Sunday, February 6, 2011

Today’s the Day!

A big thank you to Ellie and Jeremy for having this blogfest. It was so much fun coming up with these cuz I love movies. My family has so many quotes from all kinds of movies memorized we could practically converse on quotes alone! Ok, slight exaggeration. But I had a blast with this – as those of you know who played the tiny little contest :)

Anyway, here are my quotes, chosen in part because I actually do use these quotes in daily life. For example, if we were having a family gathering and I was serving dessert to my brother J, I might let him see it and say, “You want this?” (see #8). Warning, expletives ahead (hey, I wasn’t called trash mouth in high school for nothing).

1. “Somebody got to the blood.” Doc (Richard Dysart) says this in John Carpenter’s The Thing, one of my all-time favorite scifi movies.

2. “Excuse me, did IQs suddenly drop while I was away?” Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) says this to some stupid bureaucrat who doesn’t believe her story, in Aliens, directed by James Cameron.

3. “I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I’d rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!” said by Garry played by Donald Moffat. The Thing again. I love this movie. I could watch it over and over. Oh, right. I do watch it over and over.

4. “Oh, yeah? Then why are you following me?” The Empire Strikes Back, the best of the three in my opinion. Irvin Kershner directed. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) says it to Princess Leia. “You must unlearn what you have learned.” Yoda says this. “Surrender is a perfectly acceptable alternative in extreme circumstances!” C3PO (Anthony Daniels) bravely says this.

5. “I suggest a new strategy; let the Wookie win.” C3PO, brave AND diplomatic. Star Wars/George Lucas.

6. “You’ve got to be fucking kidding.” Palmer, played by David Clennon, says this when he sees the alien spidery thing that has grown out of his dead friend’s head as it tries to escape. The Thing, last one I promise.

7. “Is there a problem with the earth’s gravitational pull?” Christopher Lloyd exquisitely playing Doc Emmett Brown in Back to the Future.

8. “Do you know what she did, your cunting daughter?” The Exorcist, said by the demon in Regan, played by Linda Blair. This was directed by William Friedkin and based on the book by Peter Blatty. I think it’s probably the scariest movie I’ve ever seen.

9. “You want this?” This is where Luke almost caves to the dark side. The Emperor (Ian McDiarmid who was also in Gorky Park) says this in a tempting (but darkly creepy) way in Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand.

10. “Thanks for the ride, lady.” Uttered by Tom Wright, as the hitchhiker, in Creepshow 2. Michael Gornick directed. Stephen King (stories), George Romero (screenplay).

Whew! I think I’m taking tomorrow off!


  1. I love the creepy "you want this?" temptation. And I picked C3PO for one of my quotes too. the Thing was too scary for me, only watched it once (and then mostly with my face covered) :) But I did make it through Aliens a few times, it was so good, so scary, so quotable.

    Hey, I just finsihed reading Ship Breaker. So good!

  2. This was great! And I got a bookmark! Thanks Marcy.

  3. Awesome picks. There are a few of my favs in there too. Love The Thing. :-)

  4. An awesome list of quotes, and I never would have guessed you liked The Thing so much. LOL. I think if I could only take five films to a desert island that would be one of them!

    Thank you for taking part.

    Top Ten Movie Quotes Blogfest

  5. OOOoooo, you picked some dark ones, great list!

  6. The Thing was one creepy, creepy movie.

  7. I've never seen The Think but I might have to after seeing your list of quotes! And no list is complete without at least one Star Wars quote it would seem to me... Love the list!

  8. Soooo cooo! I loved the Star Wars quotes and you quoted my absolute favourite from Aliens too :)

  9. Love the BTTF quote- I've seen this one around. I could have made a whole list of BTTF quotes. Great list.

  10. I'm going to have to watch The Thing. Not sure how I've missed it through the years, but it must be good since it keeps popping up so many places!

  11. Lots of quotes from The Thing! Didn't even think of that one...

  12. Great list of quotes. I need to watch The Thing too, I can't remember if I saw it. I keep imagining an old black and white movie but I might be thinking of something else.

  13. “Excuse me, did IQs suddenly drop while I was away?”

    Now that truly classic!


  14. Ah, Creepshow! All the movies I forgot about are slowly beating me over the head!

  15. Great list, Marcy! I love The Thing references. You use as many as you'd like!! I agree with you that The Exorcist is the scariest movie ever. I've seen it many times and it still just as frightening.
    Thanks for the Back to the Future quotes as well.


  16. I saw The Thing when it first came out, but don't remember it at all. Maybe I need to rewatch it.

    Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

  17. Great quotes! I've never seen THE THING but I recognize everything else (and now I might just have to rent THE THING!)

  18. fun list, what's all the thing list... kidding!

    Thank you for being part of this, it was a great time and success.
    Jeremy [iZombie]

  19. Nice list. Ripley certainly had a way with words.

  20. Ah, a fellow trash mouth although I try to behave most of the time. Great list, by the way. I'm going to have to watch The Thing soon.


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