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Movie Quote of the Day – By The Sea, 2015 (dir. Angelina Jolie Pitt)


Michel: If you really love someone, you want more for them than you want for yourself. Do you understand?

Movie Quote of the Day – Seven Years in Tibet, 1997 (dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud)


Dalai Lama: We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, worrying will do no good.

Movie Quote of the Day – Legends of the Fall, 1994 (dir. Edward Zwick)


Alfred: I followed all of the rules, man’s and God’s. And you, you followed none of them. And they all loved you more. Samuel, Father, and my. . .even my own wife.

Movie Quote of the Day – Johnny Suede, 1991 (dir. Tom DiCillo)


Johnny Suede: Anything else you want to tell me?
Yvonne: Just this: you keep asking me stupid questions and I’m gonna smack you.
Johnny Suede:Ooh. Big talk for a girl!
Yvonne: Not if she’s got a razor in one hand and your balls in the other.

Movie Quote of the Day – Spy Game, 2001 (dir. Tony Scott)


Nathan Muir: You just gave her four pieces of personal information for one dubious impersonal fact.
Tom Bishop: Just trying to find out where she got that dress.

Movie Quote of the Day – Mr. & Mrs. Smith, 2005 (dir. Doug Liman)


John Smith: Come to Daddy.
Jane Smith: [after she bashes him with a teapot, headbutts and kicks him into a china cabinet him] Who’s your Daddy now?


Movie Quote of the Day – 12 Monkeys, 1995 (dir. Terry Gilliam)


Jeffrey Goines: There’s no right, there’s no wrong, there’s only popular opinion.


Movie Quote of the Day – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007 (dir. Andrew Dominik)


Jesse James: Go away.
Robert Ford: Used to be nobody could sneak up on Jesse James.
Jesse James: Now you think otherwise?
Robert Ford: I ain’t never seen you without your guns, neither.
Jesse James: Can’t figure it out: do you want to be like me or do you want to BE me?
Robert Ford: I’m just making fun is all.

Oscar Vault Monday – Inglourious Basterds, 2009 (dir. Quentin Tarantino)

There is so much to write about with this film. Lots of production history and awards history, etc. But those are all things you can look up elsewhere, or watch on the DVD extras, so I am mostly going to stick with various impressions and favorite parts of this film. when taking screencaps for the post I somehow wound up with 177 images. I have whittled this down to 34. It was difficult. I’ll probably post the extras on Tumblr over the week. It’s just such a beautifully composed film. The first post I ever made on this site was about how Inglourious Basterds topped the SAG nominations, so this movie and this site are forever linked. I saw this movie when I managed to get a Friday off from a job that I hated. My mother and I drove 100 miles to Klamath Falls, Oregon and saw this and then got coffee for an hour and then saw (500) Days of Summer. I like to think of that trip as either Inglourious Summeror: (500) Days of Basterds. It was a good trip, if not a little emotionally draining. Inglouious Basterds was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning one: Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz (won), Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were A Serious ManAn EducationAvatarDistrict 9, PreciousThe Blind Side, Up and Up in the Air.


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Movie Quote of the Day – Thelma & Louise, 1991 (dir. Ridley Scott)


Thelma: You’re a real live outlaw, aren’t ya?
J.D.: Well I may be an outlaw, darlin’, but you’re the one stealing my heart.