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Top 10 Misquoted Movie Lines

Top 10 Misquoted Movie Lines

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” or “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” These are lines from movies. People may not even know they are repeating movie quotes. They have simply heard these movie lines so often in casual conversation that the movie quotes become part of everyday speech.

But movie quotes are frequently misquoted.

An example is, “We don’t need no stinking badges!” A lot of people quote that line but they may have no idea that it’s from the 1948 movie “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” When a group of Mexican bandits who say they are “federales” corner Humphrey Bogart behind some rocks, Bogey asks to see their badges to prove they really are “federales.” That’s when the leader of the bandits says the famous line. But he doesn’t say, “We don’t need no stinking badges!” What he actually says is, “Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!”

To further embed this misquote into the public consciousness, Mel Brooks brilliantly spoofs it in his 1975 movie “Blazing Saddles.” Corrupt politician Hedley Lamarr rounds up all kinds of ruffians to attack the town of Rock Ridge. Included are some Mexican bandits. When Hedley signs them up, he wants to give them badges, and they say, “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!” Since that movie used the “misquoted” quote, it is technically not a misquote, but it is if you go back to the original movie.

Another example of a misquoted movie line is, “We have ways of making you talk.” This quote pops up in everyday conversation, but the actual line from the 1935 movie “The Lives of a Bengal Lancer” is, “We have ways to make men talk.”

So why do movie quotes get twisted into a misquote that is then thought to be the actual quote? That’s the mystery. Perhaps the altered, often shorter version of the original movie quote just has a better ring to it!

So here are my Top 10 Misquoted Movie Lines, in no particular order.

“Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!”

REAL QUOTE: “Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!” Alfonso Bedoya as “Gold Hat”

MOVIE: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

“Play it again, Sam.”

REAL QUOTE: “If she can stand it, I can. Play it!” Humphrey Bogart as “Rick Blaine”

MOVIE: Casablanca (1942)

“Why don’t you come up and see me sometime?”

REAL QUOTE: “Why don’t you come up sometime ‘n see me.” Mae West as “Lady Lou”

MOVIE: She Done Him Wrong (1933)

“Well, here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into.”

REAL QUOTE: “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.” Oliver Hardy as “Oliver”

MOVIE: Another Fine Mess (1930)

“Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?”

REAL QUOTE: “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?” Dustin Hoffman as “Benjamin Braddock”

MOVIE: The Graduate (1967)

“Me Tarzan, you Jane.”

REAL QUOTE: “Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.” Johnny Weissmuller as “Tarzan”

MOVIE: Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)

“Smile when you call me that!”

REAL QUOTE: “If you want to call me that, smile.” Gary Cooper as “The Virginian”

MOVIE: The Virginian (1929)

“We have ways of making you talk.”

REAL QUOTE: “We have ways to make men talk.” Douglas Dumbrille as “Mohammed Khan”

MOVIE: The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

“Luke, I am your father.”

REAL QUOTE: “No, I am your father.” James Earl Jones voicing “Darth Vader”

MOVIE: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

“I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille”

REAL QUOTE: “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” Gloria Swanson as “Norma Desmond”

MOVIE: Sunset Boulevard (1950)…

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Alvin & the Chipmunks 2 Movie Review

Alvin & the Chipmunks 2 Movie Review

Ever since I was in the sixth grade, I have fought against a curious orthodoxy. It seems that roughly half the American population staunchly believes that Cuteness and Smallness are synonymous. Baby shoes? adorable. Bibs? Precious. Little Tykes plastic chairs? Don’t even get them started.

I have never been satisfied with their reasoning. While I fully acknowledge that most babies are cute enough (mine are, anyway), I cannot go so far as to say that every possession they own is adorable. “But they make you think of the baby,” I was always told. The arguments were delivered with passion and conviction.

Certainly, if my old classmates were with me now, they would all be raving about the micro movie stars, Alvin & the Chipmunks. We all sat through the cartoon many years ago, and now the have, uh, graced us at the Box Office. Again. Are they precious? No, sir, they are not. They are rodents who sing in high voices. Last I heard, there was a different term used for that: annoying.

I went to watch Alvin & The Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel by myself in the middle of the day. You can imagine my deep shame in pronouncing the words “One for the Chipmunks…” My voice trailed off. I slumped in my chair, afraid I might be noticed by a four year old wondering why the creepy man was watching the movie without his kids. When the film started, I hardly cared anymore. All i knew is that I was in pain.

The Chipmunks “Squeakquel” was the opposite of cute. The music is unoriginal and maddening, and the voice-actors are completely unrecognizable, since their voices are sped up anyway. The plot is simple enough: Alvin, Simon and Theodore go to school, become popular, and meet their future lady friends, the Chipettes, who become just as popular. The two trios must face off in front of the student body to decide which band will represent the school in a larger battle of the bands event. The only problem is, Alvin is too immersed in his own popularity to care what happens to his brothers.

