24 martie 2017

Movie of the Day: North by Northwest (1959)

Cary Grant (Roger O. Thornhill) and Eva Marie Saint (Eve Kendall)
2h 16min | Action, Adventure, Mystery | 26 September 1959 (Japan)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Ernest Lehman
Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

Memorable Quotes

[Thornhill is wearing sunglasses to hide his identity] 
Ticket Seller: Something wrong with your eyes? 
Roger Thornhill: Yes, they're sensitive to questions.

Eve Kendall: [Hanging by their fingers from Mount Rushmore] What happened with your first two marriages? 
Roger Thornhill: My wives divorced me. 
Eve Kendall: Why? 
Roger Thornhill: They said I led too dull a life.

Roger Thornhill: I didn't realize you were an art collector. I thought you just collected corpses.

Phillip Vandamm: Mr. Kaplan, you are quite the performer. First you're the outraged Madison Avenue advertising executive who claims that he has been mistaken for someone else. Next, you play the fugitive from justice supposedly trying to clear himself of a crime he knows he didn't commit. And now, you're the jealous lover spurned by love and betrayal. 
Roger Thornhill: Apparently the only performance that will satisfy you is when I play dead. 
Phillip Vandamm: Your very next role, and you'll be quite convincing, I assure you.

Roger Thornhill: No. No, Mother, I have not been drinking. No. No. These two men, they poured a whole bottle of bourbon into me. No, they didn't give me a chaser.

Roger Thornhill: Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself "slightly" killed.

Eve Kendall: I'm a big girl. 
Roger Thornhill: Yeah, and in all the right places, too.

Phillip Vandamm: What possessed you to come blundering in here like this? Could it be an overpowering interest in art? 
Roger Thornhill: Yes, the art of survival. 
Eve Kendall: He followed me here from the hotel. 
Leonard: He was in your room? 
Roger Thornhill: Sure. Isn't everybody?

Roger Thornhill: In the world of advertising, there's no such thing as a lie. There's only expedient exaggeration.

Eve Kendall: I tipped the steward five dollars to seat you here if you should come in. 
Roger Thornhill: Is that a proposition? 
Eve Kendall: I never discuss love on an empty stomach. 
Roger Thornhill: You've already eaten! 
Eve Kendall: But you haven't.

The Professor: War is hell, Mr. Thornhill, even when it's a cold one.

Roger Thornhill: How do we know it's not a fake? It looks like a fake. 
Bidder: Well, one thing we know. You're no fake. You are a genuine idiot.

Roger Thornhill: What's wrong with men like me? 
Eve Kendall: They don't believe in marriage. 
Roger Thornhill: I've been married twice. 
Eve Kendall: See what I mean?

Roger Thornhill: I don't like the way Teddy Roosevelt is looking at me.

Roger Thornhill: When I was a little boy, I wouldn't even let my mother undress me. 
Eve Kendall: Well, you're a big boy now.

Roger Thornhill: How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you? 
Eve Kendall: Lucky, I guess.

Eve Kendall: While I'm calling, you can change your clothes. 
Roger Thornhill: Where do you propose I do that? In Marshall Fields' window? 
Eve Kendall: I sort of had the men's room in mind. 
Roger Thornhill: Did you, now? You're the smartest girl I ever spent the night with on a train.

Roger Thornhill: Handle with care, fellas. I'm valuable property.

Eve Kendall: I want you to do a favor for me. A big, big favor. 
Roger Thornhill: Name it. 
Eve Kendall: I want you to leave right now, stay far away from me, and don't come near me again. We're not going to get involved. Last night was last night, and it's all there was, and it's all there is. There isn't going to be anything more between us. So please. Goodbye, good luck, no conversation, just leave.

Roger Thornhill: [to Eve] Who are you kidding? You have no feelings to hurt.

Roger Thornhill: [... ] it's something about my face. 
Eve Kendall: It's a nice face. 
Roger Thornhill: You think so? 
Eve Kendall: I wouldn't say it if I didn't. 
Roger Thornhill: Oh, you're that type. 
Eve Kendall: What type? 
Roger Thornhill: Honest.

Roger Thornhill: Tell me, why are you so good to me? 
Eve Kendall: Shall I climb up and tell you why?

Eve Kendall: How do I know you aren't a murderer? 
Roger Thornhill: You don't. 
Eve Kendall: Maybe you're planning to murder me right here, tonight. 
Roger Thornhill: Shall I? 
Eve Kendall: Please do.

