I can’t believe I have been doing a movie quote a day for three years now! So much has happened in those three years. When I started this feature, I was living in the back of my parents’s house with a bunch of cats and a dinky television where I watched TCM 16 hours a day (I still have that television; it’s been with me since the year 2000!). Last year I was living in San Francisco, where I was for two years working towards my M.F.A. in film production at the Academy of Art University (I still have a semester left) and now I am living in North Hollywood and I work for the Warner Archive Collection. It’s amazing the amount of change three years can hold. I hope y’all have enjoyed this feature as much as I have enjoyed posting it! You can see all 1086 quotes here on this handy dandy page I made for the feature. Under the cut are all the quotes from the last year. Enjoy!
You can see the first year’s worth of MQotD here at last year’s anniversary post. If you will recall I had five days last year with no computer whatsoever, so there were only 360 MQotDs. This year I managed to post all 365. There was one repeat on purpose (Groundhog Day, duh!) and one on accident (Brief Encounter). Which means when you combine the two years I believe there are 723 movies quoted. Crazy. After the cut I have linked to all of the quotes I’ve posted over the last year. Enjoy!
Believe it or not, I have been running this site for two years now. It’s gone through three Oscar races since then (2009 aka Avatar vs. The Hurt Locker, 2010 aka The King’s Speech vs. The Social Network) and now we’re in the heat of 2011, which at this point doesn’t seem to have a vs. (maybe The Artist vs. Hugo, but really everything is so jumbled right now it’s several films’ Oscar to lose this year.)
In the last two years I managed to write about all 83 years of Oscar’s history for Oscar Vault Monday and I’ve had a Movie Quote of the Day featuring over 530 different films (gonna see how long I can go without repeating a film). I’ve also started working a bit with The Warner Archive and have written some great things for YAM Magazine (*cough TCM Film Festival *cough*).
On a personal note, I moved back to San Francisco in May and have been attending the Academy of Art University pursuing an MFA in Film Editing, so that’s exciting. I’ve also seen nearly 1100 new-to-me films for the year (which I have been discussing month-to-month here) and contributed the foreword to the book Lew Ayres: A Conscientious Life by Lesley L. Coffin, which is forthcoming from the University Press of Mississippi.
Basically, this was a great year for me both professionally and personally, and I’m glad I was able to share it with y’all on this site. Thanks for all your support and for reading my work and I look forward to supplying you with more Oscar and film history for another two (or more!) years.