Monday, March 06, 2006

Great Technology Related Movie Quotes

Post Oscar Movie Post:

What's the best way to impress people at parties?

Wow them with your off hand knowledge of great movie quotations. (See earlier post about "Engineers - Cool or Uncool?) Every underground technology buff knows that some of the greatest of all movie quotations deal with matters that go whoosh, splat, and boom. Here are some good ones to work on. Memorize and impress those around you.

1. Apocalypse Now (1979) Robert Duvall
You smell that? Do you smell that? ... Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like ... victory.

2. A Few Good Men (1992) Jack Nicholson
You can't handle the truth! ... Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You?

3. Dirty Harry (1971) Clint Eastwood
Being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?

4. The Simpsons Homer Simpson (To his daughter Lisa, about hearing her perpetual motion machine) "In this house, young lady, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!"

5. October Sky (1999) Chad Lindberg
That's a great idea. Tomorrow’s newspaper: Four unidentified high school student lost their lives earlier this morning when their toy rocket exploded.

6. The Eraser (1996) Johnny Castelone
I promised you that I'd help you with anything. Now, what we're gonna need is a few tanks, a couple of rocket launchers, and a pair of balls like the King of Bayonne.

7. Ed Wood (1994) Bela Lugosi:
[Lugosi points to a Tesla coil on the set of Bride of the Atom] I'm not getting near that goddamn thing. One of them burned me in "The Return of Chandu".

This is but a small sampling. Know any others? Send comments with your favorites.


Milan said...

"The truth is that you're a quiet sensitive type but, if I'm prepared to take a chance, I might just get to know the inner you: witty, adventurous, passionate, loving, loyal. Taxi! A little bit crazy, a little bit bad. But hey - don't us girls just love that?"

"The Player: The old man thinks he's in love with his daughter.
Rosencrantz: Good God. We're out of our depths here.
The Player: No, no, no! He hasn't got a daughter! The old man thinks he's in love with his daughter.
Rosencrantz: The old man is?
The Player: Hamlet... in love... with the old man's daughter... the old man... thinks.
Rosencrantz: Ah."
-Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

"It's not pinin', it's passed on! This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! THIS IS A LATE PARROT. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace, if you hadn't nailed it to the perch it would be pushing up the daisies! It's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!"
-Monty Python, Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Anonymous said...

They Live -

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum".

mathyoo said...

Dr. Egon Spengler: There's something very important I forgot to tell you.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Don't cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean "bad"?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously, and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Total protonic reversal!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Right, that's bad. Okay, alright, important safety tip, thanks Egon.

Dr. Peter Venkman: Egon, this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole through your head. Remember that?
Dr. Egon Spengler: That would have worked if you hadn't stopped me.

Charles said...

"Houston, we have a problem." - Apollo 13

"Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" - Wizard of Oz

"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!" - Treasure of the Sierra Madre

"It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?" - The Blues Brothers

"You contemptible pig! I remained celibate for you. I stood at the back of a cathedral, waiting, in celibacy, for you, with three hundred friends and relatives in attendance. My uncle hired the best Romanian caterers in the state. To obtain the seven limousines for the wedding party, my father used up his last favor with Mad Pete Trullo. So for me, for my mother, my grandmother, my father, my uncle, and for the common good, I must now kill you, and your brother." - Blues Brothers

"First of all Rat, you never let on how much you like a girl. "Oh, Debbie. Hi." Two, you always call the shots. "Kiss me. You won't regret it." Now three, act like wherever you are, that's the place to be. "Isn't this great?" Four, when ordering food, you find out what she wants, then order for the both of you. It's a classy move. "Now, the lady will have the linguini and white clam sauce, and a Coke with no ice." And five, now this is the most important, Rat. When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV." - Fast Times at Ridgemont High

"Africa is God's country, and He can have it. Well, sir, we left New York drunk and early on the morning of February 2nd. After fifteen days on the water and six on the boat, we finally arrived on the shores of Africa. We at once proceeded three hundred miles into the heart of the jungle, where I shot a polar bear. This bear was six foot seven in his stocking feet and had shoes on.

One woman and one man was good enough for your grandmother, but who wants to marry your grandmother? Nobody, not even your grandfather. Think, think of the honeymoon, strictly private. I wouldn't let another woman in on this. Well, maybe one or two but no men. I may not go myself.

The Elks, on the other hand live up in the hills, and in the spring they come down for their annual convention. It is very interesting to watch them come to the water hole. And you should see them run when they find it is only a water hole. What they're looking for is an al-co-hole [or Elk-o-hole]

One morning, I shot an elephant in my pyjamas. How he got in my pyjamas I don't know. Then we tried to remove the tusks...but they were embedded in so firmly that we couldn't budge them. Of course, in Alabama, the Tusk-a-loosa. But, uh, that's entirely irrelephant to what I was talking about. We took some pictures of the native girls, but they weren't developed, but we're going back again in a couple of weeks. " - Animal Crackers

"The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you always shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry martini you always shake to waltz time. " - The Thin Man

"We need more input. We gotta fill this thing up with data. We gotta make her as real as possible, Wyatt. I want her to live. I want her to breathe. I want her to aerobicize. " - Wierd Science

Well, that's enough for now. We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog-reading....

John Lipinski said...

while not a movie, a quote from Half-Life 2;

"you mean its working now, for real? cuz, i still have nightmares about that cat"

-later, when the girl is about to teleport
"uh, yeah, about that cat?"