Monthly Archives: March 2011

Movie Quote of the Day – Sweet Smell of Success, 1957 (dir. Alexander Mackendrick)


J.J. Hunsecker: I’d hate to take a bite outta you. You’re a cookie full of arsenic.

Movie Quote of the Day – A Single Man, 2009 (dir. Tom Ford)


George Falconer: Just get through the goddamn day.

French Poster for Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life”


All of the posters so far for this film have been gorgeous. I cannot even wait for this to open.

Movie Quote of the Day – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1998 (dir. Terry Gilliam)


Raoul Duke: There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Eight Beautiful Shots From Woody Allen’s “Midnight In Paris”


The trailer for Allen’s newest film leaked earlier today and I just can’t stop watching it. Part of what I love about it is Darius Khondji’s gorgeous shots of Paris. Allen has worked with Khondji before, 2003’s Anything Else (one of the 9 Allen films I still haven’t seen!) The cinematographer has a pretty impressive resume, filled with lusciously shot films, including: Haneke’s Funny Games (2008), Wong Kar-Wai’s My Blueberry Nights (2006), Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter (2005), Fincher’s Panic Room (2002) and Se7en (1995), Danny Boyle’s The Beach (2000), Polanski’s The Ninth Gate (1999), Alan Parker’s Evita (1996) and Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen (1991). I’ve picked some of my favorite shots from the trailer to share with you.

 

New Poster For Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life”


Today is a good day for new media on films I cannot wait to see. This poster for Malick’s The Tree of Life is absolutely to die for.

New Trailer For Woody Allen’s “Midnight In Paris”


Loved this trailer. I like how the Owen Wilson character is clearly the one Allen himself would usually play when he was younger (just look at his costume!) Michael Sheen being a prick? Yes, please. I am just too excited for this film.

You can watch the trailer here at Yahoo! movies.

Some Love For Some Stylish Bloggers


Kendra over at Viv and Larry so graciously tagged me for a Stylish Blogger award. If you’ve never been over to her site, you owe yourself a look. She’s one of the most knowledgable classic film fans on the netz.

The rules state that I must list 7 facts about me and then pass the award on to 7 other stylish blogs. So first, here are seven things about me:

  1. I studied Comparative Literature in college, but in the three years since I’ve graduated I’ve only read about 10 books. I think I burned out, reading 4-5 books a week for four years.
  2. I might be going back to grad school soon. This time working towards an MFA in screenwriting. More on that as it develops.
  3. I personally own three cats: Mr. Rochester, Mr. Bingley an Lady Brett Ashley.
  4. Although I’m rather well known now as a classic film fan, I only started really getting into classic film last fall. I blame TCM’s Summer Under the Stars.
  5. I wish I had the means to travel more. I went to Scotland and England when I was 13 and France when I was 22. Someday I’d like to visit Greece and Brazil (and, well, everywhere else, too.)
  6. I am a big fan of guilty pleasure type films. Anyone who can’t get past themselves long enough to have a guilty pleasure film or two is really missing out.
  7. So far this year I’ve only seen one 2011 release.

And now on to the links. Kendra already beat me to Kate Gabrielle’s Scathingly Brilliant (but check her out anyway!), so here are some blogs I really love:

  1. FilmNoirBlonde
  2. Anna at Defiant Success
  3. The Best Picture Project
  4. The Mad Hatter’s Dark of the Matinee
  5. Millie at ClassicForever
  6. Limewrecks
  7. True Classics

Oscar Vault Monday – Atonement, 2007 (dir. Joe Wright)


I remember seeing the trailer for this movie and feeling compelled to read the book because it just looked so utterly fantastic. The book is now one of my favorites (all of the other Ian McEwan books I’ve read I thoroughly hated). I guess part of what I loved about the book was imagining the characters the way they were in the trailer. So when it came for the film to actually open I was so full of apprehension; would it live up to the book? or at the very least to the promise of its trailer? Rest assured, I did not feel let down. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one: Best Score (won), Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Supporting Actress Saoirse Ronan, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were: Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood and winner No Country For Old Men.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Bend It Like Beckham, 2002 (dir. Gurinder Chadha)


Dressmaker: Don’t worry, Miss Bahmra. Our designs will make even these little mosquito bites look like juicy, juicy mangos!