Sunday, 3 September 2006

"That's what I love about you..."

Had a riot watching some vintage Remington Steele t’other night. “Man alive!” as me mate would say, but it’s damned witty stuff. I keep peppering me sofa wi tea, laffing at the wee one-liners in there. Some of them are definite “have to be there” experiences, but there are one or two quotes I’d love to use all over Tinternet. And delivered so well by Mr Brosnan (he of the eyebrows that speak a million words) and Miss Zimbalist (all-round heroine).

Anyway, also remembering how fab it were to see Mr Steele’s apartment, wi his film posters on the wall. Casablanca, Hotel Imperial, The Thin Man… how cool is that? I always wanted a flat wi film posters all over the walls, and in fact spent formative years in HMV in England, finding the right kind of posters.

Sadly, they never went up ont walls, but here in Hong Kong, in me own flat, I do have three such posters on me walls. One, hanging over me TV, is actually from Divergence, winner of Best Picture at last year’s Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan (even though it’s a Hong Kong film). I also have an Indiana Jones print, sent me by me sister. Ah, cotton socks, eh.

What I love the millions of times he remembers a film, and likens the plot to the case they’re on. It’s always “This is starting to look more and more like Bad Day at Black Rock”, or "well if that third man isn't Orson Welles, I can't help you". It’s great entertainment fer film-lovers.

So, quotes from the great Remington Steele?

“Someone is going around killing batchelors, Mr Steele!”
“In that case, will you marry me, Laura?”

“So tonight, you have the unprecedented honour of sleeping in my bed – pyjamas optional. I’ll keep company with the couch.”

[Laura] “Why are they shooting at us?”
[Steele] “Because we’re kissing! Someone always shoots at us when we’re kissing!”

“That’s what I love about you, Laura, you narrow this case down to include everybody.”

[Laura] “I don’t know what to say!”
[Steele] “Say yes and let me make up the question."

[Steele] “Do you have any idea the price one pays for abusing alcohol the way I did last night?”
[Laura] “No. What is the price one pays for abusing alcohol the way you did last night?”
[Steele, reading a pharmacy receipt] “$10.77. But then again I didn't shop around – I probably could have done better on the mouthwash.”

[Laura picks up the phone, expecting another obscene call] “Now listen! I've had all the disgusting propositions I'm going to–“
[Steele] “Oh come now, Laura, I haven't made you a disgusting proposition in ages.”

[Laura, in his doorway] “You know, you've pulled a lot of tacky stunts to get me up here alone, but this has got to be a new low.”
[Steele] “Well, you know me. For the right woman, there's no limit to the depths I'll sink.”

Just fab. Anyway, in the style of old film posters, and gratefully gleaned from our friend happily blogging about nowt, I’m Katharine Hepburn! Woo-hoo! Her greatest line? “What a whopper! I’ve heard some lies in my time…” African Queen, United Artists, 1951. John Huston directs Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn… * grin *

Katharine Hepburn
You scored 28% grit, 38% wit, 38% flair, and 11% class!

You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the
Classic Leading Man Test.

Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

I might just crack open another DVD tonight. Purely to laff at the 1980's hair-do's and get-up.

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Dead chuffed but baffled. I got Humphrey Bogart

Soupdragon said...

Cool! Shame you didn't get Spencer Tracy though, eh? What a blogging team we'd make, LOL



* (asterisk) said...

I used to love Remmy, but it's been, cripes, 20 years at least since I saw it. You've got me all interested in watching it again. Good job!

Soupdragon said...

Just fighting me way through season 3 right now.... I'd recommend "Blue-Blooded Steele", and of course, who could forget "Steele At It".



weenie said...

Wow, I used to love Remington Steele and back then, it was only cos Brosnan was tied to the series that he couldn't be Bond. We could have been spared Timothy Dalton....

Soupdragon said...

I didn't think Timothy Dalton were too bad. At least he were about a million times better than Roger Moore, eh. But Timothy Dalton will always be Prince Baron from Flash Gordon, LOL



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