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Who am I?(34 posts)

Who am I?moneyman
Nov 13, 2003 8:31 AM
From the movies:

"Elaine! Elaine! Elaine!...."

You got one?

You're Benjamin?OldEdScott
Nov 13, 2003 8:42 AM
one of best movies of all timeDougSloan
Nov 13, 2003 8:54 AM
Plastics, my boy. Plastics....
Dustin Hoffman looks so youngmoneyman
Nov 13, 2003 10:14 AM
And Mrs. Robinson soooooo hot! Of course, she looks hot to me now because I am now about the age she was then.

Really watched it in its entirety for the first time just the other night.

Nov 14, 2003 7:26 AM
What was the scene when he said, "Can you do that?"
"Put. The candle. Back." nm128
Nov 13, 2003 8:46 AM
got itDougSloan
Nov 13, 2003 8:55 AM
Dr. Fraaaankenstein
Who am I?DougSloan
Nov 13, 2003 8:59 AM
"Excuse me while I whip this out."
Cleavon Little, aka Bartmoneyman
Nov 13, 2003 9:09 AM
Funniest movie ever made.

yes, you could do a hundred of them from that movie nmDougSloan
Nov 13, 2003 9:28 AM
My fave; "One move and the n*gger dies!"KG 361
Nov 16, 2003 1:33 PM
Don't think Mel would get away with that now. (My appologies to my darker-skinned friends.)
"He just kept yelling 'Surrender Dorothy, surrender Dorothy'" nm128
Nov 13, 2003 9:06 AM
Rosanna Arquette's character in Scorcese's "After Hours" nmDale Brigham
Nov 13, 2003 9:31 AM
Right! Scorcese? Didnotknowthat. Trivia question below:128
Nov 14, 2003 1:07 PM
After Hours opens with a scene that pays homage to a great literary work (essay). The movie directly paraphrases the same literary work in the movie where our hero tries to enter a disco.
Ya' got me. Please clue me in, 128 (nm)Dale Brigham
Nov 14, 2003 1:20 PM
Sure, but what of plaster of Paris bagels??128
Nov 17, 2003 5:51 AM
Franz Kafka "Before the Law"

The gates(I think they close in the first scene and open in the final scene) in the first scene represent the Law . (Kafka's use of the Law as metaphor for racism and those not admitted to social institutions)

The hero and bouncer at the disco quote directly from the essay "May I enter at this time?" "No" etc...

At least this is how I read it. Never read any official bulletin on the (further) use of Kafka in that movie. But of the direct quote I am certain.

I recommend reading it. It's short and great.

Now he is old and about to die and asks the gatekeeper:
"In all these years, why has no one else ever come to seek admittence to the law?"
"Because these gates were intended only for you, and now that your almost dead, I am going to close them."
It's beautiful, man!!mohair_chair
Nov 13, 2003 9:59 AM
Nov 14, 2003 1:25 PM
I think it was Sean Penn's character. It was also an early film for Tom Cruise and Timothy Hutton.
Nov 14, 2003 3:18 PM
I seem to think it was Tom Cruise, as he was machine gunning down everything in sight. He looked a little boyishly pudgy then.

You're rightmickey-mac
Nov 14, 2003 3:23 PM
The more I thought about it, the image of Cruise with the machine gun came back to me. I guess in hindsight, Penn seems more likely to play the psycho role.
"Play it Sam" as opposed to what most people think he saidDave Hickey
Nov 13, 2003 10:47 AM
"Play it again Sam"
"What we haaaave here, is a failuuure to communicate" nmDave Hickey
Nov 13, 2003 11:25 AM
CorrectionCharlie Amerique
Nov 14, 2003 9:28 AM
It was actually "What we have here, is failure to communicate."

Seems Strother Martin flubbed the line and deropped the "a" out of that sentence. Turned into a big discussion some time ago but after watching the film again on DVD I was careful to watch that scene again and he definatly left out the "a".
2nd Correction: he said 'heeah', not 'here'....nmbicyclerepairman
Nov 14, 2003 12:54 PM
"you'll find one in every car..." nmgtx
Nov 13, 2003 11:29 AM
"It's full of stars!"....nmbicyclerepairman
Nov 13, 2003 3:05 PM
same guy who saidDougSloan
Nov 14, 2003 10:37 AM
"Open the pod bay doors, Hal."

Great movie.
"I can feel it. Stop it Dave. Daisey. Daisey" See trivia q below128
Nov 14, 2003 1:02 PM
or maybe just conjecture:

Where did the name "HAL" come from??
I'll be takin' these Huggies, and whatever cash you got (nm)mickey-mac
Nov 14, 2003 1:33 PM
H.I. nm4bykn
Nov 14, 2003 2:41 PM
"You got a panty on your head." nmDougSloan
Nov 14, 2003 2:45 PM
Recidivist. Repeat offender.mickey-mac
Nov 14, 2003 6:19 PM
H.I. McDonough, indeed. A classic cast of characters in one of the Coen brothers' best movies, if not the best.

Did you hear that? We're using code names!
"That's one bonehead name, but that ain't me no more."Dale Brigham
Nov 16, 2003 12:44 PM
"I love to drive."

"Anyone found bipedal in five wears his a$$ for a hat."

"We felt the institution no longer had anything to offer us"
great movieColnagoFE
Nov 17, 2003 2:12 PM
"Do they come in funny shapes?" "Yeah...if you consider round funny"