“I’ll hoist the mainsail!” “I’ll pop the popcorn!” “I’ll get the moist towelettes. . .hey _____? Have you seen the moist towelettes?” “I got it. I got it.” “No. Those are baby wipes.”

***************Question for no prize whatsoever************** From what movie does the dialogue I used as my blog title come?

Whilst I recover from Kid’s Kamp. . .let’s continue the movie theme. And Stephanie is right–I don’t get out much. We even got a movie gift card with enough money for snacks AND free babysitting from Tony’s brother for Christmas, but we haven’t used it yet. There’s nothing we want to see. Seriously.

We are, in fact, going to use it in July to go and see the new Harry Potter movie. We’ve seen all of those too, but they aren’t really great cinema–especially not when you’ve read the books. We see them so that Tony will know what’s goin’ on, ’cause he enjoys the story line but doesn’t want to tackle the tomes. The most recent movie we’ve seen that we enjoyed was “Little Miss Sunshine”–we laughed and laughed and laughed–but not until the end–my list (aside from a few) are mostly “feel good movies” ’cause I’m all about happy endings these days.

My friend Carolyn sent this to me. . .and I saw this very same show last year. I found it interesting that on the “100 Greats” list, they seem to be pretty dated too. The most recent addition was one of the LOTR films in 2001. . .so maybe that’s saying something about the state of movie production. Anyway, how ’bout we go down the movie meme path. I’ve seen the ones that are in bold. How about you?

FI’s 100 Years…100 Movies — 10th Anniversary Edition:
1 Citizen Kane (1941)
2 The Godfather (1972)
3 Casablanca (1942)
4 Raging Bull (1980)
5 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
6 Gone With the Wind (1939)
7 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
8 Schindler’s List (1993)
9 Vertigo (1958)
10 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
11 City Lights (1931)
12 The Searchers (1956)
13 Star Wars (1977)
14 Psycho (1960)
15 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
16 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
17 The Graduate (1967)
18 The General (1927)
19 On the Waterfront (1954)
20 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
21 Chinatown (1974)
22 Some Like It Hot (1959)
23 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
24 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
25 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
26 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

27 High Noon (1952)
28 All About Eve (1950)
29 Double Indemnity (1944)
30 Apocalypse Now (1979)
31 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
32 The Godfather Part II (1974)
33 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
34 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
35 Annie Hall (1977)

36 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
37 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
38 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
39 Dr. Strangelove (1964)
40 The Sound of Music (1965)
41 King Kong (1933)

42 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
43 Midnight Cowboy (1969)
44 The Philadelphia Story (1940)
45 Shane (1953)
46 It Happened One Night (1934)
47 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
48 Rear Window (1954)
49 Intolerance (1916)
50 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
51 West Side Story (1961)
52 Taxi Driver (1976)
53 The Deer Hunter (1978)
54 M*A*S*H (1970)
55 North by Northwest (1959)
56 Jaws (1975
57 Rocky (1976)

58 The Gold Rush(1925)
59 Nashville (1975)
60 Duck Soup (1933)
61 Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
62 American Graffiti (1973)
63 Cabaret (1972)
64 Network (1976)
65 The African Queen (1951)
66 The Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

67 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
68 Unforgiven (1992)
69 Tootsie (1982)
70 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
71 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
72 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
73 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
74 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

75 In the Heat of the Night (1967)
76 Forrest Gump (1994)
77 All the President’s Men (1976)
78 Modern Times (1936)
79 The Wild Bunch (1969)
80 The Apartment (1960)
81 Spartacus (1970)
82 Sunrise (1927)
83 Titanic (1997)
84 Easy Rider (1969)
85 A Night at the Opera (1935)
86 Platoon (1986)
87 12 Angry Men (1957)
88 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
89 The Sixth Sense (1999)

90 Swing Time (1936)
91 Sophie’s Choice (1982)
92 Goodfellas (1990)
93 The French Connection (1971)
94 Pulp Fiction (1994)
95 The Last Picture Show (1971)
96 Do the Right Thing (1989)
97 Blade Runner (1982)
98 Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
99 Toy Story (1995)
100 Ben-Hur (1959)

Best of this bunch for me? To Kill a Mockingbird, It’s a Wonderful Life, Forrest Gump. To Kill a Mockingbird isn’t exactly a “happy ending,” but it’s one of my all time favorite books, and it IS a happy ending of sorts–plus it’s just a great movie. Until the LOTR movies, Forrest Gump was the best I had seen in a theater in awhile. And I watch It’s a Wonderful Life every single year–sometimes more than once–’cause I just love that movie. But I always forward over the part where Uncle Billy loses the money–it’s just too sad.

