Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lines that have changed my life

That's an awfully dramatic blog title, but its true.

Thre are a lot of books and movie lines that I remember.  There is something in things that I either watch or read that sticks with me.  (If its a good one of course)

I wish I wrote them.  But Scenes there is nothing that I can do about the fact that there are others that are more brilliant that me, except invent a time machine...and so far my attempts have been fleeting.  I am going to just be inspired by them. 

I love this line so much, It freaks me out.  I want a bumper sticker, a shirt and wall paper!

Everything about this scene makes me cry.  The way that the little boy looks at the little girl.  The way he says shes "real pretty" the old Lady's reaction.  Its soooo good.  Genius!

This changed my life!  I love Clair Danes, I would write a character for her to play in a second.  She is so real and passionate.  I was eleven when I saw this and it stuck with me ever scenes.  I am now 29, and I feel the same way now as I did when I first watched it.  (If you aren't familiar, there is a guy the red headed girl is obsessed with, and this blond curly haired nerd has been in love with her forever {I always go for the nerd} and he wrote a love letter and the cool guy used it as his own to her)  This scene literally made me want to become a writer,   I want people to feel this when I write. 

The best part 
Brian: "Forget what I said!  Forget this whole conversation!"
Angela: "How?"
Ack!  Some of the greatest lines are the shortest and most honest! 

This moves me like nothing else. The visual.  The colors.  The water.  The way the little boy reacts.  The whole thing is beyond words.  If I were to actually figure out how to build that time machine, this is what I would go back and STEAL.  MUWAHAHAHA!  Its stunning.  I love the close ups.  I would love to read something, and have all these same beautiful images come thru on the page.  That would be brilliant. 

What are some of your all time favorite lines or scenes from something you love, that you wish you had written?


Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

My favoutire movie ever: The Princess Bride. I am sure I know the whole thing by heart. But this is my favourite bit:
Westley: I told you I would always come for you. Why didn't you wait for me?
Buttercup: Well... you were dead.
Westley: Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
Buttercup: I will never doubt again.
Westley: There will never be a need.

Jade said...

Sometimes I experience writer's envy when I read something that sounds flawless and is complex, but beautifully done. I also wonder how poets could write in iambic pentameter!

Hardygirl said...

Oh my goodness! What a treat this morning.

I must watch Great Expectations again. What a gorgeous movie!!

The only line I can think of off the top of my head (and I know there are a million more that I'll think of later this week) is the Jack Nicholson line in As Good As It Gets:

"You make me want to be a better man."


Lydia K said...

Those are some excellent scenes. Great Expectations had such amazing visuals.
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Candice said...

These were fun. I especially love the scene from My So Called Life. I had not seen that before (or I didn't remember it). It was so surprisingly touching!

Renee Collins said...

Love this post. I'm a huge movie fan. The first scene from Great Expectations makes me laugh and sigh. I love that last line.

P.S. I'm your fiftieth follower. I guess that makes me special. ;)

Jolene said...

I LOVE this post!!! So beautifully honest and personal :)

PS I have the Great Expectations soundtrack - it's awesome :) I'm so going to pull it out!

PPS My favorite MSCL scene? When she woke up the morning she was finally over her obsession... It was set to "Blister in the Sun" and I always feel her joy/freedom when I hear that song :)

Jolene said...

I couln't help it... I just went and rewatched that "Blister in the Sun" scene... Yay youtube!