Movie Quote of the Day – The Reader, 2008 (dir. Stephen Daldry)
Michael: Have you spent a lot of time thinking about the past?
Hana: You mean, with you?
Michael: No. No. I didn’t mean with me.
Hana: Before the trial I never thought about the past. I never had to.
Michael: And now? What do you feel now?
Hana: It doesn’t matter what I feel. It doesn’t matter what I think. The dead are still dead.
Michael: I wasn’t sure what you’d learned.
Hana: I have learned, kid. I’ve learned to read.
Movie Quote of the Day – The End of the Affair, 1999 (dir. Neil Jordan)
Maurice Bendrix: I’m jealous of this stocking.
Sarah Miles: Why?
Maurice Bendrix: Because it does what I can’t. Kisses your whole leg. And I’m jealous of this button.
Sarah Miles: Poor, innocent button.
Maurice Bendrix: It’s not innocent at all. It’s with you all day. I’m not.
Sarah Miles: I suppose you’re jealous of my shoes?
Maurice Bendrix: Yes.
Sarah Miles: Why?
Maurice Bendrix: Because they’ll take you away from me.
Movie Quote of the Day – The Constant Gardener, 2005 (dir. Fernando Meirelles)
Tessa: Take me to Africa with you.
Justin: What? Roll you up in a rug? Pack you in a tea chest?
Tessa: Very funny.
Justin: I’d have to smuggle you in as illicit goods. I couldn’t declare you. Oh, listen. I could put you in one of these plant boxes, and you’d be very comfortable, wrapped up in a little piece of, uh, I could label you. “Tessa.”
Tessa: I’m serious.
Justin: Um, yeah, I can see you are. [beat] And in what. . .what capacity should I take you to Africa?
Tessa: I don’t mind. You can take me as your mistress, lover, wife.
Justin: There’s too much choice.
Movie Quote of the Day – In Bruges, 2008 (dir. Martin McDonagh)
Oscar Vault Monday – Quiz Show, 1994 (dir. Robert Redford)
I’m going to try to discuss one past Oscar nominated and/or winning film each Monday. For my inaugural edition of this feature, I bring you the 1994 historical drama Quiz Show.