Leon: “Will you smile?”
Ninotchka: “Why?”
Leon: “Well, just smile.”
Ninotchka: “At what?”
Leon: “At anything.
At the whole ridiculous spectacle of life.
At people being so serious, taking themselves pompously, exaggerating their own importance.
If you can’t think of anything else to laugh at, you can laugh at you and me.”
(From Wikiquote)

I love this woman.
Ninotchka (by Ernst Lubitsch, 1939).

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Bender: “I tried helping them. I tried not helping them but in the end I couldn’t do them any good. Do you think what I did was wrong?”

God: “Right and wrong are just words. What matters is what you do.
Being God isn’t easy, if you do too much, people get dependent.
And if you do nothing, they lose hope.
You have to use a light touch, like a safecracker or a pickpocket.
When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.”

Godfellas: the transcript at the Internet Movie Script Database.
From Futurama, episode 52: Godfellas, written by Ken Keeler (2002).

High Maintenance

High Maintenance
“Great film. Perfect length.
False people.”.

High Maintenance. A short film about our future. Directed byPhillip Van.
Above: Nicolette Krebitz, screenshot, detail.
Requires Flash Player

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“When you fall asleep you’re unaware of sleeping until your awake.
During last missing hours a whole other world comes alive.
Welcome to the nightshift.”.

Cashback (the short)* and Cashback, the movie*.
“I think that the film tells us that what we spend our lives looking for is often right in front of us.
And if we take the time to see things calmly, we find in us what we want or we find ways to obtain it.”.
(Sean Ellis)

Above: screenshot from the teaser trailer. Model: Irene Bagach.

Requires Flash Player and broadband. *Mild graphic nudity.

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Point Break


Harp: “You know less than nothing.
If you even knew that you knew nothing, at least that would be something, but you don’t.”.
Utah: “Yes, sir.”.

(Point Break, 1991)

Point Break: the script. From The Internet Movie Script Database.

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The Cube


“I saw The Cube a couple of times as a kid. But I really don’t remember when. For my entire life it seemed like a dream.

The Cube is about the existential dilemma faced by a man who suddenly finds himself trapped inside an 8 foot by 8 foot cube.

…On another layer, TV itself is The Cube.
It presents us with attention deficit clich`s which offer no insights or answers – just entertainment.
It teases us with familiarity and humor, but ultimately leaves us feeling empty and trapped.”.

(Patrick Flanigan about The Cube by Jim Henson, 1968)

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Dark Star


“The only thing that exists is myself.”.
(Bomb #20 in Dark Star; John Carpenter, 1974)

Dark Star: A Science Fiction Adventure.
A screenplay by John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon.

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“The tale of a man locked in a modern-day fairytale where not every prince ends up getting the girl.”.

Grimm (2005), a short by Demis Lyall-Wilson.

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The Movie Cliches List


The Movie Cliches List: “a list of the most annoying and common logic flaws and stereotypes found in movies.”. A sample:

“You’re very likely to survive any battle in any war, unless you show someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.”
“Shots fired at the rear of a vehicle will cause the gas tank to explode.”.

“In movieland, there’s an abundance of corrupt helicopter pilots. Villains have no problem renting a helicopter complete with pilot who doesn’t mind shooting total strangers, or being shot at.”.
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The Internet Movie Cars Database “can be used to find in which movie a particular car is visible, or to have more info about some cars visible in a particular movie.
You will also find lots of pictures of these cars, taken directly from the movies.”.

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