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Favorite lines from the movie?*Spoilers*

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Monday, October 3, 2005 9:18 PM

FALLENANGEL


I'm just curious. What was everybody's favorite lines from the BDM? I just loved the whole dialodge. It was so funny. Damn u Joss Whedon and your talent. I envy u.
Here's a few of my favs.

"Been more'n a year since I had anything twixt my nethers didn't run on batteries!"-Kaylee. That lil vixen!

"Can we start with the part where Jayne gets knocked out by a 90 pound girl? Because that's *never* getting old." and " I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."-Wash.

"You guys always bring me the best violence."-Mr Universe.


"Three mags and my swinging cod!"-Jayne. Nuff said.

"Do you know what your sin is?"
"Oh, I'm a big fan of all seven... but right now, I'm gonna have to go with wrath." and "Yes, I read a poem. Try not to faint."- Mal.



*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
"I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."-Wash.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 1:00 AM

MADRIK


"I'm gonna LIVE" - Kaylee after she realizes that Simon wants to have sex with her.

"Everyone's dyin' for no reason" -Jayne in 'ghost town'

"Mal?.. He stabbed me with a sword, Mal. Isn't that weird?" -Mr. Universe's android recording

God there's so many more. Give me a few hours... *goes and sees it again*

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 1:27 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Jayne: "Let's be bad guys."

Zoe: "You really think any of us are going to make it?"

Jayne: "Well I might..." (the look on his face was priceless!)

Mal (with River cocking the hammer on a pistol pointed at him): "Or we could talk more."



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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 1:39 AM

BERNADETTE


"She's damaging my calm" Jayne

Bernie

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 1:44 AM

DONCOAT


The crucial, climactic, cathartic, over-the-top line of the movie is River's (naturally):

"My turn."




Absolutely heart-stopping!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 1:59 AM

EMMA


"I swallowed a bug"

Not so much a line, but a tableaux with The Operative tied up watching the Miranda video and the tear trickling down his face - wonderful.

extremely dimensionally transcendental

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:05 AM

UNCHARTEDOUTLAW


See, I've got to put some of these lines in the context of the visual medium to really show why they're favorites...

The "Everybody's dead for no reason" line: anyone else notice that the shot ended dead-center on Wash?

And the excellent and simple "My turn" line: it was completely bolstered by all those lights coming back on and to full power!

I know I have lots more favorites, but it's all of 5am and they're not coming to me. Tho, Kaylee does have the two best lines of the movie with the "batteries" comment and the "hell with this, I'm gonna live" statement! :D I love her!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:08 AM

CELTICGIRL264


"Dear Buddha I want a pony and a rocket." - Mal

I don't know the quote ut the one at the end when Mal says to River
"you proably already know what I'm going to say."
"Yeah but I like to hear you say it." and he makes that speech. If anyone happens to know what that is, can you post it. Lie everyone else I like "I am leaf on the wind watch how I soar"
-Wash R.I.P.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:10 AM

JACQUI


There are so many!! (even if they've already been said). Here are my fav lines...

~~
Jayne: Maaaaaaal!
Mal: Every job we do, he's gotta start yelling my name...
~~

Jayne: I won't get et! You shoot me if they get me! (Mal cocks his gun) Well, don't shoot me first!
~~

The Operative: You can't make me angry.
Inara: Please! Spend an hour with him.
~~

River: I swallowed a bug.
~~

Mal: You see us fighting?
Kaylee: No.
Mal: Trap.
~~

Kaylee (not so much the words, but the way she says it): And don't fly in anything with a Capissen 38 engine... they fall right out of the sky.
~~