Roger Thornhill: Sorry love, I'm sentimental.

Eve Kendall: Roger O. Thornhill. What does the O stand for? 
Roger Thornhill: Nothing.

Roger Thornhill: I may go back to hating you. It was more fun.

Roger Thornhill: When we get out of this, you can ride the train with me again. 
Eve Kendall: Is that a proposition? 
Roger Thornhill: It's a proposal, sweetie!

21 martie 2017

Portret de Copil, Nicolae Tonitza (1926)

Ochii aceștia mari și rotunzi ne privesc astăzi cu o nostalgică inocență, candoare și melancolie. Portret de Copil, Nicolae Tonitza (1926)

19 martie 2017

Movie of the Day: Interstellar (2014)

Beyond Time and Space. Beyond Beautiful.
2h 49min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | USA 26 October 2014 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Memorable Quotes

Cooper: We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down, and worry about our place in the dirt.

Cooper: We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.

CASE: Endurance rotation is 67, 68 RPM. 
Cooper: CASE, get ready to match our spin with the retro thrusters. 
CASE: It's not possible. 
Cooper: No. It's necessary.

Cooper: Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.

Cooper: Hey TARS, what's your honesty parameter? 
TARS: 90 percent. 
Cooper: 90 percent? 
TARS: Absolute honesty isn't always the most diplomatic nor the safest form of communication with emotional beings. 
Cooper: Okay, 90 percent it is.

Cooper: This world's a treasure, Don; but it's been telling us to leave for a while now.

Murph: [through video monitor] Hey Dad. Never made one of these while you were still responding because I was so mad at you for leaving. And when you went quiet, it seemed like I should live with that decision, and I have. But today's my birthday. And it's a special one, because you told me... you once told me that by the time you came back we might be the same age. And today I'm the same age you were when you left. 
Murph: So it'd be a real good time for you to come back.

Cooper: You're a scientist, Brand. 
Brand: So listen to me when I say that love isn't something that we invented. It's... observable, powerful. It has to mean something. 
Cooper: Love has meaning, yes. Social utility, social bonding, child rearing... 
Brand: We love people who have died. Where's the social utility in that? 
Cooper: None. 
Brand: Maybe it means something more - something we can't yet understand. Maybe it's some evidence, some artifact of a higher dimension that we can't consciously perceive. I'm drawn across the universe to someone I haven't seen in a decade, who I know is probably dead. Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that, even if we can't understand it. All right Cooper. Yes. The tiniest possibility of seeing Wolf again excites me. That doesn't mean I'm wrong. 
Cooper: Honestly, Amelia... it might.

Dr. Brand: Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

[They land on Miller's Planet, which has severe gravitational time dilation] 
Brand: [sardonically] Very graceful. 
Cooper: No. But very efficient. 
[He looks at Doyle, who has been alarmed by the landing, and then at Brand] 
Cooper: What are you waiting for? Let's go. Go, go, go, go go! Seven years per hour here. Let's make it count.

[comforting his daughter] 
Cooper: I love you, forever. You hear me? I love you forever. And I'm coming back. I'm coming back.

Dr. Brand: Not sure of what I'm more afraid of: them never coming back, or coming back to find we've failed. 
Murph: Then let's succeed.

Doyle: You can't just think about your family. You have to think bigger than that. 
Cooper: I'm thinking about my family and millions of other families.

Cooper: [to young Murph] Tell him Murph. Make him stay. Make... Make him stay Murph. Make him stay Murph! Don't let me leave, Murph! Don't, don't let me leave Murph! NO, NO, NO, NO! 
Murph: It was you. You were my ghost. 
TARS: Cooper... Cooper... Come in, Cooper. 
Cooper: TARS? 
TARS: Roger that. Cooper: You survived! 
TARS: Somewhere, in their fifth dimension, they... saved us. 
Cooper: Who the hell is they? Why would they want to help us, huh? 
TARS: I don't know, but they constructed this three-dimensional space inside of their five-dimensional reality to allow you to understand it.

Cooper: We're still pioneers, we barely begun. Our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, cause our destiny lies above us.

Cooper: Well, this little maneuver's gonna cost us 51 years! 
Brand: You don't sound so bad for a man pushing 120!

[Cooper returns to see Murph as an old woman] 
Cooper: It was me, Murph... I was your ghost. 
Murph: I know. They didn't believe me, they thought I was doing it all myself. But... 
[points to the watch] 
Murph: I knew who it was.