Friday, November 5, 2010

At long last

#4- Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
Suggested by Sweeneyville reader Mike Bingham

No sense in trying to fool you on this one. If you don't know by now who Mike Bingham is, well, you aren't reading this blog enough! He is, of course, my dad. (And according to this picture I found of him, some sort of humorless bank manager). He and my mom are actually the whole inspiration for this blog challenge. So many times when I have been talking with my dad he will reference a classic movie. And when I give him a completely empty look because I haven't seen the movie, he says with puzzled incredulity "You've never seen that movie?!" And let me just tell you what kind of movie person my mom is. She has seen every movie ever made. No really. Have you ever played the game Balderdash? The version where sometimes they give you a movie title and you have to make up the plot? More often that is normal, my mom knows the actual plot of the movie in question because she has seen it in real life. Is that not amazing? She really has seen a lot of movies. And she is even worse when it comes to being shocked by my lack of movie watching. So in an effort for them to not be embarassed by my culturelessness, I am watching about three movies for each of them. Plus, this way we can also have meaningful two-way conversations in the future :)

Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
Overal Score:9/10
Deductions: What is with cowboys that mumble?
Bonus points: Robert Redford's mustache was a thing of beauty, the ending, and Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head comes from THIS movie!

Verdict: I really have been wanting to see this movie for quite some time and I am so glad I finally did. I think I really have been missing out in life. Because this is one of the first real classic Paul Newman or Robert Redford movies I have ever seen, and I can say a big "Oh, I get it now" because those two are quite the lookers! Oh my goodness. That alone made me stick around til the end. (But in the end I'm like Etta- I choose Sundance :) Plus, I was seriously surprised by the fact that it all culminates in BOLIVIA! I had no idea. And classic lines? Oh, this was full of them. But here are my favorites:

Butch Cassidy: You know, it could be worse. You get a lot more for your money in Bolivia, I checked on it.
Sundance Kid: What could they have here that you could possibly want to buy?

Percy Garris: That's what happens when you live 10 years alone in Bolivia: you get colorful...

Butch Cassidy: [to Sundance] If he'd just pay me what he's spending to make me stop robbing him, I'd stop robbing him!

Butch Cassidy: Alright. I'll jump first.
Sundance Kid: No.
Butch Cassidy: Then you jump first.
Sundance Kid: No, I said.
Butch Cassidy: What's the matter with you?
Sundance Kid: I can't swim.
Butch Cassidy: Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill you.

Also, I now get the full connection of the names "Hole In The Wall" and "Sundance", which both Paul Newman and Robert Redford used in their business ventures to this very day. Always thinkin', that's me. So if you haven't seen this movie, you really ought to.

Did I mention Robert Redford and Paul Newman are in this movie?


Chris said...

I don't know if this is the right place to suggest or not, but have you seen the Spanish Prisoner with Steve Martin? Good flick. and if you have then there's always Howards End, high adventure, nonstop action, fair amount of gore mixed with wait that's us trying to get the girls to bed. See you later! (side note: my word for verification to post is fesces, ha)

Amy said...

I can't believe I didn't make you watch this when we were roomies! I have been obsessed with the gorgeous Paul Newman for decades! I have seen every one of his non-R-rated movies. Try out Newman and Redford's other pairing, "The Sting". Its awesome.

Mags said...

I'm with ya, go back a bit too far in movie quotes and I am lost. I have not seen this movie.

DeAnne said...

I have made it clear that KaRyn use to work for Robert Redford. Yep! So that makes me pretty famous....
I have actually seen this movie, too many times and I remember every quote you wrote.