Kaylee: It's been near on twelve months since I had anything twixt my nethers didn't run on batteries!
Mal: Oh God, I can't hear this!
Jayne: I can stand to hear a little more.
~~~

Kaylee (to Simon): Are you alright?
Mal: Is *he* alright?!?
~~

And my favourite:

Zoe: She's torn up, but she'll fly true.



*~*~*
"Your toes are in the sand."
"And your head's up your..."
"Hey!"

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:27 AM

BERNADETTE


Quote:

Originally posted by Jacqui:
There are so many!! (even if they've already been said). Here are my fav lines...

~~
Jayne: Maaaaaaal!
Mal: Every job we do, he's gotta start yelling my name...
~~

Jayne: I won't get et! You shoot me if they get me! (Mal cocks his gun) Well, don't shoot me first!
~~

The Operative: You can't make me angry.
Inara: Please! Spend an hour with him.
~~

River: I swallowed a bug.
~~

Mal: You see us fighting?
Kaylee: No.
Mal: Trap.
~~

Kaylee (not so much the words, but the way she says it): And don't fly in anything with a Capissen 38 engine... they fall right out of the sky.
~~

Kaylee: It's been near on twelve months since I had anything twixt my nethers didn't run on batteries!
Mal: Oh God, I can't hear this!
Jayne: I can stand to hear a little more.
~~~

Kaylee (to Simon): Are you alright?
Mal: Is *he* alright?!?
~~

And my favourite:

Zoe: She's torn up, but she'll fly true.



*~*~*
"Your toes are in the sand."
"And your head's up your..."
"Hey!"



Zoe: She's torn up, but she'll fly true.
That one breaks my heart

Bernie

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:45 AM

KNIBBLET


"She's torn up plenty, but she'll fly true." Zoe

"Three mags and my swinging cod. And it's full." Jayne

"I really don't." Shepherd Book

"My turn." River

"The hell with this. I'm gonna live." Kaylee

"Can we start with the part where Jayne gets beat up by a 90 pound girl? Because that's never getting old." Wash.

"I have a way now? Is that better than a plan?" Mal

"That man doesn't know what he wants!" Inara

"I'm not frightened. This is anger. I imagine if I was frightened, my eyes would be wider." Simon

So, so, so, so many more. I'm gonna go see our BDM for the 6th time this weekend.



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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 3:34 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Mr. Universe: "Mal? He killed me, Mal. Killed me with a sword. How weird is that?"

Mal: Zoë, the ship is yours. Now, if I'm not back in an hour, I want you to take this ship, take off... and you come and you rescue me!
Zoë: What? And risk my new ship?

Mal: [greeting the twins] Fanty. Mingo.
Fanty: I'm Mingo, he's Fanty.
Mal: No, you're Fanty, he's Mingo.
Mingo: How do you always know who we are?
Mal: Fanty's prettier.

Jayne: Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight or if he bothers me or if there's a woman or if I'm gettin paid, mostly only when I'm gettin paid.

---------------

"All that is required for evil to triumph is for the good man to do nothing."
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 3:56 AM

SCOUSERATHEART


The lines at the end of the movie where Inara and Mal are talking about Inara staying on the ship. I loved that part. Can't remember the exact words - still kind of shell shocked by Wash's death.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 4:18 AM

ROCKETJOCK


Quote:

Originally posted by Bernadette:
"She's damaging my calm" Jayne



The full quote: "She's damaging my calm. But she's right."

Slight difference, but key: Jayne may have an I.Q. measured in the low negatives, but he's good at quick tactical battlefield analysis. He recognized the truth in River's rantings before anyone else.

And was anyone else as proud of the lug as I was when he spoke for everyone:

"Shepherd Book always said, "If you can't do something smart, do something right."

(Hey, a quote within a quote. Subtle, Josh.)

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 5:00 AM

KIZYR


"Can't stop the signal"

Come on, nobody mentioned this? I mean, it's short, sweet, and it cuts to the point about the entire theme of the movie... What I always loved about Firefly is that it goes back to the best use of science fiction, in exploring things that are personally relevant to people today, though in another setting (same reason I'm a Bradbury fan). "Can't stop the signal" just cuts to the point about the inevitable free flow of information, and ends up being a big reason why Mal gets so determined towards the end. The signal lets him strike a blow at the Alliance in line with his beliefs better than he ever could have during the war.

Oh, and of course, the "twixt my nethers" line. But it just doesn't work so well unless you've known Kaylee through the series... then you see what's gotten her all upset. It's not so much sex she wants, as it is Simon in particular. KF

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 7:15 AM

ODDNESS2HER


JAYNE: "My muscular buttocks, it's forty!"

Maybe I just like the imagery.


