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Movie Quote of the Day – The Heartbreak Kid, 1972 (dir. Elaine May)


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Lenny Cantrow: I don’t mind saying, this is one of the finest meals that I’ve ever had.
Mrs. Corcoran: Oh, thank you Leonard. It’s simple, you know. Mr. Corcoran doesn’t really care for fancy food. Though, I imagine you’ve tried just about every exotic dish in New York.
Lenny Cantrow: Exactly. See, that’s the trouble, it’s exotic, but it’s not honest. I mean, it’s fancy, but it’s not real. I mean, this is honest food. There’s no lying in that beef. There’s no insincerity in those potatoes. There’s no deceit in the cauliflower. This is a totally honest meal. You don’t know what a pleasure it in this day and age to sit down and eat a meal you can believe in.

 

Movie Quote of the Day – The Goodbye Girl, 1977 (dir. Herbert Ross)


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Elliot Garfield: I think you’re dynamite, you know that? I love listening to you talk. I hate living with you but your conversation is first class.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Sunshine Boys, 1975 (dir. Herbert Ross)


Willy Clark: They’re old-fashioned. I’m new-fashioned. I’m still in demand. I’m still hot.
Al Lewis: If this room were on fire, you wouldn’t be hot.

Movie Quote of the Day – Barefoot in the Park, 1967 (dir. Gene Saks)


Ethel: I feel like we’ve died and gone to heaven. . .only we had to climb up.
Paul: Struck down in the prime of life.
Ethel: It isn’t exactly that I feel sick. . .just kind of numb. I can’t make a fist.
Paul: You want to hear something frightening? My teeth feel soft.

Oscar Vault Monday – The Goodbye Girl, 1977 (dir. Herbert Ross)


This film was up for five Oscars, including Best Picture, ultimately losing to Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. Richard Dreyfuss did, however, win Best Actor – at 29 he was the youngest winner until Adrien Brody won for 2002’s The Pianist. Dreyfuss also won Best Actor at the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes, the Kansas City Film Critics and the LA Film Critics for his portrayal of some-time Shakespearean actor Elliot Garfield. Marsha Mason was also up for Best Actress, Quinn Cummings for Best Supporting Actress and Neil Simon for Best Original Screenplay – his only nomination in that category (he was nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category 3 times).

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