Monthly Archives: September 2012

Movie Quote of the Day – The Mighty, 1998 (dir. Peter Chelsom)


Kevin: It’s the treasure, concealed in the slime of dragons.
Maxwell Kane: It’s a woman’s purse, and it’s covered with crap.
Kevin: And it’s our duty as knights to return it to its rightful owner.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Zabriskie Point, 1970 (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)


Cop: Occupation?
Rebel: Associate professor of history.
Cop: That’s too long. I’ll just put down clerk.

Movie Quote of the Day – La città delle donne, 1980 (dir. Federico Fellini)


Snàporaz: What kind of film is this?!

Movie Quote of the Day – The Thing, 1982 (dir. John Carpenter)


MacReady: How you doin’, old boy?
Dr. Blair: I don’t know who to trust.
MacReady: I know what you mean, Blair. Trust’s a tough thing to come by these days. Tell you what. . .why don’t you just trust in the Lord?

Movie Quote of the Day – Terminator 2: Judgement Day, 1991 (dir. James Cameron)


John Connor: We’ve got company.
Miles Dyson: Police?
Sarah Connor: How many?
John Connor: Uh, all of them, I think.

New Poster and Featurette For Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables”


After first trailer I was excited for Anne Hathaway, but that was about it as far as Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) and his new version of Les Mis was concerned. But then last week they released a behind the scene featurette (posted below) that had interviews with the cast discussing how they recorded the music live as they were filming. They were so excited, that I became excited. Now we’ve got this poster, which is a take on the classic artwork for the musical. I can dig it.

Movie Quote of the Day – La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In), 2011 (dir. Pedro Almodóvar)


Norma: I’m sick of these heels! And this jacket, too! All these clothes give me claustrophobia. If I could, I’d go naked all the time!

Oscar Vault Monday – Good Will Hunting, 1997 (dir. Gus Van Sant)


This was one of my favorite films when it first came out and it remains one of my favorite films to date. Actually, 1997 is one of my favorite years for film and I would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite of the five films that were up for Oscar’s top prize that year. Good Will Hunting was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning two: Best Original Score Danny Elfman, Best Original Song “Miss Misery” by Elliott Smith, Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actress Minnie Driver, Best Supporting Actor Robin Williams (won), Best Actor Matt Damon, Best Original Screenplay Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (won), Best Director Gus Van Sant and Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were As Good As It Gets, The Full Monty, L.A. Confidential and winner Titanic.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Rango, 2011 (dir. Gore Verbinski)


Rango: Now, remember son: stay in school, eat your veggies, and burn everything but Shakespeare.

What A Character! – Lew Ayres as Ned Seton in “Holiday”


As part of the What a Character! Blogathon, I decided to take an extended look at Lew Ayres as Ned Seton in George Cukor’s Holiday because not only is Lew Ayres one of my favorite actors, but this is the film that made me fall so hard for him. I also thought I would take this time to remind y’all that Lew Ayres: Hollywood’s Conscientious Objector goes on sale on November 1st. If you will remember, I contributed the foreword to that book and it would mean the world to me if you pre-ordered it; you won’t regret it, I swear.

I am going to go through Lew’s performance as Ned almost scene-by-scene, so if you haven’t seen the film yet, there will be spoilers.

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