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Movie Quote of the Day – The Upturned Glass, 1947 (dir. Lawrence Huntington)


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Emma Wright: Don’t you even remember the people you meet?
Dr. Michael Joyce: I remember the important ones. The ones I want to remember.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Georgy Girl, 1966 (dir. Silvio Narizzano)


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James Leamington: Good God girl, what have you got on? A suit of armor, is it?
Georgy: That’s right. Protects my honor.

Movie Quote of the Day – Heaven Can Wait, 1978 (dir. Warren Beatty, Buck Henry)


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Mr. Jordan: The likelihood of one individual being right increases in direct proportion to the intensity with which others are trying to prove him wrong.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Reckless Moment, 1949 (dir. Max Ophüls)


Martin: She’s lucky to have a mother like you.
Lucia Harper: Everyone has a mother like me. You probably had one, too.

Movie Quote of the Day – A Star Is Born, 1954 (dir. George Cukor)


Esther Blodgett: You know as much about me now as I do myself. But you see how long it’s taken me to get this far. Now, all I need is just a little luck.
Norman Maine: What kind of luck?
Esther Blodgett: Oh, the kind of luck that every girl singer with a band dreams of. . .one night a talent scout from a big record company will come in and he’ll let me make a record.
Norman Maine: Yes, and then?
Esther Blodgett: Well, the record will become number one on the Hit Parade, it’ll be played on the jukeboxes all over the country. . .and I’ll be made. End of dream.
Norman Maine: There’s only one thing wrong with that.
Esther Blodgett: I know. . .it won’t happen!
Norman Maine: No, it might happen very easily. . .but the dream isn’t big enough.

Movie Quote of the Day – Lolita, 1962 (dir. Stanley Kubrick)


Humbert Humbert: Quilty! Quilty?
Clare Quilty: Ah, wha? Who’s there?
Humbert Humbert: Are you Quilty.
Clare Quilty: No, I’m. . .Spartacus. You come to free the slaves or somethin?

Oscar Vault Monday – Heaven Can Wait, 1978 (dir. Warren Beatty, Buck Henry)


Heaven Can Wait is one of my favorite romantic comedies, though I don’t really want to box it into that genre. It’s more than just a run-of-the-mill rom-com. It’s a meditation on life and love and the pursuit of happiness. It’s also a little bit sci-fi and a little bit sports. Basically, it’s a mix of a lot of great things all in one perfect 101 min film. It lost to The Deer Hunter and I’m not even going to try to argue that that was the wrong choice, because I don’t think it was. The Deer Hunter was definitely the right choice; I just really love Heaven Can Wait and feel like not nearly enough people have seen it. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction (won), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor Jack Warden, Best Supporting Actress Dyan Cannon, Best Actor Warren Beatty, Best Director and Best Picture. It was up against Coming Home, Midnight Express, An Unmarried Woman and winner The Deer Hunter.

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