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A compilation of clips in which characters say the title of the movie, in the movie.
Possibly inspired by Andy Baio's compilation of supercuts, & a Family Guy cutaway.
posted by Pronoiac (82 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
It has notable oversights, such as Snakes on a Plane.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:45 PM on November 6, 2009


Wish this had stuck with the rapid-fire movie titles instead of giving into the temptation to use more of the quote.
posted by scrowdid at 12:08 AM on November 7, 2009


Yup, and Eternal Sunshine of the Longass Title.
posted by qvantamon at 12:09 AM on November 7, 2009


I love that Family Guy cutaway because it's really not funny and then at the end it's hilarious.
posted by ORthey at 12:15 AM on November 7, 2009


As opposed to movies like Reservoir Dogs, North By Northwest, and Trainspotting, whose titles have absolutely nothing to do with the movie.
posted by bobo123 at 12:18 AM on November 7, 2009


Pronoiac: "It has notable oversights, such as Snakes on a Plane. "

Well, not exactly (though the poster for These Motherfuckin' Snakes On This Motherfuckin' Plane would have been pretty great).
posted by Rhaomi at 12:20 AM on November 7, 2009


I could have done without seeing the closing music-and-voicover sequence of The Breakfast Club today.

Hope that doesn't count as a spoiler
posted by longsleeves at 12:37 AM on November 7, 2009


also, star wars and out of africa...
posted by nangua at 1:04 AM on November 7, 2009 [18 favorites]


Fuck.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:03 AM on November 7, 2009


I think it probably had something to do with this, which predates both your examples (and is referenced in the videos title).
posted by piratebowling at 4:30 AM on November 7, 2009


damn you, nangua.
posted by piratebowling at 4:31 AM on November 7, 2009


Notable oversights, you say?

Well we'll go out to Miller's Crossing, and we'll see who's smart.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:32 AM on November 7, 2009 [6 favorites]


"Terminator" might have been an entertaining inclusion.
posted by Decimask at 5:17 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


As usual, there's a TV Tropes entry.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 5:21 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


bobo123: "As opposed to movies like Reservoir Dogs, North By Northwest, and Trainspotting, whose titles have absolutely nothing to do with the movie."

They fly to South Dakota on Northwest Airlines, thus going North by Northwest.
posted by octothorpe at 5:26 AM on November 7, 2009


Wish this had stuck with the rapid-fire movie titles instead of giving into the temptation to use more of the quote.

Me too. But it was still pretty damn enjoyable.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:29 AM on November 7, 2009


Star Trek: First Contact was the first time they used "star trek" in dialogue.
posted by Harry at 5:33 AM on November 7, 2009


As opposed to movies like Reservoir Dogs, North By Northwest, and Trainspotting, whose titles have absolutely nothing to do with the movie.

From www.urbandictionary.com: Trainspotting: shooting up heoroin or the like. Called so because a session will leave a dark linear mark (known as a "track") at the site of the affected vein.
posted by digsrus at 5:37 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Cool idea, pretty good execution. You could probably make a twenty minute version of this and I'd watch all of it and be just as fascinated.
posted by dogwalker at 5:39 AM on November 7, 2009


"Terminator" might have been an entertaining inclusion.

Maybe not:

Title Drop Note: If a series is named after a central character, setting, group, or etc., it does not count as a Title Drop, unless they are usually called by another name. Hence, Transformers, The West Wing, House, and things like that don't qualify.
posted by xorry at 5:41 AM on November 7, 2009


*applause*
posted by sourwookie at 6:00 AM on November 7, 2009


I knew I'd seen this on askme at some point - didn't realize that it was three years ago though! Oh, there it is again, but five years ago..

I wonder if the creator of the clip came across those threads while he was researching?
posted by davey_darling at 6:15 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also: "Our people once were warriors..."
posted by Flashman at 6:39 AM on November 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


Re 'Trainspotting' - it's also a notoriously pointless hobby still followed by bookish men and boys in the UK (less so now that the hand-crafted and unique locomotive is obsolete, but I've still seen them myself at Clapham Junction). I think Welsh was making an ironic comparison with heroin addiction.

