Monthly Archives: July 2011

Movie Quote of the Day – The Abyss, 1989 (dir. James Cameron)


Lindsey Brigman: We all see what we want to see. Coffey looks and he sees Russians. He sees hate and fear. You have to look with better eyes than that.

Movie Quote of the Day – Armageddon, 1998 (dir. Michael Bay)


Rockhound: [looking through Rorschach inkblots; to the male psychologist] This one looks like you. . .*with* breasts.

Movie Quote of the Day – Inception, 2010 (dir. Christopher Nolan)


Eames: You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

Oscar Vault Monday – A Serious Man, 2009 (dir. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)


Joel and Ethan Coen’s 14th feature film was also their third  film (out of four) to be nominated for Best Picture (1996’s Fargo was the first, 2007 Best Picture winner Now Country For Old Men the second, 2010’s True Grit the fourth). It’s also probably the most insular of their films; those who love it really love it, but many who saw it just couldn’t relate. The setting of the film,  St. Louis Park, Minnesota in the late 1960s, adds a slight autobiographical element to the film and its plot deals heavily with Jewish mysticism and spirituality. The film was only nominated for two Academy Award, winning none: Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were: Avatar, An EducationDistrict 9, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, The Blind Side, Up, Up In The Air and winner The Hurt Locker.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Mister Roberts, 1955 (dir. John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy and Joshua Logan)


Ens. Frank Thurlowe Pulver: Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin’ palm tree overboard! Now what’s all this crud about no movie tonight?

Movie Quote of the Day – Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


George M. Cohan: Mr. President, I’ve just begun to earn this medal. It’s quite a thing.
The President: Well, it’s the best material we could find, what with priorities and all.
George M. Cohan: Goodbye, sir. And I want you to know, I’m not the only one that’s grateful. My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, and my sister thanks you, and I assure you, I thank you.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Sixth Sense, 1999 (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)


Cole Sear: I want to tell you my secret now.
Malcolm Crowe: Okay.
Cole Sear: I see dead people.
Malcolm Crowe: In your dreams?
[Cole shakes his head no]
Malcolm Crowe: While you’re awake?
[Cole nods]
Malcolm Crowe: Dead people like, in graves? In coffins?
Cole Sear: Walking around like regular people. They don’t see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don’t know they’re dead.

Movie Quote of the Day – From Here To Eternity, 1953 (dir. Fred Zinnemann)


Alma: I do mean it when I say I need you. ‘Cause I’m lonely. You think I’m lying, don’t you?
Robert E. Lee “Prew’ Prewitt: Nobody ever lies about being lonely.

Movie Quote of the Day – Patton, 1970 (dir. Franklin J. Schaffner)


Gen. George S. Patton Jr.: Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

Movie Quote of the Day – Days of Heaven, 1978 (dir. Terrence Malick)


Linda: This girl, she didn’t know where she was goin’ or what she was gonna do. She didn’t have no money on her. Maybe she’d meet up with a character. I was hopin’ things would work out for her; she was a good friend of mine.