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Movie Quote of the Day – Gone Baby Gone, 2007 (dir. Ben Affleck)


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Patrick Kenzie: So what kind of name is Bressant?
Detective Remy Bressant: It’s the kind they give you in Lousiana.
Patrick Kenzie: Oh yeah? Thought you were from here.
Detective Remy Bressant: Well, it all depends on how you look at it. I mean, you might think that you’re more from here than me, for example. But I’ve been living here longer than you been alive. So who’s right?
Patrick Kenzie: I’ll mull it over.

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


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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 – Good Will Hunting, 1997 (dir. Gus Van Sant)


This was one of my favorite films when it first came out and it remains one of my favorite films to date. Actually, 1997 is one of my favorite years for film and I would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite of the five films that were up for Oscar’s top prize that year. Good Will Hunting was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning two: Best Original Score Danny Elfman, Best Original Song “Miss Misery” by Elliott Smith, Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actress Minnie Driver, Best Supporting Actor Robin Williams (won), Best Actor Matt Damon, Best Original Screenplay Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (won), Best Director Gus Van Sant and Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were As Good As It Gets, The Full Monty, L.A. Confidential and winner Titanic.

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