Wednesday, July 25, 2007

13 of the Greatest Lines from Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil

I feel like a little fun and was thinking about the movie that made Mercer House, the Forsythe Fountain, and basically anything else in Savannah, Georgia common knowledge. Not only does Savannah literally drip with great Southern accents the Spanish moss hanging from its trees drip with history. It is my favorite Georgia city.

Even though the book was better (it always is) my husband and I dearly love some of the lines from the movie. However, a word of warning….some of these lines are R-rated…a rare occaision for the content around here.

So, without further ado….13 of the greatest lines from the movie Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil:

1. Oh, that Jim Williams went and shot somebody. Canape?

2. This place is fantastic! It’s like Gone With the Wind on mescaline.

3. They walk imaginary pets here, Garland----on a f…ing leash. And they’re heavily armed and drunk. New York is boring.

4. I’m what they call the “nouveau riche”, but then, it’s only the “riche” that counts.

5. To understand the living, you’ve got to commune with the dead.

6. Sport, truth like art, is in the eye of the beholder. You believe what you choose, and I’ll believe what I know.

7. True story and deliciously evil, don’t you think?

8. Livin’ here pisses off all the right people.

9. I never enter the office on Sunday. Ba-a-a-d juju.

10. Two tears in a bucket. MF it.

11. Question: So which conversation shall we join?
Answer: The one less likely to involve gunfire.

12. If you’re thirsty, a drink will cure it. If you not, a drink will prevent it. Prevention is better than a cure.

and the very best line of all….

13. Sonny Seiler (the actually owner of the University of Georgia mascot and the attorney for Jim Williams played by actor, Jack Thompson) saying, “GO DAWGS!

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16 comments:

Jennie said...

I love the book, and it's great to know the movie is worth watching. I actually own the soundtrack as well!
Great TT! Happy Thursday!

Eric said...

I was going to do something like this, but with the 13 greatest lines in movie history (according to me!).

I've never seen the movie actually.

Mine will be up later this evening. I think you might enjoy it.

pussreboots said...

I read the book 2 years ago but don't remember much of it. Haven't seen the film. Happy TT.

Tink said...

I've read the book, but haven't seen the movie. I think I will now!
My TT shows 13 reasons why I didn't blog since last week's TT.

Comedy + said...

All good ones, but my fave is "Livin' here pisses off all the right people". Have a great TT. :)

Dewey said...

I really enjoyed that book, and I didn't even know there was a movie!

Lara Angelina said...

Great TT!
I loved the book and I think John Cusack and Kevin Spacey were great in the movie --
I haven't seen it in awhile, but I do remember the #2 quote because I laughed so hard!
Lara

The Crux said...

I really liked that movie. As I read the lines, I remembered scenes from the movie. Great list!

Irreverent, Barefoot Ragamuffins said...

I loved that movie. We need to drag out the DVD and watch it again sometime.

Please visit my TT this week. Its 13 prizes (and more) that you can win in a contest that benefits a very special little boy named Parker.

Happy TT!

Lori said...

Ive never read the book but it sounds great:) Happy TT.

Janet said...

The book WAS better than the movie...but the movie was still damn good! One of my favorites, great list!

Alasandra said...

I have been inspired to read the book. My TT. is up it's about rubies.

Bellezza said...

I loved the saracasm in this book, as apparently you did too.

Mrs. Bluebird said...

Haven't read the book - yet - but loved the movie. Hubby and I consider it one of our favorites. And you're dead on with the best lines!

ET said...

Wow!
That was a quick outlined refresher course of the book and movie.
All the lines were great.

ms. whatsit said...

I loved the book. Guess it's time to see the movie.