Pop Quiz: Predictable Dialogue (Answers)

The results for http://www.trivialitycheck.com/pop-quiz-predictable-dialogue/ are in…

And congratulations to Susan McL, who got a whopping 16/20 on these.  Nice job Susan!

1) CASABLANCA – “Round up the usual suspects”

2) GONE WITH THE WIND – “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”

3) THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS – “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti”

4) THE ITALIAN JOB – “Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea”

5) COOL HAND LUKE – “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate”

6) SUNSET BOULEVARD – “Alright Mr. Demille, I’m ready for my close-up”

7) THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING – “Fly, you fools”

8) CAPTAIN PHILIPS – “I’m the Captain now”

9) THE FUGITIVE – “I don’t care”

10)  WHO’S HARRY CRUMB? – “…and the boots to match”

I let folks slide on #5.  Almost everyone said “a failure” instead of just “failure”.  But I was pickier with #6.  The ‘Mr Demille’ comes near the start of the line, not at the end.  I think it’s probably one of the most frequently mis-quoted lines in film history.

And for the person who wanted to know why the clip for #4 is so much longer than the rest… ’cause I love that scene.  I love the care he’s taking as he approaches the stack of gold, the ridiculous little musical sting when the bus tilts, and the confidence of his final line.  Brilliant stuff.

Special props to Robert, who got #10.  Laughed my butt off at that line when I first saw that movie.  That and the scene where John Candy is impersonating a jockey.  An underrated comedy.

Thanks,

Bill Poulin

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