Violetta Rand: “Hey Stella” and other inspiring cinema moments…

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In honor of the Academy awards, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite movie moments.

Who can forget in a Streetcar Named Desire when Marlon Brando (conveniently clad in a shredded T-shirt that showcases his perfectly sculpted body) screams for his wife, “Hey, Stella”? I’ll answer that. My best friend Dan. So I played the two minute clip for him, knowing he’d appreciate the emotion and visual feast before him. As Stella descends the stairs, the air charged with unspoken passion, Dan turns to me and says “That’s Stella?”, disappointment all over his face. Poor Stella … she failed Dan’s sexy test. But I still love her.

See the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1A0p0F_iH8

 

 

There’s so many memorable lines from my second favorite movie of all time, The Godfather (another Brando affair). But “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” never fails to make me smile. Can’t leave the pastry behind after you execute someone for your boss, because the guy’s wife will have his head on a silver platter if he forgets the dessert (I love being Italian).

See the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHzh0PvMWTI

Gone

Then there’s that moment from Gone with the Wind … the one we all hate and love. Please don’t say it, Rhett. I know you love Scarlett. You’re just pissed off right now. But every time I watch the movie, he does it. “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” I always end up watching the mini series Scarlett a few days later, just to feel better.

See the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLnTWxpTQt4

 

 

Another timeless romance that keeps me on the edge of my seat? Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This kills me every time. And yes, I consider this one of the most romantic movies of all time. “Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds true love?” Dracula sifts through the sands of time to find his woman again. Damn…

See the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzeqvq4lFeU

Dynamite

Let’s end on a happy note. Who can forget Napoleon Dynamite? Liger is pretty much my favorite animal. It’s like a tiger and lion mixed, bred for its skills in magic.”

See the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnIBB1lWRLE

 

Your turn now. Share your favorite movie quotes.

 

 

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Coming April 2016…

Viking’s Fury series (Book One, Love’s Fury)

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Violetta Rand
Raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Violetta Rand spent her childhood reading, writing, and playing soccer. After meeting her husband in New England, they moved to Alaska where she studied environmental science and policy as an undergraduate before attending graduate school. Violetta then spent nearly a decade working as an environmental scientist, specializing in soil and water contamination and environmental assessments.

Violetta still lives in Anchorage, Alaska and spends her days writing evocative New Adult romance and historical romance. When she’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys time with her husband, pets, and friends. In her free time, she loves to hike, fish, and ride motorcycles and 4-wheelers.
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Raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Violetta Rand spent her childhood reading, writing, and playing soccer. After meeting her husband in New England, they moved to Alaska where she studied environmental science and policy as an undergraduate before attending graduate school. Violetta then spent nearly a decade working as an environmental scientist, specializing in soil and water contamination and environmental assessments. Violetta still lives in Anchorage, Alaska and spends her days writing evocative New Adult romance and historical romance. When she’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys time with her husband, pets, and friends. In her free time, she loves to hike, fish, and ride motorcycles and 4-wheelers.

13 Responses

  1. Donna Bayar Repsher

    My favorite lines, from Wuthering Heights, starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon: “Whatever his soul and mine are made of, his and mine are the same.” and “He’s more myself than I am. Ellen, I am Heathcliff!”

  2. from the US ending of 2005 P&P:
    Mr. Darcy: How are you this evening, my dear?
    Elizabeth Bennet: Very well… although I wish you would not call me “my dear.”
    Mr. Darcy: [chuckles] Why?
    Elizabeth Bennet: Because it’s what my father always calls my mother when he’s cross about something.
    Mr. Darcy: What endearments am I allowed?
    Elizabeth Bennet: Well let me think…”Lizzy” for every day, “My Pearl” for Sundays, and…”Goddess Divine”… but only on *very* special occasions.
    Mr. Darcy: And… what should I call you when I am cross? Mrs. Darcy…?
    Elizabeth Bennet: No! No. You may only call me “Mrs. Darcy”… when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.
    Mr. Darcy: [he snickers] Then how are you this evening… Mrs. Darcy?
    [kisses her on the forehead]
    Mr. Darcy: Mrs. Darcy…
    [kisses her on the right cheek]
    Mr. Darcy: Mrs. Darcy…
    [kisses her on the nose]
    Mr. Darcy: Mrs. Darcy…
    [kisses her on the left cheek]
    Mr. Darcy: Mrs. Darcy…
    [finally kisses her on the mouth]

  3. One of my favorite lines from a movie is from On Golden Pond, 1981.
    “Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t forget it.”
    —Ethel (Katharine Hepburn) to Norman (Henry Fonda)
    Yes I am hopelessly romantic.

  4. I love you.
    I know.

  5. Barbara Monajem

    LOL. I can see why he didn’t think Stella is sexy — she’s not, by today’s standards. But it’s an awesome scene.

    My fave scene is in the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice 1995 where Lizzie and Darcy encounter one another unexpectedly, when he’s in shirtsleeves and soaking wet–so frightfully improper!! poor Darcy is totally gobsmacked.
    “Mr. Darcy!”
    “Miss Bennet!!?”

  6. marisadillon1

    One of my favorites is, “As you wish.” Do you know the movie?

    • Barbara Monajem

      LOL. The Princess Bride! My favorite line is “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”