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Female Filmmaker Friday: Orlando, 1992 (dir. Sally Potter)


We’re entering the third month of the Female Filmmaker Friday feature. I hope I have introduced y’all to some great cinema and hope to keep doing for a long time! The more I read about the abysmal numbers of women behind the scenes in cinema, the more I realize we need to rally around the few who have gotten to make films, make them as well-known as their male contemporaries and ignite a spark in the younger generation of women to carry the torch and not give up. If I help in that in any way, I will. That said, this week I am writing about Sally Potter’s Orlando, which I just saw for a first time a few weeks back. I used to own the Virginia Woolf book on which it is based, but somehow never read it.

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


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

Movie Quote of the Day – The Phantom, 1996 (dir. Simon Wincer)


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The Phantom: All right, gentlemen, nobody. . .Ladies, kindly pardon my error. [gets shot at, jumps down laundry shoot] What is this, a ship full of women?
Sala: All my pilots are women.
The Phantom: Interesting.

Movie Quote of the Day – Dead Calm, 1989 (dir. Phillip Noyce)


Rae Ingram: What about those people? There wasn’t any food poisoning, was there?
Hughie Warriner: You wanna do this now? Alright. They tried to kill me, Rae. They tried to suck the light out of me if you can possibly grasp that concept!
Rae Ingram: Who were?
Hughie Warriner: All of them!
Rae Ingram: Look, nobody wants to kill you.
Hughie Warriner: What?! Repeat that!
Rae Ingram: I said, “Nobody. . .”
Hughie Warriner: Say the words, Rae, come on! You mean I just imagined it.
Rae Ingram: No.
Hughie Warriner: No?
Rae Ingram: I just meant that is must be a mistake.
Hughie Warriner: A mistake?! Lady! The mistake is that you think I’m making this up!
Rae Ingram: No! No, I don’t!
Hughie Warriner: You sound so much like them, Rae, it’s scary! They were trying to kill me! Do you understand?!
Rae Ingram: Yeah. Yeah, I understand.

Movie Quote of the Day – Zoolander, 2001 (dir. Ben Stiller)


Billy Zane: Don’t do this, Derek.
Hansel: Listen to your friend Billy Zane. He’s a cool dude.

Movie Quote of the Day – Titanic, 1997 (dir. James Cameron)


Cal Hockley: Where are you going? To him? To be a whore to a gutter rat?
Rose: I’d rather be his whore than your wife.