Incidentally, but still rather interesting, trainspotting has been supplanted by 'planespotting'. And it is thanks to these fanatical nerds that we found out recently that one of the CIA's 'torture planes' had recently recently stopped in at Birmingham.
posted by Flashman at 6:51 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Oh no, look! It's the incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed-up zombies!"
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:10 AM on November 7, 2009 [6 favorites]


The titular line in Star Wars
posted by I Foody at 7:15 AM on November 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


That one from Gone, Baby, Gone I've always found cringe-inducing. It's so belabored and "this is the title."

The Breakfast Club ... is there a deleted scene or something that makes that make sense?
posted by Bookhouse at 7:18 AM on November 7, 2009


trainspotting is also what djs call it when people hang out by the dj booth and try to figure out what tracks you're playing.
posted by empath at 7:26 AM on November 7, 2009


Thanks, I Foody, we're covered.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:29 AM on November 7, 2009


Cute, though I would have preferred to see a few more movies made before 1975 on the hit parade. And would it have killed them to use the original "Wicker Man" (available on DVD) instead of the craptastic Nicolas Cage remake?
posted by blucevalo at 7:32 AM on November 7, 2009


Haha i was about to mention the UCB sketch. I loved that show.

Man, i can't stand these cats, the movie.
posted by djduckie at 7:35 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


What's Up, Doc?

(A new grandparent took me as a very little kid to see this 1972 Barbra Streisand/Ryan O'Neal "screwball comedy," apparently thinking it was a cartoon. I watched with the keenest interest but in a total fog. I remember they used the 'titular line' at one point & that was totally confusing too.)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 7:37 AM on November 7, 2009


> Title Drop Note: If a series is named after a central character, setting, group, or etc., it does not count as a Title Drop, unless they are usually called by another name. Hence, Transformers, The West Wing, House, and things like that don't qualify.

I'm mostly interested to see how long the clip would be for Terminator or The Matrix.
posted by Decimask at 7:39 AM on November 7, 2009


"I can't believe that we are having a NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD"
posted by The Devil Tesla at 7:46 AM on November 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


The best one I remember was from the entirely awful Bulletproof Monk. The bad guy, who I think was a nazi, was holding a gun to the titular character, who was a monk. And he goes, "Are you bulletproof, monk?" I think it was included in case you forgot what movie you were watching.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 7:48 AM on November 7, 2009


"I can't believe that we are having a NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD"

"I can't believe that we are having a CUBE 2: HYPERCUBE."

posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 7:50 AM on November 7, 2009 [6 favorites]


also, star wars and out of africa ...

oh man, I quote this sketch like once a month. I can't wait till I get out of Africa.
posted by jrb223 at 7:51 AM on November 7, 2009


Re: North by Northwest, from Wikiperdia:
The title North by Northwest is often seen as having been taken from a line in Hamlet, a work also concerned with the shifty nature of reality.[9] Hitchcock noted this in an interview with Peter Bogdanovich in 1963. Lehman however, states that he used a working title for the film of "In a Northwesterly Direction," because the film's action was to begin in New York and climax in Alaska.[6] Then the head of the story department at MGM suggested "North by Northwest," but this was still to be a working title.[6] Other titles were considered, including "The Man on Lincoln's Nose," but "North by Northwest" was kept because, according to Lehman, "We never did find a [better] title."[6] The Northwest Airlines reference in the film plays on the title. The title is not an actual compass direction, the two closest directions being northwest by north (NWbN) and north-northwest (NNW), with the latter traditionally taken as the title's intended meaning.
posted by stbalbach at 7:52 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


digsrus : From www.urbandictionary.com: Trainspotting: shooting up heoroin or the like. Called so because a session will leave a dark linear mark (known as a "track") at the site of the affected vein.

Just a note on that - While a clever coincidence, that usage comes only by a reverse etymology.

The title (as explained by Welsh himself) comes from a scene in the book (which, incidentally, doesn't form a continuous narrative, but a set of short stories in the same general setting - Similar to "I, Robot", which ironically contains no such eponymous story) centering on the traditional meaning of the word.

Any definition referring to heroin use comes from after the movie due to its popularity (and perhaps the fact that 99% of Americans had never heard of "trainspotting" as a hobby/leisure activity).

posted by pla at 8:03 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Flagged for not including Spies Like Us - which was the only reason I watched this.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:12 AM on November 7, 2009


Oh no it looks like they have gone ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever!
posted by shakespeherian at 8:13 AM on November 7, 2009


'Trainspotting' - it's also a notoriously pointless hobby still followed by bookish men and boys in the UK

Hobbies are supposed to have a point, other than simply being enjoyable? I think you are doing it wrong.

