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Thursday Thirteen Ed. #64

October 25th, 2006

Hello, Thursday Thirteeners. How about my Thirteen Favorite Movie Scenes, ever? And awaaaaaaaaaay we go!

1) “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” when Audrey Hepburn yells “Timberrrrrrrrrrrrrr!” as the big drunk lady topples.

2) “Slapshot” — how to choose just one? Top favorite: Paul Newman: “That’s great. Why should she give a shit what people think? She’s just scrappin’.” Second favorite scene: when the team’s manager asks Paul Newman: “Reg! Do you see this quarter? It used to be a nickel. Now, the golden years are behind you.” (Does that line make any damn sense? It does not.)

3) “An Officer and a Gentleman,” when he carries her out of the stinkin’ factory.

4) When Ruth Gordon goes careening around in the hearse in “Harold and Maude,” and doesn’t know it’s Harold’s car that she’s stolen until he tells her.

5) In “The Night of the Hunter,” when the old lady, played by Lillian Gish, is sitting in the rocking chair, guarding the children with a shotgun — “It’s a hard world for little things.”

6) “The Last Waltz,” when Robbie Robertson and Rick Danko start craning their necks around, looking for the birds, while Neil Young sings, “…big birds flying/across the sky…” And Joni Mitchell singing, “Coyote” — “Now he’s got a woman at home/He’s got another woman down the hall/He seems to want me anyway…”

7) “Yours, Mine and Ours,” the original, when Lucille Ball gets so drunk she can’t stand up.

8) “The Crow,” when the lovers are reunited.

9) Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby having a sandwich together in the middle of the night in “White Christmas.”

10) When Jimmy Stewart flips out (“Why do we have to have all these kids?”) in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and in the end, with Zuzu’s petals. And the angels getting their wings. And his wife and family and friends love him so much. He didn’t know! How could he not know? Get me a tissue, would you?

11) “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” everytime Elizabeth Taylor walks in the room. Meow…

12) …and “Giant,” everytime James Dean walks up. Grrrrrr…

13) And, last but not least, “The Aristocats,” when Duchess and O’Malley first meet. Oh, love. Don’t you love love?


  1. Gabrielle says

    “I do love.” :)

    Happy Thursday!

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  2. Tracie says

    Great list. I love that scene from the origional Yours, Mine, and Ours. Classic!

    My TT is up!

    October 25th, 2006 | #

  3. celfyddydau says

    Some great movie moments there.

    October 26th, 2006 | #

  4. LIB says

    That a great list–I want to add one: “Waking Ned Devine, when __________(can’t remember his name) is riding the old-timey motorcycle with those googles.

    October 26th, 2006 | #

  5. Wacky Mommy says

    I love that scene!

    October 26th, 2006 | #

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