Movies: One Liner contest and your top 5

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Movies. For most of us, they play a significant role in our lives. But what makes a movie quotable? Or a favorite?

CONTEST! I’m holding a contest to see who can correctly identify the most movie one liners and the person who said it, based on the 15 I have quoted in this vlog! Deadline is this Friday at midnight!

Top 5 Movie List: As a writer, I’m very interested in what makes movies memorable and lasting. I’d love to hear your Top Five Movie list, and why they are your favorite. Here’s mine:
Tie for 5th place: Right Stuff (because it’s heroic and based on true events) and Nell (great characters and plot)
4th place: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (the wonderfully crafted characters make me howl with laughter!)
3rd place: Singing in the Rain (my favorite of all musicals. I love Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds.)
2nd place: Shindler’s List (so inspirational and poignant)
1st place: Les Mes (aside from the Bible, it’s my favorite example of grace and God’s redemption.)
And the movie that stands alone: The Passion of the Christ. (Good timing! Invite friends and watch it again this Easter weekend!)

Can’t wait to hear what your favorites are! And don’t forget the contest! Name those one liners (movie and character who spoke it) Even if you don’t know them all, the person who guesses the most will win. So give it a try! 🙂

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About lauriebarkercopeland

I'm just like you, but totally unique. We have things in common, but we are all God's one-of-a-kind creatures. I enjoy finding The Funny in life when it gets messy. And we all know how life can get messy, right? Some of the things I love: God, family, friends, storytelling, community, nature, the arts, beauty, travel, fun and games, learning, the study of the personalities, teenagers, acting, writing and missions. More specifically: the mountains, the beach, breathing clean air, traveling to new places, experiences, deep conversations, appreciating the minute in nature, lunching with girlfriends, practicing sensing, predicting trends, taking a few risks along the way. I hate routine, so starting (and keeping up) this vlog is risky for me...but I love community (and a few risks), so I'm going for it! I hope you join me and we can have some Serious Fun together!

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  1. I consulted with Don the movie guy. 😀
    1. There’s no place like home Dorothy Wizard of Oz
    2. Go ahead make my day Harry Callahan Sudden Impact
    3. I’ll get you my pretty Wicked witch west Wizard of Oz
    4. Houston we have a problem Swigert Apollo13
    5. After all tomorrows another day Scarlett O’Hara Gone with the Wind
    6. Hasta la vista baby Arnold Schwartenegar Terminator 1
    7. I don’t know anything about birthing baby Prissy Gone with the Wind
    8. You talking to me Robert DeNiro Taxi Driver
    9. My precious Gollum Lord of the Rings
    10. Surely you can’t be serious and don’t cal me Shirley Leslie Nielson Airplane
    11. You had me at hello Renee Zellwinger Jerry maguire
    12. Show me the money Tom Cruise Jerry Maguire
    13. May the force be with you Luke Star Wars
    14. My mama always said Forrest Gump Forest Gump
    15. Here’s looking at you kid. Bogart in casablanca
    Favorite movies
    1. Secondhand Lions
    2. Return to Snowy River
    3. Homeward Bound
    4. Gone With the Wind
    5. Apollo 13

  2. Hi Laurie – I am putting the character who said it, not the actor (hope that’s okay)!

    1. Dorothy/Wizard of Oz
    2. Harry/Sudden Impact
    3. Wicked Witch of the West/Wizard of Oz
    4. Terminator/Terminator
    5. Scarlet O’Hara/Gone with the Wind
    6. Terminator/Terminator
    7.Prissy/Gone with the Wind
    8.Travis/Taxi Drive
    9. Golem/LOTR
    10.Stricker and Rumack/Airplane
    11.Dorothy/Jerry Maguire
    12.Rod/Jerry Maguire
    13.Pick any Jedi…they all said it!/Star Wars
    14. Forrest Gump/Forrest Gump
    15. Rick/Casablanca

  3. 1. Dorothy Wizard of Oz
    2. Dirty Harry Sudden Impact
    3. Wicked Witch Wiz of Oz
    4. Tom Hanks Apollo 13
    5. Scarlet Gone wi the Wind
    6. Terminator Arnold S in Terminator
    7. Prissy Gone with the Wind
    8. Robert Dinero Taxi Driver
    9. Gollum LOTR
    10. Leslie Nielson Airplane
    11. Dorothy Jerry McGuire
    12. Cuba Gooding Jr Jerry McGuire
    13. Obiwoncanobi Star Wars
    14. Forest in Forest Gump
    15. Humphrey Bogart Casa Blanca

  4. Fav Movies – – – not necessarily in this order

    The Jerk (makes me a doof right off, eh?)
    The Smokey & the Bandit movies (Dom saying he’s a gon-o-col-a-gee-sta from Pompei)
    Men of Honor
    Shawshank Redemption
    and many more
    Would you believe Les Miserables (sorry, no accent available) LOVE that movie and can watch it again – quite a Message!!!
    Where is everybody? I’ll get the word out to others.

