd died young. Poor guy. At least we have those amazing movies he was in. I really enjoyed Dog Day -- it's got that loose, anything-can-happen '70s vibe that really seems missing from movies today. And of course Pacino was great.
Aug. 30th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
5 is almost certainly one of the "Harry Potter"s, I'm just having a hard time thinking of which at the moment. Shoot.
Aug. 31st, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Ha, I hadn't even thought of that association! It's actually Spanish (although the film is in English), someone goes to see someone sing in Spanish, if that's any help, which I rather doubt, LOL. I'll probably post the answers soon if no one else gets it.
Aug. 31st, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh god, it's Mulholland Drive?? Yeah, I never would have guessed that. I never even saw it. My parents did and they told me it was complete and utter...uh. Well, my mom thought it was strongly incomprehensible and my dad was like, "well, the chicks were making out for awhile, that was good".
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