Wednesday, August 16, 2006

b-baby, Baby Fish-Mouth! Baby Fish-Mouth!

Baby talk? What's that, that's not a saying.
Oh but baby fish mouth is sweeping the nation.

"I was sitting with my friend Arthur Cornrom in a restaurant. It was in a cafeteria and this beautiful girl walked in and I turned to Arthur and I said, Arthur, you see that girl? I'm going to marry her, and two weeks later we were married and it's over fifty years later and we are still married."

Right, so for me, an opening to a movie doesn't get much better. Whenever I hear that old man's voice it's an instant comfort, like the smell of gravy or something. When Harry Met Sally has long been my go-to movie. I can't find a single thing wrong with it and it always reminds me of home-- watching it on sick days, or snow days, or Friday nights with popcorn or Saturday mornings in sweats. I watched it my first night at college freshman year when my roommate had yet to move in and I was a little scared. I've watched it every first night in a new apartment since then as a way of making that new space feel like home. It's just this fantastic story with great lines that everyone in my family can quote with ease and so it's always been my favorite.

I was saddened today to read about the death of Bruno Kirby. He died after a struggle with Leukemia. I truly think he helped make that movie so great, and some of his lines are classics in my family. Like when my parents call me at 6 in the morning. "No one I know would call at this hour."

Anyway, not to be debbie downer. Just to say that I love that movie, and all of Kirby's quotes in it.

-.Restaurants are to people in the eighties what theatre was to people in the sixties. I read that in magazine
-I wrote that.
-Get outta here.
-No, I did, I wrote that.
- I've never quoted anything from a magazine in my life, that's amazing, don't you think that's amazing? And you wrote it!?
- I also wrote "Pesto is the quiche of the eighties."
-Get over yourself!
-I did!


-You made a woman meow?

-I like saying it's in the den, it's got a nice ring to it.

-Well, he's the reason I became a writer, but that's not important.

-What could be worse than Mr. Zero knowing?

-I thought you said you liked it! (I WAS BEING NICE!)

5 comments:

sarah said...

I know! So sad!
To Harry and Sally! If Marie or I had found either one of them remotely attractive, we wouldn't be here today.

Brina said...

Emily is THE Aunt Emily?

I totally agree Jess. Never was there a better film.

I'll have what she's having.

I'll roll down the window.

Jess said...

bri, not from whms, but i'll give you $100 if you can guess the quote that dad always used during movie quote game.
one guess.

brina said...

One guess?! Uh. He uses a few. How about "Anybody want a peanut?"

Damn. If it's not that it's "Ned! Ryerson!"

Or "Everybody MOVE!!!"

Was I right?

Jess said...

all good! i was going for the last one though. Everybody move!
since it was your third guess, no prize, sorry i don't make the rules.
or, i guess i do.