Monthly Archives: March 2014

Movie Quote of the Day – Star Trek: Generations, 1994 (dir. David Carson)


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Kirk: You say history considers me dead. Who am I to argue with history?
Picard: You’re a Starfleet officer. You have a duty!
Kirk: I don’t need to be lectured by you. I was out saving the galaxy when your grandfather was in diapers. Besides which, I think the galaxy owes me one.

Female Filmmaker Friday: Orlando, 1992 (dir. Sally Potter)


We’re entering the third month of the Female Filmmaker Friday feature. I hope I have introduced y’all to some great cinema and hope to keep doing for a long time! The more I read about the abysmal numbers of women behind the scenes in cinema, the more I realize we need to rally around the few who have gotten to make films, make them as well-known as their male contemporaries and ignite a spark in the younger generation of women to carry the torch and not give up. If I help in that in any way, I will. That said, this week I am writing about Sally Potter’s Orlando, which I just saw for a first time a few weeks back. I used to own the Virginia Woolf book on which it is based, but somehow never read it.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Basquiat, 1996 (dir. Julian Schnabel)


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Albert Milo: Let me tell you something. There’s about ten people on the planet who know anything about painting, and Andy is one of them. You know, your audience isn’t even born yet.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Big Chill, 1983 (dir. Lawrence Kasdan)


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Meg: The last time I spoke with Alex, we had a fight. I yelled at him.
Nick: That’s probably why he killed himself. . .What was the argument about?
Meg: I told him he was wasting his life.

Movie Quote of the Day – 12 Monkeys, 1995 (dir. Terry Gilliam)


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Jeffrey Goines: There’s no right, there’s no wrong, there’s only popular opinion.

 

Movie Quote of the Day – Goodbye, Mr. Chips, 1939 (dir. Sam Wood)


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Mr. Chips: You must go. Goodbye, Kathy.
Katherine: Goodbye, Mr. Chips. [She kisses him.]
Mr. Chips: Miss Kathy! Kathy! You. . .you kissed me!
Katherine: I know, it was dreadful of me.
Mr. Chips: Oh, no. . . but do you. . . are we. . . oh, this is awful. Look here. you’ll have to marry me now, you know!
Katherine: Do you want to?
Mr. Chips: Do I?! Do you?
Katherine: Dreadfully! Goodbye, my dear!
Mr. Chips: Oh Kathy, you can’t go now!
Katherine: Goodbye!
Mr. Chips: Goodbye!

Movie Quote of the Day – The Quiet Man, 1952 (dir. John Ford)


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Thornton: I don’t get this. Why do we have to get you along? Back in the States, I’d drive up, honk the horn, the gal’d come runnin’. . .
Mary Kate Danaher: Come a-runnin’? I’m no woman to be honked at and come a-runnin’!

Movie Quote of the Day – Ultimo tango a Parigi (Last Tango in Paris), 1972 (dir. Bernardo Bertolucci)


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Jeanne: You want to know why you don’t want to know anything about me? Because you hate women.
Paul: Oh, really?
Jeanne: What have they ever done to you?
Paul: Well, either they always pretend to know who I am or they pretend I don’t know who they are and that’s very boring.

Movie Quote of the Day – A Dangerous Method, 2011 (dir. David Cronenberg)


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Carl Jung: On the subject of monogamy, for example, why should we put so much frantic effort into suppressing our most basic natural instincts?
Sabina Spielrein: I don’t know. You tell me.

Female Filmmaker Friday: Sedmikrásky (Daisies), 1966 (dir. Věra Chytilová)


This is my 8th piece for Female Filmmaker Friday and I thought with the news of Věra Chytilová’s passing this week it would be the perfect time to discuss her seminal work of 1960s feminist film. Chytilová was an important member of the Czech New Wave and basically the only major voice of that movement to stay in her home country despite its harsh reception of subversive art and often being subjected to censorship and having her films banned in her own country. She’s a fascinating figure and deserves much more attention that she often gets.

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