Author Topic: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!  (Read 23929 times)

FroHam X

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 17792
  • “By any seeds necessary.”
    • justAtad
Re: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2008, 02:01:11 PM »
Definitely have to use a bit from the beginning of the McKellan scene. Extras, why were you so brilliant?
"We didn't clean the hamster's cage, the hamster's cage cleaned us!"

Can't get enough FroHam? Read more of my musings at justAtad

Sonse

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 117
  • On we blindly stumble!
Re: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2008, 03:14:31 PM »
How about some quotes from Noises Off...? Pure Massacre Theatre.  ;D

Gary: Lloyd, let me just say one thing, since we've stopped. I've worked with a lotta directors, Lloyd. Some of them were geniuses, some of them were bastards. But I've never met one who was so totally and absolutely... I don't know.
Lloyd: Thank you Gary, I'm very touched. Now will you get off the f***ing stage?

Lloyd: On we blindly stumble!

Lloyd: I'm starting to know what God felt like when he sat out there in the darkness, creating the world.
Belinda: And what did he feel like, Lloyd my dear?
Lloyd: Very pleased he'd taken his Valium.

Usher: Mr. Fellowes, uh, is there anything wrong with your seat?
Lloyd: [thinking] Yeah, it's facing the stage!

Lloyd: Think of the first night as the dress rehearsal. If we can just get through the play once tonight - for doors and sardines. That's what it's all about, doors and sardines. Getting on, getting off. Getting the sardines on, getting the sardines off. That's farce. That's - that's the theatre. That's life.
[pause]
Belinda: God, Lloyd, you're so deep.

Lloyd: I'm just God, Belinda, love. I'm just the one with the English degree. I don't *know* anything.

Lloyd: The wellsprings of human action are deep and cloudy. Maybe something happened to you when you were a very, very, very small child that made you frightened to let go of groceries.
Belinda: Or it could be genetic.
Gary: Yes, or it could be... you know.
Lloyd: Could-could well be.
Frederick: Of course, thank you. I understand all that, but...
Lloyd: Freddy love, I'm telling you I don't know. I-I don't think the *author* knows. I don't know why the author came into this industry in the first place. I don't know why any of us came into it.
Frederick: All the same, if you could just give me a reason I could keep in my mind.
Lloyd: Alright, I'll give you a reason then. You carry those groceries into the study, Freddy honey, because it's just slightly after midnight, and we're not going to be finished before we open tomorrow night - Correction. Before we open TONIGHT!

Lloyd: Like the band playing on as the Titanic sank.

Lloyd: I'm not running away. I'm just not the kind of person who gets a kick out of watching an automobile crash, particularly when it's my automobile! It's gonna be the worst catastrophe Broadway has ever seen. They're gonna forget their lines, the set will fall down. None of us will get out of New York alive; they've got big pictures of us in the lobby.

Lloyd: I'm not. I'm in New York. But I can't sit out there and listen to two minutes, three minutes, one minute, two minutes!
Belinda: Lloyd! We're having big dramas back here!
Lloyd: We're having big dramas out *there!* This is a matinee, Love! There are senior citizens out there! "The curtain will rise in three minutes," we all start for the gents! "The curtain will rise in one minute," we all start running out again! We don't know which way we're going!


And even better: Alan Rickman in Galaxy Quest

Sir Alexander Dane: I played Richard III.
Fred Kwan: Five curtain calls...
Sir Alexander Dane: There were five curtain calls. I was an actor once, damn it. Now look at me. Look at me! I won't go out there and say that stupid line one more time.
[…]
Jason Nesmith: You WILL go out there.
Sir Alexander Dane: I won't and nothing you say will make me.
Jason Nesmith: The show must go on.
Sir Alexander Dane: ...Damn you.

Tequila

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 11090
Re: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2008, 03:28:22 PM »
That last one is great. Why do I have no recollection of it?
'What am I doing? I'm quietly judging you'
http://letterboxd.com/Tagave/

Sonse

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 117
  • On we blindly stumble!
Re: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2008, 03:45:49 PM »
It is right at the beginning, backstage at the convention. Rickman's delivery is (as always) pitch-perfect. I love it.

karlwinslow

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3661
Re: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2008, 08:00:42 PM »
Quote
and how did i know what to say?  the words were written down for me on a script


awesome.

