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Movie trivia: Who said it?

We can all quote Seinfeld, but how are you at recognizing famous phrases from movies? Here are a few to test you (answers and scoring are below)

  1. “I’ll be back.”
  2. “You’re a wizard, Harry.”
  3. “You had me at hello.”
  4. “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
  5. “Why so serious?”
  6.  “Iceberg! Right ahead!”
  7. “Here’s Johnny!”
  8. “You’re going to need a bigger boat.”
  9. “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
  10. “Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? ”
  11. “This team is your family, Michael. You have to protect them from those guys …  Are you going to protect the family, Michael?”
  12. “Cinderella story, out of nowhere, a former greens keeper, now about to become the Masters’ Champion.”
  13. “… and you have no style or sense of fashion … No, no. That wasn’t a question.”
  14. “What do you mean he don’t eat no meat? That’s okay. That’s okay. I’ll make lamb.”
  15. “Begone. Before somebody drops a house on you, too.”
  16. “If we can’t protect the earth, you can be damn sure we’ll avenge it.”
  17. “Was that the boogey man?”
  18. “Dear Lord Baby Jesus … we thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Domino’s, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell.”
  19. “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”
  20. “My momma always said, ‘life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’”

Answers

  1. “I’ll be back.”                                                                                                  The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in The Terminator
  2. “You’re a wizard, Harry.”
    Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  3. “You had me at hello.”
    Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger) in Jerry Macguire
  4. “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
    Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) in The Princess Bride  
  5. “Why so serious?”
    The Joker (Heath Ledger) in The Dark Knight
  6. “Iceberg! Right ahead!”
    Lookouts in Titantic
  7. “Here’s Johnny!”
    Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in The Shining
  8. “You’re going to need a bigger boat.”
    Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) in Jaws
  9. Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
    Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), Gone with the Wind
  10. “Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? ”
    Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Raiders of the Lost Ark
  11. “This team is your family, Michael. You have to protect them from those guys …  Are you going to protect the family, Michael?”
    Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) in The Blind Side
  12. “Cinderella story, out of nowhere, a former greens keeper, now about to become the Masters’ Champion.”
    Carl (Bill Murray) in Caddyshack. Trivia: Murray reportedly did that entire scene as an ad lib.
  13. “… and you have no style or sense of fashion … No, no. That wasn’t a question.”
    Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) in The Devil Wears Prada
  14. “What do you mean he don’t eat no meat? That’s okay. That’s okay. I’ll make lamb.”
    Aunt Voula (Andrea Martin) in My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  15. “Begone. Before somebody drops a house on you, too.”
    Glinda, the Good Witch (Billie Burke) in The Wizard of Oz
  16. “If we can’t protect the earth, you can be damn sure we’ll avenge it.”
    Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) in The Avengers
  17. Was that the boogey man?”
    Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in Halloween
  18. “Dear Lord Baby Jesus … we thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Domino’s, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell.”
    Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell)in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  19. “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”
    Marie ‘Slim’ Browning (Lauren Bacall) in To Have and Have Not
  20. “My momma always said, ‘life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’”
    Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) in Forrest Gump

SCORING
0 – 5  You’re buying the popcorn
6-10  You’ve earned a small part
11-15  You may have a future in movies
16-20  Steven Speilberg is calling

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Photography 101: Learn from my mistake

High_Five_700TI’ve been shooting photos for many years, and am generally happy with the results. But last weekend, I made a mistake that cost me a really nice shot.

Each year, I photograph the team in the Medical Tent at the TD Beach To Beacon 10K road race. There’s not much activity until the wave of runners arrives, so I’ll grab a few shots of the winners crossing the finish line.

As this year’s winner was approaching the ribbon, I decided to try a different setting on my camera. Bad move. The camera is fairly new, and despite having read the instruction manual, the change took longer than expected. By then, the runner was at the finish line and I missed the shot.

The lesson: decide how you want to shoot something ahead of time, and set your camera accordingly. Yes, you should be ready to adapt to the environment, but changing directions seconds before your first shot is asking for trouble.

While I was able to salvage the day with some nice shots, including the one above, I missed the photo I really wanted. That said, the experience left me with a lesson I’ll always remember.

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