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Movie Quote of the Day – Critters, 1986 (dir. Stephen Herek)


Steve: What do I want to see no barn for?
April: Come on, it’s romantic.

Movie Quote of the Day – Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred), 1986 (dir. Federico Fellini)


Pippo Botticella: Amelia, we’ve got to rebel! I’m on the rebel’s side. We’ve got to rebel against all of this too. I burn when I see injustice, I burn, I burn!
Amelia Bonetti: Burn, go ahead and burn!

Movie Quote of the Day – Modern Girls, 1986 (dir. Jerry Kramer)


Clifford: Nobody reads in L.A.
Margo: I was a Comparative Lit major.

Movie Quote of the Day – Heartburn, 1986 (dir. Mike Nichols)


Rachel Samstat: You probably think it’s very bourgeois to cook for somebody on the first date. You probably think I do this for everybody.
Mark Forman: Rachel, I love this. When we’re married, I want this once a week.
Rachel Samstat: I’m never getting married again. I don’t believe in marriage.
Mark Forman: Neither do I.

Movie Quote of the Day – Crimes of the Heart, 1986 (dir. Bruce Beresford)


Meg: Oh, Babe, why? Why?
Babe: Why what?
Meg: Why’d you do it, Babe ? Why’d you put your head in the oven?
Babe: I don’t know. . .I’m having a bad day.

Movie Quote of the Day – Little Shop of Horrors, 1986 (dir. Frank Oz)


Orin: What’d I ever do to you?
Seymour: Nothing. It’s what you did to her.
Orin: Her who?
[Seymour does not answer]
Orin: Oh. . .her. . .

Movie Quote of the Day – April Fool’s Day, 1986 (dir. Fred Walton)


Arch: How can anyone be serious about anything when some moron can steal a bomb or push a button and nuke us all until our shadows glow?

Oscar Vault Monday – A Room with a View, 1986 (dir. James Ivory)

So when I first rented this film about seven years ago, I thought it was pretty, but boring. I watched it again last night hoping maybe my opinion would change. This was not the case. There are moments in this film that are truly wonderful, but as a whole it, for me, feels lifeless. It’s a pretty sexy subject, too, so it’s a shame they didn’t find a way to capture that (see The House of Mirth for a film that does it right). The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning three: Best Art Direction (won), Best Costume Design (won), Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay (won), Best Supporting Actor Denholm Elliott, Best Supporting Actress Maggie Smith, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were Children of a Lesser God, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Mission and winner Platoon.


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Movie Quote of the Day – Big Trouble in Little China, 1986 (dir. John Carpenter)


Jack Burton: I’m a reasonable guy. But, I’ve just experienced some very unreasonable things.

Movie Quote of the Day – Platoon, 1986 (dir. Oliver Stone)

Sgt. Barnes: Talking about killing? Hmm? Y’all experts? Y’all know ’bout killing? I’d like to hear about it, potheads. [takes pipe and inhales drag] Why do you smoke this shit? So as to escape from reality? Me, I don’t need this shit. [beat] I am reality. There’s the way it ought to be. And there’s the way it is. Elias was full of shit. Elias was a crusader. Now, I got no fight with any man who does what he’s told, but when he don’t, the machine breaks down. And when the machine breaks down, we break down. And I ain’t gonna allow that in any of you. Not one. [beat] Y’all love Elias. Oh, you wanna kick ass. Yeah. Well, here I am, all by my lonesome, and ain’t nobody gonna know. Six of you boys against me. Kill me. [beat] I shit on all of you.