Thor

  • Godfather
  • ******
  • Posts: 6536
    • KTQ
Re: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2008, 02:37:37 PM »
A Cock and Bull Story has some good stuff, though it's probably not all for the kids: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423409/quotes
Wanting for Thor what Thor wants for Thor.

With fronds like these...

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 530
    • I'm on Twitter...
Re: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2008, 07:42:39 AM »
Not sure if there are audio clips, but some of the Statler & Waldorf exchanges from The Muppet Show are great...

From The Muppet Show with Phyllis Diller:
(Statler has his back turned to the camera)
S: Bravo! Oh, bravo! Wonderful! Just wonderful!
W: How would you know? You're not even facing the stage.
(Statler turns around.)
S: Why did you have to tell me? I was having such a good time!

Or from The Muppets Christmas Carol...
Jacob Marley: That was the speech?
Robert Marley: It was dumb.
Jacob Marley: It was obvious.
Robert Marley: It was pointless.
Jacob Marley: It was... short.
Robert Marley, Jacob Marley: I loved it!

Alexander Ekdakl

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 27
  • Pulling the wig down from the shelf
    • My Tumblr
Re: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2008, 02:46:08 PM »
something from rushmore

m_rturnage

  • FAB
  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1832
  • Beauty hurts.
    • Too Much Time on My Hands
Re: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2008, 10:32:35 PM »
I need to review something from Lubitch's "To Be or Not To Be." I am sure there is a good line in there.
http://www.26screenplays.com - Short screenplays for independent filmmakers.

You light a man a fire, and he's warm for a night. You light a man ON fire, and he's warm for the rest of his life.

Beth

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 93
    • Traverse City Film Festival Blog
Re: We Need Massacre Theatre Intro Clips!
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2008, 05:29:04 PM »
I had some film buff friends over last night and I remembered this from the boards, so we did a little brainstorming for you guys. Hope there's something you can use.


"They said I needed acting lessons. Can you believe that? A soap opera told me I needed acting lessons." -Spider-Man

"I am a dedicated actor, Paula, you know? I am dedicated to my art and my craft, I value what I do. And because of a mentally arthritic director I am about to play the second greatest role in the history of the English speaking theater like a double order of fresh California fruit salad." -Goodbye Girl (good call, matt the movie watcher!)

"What does an actor want with a conscience anyway?"
"I'd rather be smart than be an actor." -Both from Pinocchio

"I HATE Ralph Garci! I must remember this feeling and use it in my acting!" -Fame

"You're an actor, Max. You should be doing Shakespeare in the Park." -Annie Hall

"Stop saying pornography! Why are you doing this to me? I am an actor. I am an actor." -Boogie Nights

"Just what the world needs - another actress." -As Good As It Gets

"Hey, what am I, a method actor? Hans, put away the gun. This is radio, not television." -Die Hard

"There were five curtain calls. I was an actor once, damn it. Now look at me. Look at me! I won't go out there and say that stupid line one more time."
"It doesn't take a great actor to recognize a bad one." -Both from Galaxy Quest (another good earlier call)

"Being an actor's no different than being a rugby player or a construction worker, save for the fact that my tools are the mechanisms that trigger human emotion." -Tropic Thunder

"And now on to Scene 24. A smashing scene with some lovely acting." -Monty Python and the Holy Grail

"Do we have to put up with this? I mean, can't we get a better actor? I know it's a small part, but I think we can do better than this." -Wayne's World 2

"After all, what am I? Just the greatest actor in the world." -It's Love I'm After

"You have my sympathies, Lely. Unfortunately, your avocation as an actor compels you, on occasion, to endure the most ignominious indignities, to which Grossmith will doubtless testify." -Topsy-Turvy

"I've seen better acting on porno." -The Ringer

« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 10:34:21 PM by Beth »
Read film reviews, interviews and the latest news and updates from the Traverse City Film Festival and State Theatre at http://absolutemichigan.com/blogs/tcfilmfestival/

 

love