Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Top Nine movie soliloloquies

Having trouble with blogger posting interface, but here's a short/quick hit to tide yiz over, bootlegged from my comments over at Walking the Berkshires (some of which same activity we engaged in yesterday): Top Nine movie soliloquies. Feel free to add your own in comments!

Bain Boehlke's as Mr Mohra in "Fargo": "And this little guy's drinkin' and he says, 'So where can a guy find some action? I'm goin' crazy out there at the lake.'"

Yul Brynner as Chris's closing lines in "The Magnificent Seven": "The farmers, they're the winners. They're always the winners."

Hillary Swank's Maggie Fitzgerald in "Million Dollar Baby": "Other truth is, my brother's in prison, my sister cheats on welfare by pretending one of her babies is still alive, my daddy's dead, and my momma weighs 312lbs. If I was thinking straight, I'd go back home, find a used trailer, buy a deep fryer and some oreos."

Lauren Bacall's as Slim in "To Have and Have Not": "You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."

Stephen Tobolowsky's as Ned Ryan in "Groundhog Day": "Ned... Ryerson. "Needlenose Ned"? "Ned the Head"? C'mon, buddy. Case Western High. I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing. Ned Ryerson, got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn't graduate? Bing, again. Ned Ryerson, I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple of times until you told me not to anymore? Well?"

Jeff Anderson's as Dante in the close of "Clerks II": "You're my best friend, and I love you... In a totally heterosexual way."

Michael Palin's as Dennis in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail": "Oh but if I went 'round sayin' I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away."

Ian Bannen's (RIP) eulogy as Jackie O'Shea for his friend Michael in in "Waking Ned Devine": "If he was here now, if he could hear what I say, I'd congratulate him on being a great man, and thank him for being a friend."

John Goodman's as Walter Sobchak eulogy for his friend Donnie in "Big Lebowski": "Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us."


Banjosnake said...

Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in "Blade Runner": "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion... I've watched C-beams glitter in the darkness at the Tannhauser Gate... all those moments will be lost in time like tears... in... rain. Time to die."

Seeker said...

Not really a soliliquy, but...
Stranger than Fiction:

Dr. Jules Hilbert: Are you the king of anything?

Harold Crick: Like what?

Dr. Jules Hilbert: Anything. King of the lanes at the local bowling alley.
Harold Crick: King of the lanes?

Dr. Jules Hilbert: King of the lanes, king of the trolls,
Harold Crick: King of the Trolls?

Dr. Jules Hilbert: Yes, uh uh uh a clandestine land found underneath your floor boards.

Harold Crick: No.

Dr. Jules Hilbert: Huh?

Harold Crick: No. That's ridiculous.

Dr. Jules Hilbert: Agreed. Let's start with ridiculous and move backwards