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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Heartbreak Blue

Oooh-- pretty, right?

Okay, so, today's blog is interactive, yeah?

I'm currently working on Selfie, about a film and media star who is silently mourning the lover that the whole world assumed was his friend.  I'm venturing back to first person, like I do every so often, and I'm sort of digging Connor--he's kind and self absorbed and a little lost--what's not to love?

Anyway-- everybody really enjoyed Beneath the Stain, in which I used song titles as chapter titles, and I had a lot of fun with that.  What I started doing with Selfie was use movie titles as chapter titles…

And it's not nearly as easy.

See, movies have so much more behind them, I think.  When you use a movie title, you're drawing a REALLY deep and wide analogy, very often one that doesn't run just between a chapter, or even a moment in the chapter, and the movie, but between the entire book!  I mean, this is about the pain of losing someone when you were both hiding the secret. Exactly which chapter of this book would be best named Brokeback Mountain, right?

So, I'm thinking maybe quotes--short and specific, no more than five words--would be better.  I'm going to have to go back and edit in.  But things like, "Wish I could quit you!" or "As you wish," or "Planet of regret" are all perfectly good chapter titles, and they're all classic moments from movies.

So, since I have to redo this entire thing-- and I'm going to have around 20 chapters-- I thought I could put out the all call. Now do remember-- this is like going shopping with your girl/boyfriend. The minute he/she puts something on and says, "Do you think I should get this?" you are pretty much fucked. If you say yes, he/she will definitely get the other one. If you say no, he/she will want to know why and something about what you say is definitely going to hurt his/her feelings. "I don't know, hon-- it has Star Wars emojis all over it, and aren't you a Trekkie?" will cause the love of your life to wail, "You don't understand my sartorial irony!" and, well, did I mention the fucked?

So I can't promise I'll actually use your suggestions--but I can promise to be highly entertained by them, and to be grateful should they spawn others that I do use, and really grateful if you leave a comment that makes the angels weep with perfection.  I mostly just want some pinballs to bounce off, and I've been doing this for a while-- I know you all have the best ideas!

So, Twitter, FB, GR or here-- leave me your "teeny movie quotes" and let's have some fun, okay?

12 comments:

Gabby-Lily Raines said...

Okay will have to start with the obvious (okay that may be to me, but, but, but....): "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

Now that I have that out of the way - if only for myself (I can handle that :) ), let's se......

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner." - Dirty Dancing

"Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!" - 42nd Street

"Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast." - King Kong (1933)

"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." - Streetcar Named Desire

"Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?" - Little Caesar

"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know." - Animal Crackers

"Why don't you come up sometime and see me?" - She Done Him Wrong

Teresa said...

"Toe pick!"
"Walk on the left side."

Rhae Camdyn said...

Soooo tempting...because it's amazing what you remember and hang onto - especially in a movie. But, you asked for it; how can I deny you?

"...promises you don't intend to keep..." Beauty and the Beast

"You were only mostly dead all day." The Princess Bride

"Family means that no one gets let behind...or forgotten." Lilo & Stitch

"What would you do with a brain if you had one anyway?" The Wizard of Oz

"I am, and shall always be, your friend." The Wrath of Khan

"I'm older and have more insurance." Fried Green Tomatoes

"I DO believe." Miracle on 34th Street

"It was a run-by fruiting!" Mrs. Doubtfire

Gentle hugs, hope this helps.

Amberly Smith said...

That ain't no Etch-A-Sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, Homeskillet. - Juno

So you lied to me?
That depends on how you define lying.
Well, I define it as not telling the truth, how do you define it?
Reclining your body in a horizontal position. - Teen Wolf (I know TV instead of Movie but still very teeny)

Puny God. - Hulk from The Avengers (1st one)
Heck lots of the Avengers quotes are awesome http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/quotes

Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club. - Breakfast Club

You're a wizard, Harry - HP#1

I should have taken the blue pill - Matrix

We've done the impossible, and that makes us mighty. - Serenity

Your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that. - Serenity (Firefly)

Lisa said...

"Love means never having to say you're sorry." - Love Story

Janie Friedman said...

"I'm your huckleberry." Tombstone

"...I'm dead, and yet I move." The Crow

"I'll be back." The Terminator

"What took you so long?" Catch and Release

"Death by stereo!" The Lost Boys

IrukaChan said...

"Stay on target!"
"Impressive. Most impressive."
"...from a certain point of view."
"You're braver than I thought."

Well, you did mention Star Wars; I couldn't help myself.

Catie said...

"You've got a friend in me" (Toy Story)

"We were only trying to kill her" (Peter Pan)

"He does dress better than I do, what would I bring to the relationship?" (Clueless)

"Anything you can do to draw attention to your mouth is good." (Clueless)

So many options from Clueless - but I suppose you run the risk of them not being recognizable...

Teresa said...

"What is he on?" "Chocolate."
"We need bigger fucking guns!"

"Fuck me, he cleared it!"

"One ping, Vasili. One ping only please."

"There can be only one!"

The whole of the Princess Bride.

Stephanie T said...

Here you go! I'm sure as I hit submit a million more will pop into my head!

Kickboxing. Sport of the future - Say Anything

Let's go for a little ride - The Fast and the Furious

I traveled 500 mile to give you my seed! Step Brothers

I feel like a lightning bolt hit the tip of my penis! Step Brothers

So many activities -Step Brothers

Did we just become best friends? Step Brothers

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

You killed Ted, you medieval dickweed - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Take me to bed or lose me forever - Top Gun

Holy shit, it's Viper - Top Gun

Tell me about it Stud - Grease

Stephanie T said...

Here you go...good luck, I hope you find all 20 quickly!!

Kickboxing. Sport of the future - Say Anything

Let's go for a little ride - The Fast and the Furious

I traveled 500 mile to give you my seed! Step Brothers

I feel like a lightning bolt hit the tip of my penis! Step Brothers

So many activities -Step Brothers

Did we just become best friends? Step Brothers

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

You killed Ted, you medieval dickweed - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Take me to bed or lose me forever - Top Gun

Holy shit, it's Viper - Top Gun

Tell me about it Stud - Grease

Keela_1221 said...

"You think I'm hostile now?"-My Cousin Vinny
"I dream of a love that even time will lay down and be still for"-Practical Magic It's to long I know, but it is very pretty.
"Some things are true whether you believe 'em or not."-City of Angels
"Memory is a selection of images, some elusive, others imprinted indelibly on the brain"-Eve's Bayou
"Sometimes a soldier fall on his own sword"-Eve's Bayou
"Ditto"-Ghost
"Try not to do anything stupid"-Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl