Monthly Archives: August 2011

Movie Quote of the Day – A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, 1945 (dir. Elia Kazan)

Johnny Nolan: I wonder what people did before they invented coffee?

Movie Quote of the Day – Sabrina, 1995 (dir. Sydney Pollack)

Sabrina Fairchild: You know, you are not exactly what people say you are.
Linus Larrabee: Oh yeah? [beat] What do they say I am?
Sabrina Fairchild: Oh, you know.
Linus Larrabee: No.
Sabrina Fairchild: Well. . .that you’re the world’s only living heart donor.
Linus Larrabee: Oh. That.
Sabrina Fairchild: And. . .how does this one go? Um, “He thinks that morals are paintings on walls and scruples are money in Russia.”
Linus Larrabee: Well, that’s droll.
Sabrina Fairchild: And then there’s my favorite. . .
Linus Larrabee: No, no, no. I get the picture.

Oscar Vault Monday – Network, 1976 (dir. Sidney Lumet)

The first time I saw this film I was completely blown away. It’s eerie how a satirical film about television made 35 years ago can be so accurate within today’s world of television. I rewatched it recently and am just as in awe of it as ever. Network was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning four: Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay (won), Best Supporting Actor Ned Beatty, Best Supporting Actress Beatrice Straight (won), Best Actress Faye Dunaway (won), Best Actor William Holden, Best Actor Peter Finch (won), Best Director and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were All The President’s Men, Bound For Glory, Taxi Driver and winner Rocky.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Blast From The Past, 1999 (dir. Hugh Wilson)

Atkinson: Neighbors over there said the guy spent night and day out here. She’d bring him sandwiches and hot Dr. Pepper.
Levy: He drank it hot?
Atkinson: Yeah.
Levy: Good God.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Hurt Locker, 2009 (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)

Staff Sgt. William James: You love playing with that. You love playing with all your stuffed animals. You love your mommy, your daddy, your nature pajamas. You love everything, don’t you? [beat] Yeah. But you know what, buddy? As you get older, some of the things that you love might not seem so special anymore, you know. Like your jack-in-the-box. Maybe you realize it’s just a piece of tin and a stuffed animal. But the older you get, the fewer things you really love. And by the time you get to my age, maybe it’s only one or two things. [beat] With me I think it’s one.

Movie Quote of the Day – The More The Merrier, 1943 (dir. George Stevens)

Connie Milligan: I’m sorry mister, but I prefer. .
Mr. Dingle: Mr. Dingle.
Connie Milligan: Mr. Dingle. I prefer sharing my apartment with a lady.
Mr. Dingle: That’s fine, so would I.

Movie Quote of the Day – Remember The Titans, 2000 (dir. Boaz Yakin)

[Buck Owens’s “Act Naturally” plays in the background]
Alan Bosley: This one. Yessss. I mean, I don’t even have to ask, but I will. What do you think of this one?
Blue Stanton: Does the term “cruel and unusual punishment” mean anything to you?

Movie Quote of the Day – Pearl Harbor, 2001 (dir. Michael Bay)

Lt. Gooz Wood: I got a girlfriend.
[awkward beat]
Lt. Billy Thompson: That’s great.

Movie Quote of the Day – Lethal Weapon, 1987 (dir. Richard Donner)

Det. Sgt. Roger Murtaugh: I’m too old for this shit.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, 2004 (dir. Wes Anderson)

Steve Zissou: Don’t point that gun at him; he’s an unpaid intern.