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anti_maven
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Aha! At last!

I saw Princess Bride for the first time last night with Mrs_Maven.

What a fantastic film. I can't believe I hadn't seen it before - it's the sort of thing I would have obsesed over as a teenager (swords, heros, swords, villains, swords, giants, swords and a bit of kissing....).

Thanks Hatrack for alerting me to it.

BTW Can you recommend any other films that might have passed me by?

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Welcome to the club. It is one of my favorite movies of all times.
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Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya...
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I probably would have liked the movie more had I not read the book.
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yet another reason to always see the movie first. the spoilage never seems to work the other way around.

Though I feel that even if I had read the book first, I'd still love the movie. It's just so wonderful.

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quote:
I probably would have liked the movie more had I not read the book.
Get used to disappointment.
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Arguably the most quotable movie ever! Love that movie. Loved the book too.

At least, it's the movie I've heard quoted the most ... perhaps that comes from hanging around here too much.

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I heartily recommend Better Off Dead and Monty Python and the Holy Grail as extremely quotable movies that are also fun to watch!

Next on my list of the Three Amigos. My best friends and I used to quote that one in our high school days, all the time. We each "were" one of the amigos.

I was Ned Nederlander! (ironic since I went to the Netherlands as a missionary just a couple years later).

I have others, but that should keep you busy for several hours.

-V

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How could you possibly have managed to avoid seeing The Princess Bride for so long???? Especially with how many of us quote it?

Seconding the recommendation for Holy Grail. Adding in Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles ... heck, most Mel Brooks.

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History of the World Part I!
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'Labyrinth' with David Bowie. Seriously, that was the defining movie of my childhood. In high school, we used to sit around and analyse it for hours... happy days. [Big Grin]

Story - Teenage girl has to rescue her little brother from the goblin king.

This has a starring role. (Warning, slightly disturbing and probably not child or work safe).

Plus (I only just discovered this) it has the guy who played The Cat from Red Dwarf as the voice of one of a number of evil singing muppets who decapitate themselves.

The strangest and best kid's movie ever.

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"Turn back, Sarah... turn back before it's too late!"
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Try "Clerks". It's Kevin Smith's first effort. Clerks II is funny.
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Bella, did you know that site belongs to a hatracker?
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That blew me away when I found that out.
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This is Spinal Tap.
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If you do watch Clerks, beware. It's not really the same kind of humor as the other stuff mentioned here. There's excessive swearing, which might turn you off to the movie. If you've seen something like "Dogma" then you might like it.

My own suggestion is "Clue" Which is extremely quotable and utterly hilarious. And it leads to discussions with friends on who you would get to play in it if they did a present day remake.

Nothing is more quotable than Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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I'd throw in votes for Neverending Story as well as the more obscure Adventures of Baron von Munchausen
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Nothing is more quotable than Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Except for The Princess Bride.
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quote:
Nothing is more quotable than Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
More quotable than The Princess Bride?

Inconceivable!

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I do not think that means what you think it means [Wink] .


Baron Munchausen is WEIRD. I couldn't get into it, but it might be worth a try. Bits and pieces of it were good.

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I only remember images from that movie. The emperor of the moon decapitated, Vulcan throwing a fit, Uma Thurmon in the sea shell as Venus...
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If we're talking quotable, you gotta see "Arthur" and "Real Genius."
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Bella, did you know that site belongs to a hatracker?
Doesn't surprise me. This is where all the cool people on the net hang out. [Cool]
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Robin Hood: Men in Tights is one of my personal favorites.
I'd also say Airplane I & II. Seriously quotable.

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quote:
...Uma Thurman in the sea shell as Venus...
Thanks for reminding me of that...

I am very familiar with quotable movies, and I have to say that I don't think many movies even come close to The Princess Bride in terms of usability.

The Princess Bride has hundreds of quotes that aren't directly funny, yet usable.

And, let's face it, TPB has a quote for *every* occasion! MPatHG, Airplane, etc... are extensively quotable for a direct comedic response, but TPB can be quoted for multiple occasions, comedic or otherwise. I've quoted it in corporate business meetings with multi-million dollar customers (it's lost on the audience, but so long as I "get it" it's OK by me. And it makes the tech guys laugh).

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Clue works for that too. Maybe not as many as The Princess Bride, but I find myself quoting a lot.
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quote:
Originally posted by ElJay:
Bella, did you know that site belongs to a hatracker?

Really?

Labyrinth and Princess Bride were my favourite movies growing up, and I can still watch them whenever I'm feeling down and be all better.

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BElla, were you ever a part of an online mailing list devoted to discussing Labyrinth?

:::blush:::

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I agree with all the suggestions here for most quotable movies.

Though it's worth mentioning that The Big Lebowski IS the most quotable movie ever. And if you don't agree it probably just means that you're out of your element.

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Spinal Tap.
History of the World Part 1

yes, yes, yes . . .

Try Wayne's World, too.

Nathan and I just discovered GalaxyQwest. We laughed a lot. Try that one, too.

For a more serious must-see, Smoke Signals.

And really, you're no one if you haven't at least seen one Dr. Who season. . . *grin*

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I like Smoke Signals, but what the heck was with the cheap wig Adam Beach wears in the end? Could they really not afford a wig that fit, and someone to style it? Kinda stole the emotional thunder. Good movie otherwise.
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Blazing Saddles

Young Frankenstein

Frau Bluhe

NEEEIIGGHH!!!

