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Oscar Vault Monday – Lost in Translation, 2003 (dir. Sofia Coppola)


I first saw this movie in 2010 in preparation for the release of Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere (a film that I love dearly), but I wasn’t really sold on its merit at that time. I think some of that had to do with my dislike of Scarlett Johansson (I’m warming up to her a bit these days, but I could still take her or leave her). However, with every rewatch of this film I find more things to love about it. It’s kind of a distant film, but when you warm up to it, or rather it warms up to you, you’ll find it’s a real gem.  The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one: Best Original Screenplay (won), Best Actor Bill Murray, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Mystic River, Seabiscuit and winner The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Lost In Translation, 2003 (dir. Sofia Coppola)


Bob: The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.

Movie Quote of the Day – Groundhog Day, 1993 (dir. Harold Ramis)


Rita: I’m sorry, what was that again?
Phil: I’m a god!
Rita: You’re a god?
Phil: I’m a god. I’m not the God. . .I don’t think.

Movie Quote of the Day – Scrooged, 1988 (dir. Richard Donner)


Ghost of Christmas Past: Let’s face it, Frank. Garden slugs got more out of life than you.
Frank Cross: Yeah? Name one!

Movie Quote of the Day – The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, 2004 (dir. Wes Anderson)


Steve Zissou: Don’t point that gun at him; he’s an unpaid intern.

Movie Quote of the Day – Groundhog Day, 1993 (dir. Harold Ramis)


Phil: Don’t drive angry. Don’t drive angry!