Also, bookish?
I like it. I'm not a nerd, I'm bookish.
posted by eye of newt at 8:14 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm sorry. I should elaborate - trainspotting is like birdwatching, except you're looking for exotic trains.
My own hobbies are just as pointless - you're right!
posted by Flashman at 8:21 AM on November 7, 2009


I'd also like to see an assemblage of clips in which the film title is spoken by the narrator of the trailer as part of a longer sentence:

No one gives Schwarzenegger a... Raw Deal.

When not provided with one, Mrs. Beese and I like to create them ourselves:

This May, Jennifer Lopez has had... Enough.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:24 AM on November 7, 2009


"I'm so glad that we're Alien vs. Predator"
posted by ob at 8:28 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Now that I think about it, all three parts of The Lord of the Rings did this. I wonder why the clipmaster chose only one.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:33 AM on November 7, 2009


Also:

Auuggh! We're trapped in a... Towering Inferno!

Sorry. I'll go have breakfast now.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:37 AM on November 7, 2009


There are all great quotes - I just wish I knew more about movies so I could tell what they were all from.
posted by wanderingmind at 8:54 AM on November 7, 2009 [5 favorites]


As opposed to movies like Reservoir Dogs, North By Northwest, and Trainspotting, whose titles have absolutely nothing to do with the movie.

Tarantino's been cagey about it for years, but the reservoir dogs in Reservoir Dogs would seem to be the drug-sniffing dogs in Mr. Orange's story (the dogs are in the bathroom, therefore near a large number of small reservoirs of water). The dogs bark at Orange, recognizing him for what he is (i.e., that he has drugs on his person), but they're ignored by the cops. The parallels between this and Orange's role in the overall story of the movie are pretty clear.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:03 AM on November 7, 2009


(Actually, it's been ages since I've seen it, and looking back there may only be one dog in Orange's story. Either way, it works -- Blonde is the first one to figure it out, but by the end of the film everyone's onto Orange except for Mr. White, who they die trying to convince. Um, sorry if I'm spoiling this seventeen-year-old movie for anybody.)
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:08 AM on November 7, 2009


"Congratulations! With that oath, you have now become a citizen, Kane."
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:13 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


You could make a montage that's just as long and contains only clips from the movie Paycheck. It would also be better than the actual movie.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 9:15 AM on November 7, 2009


Ha! Very funny.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:29 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Seven six two millimeter...Full Metal Jacket." - Pvt. Pyle
posted by Oriole Adams at 9:35 AM on November 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is the part where Wall Street gets arrested!"
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:40 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


From IMDB:
The title for the film came to Quentin Tarantino via a patron at the now-famous Video Archives. While working there, Tarantino would often recommend little-known titles to customers, and when he suggested _Au revoir, les enfants (1987)_, the patron mockingly replied, "I don't want to see no reservoir dogs!"
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 9:44 AM on November 7, 2009


I used to see a lot of movies with my friend Jane. Whenever one of the characters in a movie would speak the name of the movie, one of us would turn to the other and say, "Ladies and gentlemen, we have a title!"
posted by Dr. Wu at 9:58 AM on November 7, 2009


I wonder if we'll ever get out of this Aqua Teen Hunger Force colon Movie Film For Theaters.
posted by Saxon Kane at 10:34 AM on November 7, 2009


Sabina, I'm so tired of the unbearable lightness of being.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:09 AM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Henry, you're such an eraserhead!
posted by shakespeherian at 11:12 AM on November 7, 2009


I think I get what you all did there...
posted by From Bklyn at 11:18 AM on November 7, 2009


My earlier comment was in reference to Penn Jillette's famous Movie Nights, where he and his buddies would applaud whenever a film mentioned it's own title, and they would say "wow" in unison whenever another film's title is used in dialogue.
posted by sourwookie at 11:20 AM on November 7, 2009


Can we do foreign flicks?

