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Everybody Wants to be Us

Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago. Check out the blog for what I'm currently obsessed with in film and culture. Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Radcliffe are regulars here.

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Billy: What the hell is wrong with freedom? That’s what it’s all about.

George Hanson: Oh, yeah, that’s right. That’s what’s it’s all about, all right. But talkin’ about it and bein’ it, that’s two different things. I mean, it’s real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don’t ever tell anybody that they’re not free, ‘cause then they’re gonna get real busy killin’ and maimin’ to prove to you that they are. Oh, yeah, they’re gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ‘em.

-EASY RIDER (1969)

Oh Sandra!

I’m watching the end of THE BLIND SIDE waiting for BIG LOVE finale.  It’s not my favorite film, but Sandra Bullock is the only actress that could have made this watchable.  She makes dialogue like this believable.

"No you hear me bitch.  You threaten my son, you threaten me. If you so much as set foot downtown, you will be sorry. I’m in a prayer group with the D.A., I’m a member of the NRA and I’m always packing."

- THE BLIND SIDE

Bullock is currently filming the adaptation to Jonathan Safran Foer’s EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE directed by Stephen Daldry.

"You know Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car- hell you even need a license to catch a fish.  But they’ll let any butt reaming asshole be a father"
-Tod in PARENTHOOD (1989)
Keanu Reeves can be a wise dude.

"You know Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car- hell you even need a license to catch a fish.  But they’ll let any butt reaming asshole be a father"

-Tod in PARENTHOOD (1989)

Keanu Reeves can be a wise dude.

"Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to be clever.  Some people are born clever same way some people are born beautiful.  I’m not one of those people. I’m going to have to work at it, put in the effort, and if I mess it up, I’ll LEARN from it.  Besides it’s not about knowing the right answer.  Sometimes it’s about asking the right question."
- Brian Jackson (STARTER FOR 10)

"Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to be clever.  Some people are born clever same way some people are born beautiful.  I’m not one of those people. I’m going to have to work at it, put in the effort, and if I mess it up, I’ll LEARN from it.  Besides it’s not about knowing the right answer.  Sometimes it’s about asking the right question."

- Brian Jackson (STARTER FOR 10)

C.C. Baxter: Just following doctor’s orders. I’ve decided to become a “mensch”. You know what that means? A human being.
-THE APARTMENT (1960)

Me too.

C.C. Baxter: Just following doctor’s orders. I’ve decided to become a “mensch”. You know what that means? A human being.

-THE APARTMENT (1960)

Me too.


Funny business, a woman’s career - the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you’ll need them again when you get back to being a woman. That’s one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not: being a woman. Sooner or later, we’ve got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we’ve had or wanted. And in the last analysis, nothing’s any good unless you can look up just before dinner or turn around in bed, and there he is. Without that, you’re not a woman. You’re something with a French provincial office or a book full of clippings, but you’re not a woman.
 Slow curtain, the end. 

-Bette Davis as Margo Channing in ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) 

Funny business, a woman’s career - the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you’ll need them again when you get back to being a woman. That’s one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not: being a woman. Sooner or later, we’ve got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we’ve had or wanted. And in the last analysis, nothing’s any good unless you can look up just before dinner or turn around in bed, and there he is. Without that, you’re not a woman. You’re something with a French provincial office or a book full of clippings, but you’re not a woman.

Slow curtain, the end. 

-Bette Davis as Margo Channing in ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) 

(via violetcrawley)

Michael Fassbender in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS in one of the best scenes ever.

Michael Fassbender in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS in one of the best scenes ever.

You’re not going to let me in there, are you? You’ve got your armor back on. That’s that.

I have no armor left. You’ve stripped it from me.

Whatever is left of me…whatever is left of me, whatever I am 

I’m yours.

Vesper Lynd:  What else can you surmise, Mr. Bond? 
James Bond: About you, Miss Lynd? Well, your beauty’s a problem. You worry you won’t be taken seriously. 
Vesper Lynd: Which one can say of any attractive woman with half a brain. 
James Bond: True. But this one overcompensates by wearing slightly masculine clothing. Being more aggressive than her female colleagues. Which gives her a somewhat *prickly* demeanor, and ironically enough, makes it less likely for her to be accepted and promoted by her male superiors, who mistake her insecurities for arrogance. Now, I’d have normally gone with “only child,” but by the way you ignored the quip about your parents… I’m going to have to go with “orphan.” 
Vesper Lynd: All right… by the cut of your suit, you went to Oxford or wherever. Naturally you think human beings dress like that. But you wear it with such disdain, my guess is you didn’t come from money, and your school friends never let you forget it. Which means that you were at that school by the grace of someone else’s charity: hence that chip on your shoulder. And since your first thought about me ran to “orphan,” that’s what I’d say you are. 
[he smiles but says nothing
Vesper Lynd: Oh, you are? I like this poker thing. And that makes perfect sense! Since MI6 looks for maladjusted young men, who give little thought to sacrificing others in order to protect queen and country. You know… former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches. 
[Glances at his wrist
Vesper Lynd: Rolex? 
James Bond: Omega. 
Vesper Lynd: Beautiful. Now, having just met you, I wouldn’t go as far as calling you a cold-hearted bastard… 
James Bond: No, of course not. 
Vesper Lynd: But it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine. You think of women as disposable pleasures, rather than meaningful pursuits. So as charming as you are, Mr. Bond, I will be keeping my eye on our government’s money - and off your perfectly-formed arse. 
James Bond: You noticed? 
Vesper Lynd: Even accountants have imagination. How was your lamb? 
James Bond: Skewered! One sympathizes. 
Vesper Lynd: Good evening, Mr. Bond. 
James Bond: Good evening, Ms. Lynd. 

"Bone is a motherfucker, Chuckles!  Hard to cut"
Ed, Fright Night
I love everything about this quote and Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s spazzy, paranoid Ed in Fright Night.

"Bone is a motherfucker, Chuckles!  Hard to cut"

Ed, Fright Night

I love everything about this quote and Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s spazzy, paranoid Ed in Fright Night.

"Hey Guy"
- Jerry the Vampire, Fright Night
I loved Colin Farrell in Fright Night.  Perfect laid back laconic, blood-sucking, hot neighbor vampire.

"Hey Guy"

- Jerry the Vampire, Fright Night

I loved Colin Farrell in Fright Night.  Perfect laid back laconic, blood-sucking, hot neighbor vampire.

"That’s a mighty big cross you have, Charley. The question is do you have faith?"

-Jerry the Vampire

Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin in Fright Night

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