...WITH RUTH HARRIS
Read you on Nathan Bransford's blog today.What movie is that "Be afraid -- be very afraid" quote from? I've heard the quote, & even used it, feeling I was out on the dangerous edge using a quote for which couldn't connect the Movie.Speaking of pop. quotes from movies -- you may not be old enough to remember, but I am -- "Go ahead -- make my day." Clint Eastwood said that in a movie in the early 80s -- people used that For YEARS - !
Thanks for coming over from Nathan's blog. Good question. I'll have to Google around and see if I can find an answer.Anybody out there--do you know where the quote "be afraid--be very afraid" comes from?Oh, yeah I know the Eastwood quote. (I even remember when the most famous movie Harry was Dirty, not wizardy.) People still use it sometimes.
Good for you Anne. I'm glad that essay is getting such exposure. It was excellent. It's on the tip of my tongue for the movie, but I can't get it to come. I want to say it was from a comedy. I don't know why.My brother trained our dog to play dead whenever he said that. "Go ahead, make my day."It was hysterical. It's a shame they didn't have recording devices back then.
I found it! Jeff Goldblum said it in "The Fly" in 1986.
It's older than that, Anne, I remember it from comedy radio shows of the fifties on BBC's Home Service as was.
Thanks, DOT! OK, sleuths--there's a Brit connection here. Maybe the quote is from one of the old Ealing studio films? Anybody have any theories?
thanks for info on "be afraid -- be very afraid";really like that photograph at top of your blog page - !
Thanks, Carson. That's a picture of a corner of my study, taken by artist/writer Christine Ahern, who often comments on the blog. I'm amazed at her talents.
Hi Anne...loved your previous post on the two James Freys. Loved the 3 points that you shared from that workshop. Don't know why I was unable to comment on several blogs last week. So am catching up now. Your essays are great and I am glad they are getting more exposure.Your study looks wonderful: neat and tidy. Mine is a mess.
Wow, James Frey attacks again. Thanks for writing about it and alerting folks. His venality is quite disturbing, and it seems to know no boundaries. The other James Frey, on the other hand, sounds utterly brilliant and wonderful. Your notes from his workshop are really spot-on and absolutely helpful, especially the section about resolution v. happy ending. Yes, resolution is key! Congrats on getting your work out there so splendidly. Well-deserved!
Samuel Park sounds British.
Carson--actually, Samuel is Korean-Brazilian with a PhD from USC, who's now a college professor in Chicago. And has a book coming out with Simon and Schuster in the spring. Kind of awesomely international. His blog is dailypepforwriters.blogspot.com
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