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Movie Quote of the Day – A Dry White Season, 1989 (dir. Euzhan Palcy)


Stanley Makhaya: The best way of remembering a man, lani, is to keep on fighting.

Movie Quote of the Day – True Love, 1989 (dir. Nancy Savoca)


Michael: I would bet you that that happens a lot more often than you think, you know? You know, some guys goes and marries some whacko and then he becomes a whacko and then his whole life goes and becomes a living hell, you know?
Dom: Mikey! What are you thinking, huh? Huh? You comparing this to you and Donna? You’re nuts, buddy.
Michael: You’ve never been in this situation, Dom. With a wedding and all. Forget about it. Suddenly everything becomes very, very complicated. You know, it’s like, she’ll talk to me and she tells me stuff and she says it’s important and I don’t even know what the fuck she’s talking about. It really makes you feel like you’re losing control.
Dom: Mikey, you ain’t losing control over nothing. You’re getting married. A person’s gotta adjust to certain things.
Michael: What if I can’t adjust?
Dom: When you’re in love with somebody, you adjust.
Michael: Dom, I just don’t want to end up hating my life.
Dom: You’re not going to end up hating anything. So forget about it, all right?

Movie Quote of the Day – Pet Sematary, 1989 (dir. Mary Lambert)


Jud Crandall: Women are supposed to be the ones who are good at keeping secrets, but any woman who knows anything at all would tell you she’s never seen into a man’s heart. The soil of a man’s heart is stonier, Louis. . .like the soil up there in the old Micmac burying ground.

Movie Quote of the Day – Sweetie, 1989 (dir. Jane Campion)


Kay: What if it does die?
Louis: What?
Kay: The tree.
Louis: Well, we’ll get another one.
Kay: Yeah, but this is our tree.
Louis: Look, it’s not gonna die. The roots grow really strong. They can split concrete.

Movie Quote of the Day – Look Who’s Talking, 1989 (dir. Amy Heckerling)


Mikey: Put me back in! Put me back in!

Movie Quote of the Day – Cookie, 1989 (dir. Susan Seidelman)


Lenore: You both stop it! Now listen, I raised you all by myself. I was a single mother long before they were talking about it on Oprah Winfrey. And you! I waited for you for 13 years! And I had plenty of offers, let me tell you! I didn’t have to wait around with my tits on hold my entire life! Now you two learn to love each other! Right now!

Movie Quote of the Day – She-Devil, 1989 (dir. Susan Seidelman)


Bob: Okay Ruth, I’ll give you a few days, then you’ve got to come back for the kids. Where can I reach you?
Ruth: I’m not coming back, Bob, they’ll have a much better life here with you.
Bob: Wait a minute, Ruth, where’re you going?
Ruth: I don’t know, Bob, into my future I guess.

Movie Quote of the Day – Drugstore Cowboy, 1989 (dir. Gus Van Sant)


Bob: Most people don’t know how they’re gonna feel from one moment to the next. But a dope fiend has a pretty good idea. All you gotta do is look at the labels on the little bottles.

Female Filmmaker Friday: Sweetie, 1989 (dir. Jane Campion)

I saw this for the first time a few weeks back. It is Jane Campion’s feature film debut and it is fucking gorgeously shot. Shout out to cinematographer Sally Bongers for capturing Campion’s unique vision! It’s also really fucking bittersweet and strange. That said, I don’t really want to spoil the twists and turns too much, so mostly I’m going to focus this week on some arresting shots that have haunted me for the last few weeks.



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Female Filmmaker Friday: She-Devil, 1989 (dir. Susan Seidelman)

So this is week six of Female Filmmaker Friday and my fifth and final look the work of Susan Seidelman in the 1980s. I’ve really enjoyed delving into her work and I hope you guys have found some films you plan to see in the future.


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