Blog Archives

Movie Quote of the Day – Hysteria, 2012 (dir. Tanya Wexler)


hysteria

Charlotte Dalrymple: Dr. Granville, I can assure you that women enjoy physical pleasure just as much as men, even if it can be hard to come by.
Dr. Mortimer Granville: Physical pleasure has nothing to do with it. It is strictly a medical treatment that stimulates the nervous system.
Charlotte Dalrymple: Indeed it does, doesn’t it. Bargain it to guinea. But my point is, according to your diagnosis, hysteria seems to cover everything, from insomnia to toothache.
Dr. Mortimer Granville: It’s not my…
Charlotte Dalrymple: It’s nothing more than a catch-all for dissatisfied women. Women, forced to spend their lives on domestic chores and their prudish and selfish husbands who are unwilling or unable to make love to them properly, or often enough.
Dr. Mortimer Granville: You seem to have strong opinions on husbands for a woman who doesn’t have one.
Charlotte Dalrymple: Look, if you don’t believe me, ask your patients.
Dr. Mortimer Granville: Faintly ironic, don’t you think. Use my engagement party as an opportunity to deliver your opinion these matters?
Charlotte Dalrymple: Yes, yes. And I apologize for that, but you must admit, you men really did get the best side of the bargain.
Dr. Mortimer Granville: Bargain?
Charlotte Dalrymple: For us, it’s mindless housework and doting on some mindless halfwit–
Dr. Mortimer Granville: You can make some mindless halfwit very happy.
Charlotte Dalrymple: It is simply not enough for me, or for most women. Would it be enough for you?
Dr. Mortimer Granville: Oh, I’m not most women. Wouldn’t you be lonely?
Charlotte Dalrymple: I will take a partner. An equal. But, not for me, a life of darning socks, doing chores until my mental faculties become Sunday pudding.

Advertisements

Movie Quote of the Day – The Jane Austen Book Club, 2007 (dir. Robin Swicord)


the_jane_austen_book_club

Grigg Harris: Isn’t physical attraction one of the ungovernable forces? You know, like gravity–that’s what we like about it. Downhill, release the brakes, loosen the grip and then– whoosh!

Movie Quote of the Day – Evening, 2007 (dir. Lajos Koltai)


evening

Buddy: What if you and I just sang and laughed together for the rest of our lives? What if we had a few goofy kids who got our jokes and taught us some new songs?
Ann: It wouldn’t work.
Buddy: Not for you.
Ann: Not for me.

Movie Quote of the Day – Adam, 2009 (dir. Max Mayer)


adam

Adam Raki: I can see that you’re upset, but I don’t know what to do.
Beth Buchwald: Could you give me a hug?
Adam Raki: Yes.
Beth Buchwald: Adam, I’d like you to give me a hug.

Five Under-Appreciated Performances From 2009


At this point we’re pretty much set with the performances that will get nominated for the Oscars. There might be one or two surprise nominees – think Michael Shannon for Revolutionary Road last year – but other than that the nominees aren’t going to be much of a surprise.

I’d like to take a moment to discuss five performances that have been all but over looked this awards season. These are all performances that I loved instantly and are all featured in films I will probably return to again and again.

Read the rest of this entry