Silver Q and A

And on and on we go, tackling moves that punch above their weight, only this time I will try not to offend anyone…


(Not sure what’s going on, start here and all* of life’s mysteries will be revealed to you.)

*I highly doubt this is a factual statement, but strangers things have happened.

Let’s see what I’ve learned and used from “Silverado.”

It’s me.  You knew I’d have to do a western at some point…

Q: What should you say when you realize you should stop before you do something foolish?
A: “Today, my jurisdiction ends here. Pick up my hat.”
– Sheriff Langston (John Cleese)

Q: What should you say when someone doesn’t believe you will keep your word?
A: “Well, if we don’t you can keep my brother.”
– Emmett (Scott Glenn)

Q: What you should you say to your closest friends every chance you get?
A: “You know, hangin’ around with you is no picnic.”
– Paden (Kevin Kline)

Q: What should you say when someone asks the best time to reach you?
A: “I’m always there, but I only shine at night.”
– Stella (Linda Hunt)

Q: What should you say when someone is pestering you, a telemarketer for example?
A: “I got things to do, kid, I’m a busy man.”
– Jake (Kevin Costner)

Q: What should you say when you’ve caught someone in the act of doing something you aren’t very happy about?
A: “We’re gonna give you a fair trial, followed by a first class hanging.”
– Cobb (Brian Dennehy)

Q: What should you say when you are about to start a neighborhood block party?
A: “I got my people down there throwin’ snowballs and rarin’ to go.”
– Hobart (Brion James)

Q: What should you say when you get home from work and you are handed the honey-do list?
A: “I wanted a drink and a bed. I guess I came to the wrong place.”
– Mal (Danny Glover)

Q: What should you say when someone asks what you want out of life?
A: “I want to build something. Make things grow. That takes hard work. A lifetime of it. That’s not why a man comes to a pretty woman. After a while I won’t be so pretty. But this land will be.”
– Hannah (Rosanna Arquette)

Q: What should you say when you walk into the employment office to look for a job?
A: “Excuse me, Sheriff, I’m a gambler who’d like to run an honest game in your town. To whom do I speak about that?”
– Slick (Jeff Goldblum)


To prove the point of how awesome this movie is I only used one quote from each character.  Did you see those names?  Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, John Cleese…  This movie is fantastic.  Here there be gun battles, love, devotion, bravery, chivalry, and all kinds of western bravado including more than a few monsters.  Thanks for playing along.

13 thoughts on “Silver Q and A

  1. Great movie!
    The second to last Q could have been a crossover –
    “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.”

    • It’s a bit silly, kind of making fun of the whole western genre, while still have a serious plot, and, as you can see, a whole bunch of talented actors. It’s worth watching at least once!

      Okay, okay. I’ll go back to hidden themes very soon!

    • Which version of The Quick and the Dead? The L’Amour book? The Sam Elliot film (which is close to the book’s storyline)? Or, the Sharon Stone/Gene Hackman film?

      Doesn’t really matter, Silverado is far superior to all of them. (Well, the L’Amour book is a classic, so maybe not it.)

      I see, perhaps, what you are asking though. The Sharon Stone/Gene Hackman film, also has Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in it. Another star studded western…

      • Darling if you knew how many movies I watched you would be SHOCKED and SICKENED by the amount of television I consume. I did put a CD together. LIKE a FOR REAL ONE! I can’t believe it.

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