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Movie Quote of the Day – Criss Cross, 1949 (dir. Robert Siodmak)


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Anna: All those things that happened to us. . .everything that went before. . .you’ll forget it. You’ll see. I’ll make you forget it. After it’s done, after it’s all over and we’re safe, it’ll be just you and me. You and me, the way it should’ve been all along from the start.

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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.

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