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Movie Quote of the Day – 8½, 1963 (dir. Federico Fellini)


Guido: What is this sudden happiness that makes me tremble, that gives me strength and life? Forgive me, sweet creatures. I didn’t understand. I didn’t know. How right it is to accept you, love you. And how simple. Luisa, I feel like I’ve been set free. Everything seems so good, so meaningful. Everything is true. I wish I could explain, but I don’t know how. Now everything’s all confused once again, like it was before. But this confusion is me, as I am, not as I’d like to be. I’m no longer afraid of telling the truth about what I don’t know, what I’m looking for, what I haven’t found. Only this way do I feel alive. Only this way can I look into your faithful eyes without shame. Life is a celebration. Let’s live it together. That’s all l can say, Luisa, to you or the others. Accept me for what I am, if you can. it’s the only way we might find each other.

Female Filmmaker Friday: Used People, 1992 (dir. Beeban Kidron)

I had never heard of this movie until I started working at Warner Archive Collection last year and when I saw that they had a movie with Marcello Mastroianni in it, I just had to watch it. I finally got around to watching it earlier this week and discovered that it was in fact directed by a woman (Kidron also directed To Wong Foo among other things). I’m glad I waited so long to watch it because I’ve learned a lot in the last few months from things I’ve read and conversations I’ve had with women and I think I wouldn’t have appreciated this movie as much if I had watched it earlier.


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Movie Quote of the Day – Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred), 1986 (dir. Federico Fellini)


Pippo Botticella: Amelia, we’ve got to rebel! I’m on the rebel’s side. We’ve got to rebel against all of this too. I burn when I see injustice, I burn, I burn!
Amelia Bonetti: Burn, go ahead and burn!

Movie Quote of the Day – La città delle donne, 1980 (dir. Federico Fellini)

Snàporaz: What kind of film is this?!

Movie Quote of the Day – Le notti bianche, 1957 (dir. Luchino Visconti)

Mario: Go to him. You mustn’t feel remorse. I was wrong to make you doubt him.  Go to him. God bless you for the moment of happiness you gave me. Even a moment’s worth can last a lifetime.