February 4, 2014

FAMOUS LAST WORDS ...

Mimosa has been blooming here earlier than usual owing to unusually warm, dry weather! (Oops! Sorry if you're surrounded by snow, ice or floods!)











Linked to Scenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, I heart Macro, Macro Monday2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Blue Monday, Our World Tuesday, Our Beautiful World, Ruby Tuesday and Alphabe-Thursday where **L* is for
                            FAMOUS *L*AST WORDS – OF BOOKS & MOVIES!

Everyone has personal favourites. As for books, maybe it’s: "The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off" - the famous last lines of Joseph Heller's Catch-22. Or: "So we beat on, boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past" of F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Or: "Yes, she thought, laying down her brush in extreme fatigue, I have had my vision" of Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse.

And movies? How about: "Don't let's ask for the moon! We have the stars!" from Now, Voyager (1942) spoken by Bette Davis. Now, while it is true there have been movies that have not ended well, it is also true there have been movies that have not started well. However, I don’t believe this is the case with any of the following. Any here your favourites?

1. Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939) 
“I’ll go home and I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day!” The optimistic reaction of the determined southern belle Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh, above) when a terminally exasperated Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) gives up with: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”.

2. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974) 
“Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.” (To Jack Nicholson character)

3. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995) 
“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that – poof – he’s gone!” (Kevin Spacey about criminal character) 
    
4. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Said by nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) to collaborationist police chief Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains)

5. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) 
“Well, nobody’s perfect!” (Much married millionaire Osgood Fielding III (Joe E Brown, left) after “Daphne’s” (Jack Lemmon) confession “I’m a man!”

6. King Kong (Ernest Schoedsack, 1933)
“Oh no, it wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.” The epitaph on the giant ape Kong, shot dead by fighter planes after carrying Fay Wray to the top of the Empire State Building.

7. Dr Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
“Mein Führer, I can walk!” Dr Strangelove (Peter Sellers), the German-born wheelchair-bound US presidential adviser’s shocking final line that suggests an ultimate triumph of the will

8. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
“The stuff that dreams are made of.” PI Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) to San Francisco cop (Ward Bond) who holds up the fake version of the priceless Maltese Falcon and asks: “It’s heavy, what is it?”

ANY OTHER LAST LINES OF MOVIES/ BOOKS/PLAYS SPRING TO MIND?

Do check out other posts @ Alphabe-Thursday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday2,Our World Tuesday,Ruby Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, I Heart Macro,Our Beautiful World &Smiling Sally.

And, finally, thank you to all our dear readers who visited or commented.

Enjoy!

NORA & LOLA:)



31 comments:

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I am one of those people covered in snow and your mimosas look so bright and lovely!

Esther Joy said...

Your mimosas look much different than what we have here. Ours are pink - bright pink. ...And yes, we are tired of the snow...

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh my goodness!! It is so good to see those beautiful flowers!! Sooooo ready to head south to warmth and sunshine and flowers and ocean!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Light and Voices said...

I am waiting to be transported to where the mimosas are blooming but no luck. Perhaps the machine needs batteries?
JM Illinois

Karen S. said...

Golly where is that like button! Loving this collection!

Karen S. said...

Did my comment get lost? Hmm, again then. Where is that like button? Just loving your collection, very cool.

LindyLou Mac said...

Floods but loved seeing your mimosa filled world.

EG CameraGirl said...

The mimosa sure are gorgeous! I enjoyed reading the famous last words.

Carol L McKenna said...

Great post for L ~ Love movies and photos ~

carol, xxx

www.acreativeharbor.com

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love the shots of the mimosas...

makes me want to go somewhere warm close to the water...

edenhills said...

As I'm surrounded by frigid temperatures, your lovely greens are just wonderful! I almost feel warm. Or maybe that's the wine.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

The mimosas in bloom look so refreshing compared to snow & ice! The color is amazing and looks gorgeous cut for an arrangement.

My all time fav has got to be Gone With The Wind. I think I could recite most of the dialogue of the movie by now! I adore the movie and it's colorful show of life in the south. But I love the book even more. I didn't think it possible but the book has so much more history and information about the Civil War. We've used lines from it in our family for years such as "After all, tomorrow is another day." or "It ain't fittin', it ain't fittin, ain't fittin'!"

Fun post! Thanks for a glimpse of a possible spring here sooner or later.

Blessings, Edie Marie

Claudia Schlottman said...

Love these Famous Last Words! Here on the coast of Georgia, not much is blooming, but at least we don't have hard cold and snow.

Judie said...

"This seems wrong on so many levels." Do you know what movie this quote is from????

Lmkazmierczak said...

Cherry photos...love them. Great collection of last lines! My favorite last line is from the Bible...Rev 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. http://lauriekazmierczak.com/love-divine-all-loves-excelling%E2%99%AA/

Gunilla Bäck said...

The mimosas are gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Lovely blossoms and delicate shadows!

Catherine said...

Great shots of the mimosa - am interested to know where they are booming so early right niw?

Ralph said...

Yes, Mimosa looks way too warm for us snowbirds in these northern climes...too bad for us and happy for you!

I love Casablanca, when the French citizens drown out the Nazi officers singing La Marseillaise with such fervor! The line I like is when Rick is to toast Renault and noticing the Vichy water bottle, dropping it into the trash instead of toasting with it. Which prompts Captain Renault to say of Rick: "Not only are you a sentimentalist - you have also become a patriot!"

I love that line!

SmilingSally said...

The blue sky perfectly sets off the mimosa. Thanks for linking in today.

Happy Blue Monday, Lola.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely close-up shot of the mimosa.

Laura said...

Beautiful mimosa photos Nora! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Joy H said...

Beautiful photos and I really love the movie Gone with the Wind. For one reason my Grandma took me to see it and it will always be a fond memory for me :) Happy Monday!

Gillena Cox said...

its hot and bright where i am, much like your radiant Mimosa; have a nice Monday

much love...

bettyl-NZ said...

I love your flowers, too!

LindyLou Mac said...

Calling by from Our World Tuesday, the Mimosa is glorious

Jim said...

Just like Aussie Wattle trees.

Lady Lilith said...

Yup. I am one of those surrounded by snow and ice but it makes me feel warm seeing your photographs.

Powell River Books said...

I love yellow flowers. We have lots of Scotch Broom that blooms in May. It is so pretty, but a very invasive plant. - Margy

jeannettestgermain said...

Aah, so long ago I saw mimosas! When I lived in Holland they were imported from France (which means pricey!) Love the sight and the fragrance!

Jenny said...

You've come up with a long list of famous last lines... I can't seem to think of any others!

Lovely post for the letter "L"!

Thanks for linking.

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