Monthly Archives: June 2012
A Wonderful Surprise, Just In Time For My Birthday!
It is my 26th Birthday today! And I have a little surprise for you all! You have to check under the cut to see it, though!
Movie Quote of the Day – The Tin Star, 1957 (dir. Anthony Mann)
Movie Quote of the Day is Two Years Old Today!
You can see the first year’s worth of MQotD here at last year’s anniversary post. If you will recall I had five days last year with no computer whatsoever, so there were only 360 MQotDs. This year I managed to post all 365. There was one repeat on purpose (Groundhog Day, duh!) and one on accident (Brief Encounter). Which means when you combine the two years I believe there are 723 movies quoted. Crazy. After the cut I have linked to all of the quotes I’ve posted over the last year. Enjoy!
Movie Quote of the Day – Rosemary’s Baby, 1968 (dir. Roman Polanski)
From The Warner Archive: The Journey, 1959 (dir. Anatole Litvak)
Fans of The King and I, rejoice! The Warner Archive has released Anatole Litvak’s drama The Journey, which reunites co-stars Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. This film also served as the big screen debut of Jason Robards – and what a debut it was!
Movie Quote of the Day – High Anxiety, 1977 (dir. Mel Brooks)
Movie Quote of the Day – Seabiscuit, 2003 (dir. Gary Ross)
Movie Quote of the Day – Boogie Nights, 1997 (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
Dirk: Please, just don’t be mean to me!
Dirk’s Mother: I’m not being mean, you’re just too stupid to see it!
Dirk: You don’t know what I can do! You don’t know what I can do, what I’m gonna do, or what I’m gonna be! I’m good! I have good things and you don’t know about! I’m gonna be something! I am! And don’t fucking tell me I’m not!
TCM’s Summer Under The Stars Celebrates 10th Anniversary
I remember the first time I saw one of their Summer Under The Stars days. It was the summer of 2005 and I was visiting relatives in southern California and I was at a hotel and it was Katharine Hepburn day. I watched Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Suddenly, Last Summer and then I was supposed to go meet people, but all I wanted to do was stay and watch more films. Summer Under The Stars 2010 is what got me into the habit of watching anywhere from two to seven films a day (Ingrid Bergman day that year I’m pretty sure I watched seven films). Summer Under The Stars makes me wish I still had cable and a DVR and TCM. Alas, I will have to live vicariously through those of you that do have this wonderful channel. After the cut I’ve listed the entire lineup.
Movie Quote of the Day – Garbo Talks, 1984 (dir. Sidney Lumet)
Estelle Rolfe: Could I see that picture of Garbo in the window?
Shopkeeper: Ha ha, it’s from Grand Hotel.
Estelle Rolfe: It’s from Mata Hari.
Shopkeeper: Grand Hotel, I own the shop!
Estelle Rolfe: No, it’s from Mata Hari, it’s the scene in the prison cell, where she has a reunion with Rosanoff, just before they take him to the firing squad to be executed. Look at the costumes, it’s Mata Hari.
Shopkeeper: That’s 35 dollars.
Estelle Rolfe: This isn’t rare, I’ve seen it before!
Shopkeeper: Then buy it before! The frame makes it higher.
Estelle Rolfe: I’ll take it without the frame!
Shopkeeper: I don’t sell it without the frame. That’s 35 dollars!
Estelle Rolfe: It’s Mata Hari, go to the movies!