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Movie Quote of the Day – View From The Top, 2003 (dir. Bruno Barreto)


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Christine Montgomery: (reading the instructions) Asses the window!
John Whitney: Okay! Stop!
Christine Montgomery: What?
John Whitney: It’s “assess the window,” not, “asses the window”. You put the wrong em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble.

Movie Quote of the Day – Austin Powers in Goldmember, 2002 (dir. Jay Roach)


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Nigel Powers: All right Goldmember. Don’t play the laughing boy. There’s only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures and the Dutch.

Oscar Vault Monday – Inglourious Basterds, 2009 (dir. Quentin Tarantino)


There is so much to write about with this film. Lots of production history and awards history, etc. But those are all things you can look up elsewhere, or watch on the DVD extras, so I am mostly going to stick with various impressions and favorite parts of this film. when taking screencaps for the post I somehow wound up with 177 images. I have whittled this down to 34. It was difficult. I’ll probably post the extras on Tumblr over the week. It’s just such a beautifully composed film. The first post I ever made on this site was about how Inglourious Basterds topped the SAG nominations, so this movie and this site are forever linked. I saw this movie when I managed to get a Friday off from a job that I hated. My mother and I drove 100 miles to Klamath Falls, Oregon and saw this and then got coffee for an hour and then saw (500) Days of Summer. I like to think of that trip as either Inglourious Summeror: (500) Days of Basterds. It was a good trip, if not a little emotionally draining. Inglouious Basterds was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning one: Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz (won), Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were A Serious ManAn EducationAvatarDistrict 9, PreciousThe Blind Side, Up and Up in the Air.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, 1999 (dir. Jay Roach)


Dr. Evil: Anyways, the key to this plan is the giant laser. It was invented by the noted Cambridge physicist Dr. Parsons. Therefore, we shall call it the Alan Parsons Project.
Scott: Oh, my God.
Dr. Evil: What now?
Scott: The Alan Parsons Project is a progressive rock band in 1982. Why don’t you just name it ‘Operation Wang-Chung’? Ass.
Dr. Evil:  What should we. . .
Scott: Nothing. I’m sure ‘Operation Bananarama’ will be huge.
Dr. Evil:  What are you saying?
Scott: If you’re. . .
Dr. Evil:  Shh.
Scott:  . . .trying to be hip. . .
Dr. Evil:  www [dot] shh [dot] com . . . [dot] org.

Movie Quote of the Day – Wayne’s World, 1992 (dir. Penelope Spheeris)


Wayne Campbell: I mean, there’s two Darrin Stevenses. Dick York and Dick Sargent. Sh’yeah, right, as if we wouldn’t notice. Oh hold on: Dick York, Dick Sargent, Sergeant York. . .Wow, that’s weird.

Movie Quote of the Day – Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, 1997 (dir. Jay Roach)


Dr. Evil: You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that can’t be done. Can you remind me what I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here! What do we have?
Number Two: Sea Bass.
Dr. Evil: [beat] Riiiight.
Number Two: They are mutated sea bass.
Dr. Evil: Really? Are they ill-tempered?
Number Two: Absolutely.
Dr. Evil: Oh, well, that’s a start.