Quote of the Day postsFriday February 06, 2009
Quote of the Day
— Film critic/historian David Thomson in Nick Madigan’s article “Best pic noms elicit strong reactions” in Variety magazine, encapsulating a trend I've been writing about for years.
Francois Truffaut Quote of the Day - II
Charlie is in bed with Clarisse. She's topless with the sheet near her waist. Charlie pulls it above her breasts.
Charlie: This is how it's done in the movies.
Clarisse: Ha ha. (Pause) I saw Torpedoes in Alaska at the movies this afternoon.
Charlie: Any good?
Clarisse: John Wayne shows how America only wants peace.
Charlie: Well, well. The Yanks are just like me.
— from Francois Truffaut's Tirez sur le pianiste (1960)
Francois Truffaut Quote of the Day - I
"We almost didn't make it at first. I'd watch her over breakfast, wondering how to get rid of her. But then I thought, 'Where do you get these ideas?' And I found no answer."
— Passerby, happily married after 11 years, in Francois Truffaut's Tirez sur le pianiste (1960)
John Updike Quote of the Day
Were I to die, no one would say,
“Oh, what a shame! So young, so full
Of promise — depths unplumbable!”
Instead, a shrug and tearless eyes
Will greet my overdue demise;
The wide response will be, I know,
“I thought he died a while ago.”
For life’s a shabby subterfuge,
And death is real, and dark, and huge.
The shock of it will register
Nowhere but where it will occur.
Robert Downey Jr. Quote of the Day
"I'm not very popular for saying this, and the missus tells me to keep it on the QT, but lately for me, the biggest, most commercial projects that I've done are the most creatively satisfying, the most collaborative and the ones that the audiences respond to. And I jump off and do an indie, and they can't hit their ass with both hands, it's 50 monkeys f–––ing a football and then you have to go and pump your kidneys dry in Sundance."
— Robert Downey, Jr., during the annual Oscar roundtable discussion in Newsweek.
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