Sunday, June 20, 2010


Okay, Wrights and others. I've picked a movie that I have to believe would qualify as a Wright classic. Surprised, actually, that it hasn't been chosen before.

Here goes Clue #1:

I felt like, "This guy's really hurting me." And it hurt.

Good luck! Write me through Facebook to register your guesses.

Here is the Wednesday clue. Hope you can get it. If not, I have some planned later that will for sure give it away to anyone who's seen it:

I friggin' worship you, man!

Hoping to generate some more guesses, I'm adding a couple of Thursday clues here.

Thursday clues (this first one and all the above are said by the same character):

Whoa, whoa, easy! How 'bout a "Good afternoon, _______ and ______. Thanks for the freak fest last night."

This second one is said by a different character (and not in the same scene as the above):

I'm sorry I was wack. (Dan note: This is how the memorable quote site spelled it, but it could be "whack.")

Good luck! I have some Friday ones in mind that will totally give it away....


Clue 1:
"I'm sorry that good-looking people like us made you throw up and feel bad about yourself."

Clue 2 (by same character but in a different scene):
How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

Clue 3 (probably my favorite of all lines in the movie):
Person 1: I became. . .
Person 2: What?
Person 1: Bulimic.
Person 3: You can read minds?


Dan W said...

I started jotting down some songs I might pick for this week's playlist and noticed that a few of the early ones shared a theme: death. So for no other reason than I had a little commonality going, I kept adding favorite songs of mine that center on either dying or mourning for those who have died. Wanted to include Fire and Rain by James Taylor, my favorite of all on this theme, but MY Playlist apparently doesn't have a deal with Mr. Taylor.

Anyway, hope you'll all enjoy! I really like all of these songs.

Neaners said...

Great playlist but not theme bro. I really like "Dont fear the reaper" but it deals with suicide and tells people it is okay:( I love Fire and Rain too. Have you all seen the 80's movie "Running on Empty"? It has a great scene with that song in it. Very good flick with Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti and River Phoenix. I recommend it. No idea on this week yet. Good luck everyone.

Dan W said...

Definitely love Fire and Rain as it was used in the movie Running on Empty. Great scene in a pretty interesting flick!

Agree and disagree on Reaper. Best guitar ever and the cowbell, of course, are reasons for loving it, but although many see suicide celebrated in it, that wasn't what the songwriter says he was trying to convey. Here is a bit about it from Songfacts website:

This was rumored to be about suicide, but it actually deals with the inevitability of death and the belief that we should not fear it. When Dharma wrote it, he was thinking about what would happen if he died at a young age and if he would be reunited with loved ones in the afterlife. Dharma explained in a 1995 interview with College Music Journal: "I felt that I had just achieved some kind of resonance with the psychology of people when I came up with that, I was actually kind of appalled when I first realized that some people were seeing it as an advertisement for suicide or something that was not my intention at all. It is, like, not to be afraid of it (as opposed to actively bring it about). It's basically a love song where the love transcends the actual physical existence of the partners."

Neaners said...

Thanks for the commentary on it. It makes me look at it a bit different. The guitar is definitely amazing! I like the part where he sings about Romeo and Juliet being together in eternity so that is reassuring about loved ones together. It is nice to be able to learn from the awesome internet what artists think while writing their songs.

Matt said...

Man, this is like the best Bowie song ever. I've listened to it 4 times today.

Dan W said...

Agree on the Bowie, man! Beautiful and sad at same time, plus love when the guitar section comes in (immortalized in the Mr. Deeds scene in the helicopter).

Interesting to me how this song and Rocket Man (both by English artists) portray astronauts as just brave dudes willing to be launched into space seemingly without a lot of training or understanding of all the technology, etc., when today's folk are all frickin' PhDs and the like in addition to being brave and willing to let a bunch of rocket fuel propel them into the unknown... Interesting psychologies (in the lyricists) at play here?

Emily said...