I saw The Graduate and Annie Hall last summer–rented them from the library for free. They didn’t ring my bell. I don’t remember much from Annie Hall except for lots of overly annalytical chit-chat, and The Graduate was just sad to me. My favorite Diane Keaton movies are Father of the Bride and Baby Boom. Favorite Dustin Hoffman is Rainman. Again–dated.

I “watched” Silence of the Lambs with my head buried under two pillows so I couldn’t hear the screams, so I really didn’t see OR hear much, but I DID suffer through it. . .I don’t like scary movies. Same for The Sixth Sense. I watched it on a network and changed the channel frequently, but I got the general idea.

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9 thoughts on ““I’ll hoist the mainsail!” “I’ll pop the popcorn!” “I’ll get the moist towelettes. . .hey _____? Have you seen the moist towelettes?” “I got it. I got it.” “No. Those are baby wipes.”

  1. My only guess in “Parenthood.” I have no idea…

    I can say you have missed some great movies! Get “Some Like It Hot” at the library – that movie makes me smile just thinking about it. “Unforgiven” is a great Western and no “Godfather?!” I can watch it over and over…. Ok, Goodfellas, too, but that’s a rough story with lots of language….

  2. Veggie Tales “Jonah.”

    I just watched The Graduate for the first time last year, and yeah, it was typical 60’s shock value only and culture dissection. I’m glad I missed that decade.

  3. Rebecca is the WINNER OF ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!! And is the living example of why my movie list is just so limited. . .when you’ve got Veggie Tales, who needs scintillating cinema? Those guys are just way too funny. If you’ve not watched all the way to very, very end of the credits for Jonah, you have missed one of the funniest Silly Songs EVER. . .”The Credits Song.” It’s my second favorite to “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything” and it’s SUNG by The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, so there ya go. Pa Grape cracks me up.

  4. I am partial to the French Peas. (Veggie Tales)
    Could be due to my adoration of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (WHY is that movie not in the Top 10??? Hmm? HMMM!??)

    I think you might also like a couple of Swedish movies (if you don’t mind reading subtitles) “As It Is In Heaven” and “Under the Sun.”

    And “Iron Giant.” Let’s not forget that one. If Toy Story can land the list, so should Iron Giant 🙂

    You are right – there have been few “amazing” flicks released in recent years.

  5. Yup!!!! I LOVED the French Peas in Josh and the Big Wall–they were taunting Josh in a very Monty Pythonish way. . .and I should have added Holy Grail to my list–especially where Arthur “oppresses” the serf in the collective. “Come and see the violence inherent in the system!!!!!”

  6. W’s team won again tonight – one more to go. But I’m not blogging until it’s over… it’s not over ’til it’s over….

  7. Most people I’ve talked to who read this list or watched the show can’t figure out why Citizen Kane is #1. I even studied it in a film class in college, but what I mostly remember are the odd camera angles and weird lighting. My all time favorite movie is Signs, but not because of its alien theme.

  8. Yeah. . .I didn’t care for Citizen Kane much either–and I’ve seen Signs. I know why you like it. Tony and I laughed and laughed when Mel Gibson walked in to find both his kids AND his brother with aluminum foil on their heads. And the line was something like, “Everyone in this family needs to settle down. . .and eat some fruit!” As if inadequate fruit consumption was the main problem there.

  9. You have to watch The Graduate in light of what it represented – a complete departure from the movies of the past, as well as of that period. Now, 39 years later, all the long lenses, the music, the dramatic cuts, all seem competely familiar by today’s standards. But this was the absolutely FIRST movie of its kind. By 1968 standards it was an amazingly fresh and new way to tell a story.
    And you definitely need to go rent some of the films you don’t have in bold. You have missed a bunch of good ones.
    Love ya.

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