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April 2019 in Films


Apologies for the tardiness of this post. I moved into a new apartment (yay!) right before the beginning of the month, but didn’t have internet for a week (boo!). At long last I have the internet again! You will notice perhaps a wider variety than usual for April. This was due to a few factors: I had cable so I watched a bunch of films I had pointedly skipped in theaters, the TCM Classic Film Festival was a few weeks ago, and I am back in LA so I have access to so many movies! April was a very exhausting month between moving and starting a new job, but I saw quite a few gems and I’m excited to keep seeing great stuff back here in LA.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Above Suspicion, 1943 (dir. Richard Thorpe)


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Hassert Seide: Here we have the iron maiden. Otherwise known as the German Statue of Liberty.
Richard Myles: I’m surprised to hear a German say that.
Hassert Seide: I’m an Austrian.
Richard Myles: Isn’t that very much the same thing nowadays?
Hassert Seide: Is that the English view?
Frances Myles: We’re not English. We’re American.
Hassert Seide: Isn’t that very much the same thing nowadays?

Movie Quote of the Day – Night Must Fall, 1937 (dir. Richard Thorpe)


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Danny: What’s that? Like the sound of a big wall falling over into the sea. Everything’s slipping out from under me. Can’t you feel it? Starting in slow, then hundreds of miles an hour. There’s a wind in my ears, a terrible rushing wind. Everything’s going past me like telegraph poles! Everything’s going backwards! Everything I’ve ever seen! Faster and faster, back to the day I was born! I could see it coming — the day I was born! I’m going to die.

Movie Quote of the Day – Jailhouse Rock, 1957 (dir. Richard Thorpe)


Peggy Van Alden: I think I’m going to just hate you!
Vince Everett: No, you ain’t gonna hate me. I ain’t gonna let you hate me. [kisses her]
Peggy Van Alden: How dare you think such cheap tactics would work with me!
Vince Everett: [after kissing her again] That ain’t tactics, honey. It’s just the beast in me.