Good grief-- if I didn't know any better, I'd swear I have pregnancy brain.

By the way, LOVE the fire and rain scene in Running on Empty. Love that movie too. I used to watch dad's old vhs copy of it a lot!

Dan W said...

You'll kick yourself, Em, when you finally get it!

Anyway, what do you all think about putting the additional clues in the body of the post rather than in the comments? Haley did it last week, and I followed suit. To counterbalance not getting the emails for when there is a new comment, I have been supplementing with a Facebook notification for those playing (though I don't have Ami as a FB friend, so she isn't getting those). Has the FB plan helped? Anyway, what should we do going forward? Clues in the post or back to old way with them in the comments?

Amy said...

I like them in the original post better. I think it's easier to see them and sometimes I would forget to check the comments. That's my vote.

Emily said...

I agree it makes more sense for it to be on the original post- I really appreciate a heads up that a new quote has been added.... that helps a lot! I know I know this movie well Dan, I just can't get it. Perhaps I need a moment of quiet contemplation to ponder it------not going to happen.

Emily said...

By the way dan-- liking your playlist (except for the Dixie Chicks of course)


Dan W said...

Glad you're liking most of the playlist, but I have to ask what's wrong with the DCs? Hot women who can play, and wow on Natalie Maines voice! Best female vocalist ever. I even like how the group handled the backlash over the unfortunate George Bush statement. Dig the Chicks--big time! . . . Don't be a hater, Emily!

This Traveling Soldier song is only about 5th or 6th among my favorite songs of theirs, but when I hear it in a certain mood it can get me kinda emotional.

Pops said...

1. Good funny movie, Dan. One of my Favs. It has some of the most classic quotes ever.

2. Yeah, post the quotes in the posting. I did it last time also after I figured out how to do it.

3. I hated the Dixie Chicks after the Geo. Bush statements. I never really listened to them, but I really, really like this solder song. She does have a sweet voice and the song tugs at my old, crusty heart. Nice!

4. Love "Running On Empty" Props to the scene doing the dishes to Fire and Rain. Good role for River P. Like him looking up his Grandmother. Saying goodby to his girlfriend and riding his bike at the end to meet up with his parents and then them leaving him to carry on with his music. Good movie!

Emily said...

1. country twang

2. same old country formula for this song that YOU hated a few weeks ago (not the song, the formula). Is it ok since it's about a solider?

Dan W said...

Travelin' Soldier doesn't feel twangy to me, at least in comparison to many country songs. Also it seems a far cry to me from "Christmas Shoes" and the country songs that are clearly only going for some big sob. It does tell a story, I agree, and I occasionally will choke up when she's crying alone under the stands, but it's way more subtle than the manipulative story songs that I hate.

Neaners said...

I like Dixie Chicks okay. I won't be a runner up since I don't have a clue on this movie. I must have seen it? We will see. I will miss your playlist bro. It is fun to see all different tastes in music from the fam.

Emily said...

While Space Oddity is a dynamite song, of Bowie favorites- I think Ziggy Stardust is just a hair more fun for me.

Sue said...

Running on Empty is a great movie. Haven't seen it in a long time. Whatever happened to Martha Plimpton? She was in so many movies back then, now she seems to have disappeared.

I'm not a fan of Dixie Chicks music, probably no surprise. But, I did see the documentary about them "Shut up and Sing" and thought it was really good. It was made after the infamous George Bush comments. It is just ridiculous how people reacted and the death threats etc.

Dan W said...

Ziggy Stardust is lots of fun. My favorite from that album, however, is Suffragette City. Also, I had a theme of "death" or "mourning" for my list last week, hence my thinking of Space Oddity.

Martha Plimpton--another one of the Goonies! I was just looking her up on IMDB and see she's been working pretty steady (even getting a Tony nom a few years ago) but mostly doing guest star roles on TV lately. I think I remember her from a Grey's Anatomy in which she did a couple of episodes as a sick kid's mother. She looked good, I thought.