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Movie Quote of the Day – Bad Company, 1972 (dir. Robert Benton)


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Big Joe: My boy, let me give you a little piece of advice. If you’re going to pull a gun on somebody, which happens from time to time in these parts, you better fire it about a half a second after you do it. . .because most men aren’t as patient as I am.

 

Movie Quote of the Day – Twilight, 1998 (dir. Robert Benton)


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Harry Ross: You any tougher than you look?
Raymond Hope: Hell yes! At least, I used to be.
Harry Ross: I used to be. We all used to be.
Raymond Hope: Then have a drink. You still a bourbon man?
Harry Ross: I’ll take a ginger ale if you got one.
Raymond Hope: Do I look like a man who’d have a ginger ale?
Harry Ross: Water.
Raymond Hope: That I can handle.

Oscar Vault Monday – Places in the Heart, 1984 (dir. Robert Benton)


I can’t remember the first time I saw this movie, but it must have been a few years before 1997. I know this because in 1997 Con Air was released and at the time my favorite actors were Nicolas Cage (this was due to early viewings of his 80s films, and early 90s rom-coms), John Cusack and John Malkovich, thus I thought they made that movie just for me (it even had a Trisha Yearwood theme song!). The reason I loved Malkovich so much was this movie, so I would be lying if I didn’t say most of this piece is going to be about his performance. Places in the Heart  was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning two: Best Costume Design, Best Supporting Actor John Malkovich, Best Supporting Actress Lindsay Crouse, Best Actress Sally Field (won), Best Original Screenplay (won), Best Director and Best Picture.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Billy Bathgate, 1991 (dir. Robert Benton)


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Billy Bathgate: Are you Mr. Schultz’s girl?
Drew Preston: I’m not his girl, he’s my gangster.

Movie Quote of the Day – Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979 (dir. Robert Benton)


Billy Kramer: Daddy?
Ted Kramer: Yeah?
Billy Kramer: I’m sorry.
Ted Kramer: I’m sorry too. I want you to go to sleep because it’s really late.
Billy Kramer: Daddy?
Ted Kramer: Now what is it?
Billy Kramer: Are you going away?
Ted Kramer: No. I’m staying here with you. You can’t get rid of me that easy.
Billy Kramer: That’s why Mommy left, isn’t it? Because I was bad?
Ted Kramer: Is that what you think? No. No, that’s not it, Billy. Your mom loves you very much and the reason she left doesn’t have anything to do with you. I don’t know if this will make sense, but I’ll try to explain it, okay? I think the reason why Mommy left was because for a long time I kept trying to make her be a certain kind of person, Billy. A certain kind of wife that I thought she was supposed to be. And she just wasn’t like that. She was. . .she just wasn’t like that. And now that I think about it, I think that she tried for so long to make me happy and when she couldn’t, she tried to talk to me about it, see? But I wasn’t listening because I was too busy, too wrapped up just thinking about myself. And I thought that anytime I was happy, that that meant that she was happy. But I think underneath she was very sad. Mommy stayed here longer than she wanted to, I think, because she loves you so much. And the reason why Mommy couldn’t stay anymore was because she couldn’t stand me, Billy. She didn’t leave because of you. She left because of me. [beat] Go to sleep now because it’s really late, okay?
Billy Kramer: Good night.
Ted Kramer: Sleep tight.
Billy Kramer: Don’t let the bedbugs bite.
Ted Kramer: See you in the morning light.
Billy Kramer: Daddy?
Ted Kramer: Yeah?
Billy Kramer: I love you.
Ted Kramer: I love you too.

Movie Quote of the Day – What’s Up, Doc?, 1972 (dir. Peter Bogdanovich)


Judy: I believe you dropped something.
Howard: What do you think you are doing?
Judy: I think I’m taking a bath, aren’t I?
Howard: If you’re not out of here in two minutes, I’m calling the police.
Judy: Who do you think they’ll arrest? The girl in the tub or the guy with his pants down?
Howard: I am not joking now. I do not like to act rashly, but you are the last straw that breaks my camel’s back, you are the plague, you bring havoc and chaos to everyone, but why to me? Why me? Why?
Judy: Because you look cute in your pyjamas, Steve.
Howard: GET OUT!
Judy: Right now?
Howard: YES!
[Judy starts to get out the bath]
Howard: No! Wait a minute!

Movie Quote of the Day – Bonnie & Clyde, 1967 (dir. Arthur Penn)


Bonnie: I don’t have no mama. No family either.
Clyde: Hey, I’m your family.
Bonnie: You know what, when we started out I thought we was really goin’ somewhere. This is it. We’re just goin’, huh?
Clyde: I just love you.