Monthly Archives: May 2011

Movie Quote of the Day – Pierrot le Fou, 1965 (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)

Ferdinard: Why do you look so sad?
Marianne: Because you speak to me in words and I look at you with feelings.

Cannes Announces Winners, The Tree of Life Takes Top Prize

Palme d’Or: The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick

Grand Prix (tie): The Kid with the Bike, Luc and Jean Dardenne and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Jury Prize: Polisse, Maiween

Best Director: Nicholas Winding Refn, Drive

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia

Best Screenplay: Joseph Cedar, Footnote

Best Short Film: Cross Country, Maryna Vroda

Camera d’Or: Las acacias, Pablo Giorgelli


Movie Quote of the Day – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004 (dir. Michel Gondry)

Joel: Why do I fall in love with every woman I see who shows me the least bit of attention?

Movie Quote of the Day – C’era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West), 1968 (dir. Sergio Leone)

Harmonica: Did you bring a horse for me?
Snaky:  Looks like we’re. . .[snickers]. . .looks like we’re shy one horse.
Harmonica: [shakes head] You brought two too many.

Movie Quote of the Day – Brick, 2006 (dir. Rian Johnson)

Brendan Frye: Throw one at me if you want, hash head. I’ve got all five senses and I slept last night, that puts me six up on the lot of you.

And Thus Begins The Woody Allen Blogathon!

This is where I will gather all the links for the blogathon. Some of these pieces were written in the past week or so, but if you’ve written something just today don’t be afraid to share it, too. I will be updating this post with links in the morning before I go to work and throughout the afternoon/evening when I get home.

Movie Quote of the Day – The People vs. Larry Flynt, 1996 (dir. Miloš Forman)

Larry Flynt: You know, politicians and demagogues like to say that sexually explicit material corrupts the youth of our country. And yet they lie, cheat and start unholy wars. [beat] Look at them, they like to call themselves warriors; they’re sheep in a herd. I think the real obscenity comes from raising our youth to believe that sex is bad and ugly and dirty. And yet, it is heroic to go spill guts and blood in the most ghastly manner – in the name of humanity. With all the taboos attached to sex, it’s no wonder we have the problems we have. It’s no wonder we’re angry and violent and genocidal. But ask yourself the question: what is more obscene – sex or war?

Movie Quote of the Day – To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, 1995 (dir. Beeban Kidron)

Car Salesman: Ladies, please, I implore you. For your own safety, go with the Toyota Corolla.
Vida Boheme: Well pumpkins, it comes down to that age-old decision: style. . .or. . .substance?

My Love For Woody Allen: Week 3

So here we are, the last decade of Woody Allen’s directorial filmography (you can see my first three post here, here and here). I am going to be honest right away and say that I pretty much hate and/or dislike all of these films. Okay, maybe not all. There is one that I actually like and three that I thought were “okay,” but the rest I either dislike or downright hate. So my discussions of them are not going to be very long because frankly I don’t want to waste my time writing about them. Feel free to disagree all you want, but that’s just how I feel about it. Also, don’t forget about the Woody Allen Blogathon on Friday!

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Grapes of Wrath, 1940 (dir. John Ford)

Ma Joad: How am I gonna know about ya, Tommy? Why they could kill ya and I’d never know. They could hurt ya. How am I gonna know?
Tom Joad: Well, maybe it’s like Casy says. A fellow ain’t got a soul of his own, just little piece of a big soul, the one big soul that belongs to everybody, then. . .
Ma Joad: Then what, Tom?
Tom Joad: Then it don’t matter. I’ll be all around in the dark – I’ll be everywhere. Wherever you can look – wherever there’s a fight, so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready, and when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise and livin’ in the houses they build – I’ll be there, too.