somebody wrote that


big black bootsOkay —

Back to the strike.

[It did not go away you know.]

I cannot find “Somebody Wrote That” on the Guild site. It has fallen aside or into a chasm or just gone missing.

“Somebody Wrote That” is an amazing clip of scenes from films. Scenes people know. Remember. They are memorable scenes.

Here is the thing though. I can do it without the clip. All I have to do is type the words. Words create the movie you know. Watch….


•Make my day.
•We’re not in Kansas any more.
•I could’a been a contender.
•Who’re you gonna call?
•Listen up you primitive screw heads.
•Why don’t you come up and see me sometime?
•Mr. Demille I’m ready for my close up.
•Do you feel lucky?
•It’s the pictures that got small.
•After all, tomorrow is another day.
•Round up the usual suspects.
•We’re going to need a bigger boat.
•I’ll have what she’s having.
•You know how to whistle don’t you?
•If you build it he will come.
•We don’t need no stinking badges.
•I see dead people.
•Well nobody’s perfect.
•There’s no crying in baseball!
•Gentlemen you can’t fight in here this is the War Room.
•He reads.
•They’re here.
•It’s Chinatown.
•I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
•Beauty killed the beast.
•Nobody puts Baby in the corner.
•A Cinderella story.
•I’ll get you my pretty.
•Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn.
•Here’s looking at you kid.
•I’ll be back.
•You can’t handle the truth!
•Houston, we have a problem.
•Yippee kayay motherfucker!
•Snap out of it!
•May the force be with you.
•Fasten your seatbelts it’s going to be a bumpy night.
•Snakes! [God-damn-mother-fucking-snakes-on-a-plane!] [Okay I just really like typing that.]
•You talking to me?
•Attica! [I really like typing that too.]
•I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.
•What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.
•I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
•I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more.


Somebody wrote that.

Somebody ought to get paid for writing that.


where the art work comes from :
that is hotel paradiso 2 by britcat100

21 Responses to somebody wrote that

  1. And Mae West took credit for them all!

  2. max

    Thank you Miss Grace.

    Rain, everything I have ever been told is West wrote her own material, but, you know, that predates the Guild’s fight for writer’s credit.

    [She would not be the first hyphenate, there are a lot of those in town today.]

    In the old days, though, nobody in film even bothered to put a writer’s name on his or her work the written by credit mostly did not even exist and when it did was mostly passed out as a vanity credit.

    I tend to think, since Mae West came out of Vaudeville and fought her way to the top in the film industry using her own star factor and prior material, it either did originate with her or she was hell and shackled in partnership with a writer consistently contributing to her act in some way or other.

  3. I’ve always been kind of partial to, “It’s not the years, it’s the mileage.”

  4. I actually like the words over the scenes. I’m a quote girl and I pepper my conversation with movie quotes pretty often. It’s a cool list you’ve got there. I loved Sunset Boulevard. And baby-fish-mouth is sweeping the nation, doncha know! :-)

  5. conundrum

    Great list. WooHoo writers!

    I also like “with god as my witness I shall never eat dirt again”

  6. Brut

    “All I have to do is type the words. Words create the movie you know. Watch…”

    What a beautiful mantra

  7. Great research Max. I know a lot of the lines but you must have put in a lot of time piecing it together.Good work girl.I am impressed.

  8. max

    “Baby fish mouth.” LOL! “Mister Zero knew.”

  9. Much awesomeness, Max. Thanks!

  10. I also like “with god as my witness I shall never eat dirt again”

    I always liked, “As god is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

  11. Great list, Max.

    Pay up Hollywood!

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  15. I’m here again, years later, because I’m still annoyed those videos don’t exist any more. Why not? They should be on youtube.

    And this is still a great post. I quoted it and linked to it in email today.

  16. Hey Max, you should put a little Tumblr icon on your posts. Check your dashboard.

  17. max

    I did not know they had tumblr I will look for that thanks.

  18. max

    Okay they did not have tumblr I had to go create it. Sheesh. Also I do not know if they are going to accept my icon they are putting something else that is weird up right now. The different blog sites are not all the friendly to each other and sharesy.

  19. max

    Wait, there is the icon so that worked. Whew!

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