The Past of a Man: Under Capricorn (1949)

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“The past of a man it is something.”

Now this is an Alfred Hitchcock film that is not as well known or talked about, for various reasons. A lot of people think the story is too melodramatic, and others don’t like it because certain elements resemble Rebecca and Gaslight. However, the reason why most people at the time hated it was it came out right after the news of Ingrid Bergman’s affair with Roberto Rossellini, the impeding divorce of her husband Dr. Petter Aron Lindström, and the birth of her twins by Rossellini. (To read more on that go here.) I on the other hand really liked this movie as I love:

  1. Alfred Hitchcock
  2. Ingrid Bergman
  3. Joseph Cotten

Really now, how can you ever think this was horrible?

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The title “Under Capricorn” references the Tropic of Capricorn, which bisects Australia. As you can tell now that I’ve explained the title, the film is set in Sydney, Australia during the 19th century.

So before we get into the film, we need to touch on the background history. In the 18th-19th century, England tried to discover a better way to deal with the mass amount of criminal activity and overcrowding jail cells. One thing that England did was hanging. However, people began to get upset about that. Some of the crimes were not really all that bad, but yet people were being given the death penalty. In order to have a harsh punishment, less-crowded jails, and less death-transportation became the way to go. Originally convicts were sent America, but with our revolution in 1776, that option was no longer possible. In the 1780s they started sending people to New South Wales, but with the Napoleonic wars, more labor was needed and they stopped the transportation.

After the war, problems arose again and they turned their attention to Australia. Between 1788-1868, they estimate about 165,000 people were sent Australia from a sentence that was usually 3 years to life (average was 7-14 years). Most people who were sent over were guilty of poaching, arson, robbery, and murder.

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They were usually sent to extremely remote areas to prevent escape and discourage any attempt at returning. While it was allowed for people to return after they served their sentence, most people wouldn’t. More often than not they would create a better life in Australia. Typically, criminals would change their names, get land, farm, and create a brand new life for themselves.

This ended in the 1860s, although it had started to drop off by the 1830s. Most of the areas that were for “convicts”, began to become real towns and attracted better emigrants. (Most of this info came from the Victorian Crime and Punishment website, if you would like to check it out)

Now back to the story.

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So it is 1831 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is still a frontier with most of the population being ex-convicts. The new Governor, Sir Richard arrives, bringing along his foppish, indolent, “rich boy” nephew, Charles Adare (Michael Wilding).

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It’s one of those guys!

So Charles is hoping that he will make a fortune out here in Australia. While there he meets the gruff Samson Flusky. Samson is a convict that had been transported from Ireland out to Australia to serve his time, for murder.

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But now he is a successful buisnessman. He owns a lot of land and makes a lot of dough. He is highly respected in the community.

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Anyways, so Samson has now reached the legal limit of land he can purchase and needs to look to new ways in order to expand his business. He wants Charles to purchase the land and sell it to Samson, guaranteeing a good profit.

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Charles is intrigued by the prospect and agree to the invitation of dining at Samson’s house. While there, he has a pleasant surprise. He knows Samson’s wife, Lady Henrietta (Ingrid Bergman).

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She was friends with Charles’ sister but now has encountered a lot of problems. She is an alcoholic and shunned by society as she is seen to be crazy.

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Sam decides to invite Charles to visit as much as he wants, hoping it will help bring his wife out of her current depression.

Now Charles has always had a crush on Henrietta and is confused at her crazed behavior and decline. He asks his uncle about what happened to her. Lady Henrietta was the daughter of one of the fine Irish gentry. To the surprise of everyone, she ran off with one of the handsome stable boys, Samson, to elope in England. Lady Henrietta’s brother went after them and was killed by Samson. Instead of the noose, Samson decided to go to Australia.

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Lady Henrietta followed him to Australia and waited seven years for the term to end. After Samson served his years, he was different. He wanted to be rich and to buy everything, but that was never enough. Henrietta was extremely unhappy and began drinking.

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Now unbeknownst to all, Samson’s housekeeper Milly has a crush on him.

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She has been running the house and secretly feeding Lady Henrietta alcohol. She is hoping that Henrietta will kill herself, leaving Samson all to Milly.

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Charles decides to help try and restore Henrietta’s confidence. At Sam’s urging, he moves into their home. But that’s not all he’s interested in. He has always found Henrietta to be attractive, and now she is vulnerable and needy. He begins to pursue her.

