Oscar Winning Quotes Quiz

Thanks for participating!  10 out 15 is not too bad!

The Oscars are next Sunday.  I looked through the list of past Best Picture winners and chose my favorite 15.  Let’s see if you can guess them by the quotes from the movies I chose.

Here’s how to play…Identify these Best Picture Oscar winning movies and leave a comment with the # and movie,  and I’ll cross it off the list. No Googling, that’s cheating and no fun!  To help you out these are in chronological order (the first one winning an Oscar in the 1930′ s and the last one winning in the 2000’s)

1. “What she needs is a guy that’d take a sock at her once a day, whether it’s coming to her or not.  If you had half the brains you’re supposed to have, you’d have done it yourself long ago.”  It Happened One Night (1934 winner)

2. “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”  Casablanca (1943 winner), Mark

3. “You gotta hand it to the Navy; they sure trained that kid how to use those hooks.”

    “They couldn’t train him to put his arms around his girl, or to stroke her hair.”  The Best Years of Our Lives (1946 winner), Hockee

4. “You’re maudlin and full of self-pity.  You’re magnificent!”  All About Eve (1950 winner)

5. “A word to you about escape.  There is no barbed. No stockade.  No watchtower.  They are not necessary.  We are an island in the jungle.  Escape is impossible.  You would die.”  The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 winner)

6. “The mirror…it’s broken.”

    “Yes I know.  I like it that way.  Makes me look the way I feel.”  The Apartment (1960 winner)

7. “The best of them won’t come for money; they’ll come for me.”  Lawrence of Arabia (1962 winner)

8. “Where the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.”  The Sound of Music (1965 winner), Kathy

9. “Leave the gun.  Take the canolies.”  The Godfather (1972 winner), Don

10. “I think we make a real sharp couple of coconuts- I’m dumb, you’re shy, whaddaya think, huh?” Rocky (1976 winner), Hockee

11. “Bob, I gotta bad feeling on this one all right?  I mean I gotta bad feeling!  I don’t think I”m gonna make it outta here!  D’ya understand what I’m sayin’ to you?

    “Everybody gotta die some time, Red.”  Platoon (1986 winner), Hockee

12. “I’m an excellent driver.”  Rain Man (1988 winner), Hockee

13. “I do wish we could chat longer, but I’m having an old friend for dinner.”  The Silence of the Lanbs (1991 winner), Mark

14. “But we have the white wizard.  That’s got to count for something.”  Lord of the Rings:Return of the King (2003 winner), Tonya

15. “It’s the sense of touch.  In any real city, you walk, you know?  You brush past each other, people bump into you.  In L.A. nobody touches you.  We’re always behind this metal and glass.  I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so that we can feel something.” Crash (2005 winner), Jason

12 thoughts on “Oscar Winning Quotes Quiz

  1. The old roomate says:

    Sweet. I get first shot at the low hanging fruit. Remember, if it’s in black and white, I’m doomed. So I’ll go:

    2. Casablanca &
    13. Silence of the Lambs

    (Both delightful romantic comedies).

    What, no presidential bios? Guess we did that with the Inauguration quiz . . .

    Yes, I started a pres. quiz, but it bored me because I just did one. And Casablanca is kinda old! Glad you got here early 🙂 Oh, and I think you would like #1.

  2. bermudaonion says:

    I’m not to good at movie quotes, but I think #8 is The Sound of Music. #12 is my husband after he’s scared everyone!

    It sounds like our husbands have the same inflated view of their driving! Maybe it’s a guy thing 🙂

  3. BlogAdmirer says:

    Yes, #12 is every guy. We don’t need maps either. Is #11 Shawshank Remdemption? #15 is Crash. (Two great movies)

    Sorry, Shawshank didn’t win best picture. When you say #12, repeat it a few times and then throw in the name Judge Wapner a few times. I think it might come to you (or someone else).

  4. Hockee says:

    #3 The Best Years of Our Lives
    #10 Midnight Cowboy
    #11 Deer Hunter
    #12 Rain Man
    Very fun! Thanks!

    Thanks for playing! I’m glad someone knew 12 and 10 is a good guess- I can totally see that being said in that movie too, but think more dumb muscle and shy pet store worker. 11 isn’t quite right, but you are in the same war era.

  5. Jennygirl says:

    I think 14 has got to be from one of the Ring books, unfortunately the names are escaping me at the moment.

    Yep. Only the third one won Best Picture, although I still like the first one best 🙂

  6. Tonya says:

    Is #1 from Camille? I wanted to say it sounded like something straight out of that or Gone with the Wind but I’m pretty sure it’s not the latter.

    I’m going with Return of the King for #14

    #1 is one of my favorite romantic comedies ever and, yes, there is a big link between this movie and Gone with the Wind.

  7. Hockee says:

    I love The Apartment. I can’t believe I didn’t guess that one. Enjoy the Oscars!!!

    I love the Apartment too! I am looking forward to all of the dressed up pretty people and the actual show 🙂

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