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Movie Quote of the Day – The Mighty, 1998 (dir. Peter Chelsom)


Kevin: It’s the treasure, concealed in the slime of dragons.
Maxwell Kane: It’s a woman’s purse, and it’s covered with crap.
Kevin: And it’s our duty as knights to return it to its rightful owner.

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Oscar Vault Monday – The Cider House Rules, 1999 (dir. Lasse Hallström)


I first saw this film on an airplane on my way back from London in 2000 and I loved it immediately. I didn’t see it again for a few years, but when I finally did watch it again I still loved it as much as I did then. At the time of its release it was up for seven Oscars – Best Score, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Director, Best Picture and won two: Best Adapted Screenplay John Irving and Best Supporting Actor Michael Caine. Best Picture-wise it was up against The Insider, The Green Mile, The Sixth Sense and winner American Beauty.

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