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Charles’ work has been going great. In fact, Henrietta gains enough courage to try and take the power back from Milly and put her in her proper place as housekeeper, not wife. Milly turns things around and Henrietta runs up to her room and locks herself in. Charles goes in to talk to her and Milly sees them. She tries to use it to her advantage, telling Sam all kinds of lies about their behavior. This angers Sam, who kicks her right out of the house. (Sam you rock! I always had a soft spot for Sam. I don’t know if it was because he was played by Joseph Cotten or because he just seems like a great guy who has been mistreated.)

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Henrietta is doing much better, and improving more and more each day. In fact she is doing so well, that when she receives an invitation to the Governor’s Ball, she is eager to go. They all get ready, but Sam decides to not go after all. He had purchased a ruby necklace for her, but after overhearing how Henrietta and Charles don’t consider ruby to be the right accessory, he decides not to give it to her. You see Sam has enjoyed having Charles there as he has helped his wife, but at the same time it has been upsetting. With the two together, it makes him realize just how different he and Henrietta are. He thought it could be different in Australia, but sees that moving to a new place hasn’t really changed societal rules.  Sam thinks the rest of the ball will be the same, and that he’ll be too out of his element or that he’ll embarrass himself. He decides to stay home.

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At the ball, Henrietta stuns everyone as they all adore her. And more importantly, Henrietta has a great time.

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Back at the house, Milly has returned.

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Milly asks for forgiveness and her job back but also starts talking smack about Henrietta. She tells Samson exaggerated stories of what has been going on between Henrietta and Charles. The two had shared only one kiss, and everything had been instigated by Charles. Milly, on the other hand, insists that Henrietta is the one that has been carrying on and that it has gone much, much further. To further push the issue and him, she tells him that Henrietta is of a different class than her and Samson, and those people do things non-aristocrats could never get away with.

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I mean seriously this girl is a major jerk.

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You just need to understand that he loves his wife and back the heck away from him. You- you-

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At first Samson shrugs it off. Charles is younger than Henrietta and more concerned about clothing than anything else. But that evil woman Milly keeps pushing him, and when she mentions the differation in classes, that’s where he snaps.

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Sam goes to the ball, makes a scene, and humiliates Henrietta in front of everyone

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She returns home, weeping and half-crazed.

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Sad and lonely

Charles runs after her and tries to help her. He tells her to leave Sam, but Henrietta can’t. She tells Charles that she deeply loves her husband and is bound to him. You see, Sam didn’t shoot her brother, she did.

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Yep, that’s right. Sam has never killed anyone. Henrietta fell in love with Sam as he was kind and handsome. Can you blame her? He’s one attractive man.

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The two wanted to marry, but it was impossible as Samson was a much lower class than Henrietta. So the ran off to England, but her brother followed them. Her brother tried to kill Samson, but missed and the two struggled. Henrietta took the gun and shot her brother so he wouldn’t kill Samson. Samson took the blame as he didn’t want her to suffer in  jail.

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Unfortunately, that didm’t actually help. Henrietta couldn’t stay at home, and couldn’t leave Samson by himself so she followed him to Australia. Not only has she been dealing with the guilt of killing her brother, but the guilt of allowing Samson to rot in prison for her deeds. To further this, when Samson came out of prison he was a changed person. This lead to even greater guilt and drove Henrietta to the bottle. No wonder she’s been going crazy.

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Now even though Henrietta admits this to him, Charles doesn’t really believe her. He thinks it is just her way of trying to protect the man she loves.

When Samson sees Charles in his house with Henrietta, he becomes incensed  for the betrayal and kicks Charles out.

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Charles steals Sam’s horse and takes off. While riding, the horse breaks its leg, causing Charles to have s a really bad fall. He reluctantly returns to the house and relays the news. Samson goes for his gun to “shoot the horse”, but Charles believes he is going to kill him, as he has “killed” before. The two struggle over the gun and during the conflict, Charles is shot.

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With Samson’s past, he is immediately thrown into prison, to either rot for good or be hanged. Henrietta tries to save him and tells the Attorney General the truth. That Samson has never killed anyone, she did it. This presents a serious problem for Samson. The only way he can get out of his predicament is if he corroborates Henrietta’s story, but then she will be sent back to Ireland to stand trial and imprisonment. If he says his wife is lying, then he will be killed. The Governor is really pushing a conviction as he wants someone to be punished for trying to harm his nephew. The AG gives Samson twenty-four hours to decide.

