Wednesday, February 01, 2006

b-lines

Hmmm. B. Four movies with titles that start with the letter (B) that all have some of the greatest lines ever.

Barfly) Mickey Rourk responding to Faye Dunaway on whether or not he hates
cops :
“No, I don’t hate-em, I just feel better when they’re not around.”

Bladerunner) This flick was always way under-rated and gets two entries here:
“If only you’d seen what I’ve seen with your eyes.” –and- “All these things, lost like tears in rain.”
Both lines soft-spoken with genuine passion by an enraged, yet sullen, Rutger Haur.

Blue Velvet) “Next?!”
Dennis Hopper. Was he the greatest villain ever in that movie, or what?

Breathless) “You’re wrong ya-know; Las Vegas was real life! This here’s a holiday!”
Richard Gere’s flippant remark to Valerie Kapriskie as they temporarily parted ways on an L.A. college campus.

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2 Comments:

Blogger ANDREW M. said...

was sitting here at the old typer this morn trying to figure out just who was "bodega train" and how on earth and in the galaxy and throughout the vast befuddled furthest reaches of cyberspace they stumbled across my pathetic little blog. after reading thru some of your spiel it dawned on me that this was the same cat who penned the "office phantom" rants that ken of "the stash dauber" fame has spoken so fondly of.

let me just say that within 8 minutes of reading, i was more than delighted to discover another fellow human with an affinity for "barfly," FRESH picante (i HATE the jarred red stuff,)"blue velvet," and marc bolan equal to my own. was at a buddy of mine's pad a couple weeks ago knocking back some brew and spinning some of his t. rex LPs when it dawned on me that "buick mackane" is truly one of the greatest tunes ever recorded in rock's long and storied history. sadly, most folks in my age group (late 20s) only know it from that sillyass guns n' roses covers record they put out in the mid 90s.

anyway, long story confusingly put, i dug your spiel much and look forward to checking out more. i'll end this little tirade with one of the best lines "barfly" has to offer (man, did that bukowski know how to put down a line on paper or what? poem, novel, short story or screenplay, nobody 'cept maybe ray chandler could make the words sing like that...)

"Quittin' to you would be like swallowin' piss for eternity."

5:17 AM  
Blogger bodega train said...

Thanks for the reply. I was beginning to think that nobody ever looked at this raggedy-taggedy site. Been a bit on the lazy side lately as I actually (gasp!) got a day job. Pretty cool though at a Mexican imports shop.
Just part time, but that combined witht the occasional sold article or music gig ought to ward off being put out to pasture.

2:40 AM  

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