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‘If I should die,’ said I to myself, ‘I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have lov’d the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remember’d.’ - John Keats

“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.” - Kurt Vonnegut

28. screenwriter. watcher of movies. taco lover extraordinaire. drinker of coffee. listener of music. I am obsessed with classic films, contribute to YAM Magazine, run this site: http://cinema-fanatic.com and do social media for Warner Bros. and Rotten Tomatoes. Opinions are all my own.

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Glen WhitehouseCome on smart guy. Tell me it’s no big deal. I just…tell me…there’s a single one of you that’s worth one single hair on that woman’s gray head! Tell me that!
Lena: Pop?
Glen WhitehouseWhat?
Lena: Jesus is more powerful than any demon.
Glen WhitehouseOh, go fuck yourself!
Rolfe: Wade, just leave it.
Glen WhitehouseYeah, just listen to your little brother here. “Wade, just leave it.” Candy-asses. All of you. That’s what I’ve got for children. Jesus freaks and candy-asses!

Movie Quote of the Day – Affliction, 1997 (dir. Paul Schrader) | the diary of a film history fanatic

Granny Wendy: So…your adventures are over.
Peter Banning: Oh, no. To live…to live would be an awfully big adventure.

Movie Quote of the Day – Hook, 1991 (dir. Steven Spielberg) | the diary of a film history fanatic

Mrs. Barham: After every war, you know we always find out how unnecessary it was and after this one, I’m sure all the generals will write books about the blunders made by other generals and statesmen will publish their secret diaries and it’ll show beyond any shadow of doubt that war could easily have been avoided in the first place. And, the rest of us, of course, will be left with the job of bandaging the wounded and burying the dead.
Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison: I don’t trust people who make bitter reflections about war, Mrs. Barham. It’s always the generals with the bloodiest records who are the first to shout what a hell it is. It’s always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.
Emily Barham: That was unkind, Charlie, and very rude.
Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison: We shall never end wars, Mrs. Barham, by blaming it on ministers and generals or warmongering imperialists or all the other banal bogeys. It’s the rest of us who build statues to those generals and name boulevards after those ministers. The rest of us who make heroes of our dead and shrines of our battlefields. We wear our widow’s weeds like nuns, Mrs. Barham and perpetuate war by exalting its sacrifices. My brother died at Anzio.
Emily Barham: I didn’t know that, Charlie.
Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison: Yes. An everyday soldier’s death, no special heroism involved. They buried what pieces they found of him. But my mother insists he died a brave death and pretends to be very proud.
Mrs. Barham: You’re very hard on your mother. It seems a harmless enough pretense to me.
Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison: No, Mrs. Barham. No. You see, now my other brother can’t wait to reach enlistment age. That’ll be in September.
Mrs. Barham: Oh, Lord.
Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison: Maybe ministers and generals blunder us into war, Mrs. Barham the least the rest of us can do is to resist honoring the institution. What has my mother got for pretending bravery was admirable? She’s under constant sedation and terrified she may wake up one morning and find her last son has run off to be brave. I don’t think I was rude or unkind before. Do you, Mrs. Barham?
Mrs. Barham: No.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Americanization of Emily, 1964 (dir. Arthur Hiller) | the diary of a film history fanatic

Barbra Streisand produced, directed and starred in The Prince of Tides. She also rocked neutrals like you only wish you could.

Julia: Are you as angry now as you used to be?
Lillian: Mmm-hmm. Yes. I try not to be, but there you are.
Julia: I like your anger.
Lillian: You’re the only one who does, then.
Julia: Don’t you let anybody talk you out of it.

Movie Quote of the Day – Julia, 1977 (dir. Fred Zinnemann) | the diary of a film history fanatic

this is what I do on Saturday mornings

this article is from last year, but it’s got some great history behind where the gender disparity in Hollywood/the DGA has come from and what they are (supposedly) doing to try to fix it.