A no win situation

A no win situation

Back at the house the evil Milly sees the perfect oppurtunity to get Sam. She tries to poison Henrietta and plants a shrunken head on her bed to further scare her. Fortunately, she is discovered and ousted.

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Good-bye

Meanwhile Charles has recovered from his wound and vouches for Samson, telling everyone that it was an accident.

Charles is put on a ship back to Ireland, and Samson and Henrietta are now happy. Henrietta has been freed from the poisonous Milly and finally from the guilt of what she did to her brother and Samson. Samson is better as he finally knows that Henrietta truly loves him and that he didn’t destroy her life.

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All in all, this film really teaches you one thing:

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Yep, sometimes you just need to move on.

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To start Horrorfest III from the beginning, go to Even a Man Pure of Heart

For to the previous post, go to Werewolves Roam Among Us.

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For more on Alfred Hitchcock, go to Horrorfest III: The Revenge

For more on Joseph Cotten, go to You Think You Know Something, Don’t You?

For more on Ingrid Bergman, go to I’ll Always Be There When You Need Me

For more on the Victorian Period, go to Redone Done Right

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Candy, Candy, Candy!

CANDY!

CANDY!

So this year we went Trick or Treating and then to a haunted house. We didn’t spend as much time getting candy but we still had a pretty good haul.

3 Double Bubble Gum, 2 Packets of Swedish Fish, 2 Whopper packs, 2 Three Musketeer Bars, 2 Boxes of Nerds, 2 Crunch Bars, 3 Butterfingers, 2 Packs of Gobstoppers, 9 Sweettarts Packs, 6 Snickers, 1 Snicker Almond Bar, 4 Milky Way Bars, 1 Pack of Bottle Caps, 2 Baby Ruth Bars, 2 Jolly Rancher Pops, 7 Hershey Kisses, 7 Tootsie Roll Pops, 4 Kit Kat Bars, 5 Reese’s Cups, 1 Tiger Pop, 1 Blow Pop, 1 Dum Dum, 6 Packs of Chocolate M&Ms, 2 Packs of Peanut M&Ms, 1 Pack of Peanut Butter M&Ms, 1 Twizzler, 5 Laffy Taffys, 1 Box of Milk Duds, and 1 Pack of Fruit Snacks.

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So like last time, I just want to do a little poll and see what posts you all enjoyed this year so I can make it even better next year. Sadly, I didn’t get to finish everything I wanted to complete from last year. I planned to finish the posts for all the Universal Monster Movies ;  but only got to The Mummy and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolfman will have to wait ’till next year. I also really wanted to do posts on Alfred Hitchcock’s movies, like The Birds, Psycho, Rebecca, and Strangers on a Train; but also wasn’t able to get to them. I really, really, really wanted to do Vincent Price films; like House on Haunted Hill. The Tomb of Ligeia, The Pit and the Pendulum, but those didn’t get a chance either. 😦

I’d like to know which were your faves are so vote, vote, vote! If you are unsure which to pick then why don’t you pop over and start at the beginning. Also I’d like to know what you wish I had posted on. Just leave a comment at the bottom of the page! :D

My Favorite Movie Lines

AFI has their list of their top 100 best movie lines of all time, but I feel like creating my own. These will not be in any particular order, but just as they come to mind. Hope you enjoy. This is only part one, as there is no way I could include all my favorite lines in one post.

1) “Inigo Montoya: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” –The Princess Bride (1987)

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2)”Pee-wee: There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.
Dottie: I don’t understand.
Pee-wee: You don’t wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I’m a loner, Dottie. A rebel. So long, Dott.” –Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

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3)”Princess Leia: I love you.
Han Solo: I know.” –Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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4)”Jed Cooper: You don’t remember me, do you?
Reno: No.
Jed Cooper: [showing his hanging scar] When you hang a man, you better look at him.”–Hang ‘Em High (1968)

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5)”Rhett Butler: No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.–Gone with the Wind (1939)

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6)”Edward Lewis: You can’t charge me for directions!
Vivian: I can do anything I want to baby, I ain’t lost”–Pretty Woman (1990)

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9)George McFly: Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn’t take Lorraine out, that he’d melt my brain. “–Back to the Future (1985)

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10)Maxwell Scott: No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. –The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (1962)

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9)Jefferson Smith: You see, boys forget what their country means by just reading The Land of the Free in history books. Then they get to be men they forget even more. Liberty’s too precious a thing to be buried in books, Miss Saunders. Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: I’m free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn’t, I can, and my children will. Boys ought to grow up remembering that.–Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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10) “Atticus Finch:  You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. –To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

