Delysia: [during an air-raid drill] Guinevere, I’m scared!
Guinevere Pettigrew: It’s just a drill, I’m sure it’s just a drill.
Delysia: But it won’t always be, will it? We’re going to war, aren’t we?
Guinevere Pettigrew: Yes we are. And that is why you must not waste a second of this precious life. Listen to me. Once I too had ambitions. Not your grand ones, simple ambitions. Marriage, children and a house of our own. He died, in the mud in France. A good, solid man. You would call him dull, no doubt, but he smiled whenever he saw me and we could’ve built a life on that. Your heart knows the truth, Delysia. Trust it.
Mrs. Pell: It’s ugly. This whole thing is so ugly. Have you any idea what it’s like to live with all this? People look at us and only see bigots and racists. Hatred isn’t something you’re born with. It gets taught. At school, they said segregation what’s said in the Bible. . .Genesis 9, Verse 27. At 7 years of age, you get told it enough times, you believe it. You believe the hatred. You live it. . .you breathe it. You marry it.
Laura Bishop: I’m sorry Walt.
Walt Bishop: It’s not your fault. . .Which injuries are you apologizing for? Specifically.
Laura Bishop: Specifically? Whichever ones still hurt.
Walt Bishop: Half of those were self-inflicted. . .I hope the roof flies off, and I get sucked up into space. You’d be better off without me.
Laura Bishop: Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
Walt Bishop: Why?
Laura Bishop: We’re all they’ve got, Walt.
Walt Bishop: That’s not enough.
Marge Gunderson: Have you done an inventory recently?
Jerry Lundegaard: The car’s not from our lot, ma’am.
Marge Gunderson: How can you be sure without doin’ a. . .
Jerry Lundegaard: Well, I would know. I’m the executive sales manager.
Marge Gunderson: Yah, but I understand. . .
Jerry Lundegaard: We run a pretty tight ship here.
Marge Gunderson: I know, but how do they establish that? Are the cars counted daily, or what kind of a routine here?
Jerry Lundegaard: Ma’am! I answered your question.
Marge Gunderson: I’m sorry, sir?
Jerry Lundegaard: Ma’am, I answered your question. I answered the darn. . .I’m cooperating here, and there’s no. . .
Marge Gunderson: Sir, you have no call to get snippy with me. I’m just doing my job here.
Jerry Lundegaard: I’m. . .I’m not. . .I’m not arguin’ here. I’m cooperating and there’s no. . .We’re doin’ all we can.
Marge Gunderson: Sir, could I talk to Mr Gustafson?. . .Mr Lundegaard.
Jerry Lundegaard: Well, heck! If you wanna. . .if you wanna play games here. . .I’m workin’ with ya on this thing here, but. . .okay, I’ll do a damn lot count.
Marge Gunderson: Sir, right now?
Jerry Lundegaard: Yah, right now. You’re darned tootin’.
I just saw Mississippi Burning, which is fictionalized account of real events that happened in Mississippi in 1964, for the first time a few weeks ago and it really blew me away. It may not be a perfect film, but it’s definitely a film with a strong world-view. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one: Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Cinematography (won), Best Supporting Actress Frances McDormand, Best Actor Gene Hackman, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were The Accidental Tourist, Dangerous Liaisons, Working Girl and winner Rain Man.