6/20/11

MOVIEOKE - wish list


This Saturday Night I'm hosting MOVIEOKE at the 92y Tribeca.  You can check out details here.

Basically, MOVIEOKE is like Karaoke for movie-lovers.

Pick a scene or a monologue and play it on the big screen without audio.

You provide the voices (and sound-effects, if you're up for it.)

We'll have a small library of DVDs to choose from, each with captioning (just like karoke!)


This will be the third time I'm hosting.  I'll do some bits and trivia and some movieoke of my own.  But I also wanted to include this WISH LIST of scenes I'd love to see people do...



LOLITA
Peter Seller steals the movie, here's your chance to act-out a scene between Qulity and Humber.





FARGO
Marge meets Mike Yanagita at the Raddison.
Total Silence
Funny looking guy.
Each one has a great pace and cadence. Some of the Coen brothers' most stylish writing.


MAGNOLIA
Tom Cruise seminar speech
William H. Macy declares his love for the bartender
John C. Reilly visits Melora Walters
Julianne Moore reveals she’s done awful things




CARRIE
Piper Laurie steals the movie.  I especially like the scene where she tells Sissy Spacek how she was concieved.  Or you could do this bit, just to get to say "dirty pillows"







ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES
Dr. Otto Hasselin explains time travel


CAPRICORN ONE
Hal Holbrook defined the American one-man show in AN EVENING WITH MARK TWAIN.  Years of appearing as the nation's premiere humorist prepped him for a moving, expository monologue that sets up the emotional crux of CAPRICON ONE  (here's an abrdiged version) 




POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
I was going to do the scene where Suzanne (Meryl Streep) learns she is going to have to live with her Mom, just so I could deliver one of my favorite exchanges. 

Doris: You know what they say. No pain, no gain.
Suzanne: Well, no wonder I'm so hefty. 
Doris: Hefty? If you ask me, I think you you're too thin. Now my stomach, that's hefty. 
Suzanne: I was kidding.  
Doris:  I don't get your generation's sense of humor most of the time.
Suzanne: I don't have a generation. 
Marty: Then I think you should definitely get one. 

LEAVING LAS VEGAS
Nicolas Cage recites a crazy love poem into a tape recorder. 




CADDYSHACK
This has been called one of the most quotable movies of all time (I guess it was the Napoleon Dynamite of my generation.  But with, character and humor.)  If I had to pick one scene, I think the story about "night putting" is a winner, because it includes one of my favorite funny names.  (Screenwriter Doug Kenney really was the Evelyn Waugh of his generation.)




TAXI DRIVER
Everyone mentions "You talkin' to me?" as the best scene in the film.  But I'd much rather see someone re-create the sequence where Easy Andy lays out some firearms for Travis.




MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME
The Tell.  Ideally, the audience would play along and could recite the chorus parts by the kids in the tribe.  " 'Member this?!" etc.


THE BIG LEBOWSKI
I'd love to see any number of monologues or scenes: I can get you a toe, nice marmot, tattoo it to your forehead.


THE PRINCESS BRIDE
So many to choose from, I think this would be a crowd-pleaser.



NETWORK
"I'm Mad as Hell" would be a fun monologue, I'm sure.  But I'd love to see someone perform Ned Beatty's speech.


WILLIE WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Yeah, the nostalgia factor figures big into this one, but wouldn't it be nice to see any of these bits:
Charlie and Grampa Joe drink fizzy lifting drink (you'll need to burp on command)
Wonka's rhyming monologue through the boat trip
"You lose!"

See also:
A list of the best monologues on film  (See if you can guess which one I performed at the last Movieoke)

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