December 05, 2011
"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"
--Gold Hat (as played by Alfonso Bedoya)
November 14, 2011
Phyllis Dietrichson: We're both rotten.
Walter Neff: Only you're a little more rotten.
November 07, 2011
"Sure don't look none too prosperous."
--Tom Joad as played by Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath
October 24, 2011
"And you know that you fight for the lost causes harder than for any others."
--James Stewart as Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
September 30, 2011
"Uh, well, sir, I ain't a f'real cowboy. But I am one helluva stud!"
--Jon Voight as Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy Read More...
September 11, 2011
--Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski
August 31, 2011
"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
August 22, 2011
"In 1539 the Knight Templars of Malta, paid tribute to Charles V of Spain, by sending him a Golden Falcon encrusted from beak to claw with rarest jewels——but pirates seized the galley carrying this priceless token and the fate of the Maltese Falcon remains a mystery to this day——"
August 15, 2011
Da Mayor: Doctor...
Mookie: C'mon, what. What?
Da Mayor: Always do the right thing.
Mookie: That's it?
Da Mayor: That's it.
Mookie: I got it, I'm gone.
August 08, 2011
"This here's Miss Bonnie Parker. I'm Clyde Barrow. We rob banks."
--Clyde Barrow (as played by Warren Beatty)
August 01, 2011
“I don't act, anyway. The stuff is all injected as we go along. My pictures are made without script or written directions of any kind.”
July 22, 2011
"A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark."
--Alvy Singer (as played by Woody Allen)
July 11, 2011
"Well I ain't sorry for you no more, ya crazy, psalm-singing, skinny old maid!"
--Charlie Allnut as played by Humphrey Bogart
July 07, 2011
"Does that mean you play that very fast music... jazz?"
"Yeah. Real hot."
"l guess some like it hot."
June 27, 2011
“Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!”
--Bette Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve
June 19, 2011
“It's like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don't make any sense to me. They're being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.”
--Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate
June 11, 2011
“Nothing is written.”
--T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia
June 02, 2011
“Listen to me: Television is not the truth! Television is a God-damned amusement park! Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, side-show freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We're in the boredom-killing business!”
--Peter Finch as Howard Beale
May 23, 2011
"People gotta talk themselves into law and order before they do anything about it. Maybe because down deep they don't care. They just don't care."
--Martin Howe, The Judge
May 16, 2011
"There's nothing tragic about being fifty. Not unless you're trying to be twenty-five."
May 07, 2011
"You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the f#!k do you think you're talking to?"
--Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle
May 02, 2011
"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
April 25, 2011
“We all go a little mad sometimes.”
April 20, 2011
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”
April 11, 2011
"Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup for the rest of your life." -- Groucho Marx
April 06, 2011
I have a formula for success: Mel Brooks + Gene Wilder = Movie I’m going to love.
March 27, 2011
“This list... is an absolute good. The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf.”
March 21, 2011
Dr. Strangelove, #39 in the AFI 100, is a dark comedy about a nuclear war scare. It was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick.
March 14, 2011
Having just watched “Rango” recently, I felt inspired to watch “Chinatown”. The two films share more than a few similarities in plot.
March 07, 2011
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
February 24, 2011
Although I’ve seen quite a few “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” episodes on syndicated television as a kid, I feel guilty the only Alfred Hitchcock film I had seen is “Rear Window”.
February 09, 2011
Last week, we watched “Raging Bull”, and in that movie, Robert De Niro (as Jake LaMotta) recites some lines from tonight’s film. We continued the AFI 100 with #19, “On The Waterfront”.
January 31, 2011
Today we moved onto the next film selection from the AFI 100, J and I had some guests over (K, A, and F) to watch Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull”. This movie is a biopic about the life of former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta. It’s based on his autobiography, Raging Bull: My Life.
January 24, 2011
“Singin’ In The Rain” is a classic comedy musical directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. It stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor. This movie is about a movie studio that has to adapt to the transition from silent films to talking pictures.
January 10, 2011
Continuing my series on the AFI 100, I watched the 1943 classic Casablanca. Unlike my post about Gone With The Wind, I am happy to report that this will not be a post in which I’ll be criticizing a well-loved piece of American cinema. This is a special film, and the Blu-ray transfer did not disappoint.
January 03, 2011
With the goal of watching the entire AFI 100 list, J and I decided to watch the classic movie Gone With the Wind. Clocking in at 3 hours and 44 minutes, this film felt like a huge undertaking to watch. It does have a lengthy overture and intermission.