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Movie Quote of the Day – Home for the Holidays, 1995 (dir. Jodie Foster)


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Claudia: Nobody means what they say on Thanksgiving, Mom. You know that. That’s what the day’s supposed to be all about, right? Torture.
Adele: That and giving thanks that we don’t have to go through this for another year. Except we do, because those bastards went and put Christmas right in the middle, just to punish us.

Movie Quote of the Day – Thirteen, 2003 (dir. Catherine Hardwicke)


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Tracy: [crying] Oh no, Mom. Get off of me. I hate you. Stop.
Mel: I love you and your brother more than anything in the world. I would die for you, but I won’t leave you alone right now.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Firm, 1993 (dir. Sydney Pollack)


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Tammy: There’s been a change of plan.
Ray McDeere: I didn’t know there was a plan.
Tammy: Good, ’cause it’s been changed.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Piano, 1993 (dir. Jane Campion)


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Ada: At night! I think of my piano in its ocean grave, and sometimes of myself floating above it. Down there everything is so still and silent that it lulls me to sleep. It is a weird lullaby and so it is; it is mine.

Oscar Vault Monday – The Piano, 1993 (dir. Jane Campion)


I saw The Piano for the first time about a year ago after I’d seen Campion’s most recent film Bright Star, which I unabashedly love, and decided I needed to see her “masterpiece.” While I liked Bright Star more, I think it’s mostly because of the sentiments expressed in the latter. I definitely think The Piano is one of the best films I have ever seen and Holly Hunter gives a show-stopping performance. The film won the Palme d’Or and Best Performance prizes at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Jane Campion became only the second woman to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning three: Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay (won), Best Supporting Actress Anna Paquin (won), Best Actress Holly Hunter (won), Best Director and Best Picture. It was up against The Fugitive, In The Name of the Father, The Piano, The Remains of the Day and winner Schindler’s List.

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