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Movie Quote of the Day – The Jane Austen Book Club, 2007 (dir. Robin Swicord)


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Grigg Harris: Isn’t physical attraction one of the ungovernable forces? You know, like gravity–that’s what we like about it. Downhill, release the brakes, loosen the grip and then– whoosh!

Female Filmmaker Friday: Little Women, 1994 (dir. Gillian Armstrong)


Full disclosure: I have not actually read Louisa May Alcott’s book (it’s the first thing I am going to read in 2015, though.) I have, however, seen Gillian Armstrong’s masterpiece more times than any other movie. I first saw it when it was in theaters. I went with my mother and we both loved it so much and when it was over she told me all about how much she loved the book (and its sequel), and yet for some reason I still haven’t read the book! *holds head in shame* This movie celebrates its 20th anniversary on Sunday and as far as I can tell the studio that has the distribution rights doesn’t give a hoot and isn’t doing anything for it; no anniversary Blu-ray, no anniversary screenings in LA, nothing! So I thought I would pay tribute to this beautiful film by writing about it for Female Filmmaker Friday right around its anniversary.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Practical Magic, 1998 (dir. Griffin Dunne)


Gillian Owens: You ever put your arms out and spin really, really fast?
Antonia Owens: She does it all the time.
Gillian Owens: She does? Well, that’s what love is like. It makes your heart race. It turns the world upside down. But if you’re not careful, if you don’t keep your eyes on something still, you can lose your balance. You can’t see what’s happening to the people around you. You can’t see that you’re about to fall.

Movie Quote of the Day – Little Women, 1994 (dir. Gillian Armstrong)


Prof. Bhaer: Jo. [beat] Such a little name for, for such a person. [beat] Will you have me?
Jo: With all of my heart.
Prof. Bhaer: But I have nothing to give you. My hands are empty.
[entwines her hands with his]
Jo: Not empty now.