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Movie Quote of the Day – Glengarry Glen Ross, 1992 (dir. James Foley)


Blake: Put. That. Coffee. Down. Coffee’s for closers only.

Movie Quote of the Day – Irma la Douce, 1963 (dir. Billy Wilder)


Irma La Douce: A painter once lived here. Poor guy, he was starving. Tried everything, even cut his ear off.
Nestor Patou: Van Gogh?
Irma La Douce: No, I think his name was Schwartz.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Fortune Cookie, 1966 (dir. Billy Wilder)


Harry Hinkle: Florida, Mustangs, foxes. . .how are we gonna pay for all this?
Willie Gingrich: Our credit is good.
Harry Hinkle: Don’t you think we better wait til we see some of that insurance money?
Willie Gingrich: Who waits nowadays? Take the government. When they shoot a billion dollars’ worth of hardware into space, it’s all on the Diners Club.

Movie Quote of the Day – It Should Happen To You, 1954 (dir. George Cukor)


Pete Sheppard: Good luck to you, Gladys. I sure hope you make a name for yourself, if that’s what you want. If that’s what you really want, you’ll get it.
Gladys Glover: How?
Pete Sheppard: I don’t know. Just a theory of mine: that not only ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’. . .but, ‘where’s there’s a way, there’s a will’. See?

Movie Quote of the Day – Grumpy Old Men, 1993 (dir. Donald Petrie)


Ariel Truax: Gay or straight?
John Gustafson: Huh?
Ariel Truax: Heterosexual or homosexual?
John Gustafson: Geez Louise!
Ariel Truax: Well, it’s a perfectly legitimate question.
John Gustafson: Well, maybe in California, but here in Minnesota. . .Oho-ho-ho-ho!

Movie Quote of the Day – Days of Wine and Roses, 1962 (dir. Blake Edwards)

Kirsten: I don’t see how you can drink like that, right out of the bottle. It must taste awful.
Joe: Well, anything worth having is worth suffering for. Isn’t it?

Movie Quote of the Day – My Fellow Americans, 1996 (dir. Peter Segal)

Russell Kramer: Margaret, did you hear that?
Margaret Kramer: Yeah, I did. It’s a crock and we both know it.
Russell Kramer: It’s a kick in the balls. Sorry, sweetheart.
Margaret Kramer: Please, I’m a politician’s wife. I have a set of my own.

Movie Quote of the Day – Mister Roberts, 1955 (dir. John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy and Joshua Logan)

Ens. Frank Thurlowe Pulver: Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin’ palm tree overboard! Now what’s all this crud about no movie tonight?

Movie Quote of the Day – The Apartment, 1960 (dir. Billy Wilder)

C.C. Baxter: I love you Miss Kubelik.
Fran Kubelik: Three. . .queen.
C.C. Baxter: Did you hear what I said, Miss Kubelik? I absolutely adore you.
Fran Kubelik: Shut up and deal.

Oscar Vault Monday – Missing, 1982 (dir. Costa-Gavras)

I think it’s important to first point out that this film is based on a true story.  Journalist Charles Horman was one of the victims of the Chilean coup of 1973 led by General Augusto Pinochet, that deposed the socialist president, Salvador Allende. The coup was, in part, secretly backed by the United States government. The book on which this film was based came out in 1978 and this film was released in 1982, but the classified documents that prove that the events depicted in both are true were not released until 1999. I find this whole back story insanely interesting and if you’d like to read more about it, the Wikipedia article on Horman has a lot of information and links to further reading. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one: Best Adapted Screenplay (won), Best Actress Sissy Spacek, Best Actor Jack Lemmon and Best Picture. Strangely, Costa-Gavras was not nominated for Best Director (Wolfgang Petersen got nominated for Das Boot, while the film was not up for Best Picture). The other nominees for Best Picture that year were E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Tootsie, The Verdict and winner Gandhi.

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