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Movie Quote of the Day – The Reader, 2008 (dir. Stephen Daldry)


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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.

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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)


Natalie: Harry. Harry! It’s a inanimate fucking object!
Harry: You’re an inanimate fuckin’ object!

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.

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20 years of Best Actor nominees


Much like my earlier post featuring my ten favorite performances nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars since 1989, I bring you my top performances nominated for Best Actor. However, there was no way I could limit this list to ten, even paring it down to fifteen was pretty hard. So here goes nothing. If you’re interested in buying any of the films listed below, click here.

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