Saturday, August 13, 2011

"I used to love trains"


I heard this line in a movie last week and it has resonated in my head ever since. I googled it and it must be the fourth most common sentiment every expressed on blogs because there it's there about 15, 000 times.

I picked up a few autographed copies of THE END OF EVERYTHING by Megan Abbott at the Borders closedown and I am willing to give one away to anyone who can guess where I heard this line. If more than one person (in the U.S.) gets it, I will draw for it.

I am blogging about this movie on the seventeenth, so you have to then to guess.

If no one gets it, I will draw among the wrong guessers. If someone finds another movie with the same line in it, which wouldn't surprise me, they go into the winner's circle too.

16 comments:

Kevin R. Tipple said...

My guess is it is the new Transformers Movie. Transformers Dark Side of The Moon.

We have not been to the movies in years and do everything by video so I am at a hugfe disadvantage. lol

Jerry House said...

No idea. So I'll just throw THE LADY VANISHES and SILVER STREAK out there.

Travis Erwin said...

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles?

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Not a clue but I already have Megan's book.
Brings to mind Robyn Hitchcock's song I Often dream of trains.

Charles Gramlich said...

Plains, Trains and automobiles.

Cap'n Bob said...

Trainspotting?

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

FIELD OF DREAMS, THE POLAR EXPRESS or PLAINS, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES.

Gerard said...

Throw Momma From The Train.

Todd Mason said...

MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, a very disappointing movie from Clive Barker you never need to see.

Anders Engwall said...

Terror Train?

Anonymous said...

I have no idea, but saw this first sentence in yesterday's newspaper. "As a boy, I wanted to be a train."

"Machine Man" by Max Barry

Made me think of the conversation here.
Michel

Gerard said...

Reminded me of Robyn Hitchcock. Which, in turn, reminds me of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN.

edit: just saw Oerkfitz's comment above. Which, in turn, reminds me of Oerlikon cannons.

Gerard said...

Which leads to: http://youtu.be/VAt7hK_zKr0

Chuck said...

"From Russia with Love," "unstoppable" and/or "The Villain" I don't really know. I'm just guessing.

John said...

First movie that popped into my head was THE SILVER STREAK. Second was the movie with De Niro and Charles Grodin MIDNIGHT RUN. And just for the hell of it I'll throw out THE BIG BUS - a disaster movie spoof about a nuclear powered bus that more like a train.

Anonymous said...

I could guess but that would be cheating, since Patti told me the answer (which I did not know) in Canada this weekend.

Jeff M.