Do you have favorite movies that you could watch over and over again? Here are some of mine:
The 2009 BBC version of Emma with Romola Garai and Michael Gambon (Dumbledore!). I love everything about this miniseries. The acting, the story, the Knightley. I recently purchased the soundtrack to write along to, and every time I hear it, I want to pop the DVD in and watch it again!
Favorite quotes: "I suppose you've come to tell me off about the Chinese." -Emma
"Badly done, Emma." -Mr. Knightley
Lost in Austen. What a hilarious swapping of Elizabeth Bennet and modern day Amanda Price. She throws off the whole storyline of Pride and Prejudice, confusing Bingley, Darcy and Wickham. Watch this one with the subtitles--they talk SO fast! Still waiting for the soundtrack to be released!
Favorite quotes: "Are you very angry about my fishy tales?" -Wickham
Amanda: "I can't dance this sort of dance."
Darcy: "Nor I. Together we shall make a shambles. But we shall do it with such authority that everyone will stare at us to learn the step."
Amanda: "You're so relentlessly unpleasant! I just can't get at the real you!
Darcy: "Madam! Behold, Fitzwilliam Darcy. I am what I am. If you find yourself unable to get at an alternative version, I must own to being glad. I despise the intrusions of a woman so singularly dedicated to mendacity, disorder and lewdness. They repel me. You repel me. You are an abomination, Madam. Good afternoon to you."
Amanda, after Darcy leaves: If I dream about him tonight, I shall be really angry! ...I'm going to dream about him. Well, I hope in my dream you choke! Hateful man!"
This is my favorite version of Pride and Prejudice, probably because it was the first one I saw, and it kind of started the madness of my love for these types of movies.
Darcy: "Are you rejecting me?"
Elizabeth: "I'm sure that the feelings which, as you've told me, have hindered your regard, will help you in overcoming it."
Darcy: "Might I ask why, with so little endeavor at civility, I am thus repulsed?"
Elizabeth: "And I might as well enquire why, with so evident a design of insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your better judgment!"
I grew up watching the Back to the Future trilogy, and I never get tired of it. It's SO well done. The twists of the story, the acting, the effects. The whole thing is brilliant. Sadly though, we may be more than four years from hover-boards (the "future" portion takes place in 2015. I'm sure back then it seemed very far away!).
"There's that word again; 'heavy'. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?" -Doc
"The justice system works swiftly in the future now that they've abolished all lawyers." -Doc
"Crazy drunk pedestrians!" -Red
I don't know what it is about this movie exactly, but I watch it all year, not just at Christmas time. I've always been a fan of Kate Winslet, but she does fantastic with her character in The Holiday, and I want to be friends! I also have the soundtrack to this one!
"You look like my barbie." -Olivia
"You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend." -Arthur
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. There are so many little moments in this gem that could pass you right by without notice. Jimmy Stewart is a comedic genius.
"This whole place is really lousy with birds." -Mr. Hobbs
Mr. Turner: "You haven't done much walking, have you, Hobbs?"
Mr. Hobbs: "Only since I was about four years old."
If you haven't noticed yet, I'm a big fan of the old movies (thanks, Mom, for introducing them to me at an early age). Desk Set is so witty, and I've seen it dozens of time, but I still find new bits to laugh at. In this movie, the ladies in the reference department of a TV network are fearful for their jobs when a computer is brought in to help them work faster. And yes, the computer takes up half the room!
"More power to you! You may be lonely, but more power to you!" -Bunny
"It has usually been my experience, when a car cruises around the block, slowly, it has usually been my experience, that they are mostly just looking for a place to park." -Bunny
One of my favorite Monroe movies ever. HILARIOUS seeing the beautiful Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon try to pass themselves off as women to avoid mobsters.
Joe: "Forget about the whole thing, will ya? Just keep telling yourself you're a boy."
Jerry: "I'm a boy. I'm a boy. I wish I were dead. I'm a boy. Boy, oh boy, am I a boy. Now what am I gonna do about my engagement present?"
Joe: "What engagement present?"
Jerry: "Osgood gave me a bracelet."
Joe: "Hey, these are real diamonds!"
Jerry: "Of course they're real! What do you think, my fiance is a bum?"
Jerry: "Will you look at that! Look how she moves! It's like Jell-O on springs. Must have some sort of built in motor or something. I tell you, it's a whole different sex!"
Joe: "What are you afraid of? No one's asking you to have a baby!"
Joe: "But you're not a girl, you're a guy. And why would a guy want to marry a guy?"
Jerry: "Now you've done it! Now you have done it!"
Joe: "Don't what?"
Jerry: "You tore off one of my chests!"
So there are seriously way more movies I could watch nearly daily, but I'll have to share them another time!