"You spilled an ocean of blood. You showed no mercy, no pity. We too are children of this age...weaned on strife and chaos."
posted by antihostile at 11:34 AM on November 7, 2009


"Forget it, Jake - It's Chinatown."
posted by Gilbert at 12:07 PM on November 7, 2009


I'M SICK OF YOUR LIES!!! SECRETS AND LIES!!! IT'S ALWAYS SECRETS AND LIES!!!
posted by Sys Rq at 12:22 PM on November 7, 2009


"Blood. An ocean of blood. I wonder how many blood drops of blood there are in this blood ocean. I wonder how much is it in a drop. I wonder, has... well, I... let's just say there are approximately..."
posted by kittens for breakfast at 12:27 PM on November 7, 2009


"Now that I've solved the mystery of my wife's murder, I will always have these tattoos and polaroids as... a MEMENTO!"
posted by tapeguy at 12:54 PM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mmmmmmmm......Pi.
posted by ooga_booga at 1:07 PM on November 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


I was surprised by the number of quotes that have made it into American popular vernacular....incorrectly.

"Play it again, Sam" isn't a line, nor is "No! More! Wire! Hangers!" or "We don't need no steenkeen badches!"

(I wish I could remember the ACTUAL quotes!)
posted by tristeza at 3:15 PM on November 7, 2009


"Play it Sam. You played it for her, you can play it for me."
"Badges? We don't need badges!"

(don't know the actual Mommie Dearest quote -- never actually saw the movie)
posted by Afroblanco at 3:48 PM on November 7, 2009


"Play it again, Sam" isn't a line, nor is "No! More! Wire! Hangers!" or "We don't need no steenkeen badches!"

"Hello, Clarice" isn't actually in Silence of the Lambs either, is it?
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 3:55 PM on November 7, 2009


"Look, pal, there never was any money. The big Lebowski gave me an empty briefcase, so take it up with him, man. "

or alternately

"My only hope is that the big Lebowski kills me before the Germans can cut my dick off."
posted by dogwalker at 5:06 PM on November 7, 2009


Hello, hello? . . . . "Sorry, wrong number."

". . . .to Casablanca in French Morocco. Here, the fortunate ones, through money, or influence, or luck, might obtain exit visas and scurry to Lisbon, and from Lisbon to the New World. But the others wait in Casablanca -- and wait -- and wait -- and wait."

"Here was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South... Here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow... Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave... Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered. A Civilization gone with the wind... "

"You thought I loved Rebecca? You thought that? I hated her! "

"E.T. phone home."

"I am Spartacus."

"The minor awards, as you can see, have already been presented. Minor awards are for such as the writer and director - since their function is merely to construct a tower so that the world can applaud a light which flashes on top of it and no brighter light has ever dazzled the eye than Eve Harrington. Eve... but more of Eve, later. All about Eve, in fact."
posted by bearwife at 5:12 PM on November 7, 2009


Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"

Blazing Saddles: "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges."

Mommie Dearest: "No wire hangers! What are wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you no wire hangers ever!"
posted by kirkaracha at 5:20 PM on November 7, 2009


"We don't need no stinkin' badgers!"
posted by Zack_Replica at 6:39 PM on November 7, 2009


Gaff: Lófaszt! Nehogy már! Te vagy a Blade, Blade Runner!
Sushi Master: He say you blade runner.
Deckard: Tell him I'm eating.
posted by Scoo at 7:23 PM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


"We now return to Amazon Women on the Moon. There will be no further commercial interruption."
posted by jeremy b at 9:55 PM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Amazed this cringeworthy moment wasn't in there. (Spoilers if you haven't seen Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies. Not that you're likely to want to after that clip.)
posted by chrominance at 10:50 PM on November 7, 2009


As opposed to movies like Reservoir Dogs,

A friend of mine met Tarantino once, right before Reservoir Dogs was released theatrically. He told me that Quentin told him that the title Reservoir Dogs was an in joke between him and his friends/customers at the video store he worked at when he wrote it. It's what he/they called Au revoir les enfants because none of them could pronounce it.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 5:15 AM on November 8, 2009


Ha. I wrote that post last night but forgot to hit post. Looks like someone beat me to it.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 5:16 AM on November 8, 2009


I was surprised by the number of quotes that have made it into American popular vernacular....incorrectly.

TV Tropes has that one covered too.

Also on the topic of Reservoir Dogs: "I don't want to miss the, uh, reservoir scene."
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:55 AM on November 8, 2009


"We're gonna draw a little bit of everybody's blood... 'cause we're gonna find out who's the thing..."
posted by Scoo at 8:28 AM on November 9, 2009


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