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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 8:05 AM

MADRIK


Maybe a little off topic but I recognized when Jayne said, "If you can't do somethin' smart, do somethin' right." It's great how he quoted Book. Also, right after that, he slid the drink to Simon.. I mean, c'mon! He shared a drink with SIMON! When would he had ever done that?

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 8:12 AM

CHANNAIN

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Mal to a shocked Inara:

"Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint."



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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 8:16 AM

KURAI


Kaylee's "To Hell with this, I'm going to live" line. Love that so much. But who doesn't?

And the Buddha mention. "Dear Buddha, please bring me a pony and a plastic rocket..."

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 8:19 AM

DIGIFICWRITER


I can't believe nobody's mentioned this line:
The Operative; I'm not threatening you; I'm unarmed.
Mal: Good. (pulls out his gun and shoots the Operative)
The Operative (getting up and attacking Mal): I am of course wearing body armor. I'm not stupid.

The Operative is probably the coolest villain character to step out of Joss' imagination ever, at least IMO.

Here's another great exchange between the Operative and Mal:

The Operative: It's worse than you know.
Mal: It usually is.

I also loved the Operative's line 'Where are you hiding, little girl?', mainly for the way he says it.

Take my love
Take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care
I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell 'em I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 8:43 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


The Operative: That girl will rain destruction down on you and your ship. She's an albatross, Captain.
Mal: Way I remember it, albatross was a ship's good luck... til some idiot killed it.
(to Inara)
Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint.

Mal: You do that, best make peace with your dear and fluffy lord.

Mal: Leg's good, it'll bleed plenty and we avoid any necessary organs...
Guard: I was thinking more of a graze...
Mal: Well you don't want it to look like you just gave up...
Guard: No, I get that...

Simon: If I speak the words, "Eta–
Jayne: (jumping back)
Well don't say it!
Zoë: It only works on her, Jayne.
Jayne: Oh. Well, now I know that.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 8:44 AM

MRSEMBASSY


How about poor Wash, alone on the bridge after the big barnswallow maneuver ...

"Is everyone OK down there? ......
Hello??"

That got a huge laugh at every showing I've seen. :)

And the operative: "Target the reavers. Target the reavers! SOMEBODY SHOOT SOMETHING!!!!" ROFL!

I also just loved the Mal-Inara interaction in this film ... that great scene where he tells her, "But you fog things up! You always do! You turn me around .... I wish to hell you were someplace else." And she says so sadly, after he stalks away, "I was!"

Book had the best death scene lines ever ...

Mal: "You did the right thing."
Book: "Coming from you, that means almost nothing."

-Mrs. Embassy

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 9:02 AM

CHANNAIN

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Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:
I love the "Yes, I have read a poem" line, but I think it would work even better as a Whedonism if it was a chunk of dialog that started with The Operative's line about River being an "albatross".

Can somebody post those bits, please?

True, but it was great Mal and Inara banter regardless. "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" probably isn't as well known to the masses as "She Walks in Beauty."

Or maybe it's just me - I haven't read a lot of poetry either, so when I do, it's an event.

yeah, it's me.

Simon: "Am I talking to Miranda now?"
River: NO words, just her patented "you're such a boob" look. Classic brother sister interaction. One of many reasons why I love this 'verse.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 9:12 AM

CHRISTHECYNIC


Quote:

Originally posted by Madrik:
Maybe a little off topic but I recognized when Jayne said, "If you can't do somethin' smart, do somethin' right." It's great how he quoted Book. Also, right after that, he slid the drink to Simon.. I mean, c'mon! He shared a drink with SIMON! When would he had ever done that?


Sliding the drink, I loved that moment. It gets lost among so many other moments but I remember that standing out all three times I've seen it.

-

Take my love
Take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care
I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell 'em I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me

That should have been there, not just the music at the end of the credits, we should have heard it sung.

As a result of it's absence I was forced (on moral grounds) to sing it yesterday with someone I didn’t know who saw me at the movie on Friday. Amazing how it brings people together.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 9:48 AM

DRROB


Jayne pretty much stayed Jayne.

"I could stand a little more."

"Let's be bad guys."

"Gee wouldn't it be great if we had some grenades?"

From Zoe: "Oh look now we can retire from this life of crime."