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quote:
Though it's worth mentioning that The Big Lebowski IS the most quotable movie ever
There's no way Big Lebowski is the most quotable movie ever. It's got some great quotes, but they don't come up in normal conversation: "Oh, i'm just increasing the chances of conception" "Stay out of Malibu, Lebowski, stay out of my #O*@#$*& beach community" "I'll take a sasparilla." They're quotable in an elitist way, i.e. "hey, look i just recited a quote from Big Lebowski and the only way you'd get it or think it was funny is if you'd seen the movie and the ridiculous scene this quote occurred in."

Hysterical, but not quotable.

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The Mask of Zorro
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by ElJay:
Bella, did you know that site belongs to a hatracker?

Really?
Yup.
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Fantastic suggestions Peeps! Thanks. I now have a whole new page for my List Of Films To Buy... I suspect Mrs_Maven will demand new shelves for the ever expanding DVD collection.

Happy Viewing!

PS One of *the* most quoteable films is definately the Life of Brian - "He's not the Messiah..." "Blessed are the Cheesmakers...", "What have the Romans done for us..." snigger, oh yes, snigger...

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quote:
Originally posted by ElJay:
quote:
Originally posted by dantesparadigm:
quote:
Originally posted by ElJay:
Bella, did you know that site belongs to a hatracker?

Really?
Yup.
Since she's being coy, I'll help you out. The site belongs to Enigmatic, Eljay and dkw's brother.

I don't recall seeing him around here lately, though.

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Hey, I answered the question that was asked. How's that being coy, Mr. Literal? If he'd've said "Who?", I'd've answered that question, too. [Razz]
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quote:
There's no way Big Lebowski is the most quotable movie ever. It's got some great quotes, but they don't come up in normal conversation
This only means that your normal conversation is lacking. I will pray for you.
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You're like a child that wander's into a movie theater.... obviously you are not a golfer.

They don't even have to be in context to be funny! But yeah, BL probably isn't the most quotable movie, but I'd say it's one of the most fun to quote.

I second Airplane I & II. Some of the funniest movies ever. Also, RocketMan with Harland Williams is very very funny, and a family film to boot. Not terribly quotable though.

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quote:
Clue works for that too. Maybe not as many as The Princess Bride, but I find myself quoting a lot.
I don't know how I left Clue off my list in the first place - "it's like flames . . . flames in my head"

I also really like these three films:
* Private Eyes - not every Don Knotts film is funny but we laughed ourselves silly on this one. And it has some good quotables in it as well.

* Oscar - this has Stallone, which might have turned some people away, but it is incredibly funny and well done. It has an amazing all-star cast.

* Better Off Dead - I know I mentioned it before, but I wanted to say a bit more about it. It is a "cult classic", meaning that it may have to grow on you before you actually enjoy watching it.

Anyway, toodles!

-V

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Most of our quotes tend to be from Princess Bride, Python, Buffy, The Simpsons, Firefly, Arthur, and Real Genius. Between all that we can respond to anything, ever.
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If you think the movie the Pricess Bride was fantastic, you really must read the original book of the same title by William Goldman.
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(old man voice) I was a William Goldman fan years before the movie, and my friends and I went into the theater skeptical. Robin Wright wasn't the most beautiful woman in the world, we thought, and we didn't see how it was going to work without the commentary and flashbacks. And how in the world would they handle the greatest swordfight ever put on paper?

The movie's swordfight won us over.

I still prefer the book, actually, since it's funnier and the princess is actually worth saving -- why couldn't they leave in the last scene? -- but the movie remains one of my top ten.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
If you think the movie the Pricess Bride was fantastic, you really must read the original book of the same title by William Goldman.

I had read that book more than once before I finally learned that there is no original book by S. Morgenstern.
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quote:
Originally posted by Verloren:I also really like these three films:
* Private Eyes - not every Don Knotts film is funny but we laughed ourselves silly on this one. And it has some good quotables in it as well.

* Oscar - this has Stallone, which might have turned some people away, but it is incredibly funny and well done. It has an amazing all-star cast.

* Better Off Dead - I know I mentioned it before, but I wanted to say a bit more about it. It is a "cult classic", meaning that it may have to grow on you before you actually enjoy watching it.

Anyway, toodles!

-V

Excellent choices...

"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way... turn!"

...along with someone else's mention of "Real Genius".

"I was just contemplating the immortal words of Socrates... 'I drank what'?"


Allow me to suggest that Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is also fairly quotable.

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quote:
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There's no way Big Lebowski is the most quotable movie ever. It's got some great quotes, but they don't come up in normal conversation
This only means that your normal conversation is lacking. I will pray for you.
I don't roll on Shabbos!
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I liked TPB the movie better than the book. I found portions of the book too bitter--particularly when he wrote about his divorce.
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I didn't have a problem with it, especially since I knew enough about the author by that time to know that most of the personal stuff in TPB was fiction. He doesn't have a son, he has two daughters. I don't believe his wife was a psychologist, either. And they didn't divorce until almost 20 years after the book, and about 4 years after the movie. Was a divorce even mentioned in the original book? Or was that added in later printings, with the additional intros and whatnot?
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