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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

  1. Gone With The Wind (1939)
    In the film’s final hour, Rhett Butler asks Mammy to show him the petticoat that he purchased for her. She lifted up her skirt and told Captain Butler in a teasing way that “yous is bad.”
  2. It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
    Most of the principle characters are all standing around on a mountainous, curvy road trying to decide how they will split the loot they will be searching for throughout the movie. But Buddy Hackett gets exasperated because someone is always displeased with the plan. When Mickey Rooney says, "So good luck, and may the best man win!", Buddy Hackett says to Ethel Merman, "Right! Except you, lady.  May you just DROP DEAD!"  Hilarious.
  3. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969)
    When Redford and Newman are trapped on some the side of a mountain with no place to go and the posse shooting at them, Newman wants to jump in the river below. Redford prefers to hopelessly fight it out in a gunfight, much to Newman’s chagrin. Finally Newman questions Redford’s reluctance to jump and he replies “ I can’t swim.” After Newman’s long laugh, Newman says “Can’t swim? Hell, the fall will kill you!" Classic.
  4. Animal House (1978)
    Early in the film where Flounder (Stephen Furst) ambles up to a bunch of guys at a fraternity rush party who are OBVIOUSLY playing some serious cards and says (with that cheesy grin) “Playing cards?”
  5. The Breakfast Club (1985)
    The scene in which Judd Nelson asks Paul Gleason if Barry Manilow knows that Gleason stole his wardrobe.
  6. Hoosiers (1986)
    When Coach Norman Dale is asked to attend a town meeting to decide whether or not to be retained in his job, he is asked to speak. In his defense, he gives an eloquent speech about what he has tried to do for his team and says those famous words “I apologize for nothing.”
  7. JFK (1991)
    Costner’s eloquent speech (actually, his closing statement as the prosecutor) close the film’s end. Going back and watching the scene today gives me great admiration for the man’s memory. There was a TON of dialogue in that entire scene.
  8. Groundhog Day (1993)
    About mid movie, Bill Murray drives off of a very high cliff into a quarry. Chris Elliot and Andie MacDowell watch the whole thing and Elliot captures the scene on film. As the truck crashes flat, upside down, Andie MacDowell rushes over to the edge of the cliff and is shocked, thinking there’s no way he could have survived that.. Chris Elliott exclaims that Murray “may still be okay.” Just then the truck explodes into flames and Elliott says “probably not now.”
  9. Tommy Boy (1995)
    Chris Farley is playing around with an oscillating fan and tries to sound like Darth Vader and says “Luuuuuke, I am your father.”
  10. Black Sheep (1996)
    Chris Farley tries to whip up the crowd with a campaign speech regarding his brother’s upcoming gubernatorial election and screams “I have a dream” closely followed by “Kill Whitey!”
  11. Midnight In The Garden Of Good and Evil (1997)
    The whole movie was fun, but the scene where John Cusack characterizes the situation in Savannah as “Gone With the Wind on mescaline.”
  12. Almost Famous (2000)
    When Jason Lee has to go to the bathroom, the bus starts to leave without him. He shouts that he’s "only the f***ing lead singer."

*Contributed by: "Arlen Crawford" Sat, Jan 14 2006 / 6:30:02 PST