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Offline Roger Kettle

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Great Western Movie Lines.
« on: August 01, 2007, 07:01:38 PM »
Pat Garret is described somewhere as "The man who made Billy the Kid 21 forever". I like that line.
In the great movie "Ulzana's Raid" (written by a Scot, as Malc told us) Burt Lancaster plays an ageing scout who has to guide a fresh cavalry lieutenant in pusuit of an Apache raiding party. At one stage, this green lieutenant is desperate to take up the pursuit of the hostiles. Lancaster says quietly " An Apache rides his horse till it falls down. He lights a fire under it and gets it going again. Next time it falls down, he shoots it, eats a bit of it and steals another one. Ain't no way we're gonna beat that." I may not have quoted that exactly but it's another cracking line.
Any others? (And I realise my hopes lie mainly with Malc here.)

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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 08:07:15 PM »
Pat Garret is described somewhere as "The man who made Billy the Kid 21 forever". I like that line.
In the great movie "Ulzana's Raid" (written by a Scot, as Malc told us) Burt Lancaster plays an ageing scout who has to guide a fresh cavalry lieutenant in pusuit of an Apache raiding party. At one stage, this green lieutenant is desperate to take up the pursuit of the hostiles. Lancaster says quietly " An Apache rides his horse till it falls down. He lights a fire under it and gets it going again. Next time it falls down, he shoots it, eats a bit of it and steals another one. Ain't no way we're gonna beat that." I may not have quoted that exactly but it's another cracking line.
Any others? (And I realise my hopes lie mainly with Malc here.)

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Maybe I dreamt it.
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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 08:31:06 PM »
I don't think I did say that, Peeps. I wish I HAD!

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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 08:34:17 PM »
I don't think I did say that, Peeps. I wish I HAD!

It's a line that could only belong to Horace. Take it, it's yours!
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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 08:52:07 PM »
Here's a few of my favourite Granny quotes:

"Son, you've got three things hidden under that hat of yours... the ace of clubs, the ace of hearts and a brain the size of a lentil"

"Let me give you a word of advice: any ace coming down that sleeve of yours is going to meet a bullet on the way up"

"Get me a glass of water son. I like something to keep my teeth in when I hit the bourbon"

"He's always had a thing about slim blondes. You're the first fat one"

"So tell me, Kitty, do you have any hobbies? Though I suppose trying to look like a bulldog frog being sick takes up a lot of your time"

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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 09:31:33 PM »
Thanks for that, Tom. I've always enjoyed writing Granny. I think I'm influenced by those great Western lines I was talking about. I apologise for sounding vain but there was a Granny/Jesse James set-up I think worked well...
Granny at bar and and tough guy muscles in.
"Move it, Granny---I'm Jesse James."
"Son, you've got a big mouth and a girlie name---neither of which stops a knee in the groin."
Apologies again for the vanity but, dammit, I liked that!


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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2007, 12:24:24 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D


"Pass 'em off at the head!"

I never understood that one.
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2007, 04:24:20 PM »
Get off my foot Trigger!
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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2007, 04:43:13 PM »
I always liked Horace's question: "Is that the one next to the Hairdresser's?"

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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2007, 06:19:28 PM »
Clint Eastwood: My mule gets he crazy idea you're laughing at him. If you apologise, like I know you're going to.....

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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2007, 06:33:07 PM »
Back to Ulzana's Raid.
I don't know if Alan Sharp really DID understand the Apache Indian mindset, but like all great writers he made it sound like he did. He presented native Americans in a new light - yes, still savage, but with a cultural angle- "Hatin' the Apache for their cruelty is like hatin' the desert because there ain't any water in it."

Or something like that.

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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2007, 08:14:54 PM »
For me it has to be from True Grit, especially being a one eyed fat man myself.


"I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned, or see you hang in Ft. Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?"

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man."

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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2007, 09:17:09 PM »
"Excuse me, Mr Bull, or may I call you "Sitting"?" "Would you mind putting that pipe-of-peace out as we now have a smoking ba.." "Now that wasn't very clever". "No-one likes having a tomahawk in the head, and furthermore, under current legislation, it could easily be classified as an offensive weap..... arghhhhh!"

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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2007, 10:38:49 PM »
I get the feeling you're not taking this very seriously, Nige. (John Wayne: Rio Bravo).

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Re: Great Western Movie Lines.
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2007, 01:29:10 PM »
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