Today's Special: Guess the green movie quote

St. Patrick’s Day is on Thursday, March 17, that wonderful celebration of green clovers, green beer and anything else green. So, to get us in the mood, the Disc Dish Today’s Special column is celebrating with a couple of St. Paddy’s Day features this week.

In this first one, test your knowledge of movies containing the word “green.” Match the right movie (on the left below) to the right film quote (on the right below). If you have the luck of the Irish, you’ll get all 12 and can call yourself Paddy. If not, don’t worry, you can get the answers here.

Wishing one and all a happy pre-St. Patrick’s Day! Now, start matching…

The FilmsThe Quotes
1. Anne of Green Gables, starring Anne Shirley, Tom Brown (1934)a. “A heart can be broken, but it will keep beating just the same.”
2. How Green Was My Valley, starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Roddy McDowall (1941)b. “Everything I ever learnt as a small boy came from my father, and I never found anything he ever told me to be wrong or worthless.”
3. The Woman in Green, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce (1945)c. “Green is the color of Spring. It means hope.”
4. The Boy With Green Hair, starring Pat O’Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell (1948)d. “I guess sometimes the past just catches up with you, whether you want it to or not.”
5. Behind the Green Door, starring Marilyn Chambers (1972)e. “I smell the faint, sweet odor of blackmail!”
6. Soylent Green, starring Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson (1973)f. “If you refuse, it will be a lifelong sorrow to me. You wouldn’t want to inflict a lifelong sorrow on a poor little orphan, would you?
7. Green Card, starring Gerard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell (1990)g. “It’s not dying that you need be afraid of; it’s never having lived in the first place.”
8. Fried Green Tomatoes, starring Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker (1991)h. “It’s people.”
9. The Green Mile, starring Tom Hanks, Michael Clark Duncan (1999)i. “Lie still and think of your body and how good it feels. And think only of how you want to entrust your body to my care.”
10. Green Street Hooligans, starring Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani (2005)j. “We don’t have to like each other. We just have to get married.”
11. Green Zone, starring Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear (2010)k. “You cannot just hand this country over to an exile no one’s ever heard of and a bunch of interns from Washington.”
12. The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz (2011)l. “You know the best part? It isn’t knowing that your friends have your back. It’s knowing that you have your friends’ back.”

About Chris

Chris Koseluk has written about the entertainment industry for numerous magazines and newspapers including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Make-Up Artist Magazine, BackStage West, Premiere, Video Business, Movie Times, Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, the Portland Oregonian and the Houston Chronicle. He currently runs MediaMischief.com. As a partner in Never Dull Productions, Chris wrote and directed the feature documentary Sled Shots about the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team.