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11) “Rumack: I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.”–Airplane (1980)

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12)”Uncle Henry Gale: Dorothy? Well, what has Dorothy done?
Miss Gulch: What she’s done? I’m all but lame from the bite on my leg!
Uncle Henry Gale: Oh! You mean she bit you?
Miss Gulch: No, her dog!
Uncle Henry Gale: Oh, she bit her dog, eh?”–The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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13)“Princess Leia: Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.
Han Solo: Who’s scruffy-looking?”  –Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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14)Elaine Harper: But Mortimer, you’re going to love me for my mind, too.
Mortimer Brewster: One thing at a time! “–Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

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15)Henry Frankenstein: It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!–Frankenstein (1931)

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16)Alfred Kralik: “You know, people seldom go to the trouble of scratching the surface of things to find the inner truth.”–The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

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17)”George McFly: Yes. Yes. I’m George. George McFly. I’m your density. I mean, your destiny.”–Back to the Future (1985)

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18)”Count Dracula: I bid you welcome.”–Dracula (1931)

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19)”Jerry: [normal voice] I’m a man!
Osgood: [shrugs] Well, nobody’s perfect!”–Some Like It Hot! (1959)

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20)”Ellie Andrews: I’ll stop a car, and I won’t use my thumb!
Peter Warne: What’re you gonna do?
Ellie Andrews: It’s a system all my own.”–It Happened One Night (1934)

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22)Jefferson Smith: Because of just one, plain, simple rule: Love thy neighbor. And in this world today, full of hatred, a man who knows that one rule has a great trust. You know that rule, Mr. Paine, and I loved you for it, just as my father did. And you know that you fight for the lost causes harder than for any others. Yes, you even die for them, like a man we both knew, Mr. Paine. You think I’m licked. You all think I’m licked. Well, I’m not licked. And I’m going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if the room gets filled with lies like these, and the Taylors and all their armies come marching into this place. –Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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23)”Ferris: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. “–Ferris Buellar Day’s Off (1986)

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24) “Johnny: [in a creepy voice] They’re coming to get you, Barbara!–Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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25)”Macaulay Connor: Doggone it, C.K. Dexter Haven. Either I’m gonna sock you or you’re gonna sock me.
C. K. Dexter Haven: Shall we toss a coin?”–The Philadelphia Story (1940)

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26)Prince Phillip: Now, father, you’re living in the past. This is the 14th century!”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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27)”Yoda: No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try. ”  –Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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28)”Jenny Williams: Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.”–The Wolf Man (1941)

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29)”Ugarte: You despise me, don’t you?
Rick: If I gave you any thought I probably would.” –Casablanca (1942)

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30)”William Wallace: They may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!”–Braveheart (1995)

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31)”Buzz: You are a sad, strange little man.”–Toy Story (1995)

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32)”Vivian: I was in here yesterday, you wouldn’t wait on me.
Shop assistant: Oh.
Vivian: You people work on commission, right?
Shop assistant: Yeah.
Vivian: Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now. “–Pretty Woman (1990)

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33)”Harry Callahan: You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”–Dirty Harry (1971)

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34)”Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”–Dracula (1931)

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35)Forrest Gump: My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” –Forrest Gump (1994)

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36) “Andrew: We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.”–The Breakfast Club (1985)

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37)“Auntie Em Gale: Almira Gulch, just because you own half the county doesn’t mean that you have the power to run the rest of us. For twenty-three years, I’ve been dying to tell you what I thought of you! And now… well, being a Christian woman, I can’t say it!”–Wizard of Oz (1939)

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38) “Sugar: Been waiting long?
Junior: [gallantly] It’s not how long you wait, it’s who you’re waiting for! “–Some Like it Hot (1959)

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39)”Darth Vader: No…I AM your father.” –Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!

