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Movie Quote of the Day – Three Coins in the Fountain, 1954 (dir. Jean Negulesco)


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John Frederick Shadwell: These girls in love never realize that they should be honestly dishonest instead of being dishonestly honest.

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Dana Andrews Blogathon: My Eternal Love For Laura


I first saw Laura about two years ago during the inaugural Noirvember in 2010 (which later led to the creation of the filmnoirandfemmefatales as run by  salesonfilm and myself). I loved it when I first saw it, but I watched so many films after it (2010 was the year I watched 517 new-to-me films, followed by 1117 in 2011) that it kind of got lost in the ether.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Laura, 1944 (dir. Otto Preminger)


Waldo Lydecker: I cannot stand these morons any longer. If you don’t come with me this instant I shall run amok.

Oscar Vault Monday – Three Coins In The Fountain, 1954 (dir. Jean Negulesco)


I simply adore this movie. It is Old Hollywood charm at its best. But it also slyly dances around certain taboo subjects (promiscuity, etc.) in quite a remarkable way, though not quite as blatantly as Otto Preminger’s 1953 film The Moon Is Blue (also starring Maggie McNamara). Three Coins In The Fountain contains some truly breathtaking color cinematography by Milton R. Krasner of Italy – and in Cinemascope, too! I would just love to see this film on the big screen. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning two: Best Color Cinematography (won), Best Original Song (won) and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were The Cain Mutiny, The Country Girl, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and winner On The Waterfront.

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