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yesterday's movie quote quiz

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SOMETIMES A GENTLE NUDGE CAN HELP

A friend or two like miss_kat_1968 and perhaps tniassaint may still want to give my quiz a try if they can find a way to escape work and get to a computer.

For the rest of you, I'll list the remaining movies not identified behind a cut. You may want to guess again if a quote suddenly becomes clearer to you.

Some of my favorite movies (they are all the original versions) from which the quotes were taken are:

1. The Seven Year Itch
2. Born Yesterday
3. 2001
4. A Hard Day's Night
5 It's A Wonderful Life
6. King Kong
7. Bringing Up Baby
8. The Big Sleep
9. The African Queen
10 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
11. Casablanca
12. The Bride of Frankenstein
13. The Purple Rose of Cairo
14. Psycho
15. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
16. Harvey
17. The Wizard of Oz

So ... does that help? When the quiz said "favorite movies", I listed movies I've seen again-and-again and there are probably few quotes from many of these movies I couldn't recognize instantly. They are so ingrained in me. Some of these are quotes I love but may not necessarily rank in the top 100 of all time.

There are some quotes you might know even without seeing the film like, "Play it again Sam" (which as you may know wasn't actually said). Not all great lines are spoken by the leading characters. Some of mine were uttered by secondary characters but were still wonderful, which is a tribute to the scriptwriters of these films. I so like good writing and conversations that flow. I love to think about the circumstances that evoked the line too. It makes them ring so true.

Of course, seeing a movie only once makes it a lot more difficult, I'm sure. But sometimes a line can change the whole way you look at things, even if you only heard it once. I like that words can have an effect on people, and that people can be moved and even changed in the process.

I have been many times, I'm sure.

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