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40)”Rhett Butler: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” –Gone With the Wind (1939)

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41)”Johnny: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”–Dirty Dancing (1987)

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42)”Westley: As you wish. ” –The Princess Bride (1987)

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43)”Ben Richards: I’m not into politics. I’m into survival.”–The Running Man (1987)

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44) “Pee-wee: I know you are, but what am I?”–Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

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45) “Buzz: To infinity, and beyond!”–Toy Story (1995)

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46)”Mrs. de Winter: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”–Rebecca (1940)

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47) “Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan, ice cream.”–Forrest Gump (1994)

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48) “Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…
Andrew Clark: …and an athlete…
Allison Reynolds: …and a basket case…
Claire Standish: …a princess…
John Bender: …and a criminal…
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question?… Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club. “–The Breakfast Club (1985)

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49) “Dorothy: Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my! “–Wizard of Oz (1939)

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50)“Han Solo: May the Force be with you” –Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

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51)”Flora: Thou sword of truth, fly swift and sure, that evil die and good endure!” –Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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52)”Detective John Kimble: Stop whining! You kids are soft. You lack discipline. Well, I’ve got news for you. You are mine now. You belong to me…No more complaining. No more “Mr. Kimble, I have to go the bathroom”. Nothing! There *is* no bathroom!”–Kindergarten Cop (1990)

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53)”Lou: You gonna order something, kid?
Marty McFly: Ah, yeah. Give me- Give me a Tab.
Lou: Tab? I can’t give you a tab unless you order something.
Marty McFly: Right. Give me a Pepsi Free.
Lou: You want a Pepsi, pal, you’re gonna pay for it.”–Back to the Future(1985)

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54) “Baby: I carried a watermelon.”–Dirty Dancing (1987)

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55)”Darth Vader: The Force is strong with this one.” –Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

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56)”Baron St. Fontanel: A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven. “–Sabrina (1954)

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57)”Scarlett: Sir, you are no gentleman.
Rhett Butler: And you, Miss, are no lady. “–Gone With the Wind (1939)

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58)”Antoinette Lilly: Are you for real?
Bronco Billy McCoy: I’m who I want to be. “–Bronco Billy (1980)

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59)“Rick: All right, I will. Here’s looking at you, kid.” –Casablanca (1942)

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60)”Vizzini: HE DIDN’T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”–The Princess Bride (1987)

    

Inconceivable

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61) “The Terminator: I’ll be back.”–The Terminator (1984)

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62) “Andrew: [after Claire has given Allison a makeover] What happened to you?
Allison Reynolds: Why? Claire did it… What’s wrong?
Andrew: Nothing’s wrong… it’s just so different, you know? I can see your face. “–The Breakfast Club (1985)

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63) “Large Marge: Be sure and tell ’em Large Marge sent ya! Heh heh heh heh heh. “–Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

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64) “Obi-Wan: These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
Stormtrooper: These aren’t the droids we’re looking for.” –Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

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65) “Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.”–Forrest Gump (1994)

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66)”John Bernard Books: I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid a-hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them. ” –The Shootist (1976))

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67)”John Bender: Well, Brian, this is a very nutritious lunch. All the food groups are represented. Did your mom marry Mr. Rogers?
Brian Johnson: Uh, no. Mr. Johnson. “–The Breakfast Club (1985)

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68)”Wizard of Oz: A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others. “–Wizard of Oz (1939)

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69)”Charlotte Vale: Oh Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.”–Now, Voyager (1942)

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70) “Marty McFly: Whoa. This is heavy.
Dr. Emmett Brown: There’s that word again. “Heavy.” Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull? “

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71)”Scarlett: As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again. “–Gone With the Wind (1939)

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72) “Economics Teacher: Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?”–Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

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73)”Rick: Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.”–Casablanca (1942)

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74)”Vito Corleone: I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”–The Godfather (1972)

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75)”Detective John Kimble: Emma, take your toy back to the carpet and sit down.
Emma: I’m not a policeman, I’m a princess!
Detective John Kimble: Take your toy back to the carpet!
Emma: [softly] I’m not policeman, I’m a princess.
Detective John Kimble: TAKE IT BACK!
Emma: [miserable] All right. “–Kindergarten Cop (1990)

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76)”Wicked Witch of the West: You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?”–The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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77) “Forrest Gump: That’s all I have to say about that.”–Forrest Gump (1994)

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78)”Bender: You gonna make me?
Andrew: Yeah.
Bender: You and how many of your friends?
Andrew: Just me. Just you and me. Two hits. Me hitting you. You hitting the floor. Anytime you’re ready, pal. “–The Breakfast Club (1985)

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79) “Terry: You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am…”–On the Waterfront (1954)

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80)”Rick: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. “–Casablanca (1942)

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81)”Scarlett: After all… tomorrow is another day.”–Gone With the Wind (1939)

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82) “William Wallace: Every man dies, not every man really lives”–Braveheart (1995)

