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Having seen the film “Clouds of Sils Maria”

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The place name made me wonder if the film had any connection to Nietzsche, but it has not. I find rather some Strindberg in this story about women destroying each other. Kristen Stewart is great in it. Only the music disappointed me. Well-known classics in muzak-like arrangements. In one scene there is, on the other hand, a live performance of a work by Händel which is well suited to the drama.

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February 19, 2015 at 19:10

No Grease, but something alike

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Link Larkin: I can´t sleep, I can´t eat!

Mrs. Turnblad: You can´t eat? Come on in and worry with us! I´ll make you some pork.

From the film “Hairspray”, directed by Adam Shankman (2007).

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April 18, 2014 at 21:12

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Magical Mystery Image

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“The Fool on the Hill” from the film Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

“Wanderer above the sea of fog” by Caspar David Friedrich (1818). File from English Wikipedia.
This cannot be a coincidence. I believe John Lennon was familiar with Friedrich’s painting already when he studied art in Liverpool, and for sure when the Beatles stayed in Hamburg he saw it in the Kunsthalle.

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July 12, 2013 at 22:03

Girl and boy interrupted

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Astrid Kirchherr (Sheryl Lee): Will you come back?

Stu Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff): I’ll write.

Astrid: I don’t like letters!

Stu: I’ll write anyway.

Astrid: I have to see your eyes when you talk to me.

Stu: You don’t have to open them. You can throw them in a drawer, and then when I come back, you can open them and have a laugh!

From the film Backbeat by Iain Softley (1994).

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November 10, 2012 at 16:11

Big potato philosophy

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Granddaughter visiting from California (Lindsay Lohan) : I’m gonna miss my friends.
Grandma in Idaho (Jane Fonda) : Oh, cheer up. Most friends in time become as useless as relatives.

From Georgia Rule (2007) directed by Garry Marshall, written by Mark Andrus. 

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July 21, 2012 at 15:12

Unknown origin

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The journalist (Åke Engfeldt): Do you believe in love at first sight?

The famous actor (Adolf Jahr): Certainly. It saves a lot of time!

I heard this in Swedish in the film En sjöman i frack (A sailor wearing tails), 1942. When I search it in English I get many hits, but no source is given. I doubt that the script writers Ragnar Arvedson and Börje Larsson invented it. It’s witty anyway!

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July 8, 2012 at 20:28

Another twist of the “carpe diem”

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 Every day we have is one more than we deserve. Said by news reporter Warren Justice (Robert Redford) to his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) as he leaves for Panama where he later gets killed by terrorists. From the film Up Close & Personal (1996).

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July 1, 2012 at 00:00

Everything in its proper place

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“This is my dolls’ cemetery. I don’t like dolls. When I am given one I bury it at once”.
Lise Ségur in the film Il y a longtemps que je t’aime by Philippe Claudel, 2008.

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November 20, 2011 at 14:36

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It does not end here at all

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The films about Harry Potter may sink into oblivion, cleverly made adventure films as they are, but the series of books will be a classic. As such it will attract new readers and arouse new comments and new variations on their themes.

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July 17, 2011 at 09:51

A tiny support role

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I watched Juno on TV. Fabulous performance by Ellen Page of course. And still I cannot forget Emily Perkins who is on screen for a minute only, but what a minute!

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February 18, 2011 at 16:30

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