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Ten On Tuesday

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You’ll have to wait another day to see my pictures from King Richard’s Faire because today is Tuesday and the topic is a positive one. 10 Favorite Movie Moments.

1. When Harry Met Sally. No, not the scene when she fakes the orgam. That one is good but I love the scene when she orders the pie. On the side is a very big thing with Sally.

2. Fargo. I love all the scenes with Marge but especially the one where she encourages her husband about winning the 2¢ duck stamp. “People always buy the little stamps when they raise the price, doncha know.”

3. Gone With The Wind. Again, there are many moments I love in this movie but I guess my favorite would have to be when Scarlet is eating barbecue surrounded by all her beaus.

4. Steel Magnolias. My absolute favorite moment in this movie is near the end when Sally Field is at the cemetary and so upset about her daughter dying. And she is going on and on about wanting to hit something because she is so angry. Olympia Dukakis pushes Shirley MacLean right in front of Sally Field and cries, “Here! Hit this!” It’s such a great way to break the tension and everyone starts laughing.

5. Shrek. Ogres are like onions.

6. Casablanca. The scene at Rick’s when the French outsing the Germans. Of course, there’s also a great scene in When Harry Met Sally when they discuss Casablanca and Sally is saying that Ilsa made the right choice when she stuck by Laszlo because she got to be the “first lady of Czechoslovakia.” It’s a riot.

7. An Officer And A Gentleman. I wouldn’t be a romantic if I didn’t love the ending when Richard Gere comes in and carries Debra Winger out of the factory. I can’t watch it without blubbering.

8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This has to be one of the most quotable movies ever. “Help! Help! I’m being repressed!” And of course, “How do you know he’s a king? Because he hasn’t got shit all over him.”

9. Rebecca. The part where Mrs. Danvers is encouraging poor Joan Fontaine (who never has a first name – you know that, right?) to jump out the window. That scene chills me to the bone.

10. The Princess Bride. You’re in the pit of despair! Cracks me up every time.

Now this is my kind of list. Fast and fun!

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  1. Oh, that is a good thorough list. Makes me want to watch a few of them again. Love the Princess Bride and was so glad when our kids got to be the age to enjoy it – our son can quote the priest during the wedding “Mawage bwings us togather todaaaay”.

  2. When Harry Met Sally is my all-time fav! Love all the older couples talking about their relationships, esp. the ones living on different floors of the same building. ‘We never met.’ I so want to watch that today now!!

  3. Good list! It’s amazing I’ve seen all the movies on your list, but back in the good old days I did like going to the theater.

  4. Great list! Just about any scene in Princess Bride puts me in stitches. My ultimate fav is the kiss in Dear Frankie – quiet little Scottish pic to put on your queue.

  5. Great list. Whenever people tell me to be pleasant I say “I’m pleasant. Damn it! I saw Drum Eatenton this morning at the Piggly Wiggly, and I smiled at the son of a bitch ‘fore I couldn’t help myself. ” If they look at me like I’m crazy I know they aren’t worth the effort!

  6. Great list, but imho you missed the greatest moment of Holy Grail. (No, I’m not saying what it is, you’ll have to wait until I post it.)

  7. My favorite is from Waiting for Guffman, when Corky says, “What the city council did was really… give me a challenge, and it’s a challenge that I am going to accept. It’s like in the olden days, in the days of France, when men would slap each other with their gloves–say, y’know–”D’Artagnan!”–y’know, “how dare you talk to me like that, you!,” and then smack ’em!”

  8. It WAS a fun list to do, wasn’t it? I agree with a few of your films, but different places as favorites…and I’d forgotten about Weezie being tossed in front of Sally Fields “Here, hit this!”

  9. Perhaps not surprisingly, a lot of your list coincides with mine. ESPECIALLY Fargo. I can never, ever get enough of that one, and it’s so much smarter and deeper than at first glance it appears. Another is The Usual Suspect. OMG! Others are more guilty pleasures, like The Saint and The Thomas Crowne Affair.

  10. “MaLynn, you just missed the chance of a lifetime. Half of Chenkapen Parish would give their eye teeth to take a whack at Ouiser!”

    “You are a pig from hell!”

    I love this list, though perhaps I would have put Sixteen Candles (Can I borrow your underpants for ten minutes?) and Ferris Bueller (Life moves pretty fast. If you’re not careful, it could pass you by.) on my own list.

  11. Oh, and by the way, Simply Socks Yarn Company has a new line of Simply Socks sock yarn, and two of the pink colors are blush and bashful. Makes my heart smile.

  12. It was so much fun reading your list and brought back those fun movie moments. A movie that I would have to include on my list is Young Frankenstein, there are so many moments from that movie, like when Frau Blucher states “Stay close to the candles – the staircase can be treacherous” (and of course – the candles are not even lit – tee hee). Great way to start my day.

  13. Oh, but if I went ’round sayin’ I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away.

    Now have fun storming the castle!

  14. Not surprisingly I love all of the films on your list (except Rebecca which I’ve never seen) and we overlap a little. I was just thinking the other day that I’d like to watch Steel Magnolias again and I could see Fargo again too. It’s been way too long.

  15. I like Kristyn.
    Haven’t seen Rebecca but that scene in the audiobook was way creepy too. SM – I use that “you have the handwriting of a serial killer” line ALL the time.

  16. The “on the side” scene? That’s totally David.

    I think my favorite line from Steel Magnolias was – “Was she hurt?” “I doubt it. It hit her in the head.”

    I’m not sure I could quite manage a line-by-line recitation of Princess Bride, but I could come pretty close. “Anybody want a peanut?”

  17. What a hoot. Of course, I can actually say “don’tcha know” with a straight face, having been born to it and all. And? They have a medieval festival at my kids’ middle school. One of the activities is making a small catapult, which the kids then use in a tournament during which they launch tiny plastic cows. The kids don’t get why this is funny, but all the adults die laughing.

  18. I was just thinking yesterday about how Cary Elwes didn’t seem to do much after The Princess Bride. Then I thought, If his contract included a piece of the video/DVD sales, he probably never needed to work again. Such a classic favorite that movie is.

  19. 3, 5, 6, 8, and 10 would make my list too. Though I would also add: PS I Love You, Chicago, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (so funny), the Family Stone, and the Holiday.

  20. That is just a perfect list. PB is my favorite movie of all time, though Holy Grail is right up there. Now I need to go watch them both again.

  21. You have a good list. My brain is clogged up and unable to recall the good stuff because I keep getting sucked into hours of crappy horror movies on AMC.

  22. Great list, Carole!

    That Steel Magnolias part is my favorite too. I am ALWAYS crying up until she says, “here, hit this” and then I start laughing. It doesn’t matter how many times I see that part, or how much I know it’s coming. I ALWAYS react to it!

  23. oh, I LOVE those movies! Steel Magnolias? When Harry Met Sally? Laugh, cry, Laugh, Cry?
    And Fargo? It’s so dark, tragic and hysterical all at the same time.
    Gone with the Wind….”you deserve to be kissed and kissed often by someone who knows how.”

    Carole, did you post a granola recipe oh, so long ago? Was that you?

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