Monthly Archives: May 2012

Movie Quote of the Day – Private Lives, 1931 (dir. Sidney Franklin)


Elyot Chase: You don’t hold any mystery for me darling; do you mind? There isn’t a part of you I don’t know, remember, and want.

Movie Quote of the Day – Anatomy of a Murder, 1959 (dir. Otto Preminger)


Judge Weaver: Mr. Biegler, you finally got your rape into the case, and I think all the details should now be made clear to the jury. Do you agree, Mr. Lodwick?
Mitch Lodwick: Absolutely.
Judge Weaver: What exactly was the undergarment just referred to?
Paul Biegler: Panties, Your Honor.
Judge Weaver: Do you expect this subject to come up again?
Paul Biegler: Yes, Sir.
Judge Weaver: There’s a certain light connotation attached to the word “panties.” Can we find another name for them?
Mitch Lodwick: I never heard my wife call ’em anything else.
Judge Weaver: Mr. Biegler?
Paul Biegler: I’m a bachelor, Your Honor.
Judge Weaver: That’s a great help. Mr. Dancer?
Claude Dancer: When I was overseas during the war, Your Honor, I learned a French word. I’m afraid that might be slightly suggestive.
Judge Weaver: Most French words are.

Movie Quote of the Day – Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, 1997 (dir. David Mirkin)


Romy: Hey, um, great suit. Is that an Armani?
Suit Salesman: Yes. Yes, it is.
Romy: I thought so. So, what do you do?
Suit Salesman: I’m a suit salesman.
Romy: Would you excuse me? I cut my foot before and my shoe is filling up with blood.

Movie Quote of the Day – You Can’t Take It With You, 1938 (dir. Frank Capra)


Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: I used to be just like you. Then one morning I was going up in the elevator and it struck me that I wasn’t having any fun. So I came right down and I never went back. That was thirty-five years ago.
Anthony P. Kirby: [sarcastic] Admirable. And you haven’t done a thing since, huh?
Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: Oh, yes, yes. Just the things I want to do. Collected stamps, went to the zoo when I got the notion, took up the harmonica and even found time to notice when Spring came around.
Anthony P. Kirby: [sarcastic] This would be a fine country if we all spent our time at the zoo and played the harmonica.
Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: You used to play one yourself; Tony said so. Maybe you ought to take it up again. Maybe it’ll stop you trying to be so desperate about making more money than you can ever use. You can’t take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.

Movie Quote of the Day – Waterworld, 1995 (dir. Kevin Reynolds)


Deacon: If you’ll notice the arterial nature of the blood coming from the hole in my head, you can assume that we’re all having a real lousy day. So here it is, I need to know about that tattooed girl. First one that tells me lives.

Movie Quote of the Day – Drive, 2011 (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)


Driver: Is he a bad guy?
Benicio: Yeah.
Driver: How can you tell?
Benicio: Because he’s a shark.
Driver: There’s no good sharks?
Benicio: No. I mean, just look at him. Does he look like a good guy to you?

Hitchcock Blogathon: Shadow of a Doubt


This year’s Film Preservation Blogathon has a Hitchcock connection, click here to read all about it, thus I decided to write about Shadow of a Doubt. Partly because it is my favorite Hitchcock film and partly because today is Joseph Cheshire Cotten’s birthday. It’s a win-win. Look for the banner at the end of this post to donate to the cause.

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Angel Wore Red, 1960 (dir. Nunnally Johnson)


Soledad: But do you need four eyeballs?
Hawthorne:  Every one-eyed gentleman needs at least four for routine social demands.

Movie Quote of the Day – Marie Antoinette, 2006 (dir. Sofia Coppola)


Marie Antoinette: This is ridiculous.
Comtesse de Noailles: This, Madame, is Versailles.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Sunshine Boys, 1975 (dir. Herbert Ross)


Willy Clark: They’re old-fashioned. I’m new-fashioned. I’m still in demand. I’m still hot.
Al Lewis: If this room were on fire, you wouldn’t be hot.