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Movie Quote of the Day – The Petrified Forest, 1936 (dir. Archie Mayo)


Alan Squier: The trouble with me, Gabrielle, is I, I belong to a vanishing race. I’m one of the intellectuals.
Gabrielle Maple: That, that means you’ve got brains!
Alan Squier: Hmmm. Yes. Brains without purpose. Noise without sound, shape without substance.

111 New-To-Me Films in a Month? I Don’t Call Myself A Fanatic For Nothing.


As I’ve said many times now, I work as a substitute teacher. But I’m only called in to work an average of 3 to 6 days a month. This leaves me A LOT of free time. I also recently got a DVR, which allows me to tape TCM (the best channel in the world) while I’m sleeping. So now it doesn’t matter when a film is being shown, if I want to watch it odds are I’ll watch it. Which brings me to my whopping new-to-me count for January. 111. Triple digits in one month. I’m pretty sure I’ve had some years where I didn’t even watch that many films in twelve months. I just really love film, okay? And I would love to watch every movie ever made. Well, maybe not every movie, but lots anyhow. After the cut I’ll post the entire list, as well as point out a few new favorites and do a breakdown by decade (spoiler alert: it’s mostly pre-70s films).

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