We pick films. We watch films. We talk about films. We're that cool.
Ooh I just wrote a whole entry about Ferris Bueller's Day Off (http://blog.piggyhawk.net/?p=148) so I'll pick a different film."Relax, would you? We have seventy dollars and a pair of girls underpants. We're safe as kittens."And this one b/c the delivery makes me laugh every time:"What was he wearing? Well, uh, let's see, he was wearing a red argyle sweater and tan trousers. And red shoes... No, he's not retarded."
"Can you describe the ruckus?"For snippet of dialogue, the whole "Married?" "Yeah, MARRIED" exchange in Sixteen Candles.
ohh, Hughes. Although I was not a teen in the 80's (in my twenties then), I still appreciated the Hughes coming-of-age flicks, since he nailed the whole everyone-hates-me-I-Hate-me thing with a sweet timelessness. But I think my favorite of his is "Planes, Trains, & Automobiles," since I loved John Candy and his chemistry with Steve Martin was perfect. The line "St. Louis to Chi-town is booked tighter than Tom Thumb's ass" cracks me up every time I hear Candy deliver it.
After reading Eden's blog entry on this topic, I did my own: http://blogs.brocknet.net/eriepressible/?p=972.Several of the quotes I listed are from The Breakfast Club. That's probably my favorite Hughes movie...or at least the one I've seen the most. But picking just one? I don't know if I can do that.I can start with "Screws fall out all the time. The world is an imperfect place." But I know my opinion on that will change...probably in the next ten minutes.
No more yanky my wanky, Donger need food!
Not that chick with them big, big titties?!
Decades after, I still find regular use for..."Do I offend?" - Pretty in Pink"My dad and your dad should get together and go bowling." - The Breakfast Clun"How 'bout a nice greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray?'' - Weird Science
The John Candys are my fave. Too many to name from P,T&A, and from Uncle Buck: "I don't think I want to know a six-year-old who isn't a dreamer, or a sillyheart. And I sure don't want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don't have a college degree. I don't even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they're ALL good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they're no good. You so much as scowl at my niece, or any other kid in this school, and I hear about it, and I'm coming looking for you! Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam."These lines of course follow the classic "Buck Melanoma, Moley Russell's wart" introduction to Maizy's principal.Almost all of Hughes' 80s stuff was filmed around my old stomping grounds, and several of the drama types from my high school were extras.
John Candy was the best at delivering those lines, deadpan, and completely believable. God, he MADE "Stripes" for me, even though it's not a Hughes flick and Bill Murray was the star.
"Where am I ?""I'll tell you where you are, if you'll tell me who you are." "I'm Farmer Ted""You're in the parking lot across from my church." "You own a church ?" - Sixteen Candles and "Do you speak English ?" "What country do you think this is ?" -Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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