The Chipmunks is not a great film, nor a good film, nor a decent film. No, it is simply annoying. Have there been other movies as irritating as this one? Sure there have. But those ones are rarely defended. Alvin, Simon, and Theodore always get doted on by hovering fans who think they are just too precious. Why? Because they are little. Just like paper clips, sticker burs, swine flu, hearing aides, buggers, rats, and all manner of feces. I trust I have made my point.…

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List of Ways to Save Money While Going to Watch Movies – Part 1

List of Ways to Save Money While Going to Watch Movies – Part 1

We all love going to theatres to watch the latest blockbusters. But, we also need to keep a check on our Personal finances at the same time, and be sure not to overspend. Here we discuss a small list of ways to save money, while having fun at the same time.

1) An easy way to save money when you go out for watching movies is – Try to eat something before you leave home, as this will eliminate the need to make impulse buying for food items. Moreover, since you are already full, so you will buy less of food / drinks and will just sit relaxed while watching the movies.

2) Another point which is related to the above idea, is that you can bring your own food to the theatre. But do make sure that they allow this. If they do, then you can enjoy the movie, eat your preferred food and also your personal finances will not be strained. This can prove to be a very easy way to save money.

3) If you are not able to eat before leaving home / are not able to bring your own food into the theatre, then try to look out for “Best Value Deals”. You might just get lucky and save money ….. wish you best of luck…

4) Try to go to the movies in the afternoon, these shows generally offer discount movie tickets as compared to the late night shows. The reason is that, at night, more people are free from tensions regarding jobs, Business & Money, and want to relax, So there is more crowd during night shows. So, some times, the movie ticket prices are high for night shows. This can be an easy way to save money if you can reschedule your movie timings to afternoon shows.

5) If you can, then try to wait for around a month to watch a new movie. When new movies are released in theatres, there is a lot of excitement and a lot of people are coming to watch the movie, so movie tickets can be a bit overpriced also. But, after about a month or so, they can revert back to lesser prices. So, you can save money if you can wait for some time and go to the theatres later.

I Hope you have enjoyed reading this article. As always, comments are Welcome and Encouraged. Cheers……

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Fashion Style

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Fashion Style

My favourite star of all time would have to be Elizabeth Taylor. To be sassy, bold, confident and passionate like her, is to my mind, the epitome of womanhood). For me, the most famous image throughout her long history in the movies, would be her sultry look, wearing the satin slip-dress and leaning on the door frame, in the movie ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’.

Unbelievably, there are only 3 outfits in the whole of the movie and each time I watch this film, I start searching on EBAY for chiffon, white dress or a pencil skirt.

The famous and brilliant costume designer, Helen Rose, is the hero that was responsible for these simply elegant, classic and memorable styles.

Elizabeth Taylor’s emotional strength was inspirational, especially since she made the movie after the tragic death of her beloved husband, Mike Todd in an air crash. Helen Rose had been by her side throughout the making of the movie, and their relationship grew stronger through this bond, leading to the successful moulding of the movie star into an icon- Elizabeth Taylor. Their long career included other collaborations, such as ‘Butterfield 8’.

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ certainly made our Liz the main focus. Wearing a short sleeved, cotton shirt and a skin tight, pencil linen skirt, with a figure-hugging belt, she made sure that she was noticed in that movie.

To play opposite the ultra electrifying Paul Newman must have been quite a challenge, since Paul’s presence could certainly steal the limelight from lots of other female stars – but, our Liz certainly held her own. Each time I play the movie, my eyes are always drawn to her, however much I love Paul, he just has to take a back seat.

In that movie, Liz had never been more beautiful, she was such a devastatingly stunning woman. With her curvaceous figure and Helen Rose’s expert tailoring, the simple but classic outfits show just what perfection can be created. The simple shirt and the pencil skirt is expertly highlighted with the Hermes orange-hue leather belt – simplicity in its perfection.

The second outfit is her more famous pose, leaning on the door frame in her white slip-dress, expertly tailored around her curves. How can her husband not have noticed her? Any normal woman would show lumps and bumps with such a shiny satin slip – not our Liz, every part fitted to perfection.

The final outfit was a dress that Helen Rose had fought hard for. The studio had preferred a more plain, cotton dress. The result of Helen Rose’s victory was most stunning: a simple Grecian wrap, around sculpting cuts, with the expert pleating being one of the most copied looks of design history. The white chiffon dress was later produced to be accessible to the women of the world, and aptly called, ‘The Cat’.…