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Movie Quote of the Day – Begin Again, 2014 (dir. John Carney)


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Gretta: I told you, I write songs from time to time.
Dan: What do you write them for?
Gretta: What do you mean what for? For my pleasure. And for my cat.
Dan: Oh really? Does he like them?
Gretta: She. Yes, she seems to.
Dan: How do you know?
Gretta: Because she purrs.
Dan: Maybe she’s booing.
Gretta: No, she purrs at Leonard Cohen, too, and she has very good taste.
Dan: Maybe she’s fucking with you.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Last Night, 2011 (dir. Massy Tadjedin)


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Joanna: I think it’s possible that I will you into being in my life. It’s like if I think about you for too long, you pick up on it.
Alex: Were you thinking about me?
Joanna: I always think about you when things aren’t going well.

Movie Quote of the Day – Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, 2012 (dir. Lorene Scafaria)


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Penny: I wish I’d met you a long time ago. When we were kids.
Dodge: It couldn’t have happened any other way. It had to happen now.
Penny: But it isn’t enough time.
Dodge: It never would have been.
Penny: I’m scared.
Dodge: I. . .am madly in love with you, Penny. You’re my favorite, favorite thing.
Penny: I thought that somehow we’d save each other.
Dodge: We did. Penny. I’m really glad I got to know you.

Female Filmmaker Friday: Bend It Like Beckham, 2002 (dir. Gurinder Chadha)


This movie did not come to my hometown theater and I was dyyyyying to see it. I think it finally was available to rent after Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl came out in theaters. Of course, my hometown rental store mostly had “full frame” VHS tapes and a few “full frame” DVDs at that time, so odds are I saw a really shitty version. But I do remember distinctly watching it with my best friend Sadie (we were both in track and field at the time) and we both loved it so much. I think this kind of movie is really important for the development of the self-esteem of young girls. We need more positive, complex movies like this.
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Movie Quote of the Day – The Duchess, 2008 (dir. Saul Dibb)


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Charles Grey: Please tell me what is wrong.
Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: I fear I’ve done some things in life too late and others too early.
Charles Grey: No, you haven’t.

Movie Quote of the Day – A Dangerous Method, 2011 (dir. David Cronenberg)


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Carl Jung: On the subject of monogamy, for example, why should we put so much frantic effort into suppressing our most basic natural instincts?
Sabina Spielrein: I don’t know. You tell me.

Movie Quote of the Day – Anna Karenina, 2012 (dir. Joe Wright)


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Anna: You should leave me.
Vronsky: I don’t want to. I love you.
Anna: Why?
Vronsky: You can’t ask why about love.

Trailer For David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method”


This looks fantastic. A Dangerous Method is definitely one of my most anticipated films for 2011.

You can watch that trailer here. The film is still awaiting a release date.

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method”


This film will mark director David Cronenberg’s third collaboration with Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises). Added to the mix are Keira Knightley, Vincent Cassel and up-and-coming actor du jour Michael Fassbender. I absolutely cannot wait for this film. A Dangerous Method does not currently have a release date, though it is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival this fall. Press release after the cut.

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Oscar Vault Monday – Atonement, 2007 (dir. Joe Wright)


I remember seeing the trailer for this movie and feeling compelled to read the book because it just looked so utterly fantastic. The book is now one of my favorites (all of the other Ian McEwan books I’ve read I thoroughly hated). I guess part of what I loved about the book was imagining the characters the way they were in the trailer. So when it came for the film to actually open I was so full of apprehension; would it live up to the book? or at the very least to the promise of its trailer? Rest assured, I did not feel let down. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one: Best Score (won), Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Supporting Actress Saoirse Ronan, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were: Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood and winner No Country For Old Men.

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