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Movie Quote of the Day – Stella Dallas, 1937 (dir. King Vidor)


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Stella Dallas: I haven’t been out of the house in two months.
Ed Munn: Been sick?
Stella Dallas: No. But, I don’t know. . .I. . .I don’t seem to get any fun out of a good time anymore. All the time I’m out, I’m thinking of her and what she’s doing and how soon I can get back to her.

Crime Shorts, Silent Cinema and July 2012 in Films


I watched nearly 100 new-to-me films this month! That’s not a lot compared to my numbers last year, but this year that is just crazy talk. Mostly it was because of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and the 50 films in the Warner Archive’s Crime Does Not Pay set. I worked a crazy amount of hours at the two movie theaters that now employ me (the Lumiere and the Clay, two of San Francisco’s greatest!) and worked a lot on my feature screenplay, as well as wrote a short that might actually get filmed. Speaking of which, my friend for whom I wrote the short, has a documentary making its way around the festivals right now that you should check out. It is called Dharavi Diary and it is fantastic. As always, my picks for the month as well as the whole list is after the cut.

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