Archive for the ‘silver screen of lies’ Category

Up (2009)

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Young Ellie: [to a young Carl] You don’t talk much.


Young Ellie: I like you!

IMDb: Up (2009)


(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

(Author’s Note: The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you Jenny Beckman. Bitch.)

McKenzie: Hey, maybe you should write a book.

Tom: What?

McKenzie: Well, you know, Henry Miller said the best way to get over a woman is to turn her into literature.

IMDb: (500) Days of Summer


Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Cristina: What’s in Oviedo?

Juan Antonio: I go to see a sculpture, that is very inspiring to me. A very beautiful sculpture. You will love it.

Vicky: Oh, right. you’re asking us to fly to Oviedo and back.

Juan Antonio: Mmmm. No, we’ll spend the weekend. I mean, I’ll show you around the city, and we’ll eat well. We’ll drink good wine. We’ll make love.

Vicky: Yeah, who exactly is going to make love?

Juan Antonio: Hopefully, the three of us.

IMDb: "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"


Whatever works (2009)

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Whatever works” (2009) is a comedy by Woody Allen with comedian Larry David in the leading role.

Boris Yellnikoff: That’s why I can’t say enough times, whatever love you can get and give, whatever happiness you can filch or provide, every temporary measure of grace, whatever works.


The Wicker Man (1973)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Wicker Man (1973) is not so much a horror film as a thriller with an appealing subtext critical of religion.

Sergeant Howie: What religion can they possibly be learning jumping over bonfires?
Lord Summerisle: Parthenogenesis.
Sergeant Howie: What?
Lord Summerisle: Literally, as Miss Rose would doubtless say in her assiduous way, reproduction without sexual union.
Sergeant Howie: Oh, what is all this? I mean, you’ve got fake biology, fake religion… Sir, have these children never heard of Jesus?
Lord Summerisle: Himself the son of a virgin, impregnated, I believe, by a ghost…



The Metamorphosis (1)

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Stealing Harvard‘ metamorphosed into ‘My Name is Earl‘.



Notorious (1946)

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Alicia: This is a very strange love affair.
Devlin: Why?
Alicia: Maybe the fact that you don’t love me.

Poster of "Notorious"


Shadows and fog (1991)

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Kleinmann: He does quality circumcisions. I’ve seen his work.


Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008)

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Antoine: Y’a un grand proverbe ch’timi qui dit “Quand y’a un étranger qui vient vivre dans ch’nord, il braie deux fois: quand il arrive, et quand il repart”.

Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, 2008.


Intolerable cruelty (2003)

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Intolerable cruelty‘ is a romantic comedy a bit a la Cary Grant, or rather it tries to but is not quite there.

I usually add a quote from the film, but the best scene in this film has no dialogue: Miles and Wrigley bump into Wheezy Joe in Miles’ house (now occupied by Marylin). They themselves hired the hitman to kill Marylin, but are now trying to stop the assassination. However, Marylin had managed to beat Wheezy Joe and is paying more to turn the contract on Miles. Wheezy Joe pulls a gun and his asthma inhaler, and in the confusion sprays Miles with the inhaler and shoots the gun in his mouth.

Far from a top film, but that scene is hilarious.