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July 2017 in Films


I watched way too many movies in July. Not only did I watch a lot of new-to-me films, I also did a ton of rewatching. This uptick in movie watching had a few factors: 1) holy wow we had a lot of good films on TCM last month! 2) I use movies to cope when I am stressed and current events are making me very stressed. 3) I broke my foot, so I stayed in a lot. As always, you can see all the films I watched in July after the cut, as well as some of my favorite first time watches.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Lifeboat, 1944 (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


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Connie Porter: Dying together’s even more personal than living together.

Movie Quote of the Day – Foreign Correspondent, 1940 (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


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Johnny Jones: I love you, and I want to marry you.
Carol Fisher: I love you, and I want to marry you.
Johnny Jones: Well, that cuts down our love scene quite a bit, doesn’t it?

Movie Quote of the Day – Marnie, 1964 (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


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Mark Rutland: Would you like some bourbon to brush your teeth?
Marnie Edgar: No, thank you.

Movie Quote of the Day – Spellbound, 1945 (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


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John Ballantine: I don’t believe in dreams. That Freud stuff’s a bunch of hooey.
Dr. Alex Brulov: Oh, you are a fine one to talk! You have a guilt complex and amnesia and you don’t know if you are coming or going from somewhere, but Freud is hooey! *This* you know! Hmph! Wiseguy.

Movie Quote of the Day – Rebecca, 1940 (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


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Maxim de Winter: The woman that was washed up at Edgecombe, the woman that is now buried in the family crypt, that was not Rebecca. That was the body of some unknown woman, unclaimed, belonging nowhere. I identified it, but I knew it wasn’t Rebecca. It was all a lie. I knew where Rebecca’s body was. Lying on that cabin floor on the bottom of the sea.
Mrs. de Winter: How did you know, Maxim ?
Maxim de Winter: Because I put it there. Will you look into my eyes and tell me that you love me now ? You see ? I was right. It’s too late.

Cinema Fanatic’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide


I was pretty happy with last year’s Holiday Gift Guide, so I thought I’d do it again this year. This year gifts range from $5 books to $250 dollar box sets. I’ve scoured Amazon for the best box sets, as well as added some films and books that have made my year pretty great. I think there’s a little something for everyone here. Treat yourself. Treat the movie lover in your life. Treat your favorite film blogger. Everything you need can be found in this handy, dandy guide. I upped this year’s list from 15 to 20 items because there were just so many great new Blu and box set releases this year!

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Wrong Man, 1956 (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


Lt. Bowers: How do you explain it?
Christopher Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Balestrero: I made a mistake.
Lt. Bowers: And so did the hold up man. And it happens to be the same mistake.

New Trailer for Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock”


God, I cannot wait for this film. This trailer looks so fantastic. The film, released by Fox Searchlight, is due out November 23rd.

Anthony Hopkins is clearly gonna be in the front-running for Best Actor this awards season, as his portrayal of Hitch seems to be spot on.

Helen Mirren also appears to be at the top of her game as Hitch’s wife Alma.

I’m not the hugest Scarlet Johansson fan, but she at least looks a lot like Janet Leigh.

What I am most exited for, though, is Michael Stuhlbarg’s take on Hollywood dynamo Lew Wasserman. Yes. Good.

You can watch the new trailer here:

Movie Quote of the Day – Mr. & Mrs. Smith, 1941 (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


Ann: If you had it all to do over again, would you still have married me?
David: Honestly, no.