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
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
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.
Coming April 2016…
Viking’s Fury series (Book One, Love’s Fury)