by Evelyn J. Mocbeichel
We are movie buffs and have watched hundreds of them over the years. Some of them classics, others blockbusters, foreign, independent or what is referred to as “sleepers”. We enjoy them all! Now with the 2018 Hampton International Film Festival (HIFF) coming again to the Hamptons over Columbus Day weekend, we’ll have more films to add to our list!
Have you ever stopped to think about the catch phrases or scenes from a movie that has stayed with you for years after you saw the film? Who can forget that shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho? I didn’t want to take a shower when I was alone in the house for years after that! Then we had the summer thriller, Jaws, which put a damper on ocean swimming for thousands of viewers after it was released. As for myself, someone that was quite comfortable enjoying the gorgeous ocean waves, I never went out deeper than waist high after seeing the movie. Still don’t.
I’m sure many readers have films that have stayed with them over the years that they embrace for personal reasons or just the thrill of the scene or the pleasure of watching a favorite performer. Test your memory and see how many of these famous film quotes you can identify which movie it was came from. Extra points if you can name the lead actors, too!
1. I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.
2. Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.
3. I’ll have what she’s having.
4. Life is like a box of chocolates.
5. Here’s looking at you kid.
1. The Godfather; 2. Gone with the Wind;
3. When Harry met Sally; 4. Forrest Gump; 5.Casablanca
Movie Favorites: Here are some of our family favorites: Gone With the Wind (1939) Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Singing in the Rain (1952) Some Like it Hot (1959) West Side Story (1961) Dr. Zhivago (1965) The Sound of Music (1965) The Godfather (1972 & 1974 part II) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Amadeus (1984) Back to the Future (1985) Dances with Wolves (1990) My Cousin Vinny (1992) The Station Agent (2003) (This one features Peter Dinklage now of Game of Thrones fame.) This is just to give an overview of some films readers may have missed or want to see once again.
For a more inclusive list visit the American Film Institute’s Top 100 movies of all time. Visit:
Happy Movie viewing!