Sunday, February 6, 2011

Movie lines I love:

POOKIE ADAMS: Some people guzzle God like He was a keg of beer.

POOKIE ADAMS: It's gonna be nice to get away from all these weirdos.

POOKIE ADAMS: Sometimes you have to get away from the noise, you know?

POOKIE ADAMS: I think I've kept him alive waiting for me to die.

POOKIE ADAMS:  (Referring to her mother dying in childbirth) My first victim!

-from The Sterile Cuckoo (1969) 

The last three quotes above are all from this poignant scene:



Fireblossom said...

I think I read the book, many MANY years ago, but can't remember a thing about it.

mythopolis said...

Hmmm...I did not see this one, and I was disappointed in checking Netflix, that they are not carrying it. I'll keep an eye out for it though!

Marianne said...

Lydia, my apologies this is OT.. but I just read your comment at Tom's blog and wanted to let you know, you are not alone in regards to your sentiments about the R.Raygun. not alone by a long shot.
I've been completely gobsmacked by all the adoration that's been going on by the Right. ffs right?

Owen said...

Not often you see a love scene set in a cemetery... I never even heard of this movie... so thanks for helping fill in another gap in my education.

kj said...

that last line, 'my first victim' is priceless. how is anyone supposed to feel knowing the circumstance and hearing that?!

lydia, that little gravestone: my father's Mother has a stone like that. all it says is "Mother". i'm glad he showed me where is is before he died....

love to you lydia,

Lydia said...

Fireblossom~ Cool. :) I saw the movie when it was released and it may have said "based on the novel by..." in the credits, but I don't remember. Only while working on the post did I realize that it was first a book.

mythopolis~ I am sorry netflix doesn't offer it. If I ever see it out there I will let you know.

Marianne~ Thank you for letting me know that I was not alone in my contempt for Reagan, soul sister! I appreciate you making the trip over here so much. ffs indeed

Owen~ It is sad to me that it may not be available out there, as it is one of those movies that made a big impression on me. Do you remember the song "Come Saturday Morning" (by, I believe, The Sandpipers)? It was the soundtrack to the film, and very effective.

kj~ I am glad he showed you your grandmother's grave marker and I hope you send flowers to it!
That line is my favorite too. So many of the lines and scenes were just heartbreaking.

Matt D said...

Well, they don't make movies like that anymore. The lush scenery, the sound of the wind ... beautiful.

And yes, the lines are very good! :)

Lydia said...

Matt D~ I think your short description of this scene is marvelous! And not only was the scenery lush (you feel you can jump into this scene), but the indoor shots were intimate with deep characterization.
Thank you for your comment and I hope you return.

Rhiannon said...

Another one of my favorite movies! A special one to me. Glad you liked it also...and of course Cher in Moonstruck and "the way we were" special to me also. All unique characters and people. That's what I liked about these special movies to me.

Here in the town where I live, they have a very large cemetery right off of a busy street...but they had huge high brick walls all around this very large cemetery....and I used to go there from time to time. The thick high brick walls all around it kept the city sounds out almost completely. It was the most beautiful quiet place for me to go. So much history there and people buried from way back..large families, beautiful statues, written words about their loved ones. I would walk around and there would always be a breeze (just like in this video movie clip you showed) and all I heard was the whispering winds. I loved it there. It was a way to "get away" from all the noise pollution. I know it sounds strange but I always loved walking around and reading the grave sites and sitting against a tree..and just feeling "connected" to spirit. Hard to explain I know.

Thank you Lydia for reminding me of this wonderful movie. And my trips to the town cemetery where I could be alone and still and peaceful and quiet. You know they broke all those brick walls down all around the cemetery and made a roundabout on the street right next to the cemetery. Now it's loud and it's kind of like where the "peaceful" laid now there is all this noise and no privacy or quiet. It made me sad. Never understood why they did this..nor do a lot of other people that live in my town.

Cemeteries can often be the most beautiful and peaceful places to go. Don't have to worry about crowds and there always seems to be the trees whispering in the wind, "always"..interesting eh?

Thank you for reminding me of such peaceful memories and unique good movies and special actors.

It's cold here "again" but am hoping for spring to drop by and "stay" soon. How about up there?



Lydia said...

Rhi~ As I was reading about the brick-walled cemetery that you loved to walk in there I thought "I wonder why she is speaking in past tense." Then came your description of how they ruined the peace of the place, and I felt sad for you and for all who hated to see this. There is a small cemetery here that once must have been out of town. But now it is across the street from Wilco Farm Store and next door to a gas station and Rite Aid.
Michael and I walked all around a graveyard in Croton-on-Hudson, NY when we were on our honeymoon. It was so interesting and in a beautiful setting.
Cold with freezing fog here. Supposed to rain and rain and rain through the weekend and into the middle of next week. Stay warm!



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