Movie Quote of the Day – The Magnificent Seven, 1960 (dir. John Sturges)
Calvera: What I don’t understand is why a man like you took the job in the first place, hmm? Why, huh?
Chris: I wonder myself.
Calvera: No, come on, come on, tell me why.
Vin: It’s like a fellow I once knew in El Paso. One day, he just took all his clothes off and jumped in a mess of cactus. I asked him that same question, “Why?”
Vin: He said, “It seemed to be a good idea at the time.”
Movie Quote of the Day – The Journey, 1959 (dir. Anatole Litvak)
Major Surov: Anything goes when people meet for the last time.
Diana Ashmore: What do you mean?
Major Surov: Go to any railway station – that’s what I mean. You’ll see people doing things they’d never do, ordinarily. They kiss, they cry, they wave. That’s the sickness of our time: people waving… Nobody waves back.
Oscar Vault Monday – The Ten Commandments, 1956 (dir. Cecil B. DeMille)
So I have watched this film every year around Passover for as long as I can remember. I love it dearly. I was lucky enough to see it on the big screen at the Castro Theatre here in San Francisco yesterday in gorgeous restoration (it’s a shame my DVD screencaps below aren’t from the restoration; they pale in comparison to what I saw projected yesterday). The Ten Commandments was the highest grossing film of 1956 and was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one: Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Color Cinematography, Best Color Art Director, Best Color Costume Design, Best Special Effects (won) and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were: Friendly Persuasion, Giant, The King and I and winner Around the World in Eighty Days.
Movie Quote of the Day – Westworld, 1973 (dir. Michael Crichton)
Movie Quote of the Day – The King and I, 1956 (dir. Walter Lang)
From The Warner Archive: The Journey, 1959 (dir. Anatole Litvak)
Fans of The King and I, rejoice! The Warner Archive has released Anatole Litvak’s drama The Journey, which reunites co-stars Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. This film also served as the big screen debut of Jason Robards – and what a debut it was!