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Movie Quote of the Day – Trapeze, 1956 (dir. Carol Reed)


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Tino Orsini: You know, I always modeled my style after yours.
Mike Ribble: You’ll always be a second-rater. Make your own style!

Movie Quote of the Day – The Swimmer, 1968 (dir. Frank Perry)


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Joan: Are you a friend of Biswangers?
Ned Merrill: They’re not even on our Christmas card list.
Joan: Then what are you?
Ned Merrill: I’m an explorer.
Joan: No, I mean, what are you doing here?
Ned Merrill: I’m swimming home.
Joan: You, uh, you married?
Ned Merrill: What’s that got to do with it?
Joan: Are you divorced? What?
Ned Merrill: Do you wanna come with me?
Joan: Where?
Ned Merrill: A long a river of sapphire pools.
Joan: I never heard anyone talk like you.
Ned Merrill: Come with me. Be my lover.
Joan: Oh. That I’ve heard before.
Ned Merrill: Not from me.
Joan: You’re no different than any other guy.
Ned Merrill: Oh, but I am. I’m a very special human being.

Movie Quote of the Day – Kiss the Blood Off My Hands, 1948 (dir. Norman Foster)


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Bill: I didn’t want to be alone anymore. I don’t want to be alone now. If we go back, if we stick together, if we face it. . .do think that maybe somewhere somebody’ll listen, somebody’ll say it wasn’t our fault? Not yours anyway.

Movie Quote of the Day – Criss Cross, 1949 (dir. Robert Siodmak)


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Anna: All those things that happened to us. . .everything that went before. . .you’ll forget it. You’ll see. I’ll make you forget it. After it’s done, after it’s all over and we’re safe, it’ll be just you and me. You and me, the way it should’ve been all along from the start.

Movie Quote of the Day – Atlantic City, 1980 (dir. Louis Malle)


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Sally: Teach me stuff.
Lou: Like what?
Sally: What you know.
Lou: You want information or wisdom?
Sally: Both.

Movie Quote of the Day – Come Back, Little Sheba, 1952 (dir. Daniel Mann)


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Lola Delaney: Remember the first time you kissed me? You were scared as a young girl. You trembled so. We’d been going together almost a year. And you’d always been so shy. That night, for the first time, you grabbed me and kissed me. There was tears in your eyes, Doc. You said you’d love me forever and ever. Remember? You said if I didn’t marry you, you just wanted to die. I remember because it scared me to have anybody say anything like that.
Doc Delaney: Yes, baby.
Lola Delaney: Then, when it got dark, we stretched out on the cool grass. You kissed me all night long.
Doc Delaney: You’ve got to forget those things. It was 20 years ago.
Lola Delaney: Those years have vanished. Just vanished into thin air.

Movie Quote of the Day – I Walk Alone, 1948 (dir. Byron Haskin)


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Kay Lawrence: It might take me awhile to get him out of my system. One gets kind of used to someone.

Movie Quote of the Day – Sorry, Wrong Number, 1948 (dir. Anatole Litvak)


Leona: I like you, that’s a different thing, too.
Henry: Like me, like you. Come on, we’re both acting like a couple of kids playing cat and mouse. Besides, what does a dame like you want with a guy like me?

Movie Quote of the Day – Brute Force, 1947 (dir. Jules Dassin)


Gallagher: It’ll only make things tougher for everybody else.
Joe Collins: I don’t care about everybody else.
Gallagher: That’s cemetery talk.
Joe Collins: Why not, we’re buried, ain’t we? Only thing is, we ain’t dead.

Oscar Vault Monday – Elmer Gantry, 1960 (dir. Richard Brooks)


This is an interesting film. It’s a satire, for sure. But I can’t help but think its satirical tone was probably lost on many a person when it first came out (and anyone who’s watched it since). That or it made them uncomfortable because it’s satirical about religion, but not in a Monty Python kind of way. Regardless, I thought it was fantastic. I think Richard Brooks is one of the great underrated directors of the transitional period from Old Hollywood to New Hollywood. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning three: Best Score (Comedy or Drama), Best Adapted Screenplay (won), Best Supporting Actress Shirley Jones (won), Best Actor Burt Lancaster (won), Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were The Alamo, Sons and Lovers, The Sundowners and winner The Apartment.

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