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"If you and your undershirt take two steps back, I could enter this dwelling"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Elliotte Friedman, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    I love the movie Arthur. (Never saw Arthur II.)

    The boss found it on Amazon and we watched it tonight. No one makes me laugh as hard as Sir John Gielgud did in this flick.

    "Make sure you steal yourself something casual."
  2. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Arthur is, line for line, one of the funniest movies of all time, and Dudley Moore's performance is classic. It holds up well, too. I'm amazed at how many people I run across who have never seen it.

    "Don't you hate Perry's wife?"
  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    It also stands out because you don't see too many funny drunk movies anymore.
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Terrific film. Brilliant casting with Dudley Moore and Sir John Gielgud. Liza Minnelli was a pretty good idea, too (Hi, 21!).

    "I'm going to take a bath."
    "I'll alert the media."

    (We got this far before that one was trotted out? You're slipping, gang.)

    "Hobson, do you know what the worst thing is about being me?"
    "I should imagine your breath."
  5. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    "I'll come home. You'll be ironing. We'll eat cheap, disgusting food."
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Mr. Johnson: I never drink. No one in my family ever drinks.
    Arthur: That's great! You've probably never run out of ice in your whole life.
    Mr. Johnson: I don't drink because drinking affects your decision-making.
    Arthur: You may be right. I can't decide.
  7. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    "Perhaps you would like me to wash your dick for you, too, you little shit."
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I also liked the way the movie looked. Got a real sense of the place -- rich and not-so-rich New York.

    Wonderful movie.
  9. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    "Arthur, a real woman could make you stop drinking."

    "It would have to be a real big woman."
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    "It's so small, Rhode Island could beat the crap out of it in a war."

    My father worked at a movie theatre the year this came out, and can probably still quote the entire thing verbatim.
  11. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Hobson: Thrilling to meet you, Gloria.
    Gloria: Hi.
    Hobson: Yes... You obviously have a wonderful economy with words, Gloria. I look forward to your next syllable with great eagerness.

    This is one of those movies I used to watch all the time, but haven't lately because I don't have it on DVD. I should remedy that.
  12. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    "They recently had the entire country carpeted."

    "Yes, Arthur, we understand it's small."
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