The closest I could come up with was
a line from the docu-comedy classic "This is
Spinal Tap". In it, Spinal Tap lead singer David
St. Hubbins (played by Michael McKean) says "It's
such a fine line between stupid, and clever."
are some other great Spinal Tap quotes, just for fun:
"Certainly, in the topsy-turvy world of heavy
rock, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand
is often useful. "
"Dozens of people spontaneously combust each
year. It's just not really widely reported."
"We've got Armadillos in our trousers. It's really
If any other CMT readers know of a movie that
fits the bill better, let me know!
musical is based on a fairy tale of the same name
written by Charles Perrault. After the death of his
wife, a king goes mad and decides to marry his daughter.
Seeking advice from her fairy godmother, the young
princess tries to stop the wedding by demanding from
her father dresses that are apparently impossible
to make. When this scheme fails, she asks for the
skin of her father's donkey, the king's most valuable
animal because it defecates golden coins. When even
this wish is granted, seeing that she can no longer
stop her father, the princess wraps herself in the
donkey's skin so that she won't be recognized and
runs away to another kingdom. There, she lives as
a poor peasant in a small shanty, and is despised
by everyone because of her looks. But one day the
prince of that kingdom stops by her shack, peeps through
her window, and sees her without her donkey skin.
He falls in love with her and invents a stratagem
to make her reveal her true identity. A very light
musical comedy with great music by Michel Legrand."
is the page on IMDB if you wanted to look up further
info on this movie:
did some searching and I don't believe Shirley Knight
was in any Bond movie. My reasons: as you mentioned
she is not in the credits, IMDB does not list her
with an 'uncredited' appearance, and I could turn
up no Google page listing her. One other source I
tried was a definitive Bond site- "James Bond
Multimedia". They have pictures of all the Bond
girls, and she
is not listed. You can take a look at the page, and
maybe see if there is someone who looks like the image
you had of Shirley Knight in one of the movies. Here's
like you're refering to the 2001 thriller "Don't
Say a Word", in which Michael Douglas once again
played a super-rich professional. The girl was Ashton
Kutcher's girlfriend-for-a-month Brittany Murphy,
who also does the voice of Luann on the animated series
"King of the Hill".
digger-Now here's somebody who's been around for 35
years or more.
Harris-Who was that?
Grave digger-That there's a magician, name was....the
great...Blunderman. Not so great now, is he?
Harris-The Great Blunderman? I knew him, Sara! (picks
up skull) God. He was a funny guy...He taught me magic.
Sara-A fellow of infinite jest....
Sara-He hath borne me on his back a thousand times....
Grave digger-She's got it.
Sara-Where be your gibes now? Your flashes of merriment
that would set the table on a roar?
called a............... clapboard. Here's a definition
from one movie terms page:
A slate with a pair of boards hinged together that
is photographed at the beginning of each take, both
for information on the take an to sync the sound and
a toughie, and one to which I could find no definitive
answer on the net. From what I did come across, though,
and my own personal experience, I will go with "Hamlet".
IMDB lists 93 total titles containing "Hamlet",
with 69 of those being theatrical releases. Also from
the Bard, "Romeo and Juliet" has 33 theatrical
releases and 11 TV-movies (not to mention countless
others 'influenced' by the story, like "Romeo
Must Die" or "Underworld"). Another
popular runner up is the "Three Musketeers",
with 22 'Versions of' listed on IMDB and 30 theatrically
released movies that have the words "Three Musketeers"
in the title, and "A Christmas Carol" which
has 13 theatrical and 28 TV-movie releases. For all
of these entries, not all of the versions listed by
IMDB will be direct versions of the stories, but the
figures should give you a good idea of the number
of times the story has been told.
for remakes based on a movie that is not most well-known
for it's basis (be it book or original screenplay),
that would be more difficult. One that pops off the
top of my head as a contender would be "Brewster's
Millions", which until I just looked at IMDB
for this question, did not know was originally based
on a novel. However, it has seven versions total,
starting with the 1914 original, and with the most
recent being Richard Pryor's 1985 remake.|