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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 – Robot & Frank, 2012 (dir. Jake Schreier)


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Jennifer: They’re going to have this big, um, fundraiser party thing on Friday and all the young hoity-toity couples are going to come.
Frank: Sounds awful.
Jennifer: Yeah. Do you want to come with me?
Frank: Yes.
Jennifer: Cool.

Movie Quote of the Day – Dead Man Walking, 1995 (dir. Tim Robbins)


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Sister Helen Prejean: I’m not here for your amusement, Matthew. Show some respect.
Matthew Poncelet: Why should I respect you? Cos you’re a nun and you wear that little cross around your neck?
Sister Helen Prejean: Because I’m a person. Every person deserves respect.

Movie Quote of the Day – Atlantic City, 1980 (dir. Louis Malle)


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Sally: Teach me stuff.
Lou: Like what?
Sally: What you know.
Lou: You want information or wisdom?
Sally: Both.

Movie Quote of the Day – Bull Durham, 1988 (dir. Ron Shelton)


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Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Ooh, I’ve heard of stuff like this. Bring it on!
Annie Savoy: Sweetie, Have you heard of Walt Whitman?
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: No. Who’s he play for?

Movie Quote of the Day – Light Sleeper, 1992 (dir. Paul Schrader)


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Ann: Well, that took you long enough. What’d you do, douche while you were at it?
John: Ann, you’ve got some mouth on ya.
Ann: You don’t wanna know where it’s been.