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Movie Quote of the Day – Mississippi Burning, 1988 (dir. Alan Parker)


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Mrs. Pell: It’s ugly. This whole thing is so ugly. Have you any idea what it’s like to live with all this? People look at us and only see bigots and racists. Hatred isn’t something you’re born with. It gets taught. At school, they said segregation what’s said in the Bible. . .Genesis 9, Verse 27. At 7 years of age, you get told it enough times, you believe it. You believe the hatred. You live it. . .you breathe it. You marry it.

 

Movie Quote of the Day – Fame, 1980 (dir. Alan Parker)


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Hilary van Doren: You see, I was offered this place in the San Francisco Ballet. I haven’t told anyone yet, but I’m gonna take it. I don’t care what they think. I’m a good dancer. Better than good. Maybe even the best in the school. And that’s not conceit, it’s just simple honesty. If I stay in New York, everyone will think I bought my way into ABT. And I’m not starving myself for Balanchine’s City Ballet. Not that I mind doing the corps de ballet bullshit. I’d sooner do it out of town. I’ll pay my dues on the west coast, come back to New York a star. You see, I’ve always had this crazy dream of dancing all the classical roles before I’m twenty-one. I want Giselles and Coppélias coming out of my feet. And Sleeping Beauties, and the Swan. I want bravos in Stuttgart and Leningrad and Paris. Maybe even a ballet created especially for me. You see? There’s no room for a baby.
Nurse: Will this be Master Charge or American Express, honey?

Movie Quote of the Day – Angel Heart, 1987 (dir. Alan Parker)


Louis Cyphre: You know, some religions think that the egg is the symbol of the soul, did you know that?
Harry Angel: No, I didn’t know that.
Louis Cyphre: Would you like an egg?
Harry Angel: No thank you, I got a thing about chickens.

Oscar Vault Monday – Mississippi Burning, 1988 (dir. Alan Parker)


I just saw Mississippi Burning, which is fictionalized account of real events that happened in Mississippi in 1964, for the first time a few weeks ago and it really blew me away. It may not be a perfect film, but it’s definitely a film with a strong world-view. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one: Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Cinematography (won), Best Supporting Actress Frances McDormand, Best Actor Gene Hackman, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were The Accidental Tourist, Dangerous Liaisons, Working Girl and winner Rain Man.

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