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Movie Quote of the Day – The Big Chill, 1983 (dir. Lawrence Kasdan)


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Meg: The last time I spoke with Alex, we had a fight. I yelled at him.
Nick: That’s probably why he killed himself. . .What was the argument about?
Meg: I told him he was wasting his life.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Accidental Tourist, 1988 (dir. Lawrence Kasdan)


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Julian: Call it something catchy. The Reluctant Tourist. And you are the fella to write it.
Macon: But I hate to travel.
Julian: I thought so, but so do businessmen. They would rather be at home in their living rooms. So you will be helping them
to pretend that that’s where they are. What do you think? Your logo. You get it? While armchair travelers
dream of going places…traveling armchairs dream of staying put.

Movie Quote of the Day – Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, 1983 (dir. Richard Marquand)


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Han Solo: Together again, huh?
Luke: Wouldn’t miss it.
Han Solo: How we doin’?
Luke: Same as always.
Han Solo: That bad, huh?

Movie Quote of the Day – Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 (dir. Steven Spielberg)


Sallah: Indy, why does the floor move?
Indiana Jones: Give me your torch.
[Indy takes the torch and drops it in]
Indiana Jones: Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?
Sallah: Asps… very dangerous. You go first.

Movie Quote of the Day – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, 1980 (dir. Irvin Kershner)


Princess Leia: I love you.
Han Solo: I know.

Oscar Vault Monday – Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 (dir. Steven Spielberg)


I love Raiders of the Lost Ark so much. It’s been a part of my life as long as I can remember. I can’t think of a better adventure story and I do believe Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas and Philip Kaufman created something close to perfect with the character of Indiana Jones. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Score John Williams and won four – Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing and Best Sound. It also received a Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects Editing. It was up against Atlantic City, On Golden Pond, Reds and winner Chariots of Fire. Of those, I’ve only seen Chariots of Fire and I must say it is one of the most boring movies I’ve ever seen. It really disappointed me. This was another one of those years were the “art” movie won over the popular movie. The thing is, half the time that happens I agree withe the Academy’s decision and half the time I disagree wholeheartedly. This is one of those times where I disagree.

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