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Movie Quote of the Day – Mikey and Nicky, 1976 (dir. Elaine May)


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Nicky: It’s very hard to talk to a dead person. I have nothing in common.

Movie Quote of the Day – Cookie, 1989 (dir. Susan Seidelman)


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Lenore: You both stop it! Now listen, I raised you all by myself. I was a single mother long before they were talking about it on Oprah Winfrey. And you! I waited for you for 13 years! And I had plenty of offers, let me tell you! I didn’t have to wait around with my tits on hold my entire life! Now you two learn to love each other! Right now!

Female Filmmaker Friday: Cookie, 1989 (dir. Susan Seidelman)


I can’t believe this is my fifth installment of Female Filmmaker Friday! I hope you guys have enjoyed the previous installments. This is week four on the 80s films of Susan Seidelman. Next week I will be doing my final entry on her films – on She-Devil, and oh boy do I have lots of (good) things to say about that gem! But before I get to that one, let’s talk about her earlier film from 1989 – Cookie.

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Movie Quote of the Day – A Woman Under the Influence, 1974 (dir. John Cassavetes)


Mabel: I always understood you, and you always understood me and that was always just how it was, and that’s it. “Till death do us part,” Nick. You said it. Remember? He said, “Do you, Mabel Mortensen, take this man?” “I do.” “I do,” Nick. “I do.” Remember, I said “It’s gonna work because I’m already pregnant.”
Nick: Don’t let that mind run away on you now.
Mabel: Remember how you laughed?
Nick: Don’t, Mabel.
Mabel: Nick. You laughed.
Nick: Don’t.
Mabel: Don’t you remember? And he was mad as a big toad.
Nick: Don’t do that.
Mabel: Hey, don’t be sad. I know you love me.
Nick: Hey.
Mabel: We had plenty of time to find that out, didn’t we? You and I know. You see that, Nick? That’s how close we are. And they can’t pull us apart. They can’t force us apart. ‘Cause we’re together.
Nick: I don’t know who you are.
Mabel: Don’t say that, honey. I’m not sore at you. I’m not mad or anything.
Nick: Mabel. . .don’t.
Mabel: You sit there and pretend you. . .all of that doesn’t mean. . .and you know. You know. It’s us. You’re going with them out there on the outside.
Nick: Be still.
Mabel: And we’re supposed to be on the inside. We were always there.
Nick: Shut up!
Mabel: You little. . .teeny. . .skinny. . .little. . .bug!

Movie Quote of the Day – Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire), 1987 (dir. Wim Wenders)


Peter Falk: I can’t see you, but I know you’re here. I feel it. You’ve been hanging around since I got here. I wish I could see your face. Just look into your eyes and tell you how good it is to be here. Just to touch something. See that’s cold; that feels good. Or to smoke. Have coffee. Or if you do it together, that’s fantastic. Or to draw. You know, you take a pencil and you make a dark line, then you make a light line and together it’s a good line. Or when your hands are cold and you rub them together. See that’s good, that feels good. There’s so many good things, but you’re not here. I’m here. I wish you were here. I wish you could talk to me. . .cuz I’m a friend. Compañero