From Mal: "Or we could talk more.."

From Kaylee" "I wanna live." (Ok the battery comment was great too)

I could have used more cussin' in Chinese overall.



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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 10:13 AM

CHANNAIN

i DO aim to misbehave


Jayne hanging off the back of the mule

"I won't get et! You shoot me if they take me!"

Sees Mal taking aim--presumably at the line from the pike in Jayne's leg.

Jayne's panicked shriek: "Wuh don' shoot me FIRST!"

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 11:31 AM

MIRAMEL


like the bit w/ simon asking if hes talking to miranda- river points, tehn looks back at zoe, who looks at her questioningly- the look on rivers face next, as if to say "of course i know what im talking about!" priceless.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 11:48 AM

KOZURE


Forgive me if I butcher or misquote the following lines, I don't have my copy of the book yet:

ZOE: You know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. Look it up later.

Also...

MAL: I don't kill women and children.

OPERATIVE: I do.

and...

INARA: ...and that isn't incense. [boom]



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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 11:57 AM

LOGGERHEAD


"Since when have your plans and what actually happens been similar?"

Or something like that.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 11:58 AM

MER


Mal: Did the primary buffer panel just fall off my goorramn ship for no apparent reason?

Lovebot's message: Guy killed me Mal. He killed me with a sword. How weird is that? ......they can't stop the signal, Mal. they can never stop the signal.

I noticed that pan in Miranda, and I always wondered why it stopped. I can only hope it has something to do with Wash's next line.

Did anybody notice River's goggles? It looks exactly like what Jayne wears in Mrs. "Macolm Reynolds."

Oh! Not to mention his censored pinup girl t-shirt during the bar fight scene. I almost had a heartattack there...besides the tight ass army shirt he's wearing *__*

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 12:09 PM

ODDNESS2HER


Quote:

Originally posted by Madrik:
Maybe a little off topic but I recognized when Jayne said, "If you can't do somethin' smart, do somethin' right." It's great how he quoted Book. Also, right after that, he slid the drink to Simon.. I mean, c'mon! He shared a drink with SIMON! When would he had ever done that?



Just as surprising is Simon takes it without making a fuss. Like sharing a drink with Jayne is second nature.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 12:23 PM

N0SKILLZ


gotta say, and maybe its just me.

But it was kinda a unexpected change to see Simon hit Mal after the first job. I kinda saw it was payback for when Simon got hit when he first got on.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 1:06 PM

TYLERMAYHEM


all the above but you all forgot the bestest one.
poor river on miranda seeing in her minds eye all the death n destruction feeling the pain n rage trying to stay river n not be swept away. and she says a string oc chinese and then " Please god make me a stone..." i know i have heard that somewhere before im still looking for where.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 1:06 PM

TYLERMAYHEM


all the above but you all forgot the bestest one.
poor river on miranda seeing in her minds eye all the death n destruction feeling the pain n rage trying to stay river n not be swept away. and she says a string oc chinese and then " Please god make me a stone..." i know i have heard that somewhere before im still looking for where.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 1:06 PM

TYLERMAYHEM


ooops hit it too many times sorry

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 1:52 PM

SHINY4004


ZOE: You know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. We can look it up later. :D

And the batteries quote of course.

Kaylee: How do you know that Inara don't just want to see you? Sometimes people have feelings you know. I'm referring of course to people....:D

Kaylee: You mean to say...us...SEX?
Simon: I mean to say.

Jayne: I don't wanna explode.

Zoe: Those grenades?
Jayne: Yeah, cap'n doesn't want 'em.



"Oh I'm going to the special hell."-Mal

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:54 PM

IMLOCO2


Mal: This is the Captain. There's a little problem with our entry sequence; we may experience slight turbulence and then explode.



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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 3:13 PM

ALTA


Quote:

Originally posted by tylermayhem:
all the above but you all forgot the bestest one.
poor river on miranda seeing in her minds eye all the death n destruction feeling the pain n rage trying to stay river n not be swept away. and she says a string oc chinese and then " Please god make me a stone..." i know i have heard that somewhere before im still looking for where.


That scene gets me choked up every time I see it.

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Since I found Serenity

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