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83) “Inigo Montoya: Who are you?
Man in Black: No one of consequence.
Inigo Montoya: I must know…
Man in Black: Get used to disappointment. ” –The Princess Bride (1987)

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84)”Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. “–Back to the Future (1985)

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85)”Rick: We’ll always have Paris.” –Casablanca (1942)

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86)”Detective John Kimble: It’s not a tumor! It’s not a tumor. At all! “–Kindergarten Cop (1990)

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87)“Wizard of Oz: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.”The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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88) “Captain Renault: Round up the usual suspects.”–Casablanca (1942)

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89)”Vizzini: You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – The most famous of which is ‘never get involved in a land war in Asia’ – but only slightly less well-known is this: ‘Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line’!”–The Princess Bride (1987)

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90)”Dr. Emmett Brown: Great Scott!”

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91)”Miracle Max: Have fun stormin’ da castle.”–The Princess Bride (1987)

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92)”William Wallace: It’s all for nothing if you don’t have freedom. “–Braveheart (1995)

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93)”Dorothy: There’s no place like home! “–The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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94)”The Terminator: Come with me if you want to live.”–The Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

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95) “The Clergyman: Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam…And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv.”–The Princess Bride (1987)

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96)”Wicked Witch of the West: “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”–The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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97)”Bronco Billy McCoy: You should never kill a man unless it’s absolutely necessary. “–Bronco Billy (1980)

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98)”Norman Bates: A boy’s best friend is his mother.”–Psycho (1961)

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99)”Clemenza: Mikey, why don’t you tell that nice girl you love her? I love you with all-a my heart, if I don’t see-a you again soon, I’m-a gonna die. “–The Godfather (1972)

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100)”Erik: Feast your eyes! Glut your soul on my accursed ugliness!”–The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Part 2 to come soon

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For more on Back to the Future, go to The Clock is Ticking!

For more on Braveheart, go to Pot o’ Gold

For more on Dracula, go to I Bid You Welcome!

For more on Frankenstein, go to It’s Alive, it’s ALIVE!

For more on Gone With the Wind, go to At the End of the Rainbow

For more on Hang ‘Em High, go to In Rhapsody Over Clint Eastwood

For more on It Happened One Night, go to I Don’t Want the Money

For more on Phantom of the Opera, go to Feast Your Eyes on My Accursed Ugliness

For more on Sabrina, go to It’s BACK!

For more on Sleeping Beauty, go to According to Disney

For more on Star Wars, go to Apologies

 For more on The Breakfast Club, go to When Everything is Going Your Way

For more on The Princess Bride, go to What I’d Like For Christmas

Mr. Darcy: Man of Dreams

The many handsome men who have played Mr. Darcy

Last night I dreamed I went to Manderly…

Just kidding! 😀 Last night as I dozed off to La-la-land, Mr. Darcy decided to make a pit stop and visit me along the way.

Anyways, in my dream last night Mr. Darcy appeared. Not very unusual you might say, as many women dream of him with his face being one of these above choices. But to me I found it odd as:

  1. The last thing I thought of before I went to bed was the movie, Walk the Line. If any famous man showed up in my dreams I was expecting it to be Johnny Cash or Joaquin Phoenix
  2. Mr. Darcy wasn’t his usual self, a gentleman from Regency England, but instead an Englishman from present time

Usually if Darcy makes an appearance in my dreams he never comes as a modern man. Must be watching too much Lizzie Bennet Diaries or something. ( I heavily recommend the Lizzie Bennet diaries as I felt they are doing a wonderful job.)

So Mr. Darcy, a Bill Gates/Steve Jobs technology emperor, was visiting me. Apparently we had mutual friends. I had to clean my whole house as I knew Mr. Darcy would be insufferable making fun of anything he feels that is tacky or beneath him. I also spent hours preparing the perfect meal, so he couldn’t make any comments about it being lowbrow. However, he had already had his change of heart and was trying to be kind to me:

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When my niece wakes me up asking me to make her  breakfast and play barbies.

I spent the whole dream working, that when I woke up I felt even tireder than before. Aw, but such is life!

But it got me thinking, if Mr. Darcy was in today’s time what do you think he would be interested in doing? He would have plenty of  money and a good education, what do you think he would be most interested in?

Leave a comment!

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For more of my dreams, go to Krueger Town

For more on Mr. Darcy, go to Mr. Darcy’s Dream Date

For more on Pride and Prejudice, go to Flirting With Disaster 

For more on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, go to It is A Truth Universally Acknowledged…