From: Chehalis, WA
Braveheart. When Mel Gibson and another warrior are squating down behind shields facing the English battle line.
The guy next to Gibson looks over and says, " The Good Lord says I'm going to make it , but he's pretty sure that you're focked".
Another from Braveheart I like is where Longshanks orders his archers to engage and the squire says something to the effect of, "But, sire, won't we hit our own men?" And Longshanks replies, "Yes, but we'll hit theirs as well."
A few from "12 O'Clock High" that I like. I'm recalling from memory so may not be exact but the 3 scenes I like best are:
1. In the opening credits Harvey Stovall pedals out to the deserted Abercrombe airfield and begins to remember as he walks the runway. You hear the engines of a B-17 startup and then the grass begins to bend from the propwash. Classic!
2. The general is riding in his car to Abercrombe to take over and just before he gets to the gate, he tells his driver to pull over. The driver opens the general's door. The general gets out and casually says, "Cigarette, Ernie?" They light up and take a few puffs then you see the general visibily shift mental gears for the distatseful task ahead. He throws his cigarette on the ground and turns to his driver and says, "Alright, sargeant!"
3. The group has just completed its first raid into Germany and the general sees the chaplain and Major Stoval sneaking back to the barracks from one of the bombers. He stops them and first reads the chaplain the riot act and then dismisses him. The general then turns to Major Stoval and makes a comment about having to write that letter to the major's wife if the major were killed. He then relents a bit and asks Stoval if he hit anything. Stoval replies, "I don't know, general, my glasses were fogging up but I think I got a piece of one." The general replies, "Ours or theirs!?"
So many good lines in that movie.
< Message edited by ChezDaJez -- 4/8/2009 10:42:05 AM >
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