the poor dancing girl she won't dance again

‘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

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Beatrice: O, God, that I were a man! I would eat his heart in the market-place.
Benedick: Hear me, Beatrice…
Beatrice: Talk with a man at a window. O, a proper saying.
Benedick: Nay, but, Beatrice…
Beatrice: Sweet Hero. She is wronged, she is slandered, she is undone.
Benedick: Beatrice.
Beatrice: Princes and counties. A goodly count. O, that I were a man for his sake! Or that I had any friend who would be a man for my sake! But manhood is melted into curtsies, valor into compliment, and men are only turned into tongues, and trim ones too. For he is now as valiant as Hercules who only tells a lie and swears it! I cannot be a man with wishing, therefore I will die a woman with grieving.

Movie Quote of the Day – Much Ado About Nothing, 2013 (dir. Joss Whedon) | the diary of a film history fanatic

this is everything

Kay Lemp: Look.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Mmm-hmmm.
Kay Lemp: Right from the comissary.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Mmm. No, no. I don’t care for a sandwich, thanks.
Kay Lemp: It’s not for you, it’s for me. Know any more about nomoncoculosous?
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Pneumoconiosis.
Kay Lemp: Do you?
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: No, no. Not much. It takes time. I make a little progress. Somebody else makes a little progress. Maybe a hundred years.
Kay Lemp: Well, anyway, you’ve just done a great job.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Oh, thanks.
Kay Lemp: Say, wouldn’t you like me to develop nomoncoconosous?
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Pneumoconiosis.
Kay Lemp: Yeah, so you can have a handy guinea pig.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Hey, how did you know I liked milk instead of cream in my coffee?
Kay Lemp: I noticed at the house.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Yeah?
Kay Lemp: Nothing escapes me. Nothing and no one.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Ohhhh.

Movie Quote of the Day – Four Wives, 1939 (dir. Michael Curtiz) | the diary of a film history fanatic

Lenny Cantrow: I don’t mind saying, this is one of the finest meals that I’ve ever had.
Mrs. Corcoran: Oh, thank you Leonard. It’s simple, you know. Mr.Corcoran doesn’t really care for fancy food. Though, I imagine you’ve tried just about every exotic dish in New York.
Lenny Cantrow: Exactly. See, that’s the trouble, it’s exotic, but it’s not honest. I mean, it’s fancy, but it’s not real. I mean, this is honest food. There’s no lying in that beef. There’s no insincerity in those potatoes. There’s no deceit in the cauliflower. This is a totally honest meal. You don’t know what a pleasure it in this day and age to sit down and eat a meal you can believe in.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Heartbreak Kid, 1972 (dir. Elaine May) | the diary of a film history fanatic

"That rabbit’s dynamite!" 

Happy Easter from Monty Python!

Hi! First of all, can I say that I'm so glad I've stumbled onto your blog. As a film lover, if find it to be an incredibly informative resource. Second, I have a question related to one of your recent posts: Is "American New Wave" an official term for the types of films produced in the 70s? Those are my favorite types of films, and I've always wondered if there was an official term for that era. Thanks! <3
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:

Thanks!

New Hollywood is used most often for that era, but American New Wave is also used because the kind of cinematic revolution that was happening in America at that time was similar to the French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) and the British New Wave (also sometimes called Angry Young Men/Kitchen Sink Drama), so I like to use both terms.

Erica: You know what I did yesterday? I threw out a whole new jar of blackberry jam. Martin loved blackberry jam. I think the problem was that I didn’t do things as myself, you know? I did things as this Martin & Erica, Martin & Erica. It wasn’t his fault. I liked it.
Saul: Saul & Erica will be different from Martin & Erica.
Erica: You wanna see other women?
Saul: I want you.
Erica: You’re free to.
Saul: I don’t want to.
Erica: Then don’t.
Saul: Do you want to see other men?
Erica: Not today.
Saul: I’m getting a headache.

Movie Quote of the Day – An Unmarried Woman, 1978 (dir. Paul Mazursky) | the diary of a film history fanatic

Alan Bates in An Unmarried Woman and Kris Kristofferson in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore have created some unrealistic ideals, I’ll tell you what.

Happy Birthday Harold Lloyd (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971)