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Movie Quote of the Day – Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero ‘stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza… (Love and Anarchy), 1973 (dir. Lina Wertmüller)


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Tunin: Many people will never have two days of love. Don’t throw it away like this.

 

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Movie Quote of the Day – F For Fake, 1973 (dir. Orson Welles)


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Orson Welles: Our works in stone, in paint, in print, are spared, some of them, for a few decades or a millennium or two, but everything must finally fall in war, or wear away into the ultimate and universal ash – the triumphs, the frauds, the treasures and the fakes. A fact of life: we’re going to die. “Be of good heart,” cry the dead artists out of the living past. “Our songs will all be silenced, but what of it? Go on singing.” Maybe a man’s name doesn’t matter all that much.

 

Movie Quote of the Day – Scarecrow, 1973 (dir. Jerry Schatzberg)


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Lion: You don’t have to hit people. Not if you can make ’em laugh.
Max Millan: Bullshit.
Lion: Hey Max, you heard the story of the scarecrow?
Max Millan: No.
Lion: You think crows are scared of a scarecrow?
Max Millan: Yeah, I think they’re scared.
Lion: Yeah why? No, crows are not scared, believe me.
Max Millan: The goddamn crows are scared.
Lion: No, crows are laughin’.
Max Millan: Nah, that’s bullshit. . .
Lion: That’s right, the crows are laughin’. Look, the farmer puts out a scarecrow, right, with a funny hat on it, got a funny face. The crows fly by, they see that, it strikes ’em funny, makes ’em laugh.
Max Millan: The goddamn crows are laughin’?
Lion: That’s right, they’re laughin’ their asses off. And then they say, “Well, that ol’ farmer Joe down there, he’s a pretty good guy. He made us laugh, so he won’t bother him any more.”
Max Millan: The goddamn crows are laughin’. . .
Lion: Ohh, they laughin’, woooo!
Max Millan: I gotta tell ya somethin’, that’s the most hare-brained idea I’ve ever heard.
Lion: Well, it’s true, they’re laughin’ their asses off.
Max Millan: The crows are laughin’. . .yeah. . .oh, man. . .I guess the fish are reciting poetry. . .
Lion: I guess so.
Max Millan: Uh huh. . .and the uh, pigs are playin’ banjo? And the dogs would be, let’s see, uh. . .would be playin’ hockey. And the uh. . .the uh. . .
Lion: Crows are laughin’.
Max Millan: Crows are laughin’, right. Ya know, in the joint I’ve heard some tales, oh boy, golly I’ve heard some tall tales. But at least those guys had the decency to admit that it was bullshit, you know what I mean? They actually uh, they took pride, pride in that it was bullshit. But the crows are laughin’ huh? Oh, brother, heee. . .I mean you’re not playin’ with a full deck man, you got one foot in the great beyond.

Movie Quote of the Day – La nuit américaine (Day for Night), 1973 (dir. François Truffaut)


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Director Ferrand: Shooting a film is like a stagecoach ride in the Old West. When you start, you are hoping for a pleasant trip, but pretty soon, you just hope you’ll reach your destination.

Movie Quote of the Day – Sleeper, 1973 (dir. Woody Allen)


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Luna Schlosser: It’s hard to believe that you haven’t had sex for 200 years.
Miles Monroe: 204, if you count my marriage.

Oscar Vault Monday – The Exorcist, 1973 (dir. William Friedkin)


My mother wouldn’t let me see this movie when I was a kid. She did, however, give the local rental store permission to allow me to rent rated R films. This was mostly for action pictures and such. One time, when I was about twelve years old, I went to the rental store with my friend Tiffany to rent movies for her birthday party and we all wanted to see The Exorcist, but it was rated R. Needless to say, I rented it for her. We watched it. It scared the shit out of us. My mother found out that I rented it and was very angry. That was my first experience with the movie. I didn’t see it again until I was 18 and I went to see it as a midnight movie the night before Halloween. That was one of the worst decisions I ever made in college. So many nightmare that night. I’d only seen it those two times, so I decided to rewatch it again in order to write about it now. After the cut are my thoughts. The film became the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture, racking up 10 Academy Award nominations, winning two: Best Sound (won), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay (won), Best Supporting Actor Jason Miller, Best Supporting Actress Linda Blair, Best Actress Ellen Burstyn, Best Director William Friedkin and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were: American Graffiti, Cries and Whispers, A Touch of Class and winner The Sting.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Westworld, 1973 (dir. Michael Crichton)


Peter Martin: You talk too much.
Robot Gunslinger: You say something, boy?
Peter Martin: I said you talk too much.
Robot Gunslinger: Try to make me shut up.

Movie Quote of the Day – Live and Let Die, 1973 (dir. Guy Hamilton)


James Bond: My name’s Bond. James Bond.
Solitaire: I know who you are, what you are, and why you’ve come. You have made a mistake. You will not succeed.
James Bond: Rather a sweeping statement, considering we’ve never met.
Solitaire: The cards have followed you for me.

Movie Quote of the Day – Badlands, 1973 (dir. Terrence Malick)


Kit Carruthers: Sir. . .Where’d you get that hat?
Trooper: State.
Kit Carruthers: Boy, I’d like to buy me one of those.
Trooper: You’re quite an individual, Kit.
Kit Carruthers: Think they’ll take that into consideration?

Movie Quote of the Day – Serpico, 1973 (dir. Sidney Lumet)


Frank Serpico: You’re pretty fuckin’ weird for a cop.
Bob Blair: Me? You! What about you, buddy? You! You’re the weird guy.
Frank Serpico: Me?
Bob Blair: You’re a fuckin’ hippie. [beat] It’s beautiful, though. The two of us.