“The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain” quotes(1995)
Plot – Two English cartographers arrive to Ffynnon Garw to measure the relief of the village as it may be represented on maps only if it exceeds 1000 feet. The villagers dismay when the measurement reveals only 20 feet are missing, so Morgan, the innkeeper, and Jones, the Reverend, ally to solve the problem. All the inhabitants participate to slow down the two cartographers' departure too: the gas station attendant fills with sugar the cartographers' car tank, while Jones pierces a wheel and everyone else transports some soil to raise a pyramid.
All actors – Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Colm Meaney, Ian McNeice, Ian Hart, Kenneth Griffith, Tudor Vaughan, Hugh Vaughan, Robert Pugh, Robert Blythe, Garfield Morgan, Lisa Palfreyshow all
“The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain” Quotes 11 quotes
“All this fuss over what? Is it a hill, is it a mountain? Perhaps it wouldn't matter anywhere else, but this is Wales. The Egyptians built pyramids, the Greeks built temples, but we did none of that, because we had mountains. Yes, the Welsh were created by mountains: where the mountain starts, there starts Wales. If this isn't a mountain, well,...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Jones the JP: I'm not sure how legal that is...
- Reverend Jones: Yes, or ethical...
- Morgan the Goat: Legal? Ethical? Wh - how legal was it to say that a thousand feet is a mountain and 984 isn't, uh? Uh? Do we call a short man a boy, or a small dog a cat? No! This is a mountain, our mountain, and if it needs to be a thousand feet, then by...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- George Garrad: Can't be too careful in foreign climes.
- Reginald Anson: It's only Wales.
- George Garrad: It's still foreign!”
“- Reverend Jones: Have you no shame?
- Morgan the Goat: No... I can't think where I've left it!”
“- Narrator: It wasn't until I was 10 years old that I asked my grandfather about the man with the longest and most enigmatic name of all.
- Grandfather: The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain? Now there's a long name for you. And a long story. You are not going to forget, are you? For this is a story... an epic story. Yes, epic.”
“Should you think this is just a shaggy dog story told by a senile man to his impressionable grandson, I'd ask you to come to South Wales, to the village where I was born, and as you drive north from Cardiff, look for the first big hill. Not just a hill, but a mountain, and the children of the people who built it. However, just before this film...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Elizabeth aka Betty from Cardiff: There's nothing very special about me. I'm the kind of girl you usually don't notice: I scuttle in with a tray of tea, bow my head, and scuttle out.
- Reginald Anson: I'd notice.
- Elizabeth aka Betty from Cardiff: No, you wouldn't. Not usually.”
“- Reginald Anson: They're pretty.
- Elizabeth aka Betty from Cardiff: Mmm, yes. Not as pretty as me... you are supposed to say that.”