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Movie Quote of the Day – Rambling Rose, 1991 (dir. Martha Coolidge)


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Mother: You can help with the dishes, even though it’s not a man-type thing to do. Man-type things. Women-type things. What does the creative force behind the universe care about such foolishness?

Movie Quote of the Day – Inland Empire, 2006 (dir. David Lynch)


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Marilyn Levens: And, Devon, your naughty boy, are you hiding a smile? Is your devilish mind scheming?
Devon Berk: If you’re looking for shock value Marilyn, I suggest that you look in the mirror.
Marilyn Levens: What a bitting wit!

Oscar Vault Monday – Chinatown, 1974 (dir. Roman Polanski)


This is one of those films that’s often imitated but never duplicated (even with the ill-conceived 1990 sequel). It was directed by Roman Polanksi, who at the time was one of Hollywood’s hottest up and coming directors; was written by Robert Towne, who at the time was mostly known for some uncredited work on Bonnie & Clyde and The Godfather; and stared two of the most acclaimed young actors of their generation: Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, but only Robert Towne walked away a winner for his screenplay. It lost Best Picture to The Godfather Part II which is, perhaps, the most acclaimed sequel of all time.

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