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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


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.


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