    • Yes, Jan, where IS everybody? 🙂 Please do get the word out! You are such a little connector!!

      (And I thought of you when I recently read a blog on the benefits of napping. I’m in good company: Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Salvador Dali, etc… 🙂

  5. Here’s my friend Jack’s reply. (He submitted it via email before the deadline)

    1. There’s no place like home: Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz
    2. Go ahead make my day: Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry
    3. I’ll get you my pretty: Margret Hamilton The Wizard of Oz (Was that a trick question?)
    4. Houston we have a problem: Tom Hanks Apollo 13
    5. After all tomorrows another day: Vivien Leigh Gone with the Wind
    6. Hasta la vista baby: Clint Eastwood? Dirty Harry (Is that another trick question?)
    7. I don’t know anything about birthing no baby: Butterfly McQueen Gone with the Wind (Another trick question?)
    8. You talking to me?: Robert DeNiro Taxi Driver
    9. My precious: Andy ?–His name escapes me—he voiced Gollum Lord of the Rings
    10. Surely you can’t be serious… and don’t call me Shirley: Leslie Nielson Airplane
    11. You had me at hello: Renee Zelweger Jerry McGuire
    12. Show me the money, Cuba Gooding Jr. Jerry McGuire (Yet another trick question?)
    13. May the force be with you: Several, but most notably, Alec Guiness Star Wars
    14. My mama always said life is like a box of chocolates: Tom Hanks Forrest Gump
    15. Here’s looking at you kid.: Humphrey Bogart Casablanca

    My top 5:
    1. Babette’s Feast
    2. Lawrence of Arabia
    3. Mary Poppins
    4. Music Man
    5. a tie between Christmas in Connecticut and The Americanization of Emily

  6. AND THE WINNER IS…………………….
    (I’m waiting for the drumroll……..that’s better, thank you….)

    TARYN SOUDERS!!!!! Congratulations! I won’t be coming to WW this week. Should I send your prize to you? Or, if I go to Scriptweavers this week, I’ll send it along with Kit.

    For those of you who care about how this was judged, here’s how it went: Lilly was first to respond, but she said she didn’t want the prize. (Congrats, Lilly for the Johnny on the Spot Award!) Taryn mistakenly put down “Terminator” twice. BUT she was the only one to correctly identify BOTH characters in the “Shirley” comment. Laura correctly identified them all, but was after Taryn. Jack correctly identified them all, except for one (#6). And Jack, you know I wouldn’t “trick” you!!! 🙂 So how many of you looked these answers up on the web? I didn’t say you couldn’t…. 🙂 Looks like Jack didn’t. I think he did it all from memory!!

    And Jan, Jack and Lilly, thanks for sending me your favorite movies. Now I have a new list of great movies to watch! 🙂

    Thanks all for playing! Now wasn’t that fun?? 🙂

  7. My top 5…..#5. The Sound of Music. Christopher Plumber won me over as a dad and the way his eyes expressed his love. #4. The Notebook. James Garner is amazing. And the love..that spand the years…and who can deny how incredible the kiss on the dock is?? #3. Young Frankenstein..I don’t believe I ever laughed harder then the first time I saw this film. #2. Other side of the Mountain…the ONLY movie I have seen more then 1 time at a theatre- saw it at least 4 times! Made me laugh, made me cry…I have only seen it once since the year it was released. Yes, yet again the leading man got to me. Beau Bridges. You have to see this one…but feel free to skip the sequel. #1. The Passion of their Christ. This movie moved me beyond words. I have only seen it once and it so impacted me

    • Rachel, I think we view movies in the same way! A movie may be in my top 10 list, but I may have only seen it once or twice. If I saw it any more than that, it would ruin it for me! I just don’t enjoy seeing movies over and over again. A very few. Actually, I saw the very silly BIll and Ted’s Excellent Adventure two times in the theater and probably 3 times on rental. But that’s enough for now! I’ll have to see Other Side of the Mountain. Good suggestion. And The Notebook is in my top 10. I LOVE how it spans the decades and shows “mature” and everlasting love, even in tough times. What a wonderful message! And you and I feel the same way about The Passion of the Christ. All the others don’t even compare.

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