Monthly Archives: February 2011

Movie Quote of the Day – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948 (dir. John Huston)

Gold Hat: We are federales, you know, the mounted police.
Dobbs: If you’re the police, where are your badges?
Gold Hat: Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!

Movie Quote of the Day – The Hustler, 1961 (dir. Robert Rossen)

Fast Eddie: Boy, you better, you tell your boys they better kill me, Bert. They better go all the way with me, ’cause if they just bust me up, I’ll put all those pieces back together again, then so help me. . .So help me God, Bert, I’m gonna come back here and I’m gonna kill you.

A Look At Week 4 of TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar

What a wonderful week we just had! I think I’ll’ve watched 25 new-to-me films from this last week, plus a few rewatches (The Third Man!) I hope you guys found some great new films to watch as well. This coming week looks like the best week they’ve had so far. It’s chock full of Best Picture winners; some nights they’re showing as many as three in a row.

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Oscar Vault Monday – Of Mice and Men, 1939 (dir. Lewis Milestone)

I’ve waited a long time (nearly a year!) to write about 1939 as it is widely regarded as the “greatest year in Hollywood history.” I’d also not seen all ten of the nominated films into just recently (thank you very much, TCM and your 31 Days of Oscar!). So after having watched this films it came down to picking one to write about. This was also difficult because Gone With The Wind (the winner that year) is my second favorite film of all time. So this is definitely not an “Oscar got it wrong” post, but instead I decided to go with one of the least talked about films from the year. This has got to be the best adaptation of Steinbeck’s heartbreaking novel of the same name. Everything about the film is pitch-perfect. The film was nominated for four Oscars, but failed to win a single award: Best Sound Recording, Best Original Score, Best Scoring and Best Picture. The other nominees that year were Dark Victory, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Love Affair, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Ninotchka, Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz, Wuthering Heights and winner Gone With The Wind.

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002 (dir. Peter Jackson)

Gollum: You don’t have any friends; nobody likes you!
Smeagol: I’m not listening. . .I’m not listening. . .

Movie Quote of the Day – Midnight Cowboy, 1969 (dir. John Schlesinger)

Ratso Rizzo: I’m walking here! I’m walking here!

Movie Quote of the Day – Milk, 2008 (dir. Gus Van Sant)

Dan White: Society can’t exist without the family.
Harvey Milk: We’re not against that.
Dan White: Can two men reproduce?
Harvey Milk: No, but God knows we keep trying.

Movie Quote of the Day – Citizen Kane, 1941 (dir. Orson Welles)

Charles Foster Kane: Don’t go, Susan. You mustn’t go. [beat] You can’t do this to me.
Susan: I see. So it’s you who this is being done to. It’s not me at all. Not how I feel. Not what it means to me. [laughs] I can’t do this to you? [beat] Oh, yes I can.

Movie Quote of the Day – Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 (dir. Steven Spielberg)

Sallah: Indy, why does the floor move?
Indiana Jones: Give me your torch.
[Indy takes the torch and drops it in]
Indiana Jones: Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?
Sallah: Asps… very dangerous. You go first.

Movie Quote of the Day – Moonstruck, 1987 (dir. Norman Jewison)

Ronny Cammareri: I lost my hand, I lost my bride! Johnny has his hand, Johnny has his bride! You come in here and you want me to put away my heartbreak and forget?