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Movie meme mindbender

I'm beginning to hate the movie meme that is going around.

I'm not good at it.

I think out of the 30 gazillion that I've seen, I've been able to name a
total of five, and all are ones that somebody else already had guessed.

You see, I don't really remember lines of dialogue from movies. Unless
it's something really, really memorable ("Luke, I am your father",
"That's no moon", etc.). The other part of it is that the way that I do
remember lines are through audio cues-- the voice inflection, the
delivery... None of which really carries over into print.

But really, I'm just not good at it.

Well, I suppose there had to be something that I wasn't good at.


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Jan. 25th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel better, the reason I took so long in posting mine is that I needed to do at-home research. I knew which scenes I wanted to quote, but didn't have the quotes down enough to go without a bit of research.

Though, when you quote the movies you love, they seem more obvious to you than others...
Jan. 25th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but I feel like the kid who is picked last for basketball. Of your list, I only got one (#8), and when I went to post, eldogo had already beaten me to it, and with a bunch more. And this was within seconds.

I think part of it may also be that I don't watch movies in the same way as most people. You have a focus on acting, so you are more prone to remember scenes. I watch more for technical things, so I remember things like particular lighting or set design or sound cues or special effects bits. I know costumers that remember specific costumes from movies.

My ex-wife used to remember events by what she was wearing.

I dunno, I may be way off base here. Maybe I'm just making excuses and I'm just bad at that mode of thinking.
Jan. 25th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
That's actually why I posted my own list. If I recognized any at all on someone else's, it was already gone. The only exception being The Court Jester which I watched repetitively as a kid and therefore have strongly planted in my brain. You should think about posting your own. It's much more fun to be in the driver's seat and to see how you stump your friends.
Jan. 25th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
I am with you on this one.....I just can't remember them unless someone says something then boom, there it is.

Oh well, our brains are full of other things. What they are, I am not sure yet but I bet for you it is stripper's ass's and for me it would be Viggo. Oh Viggo.........yumminess.....
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