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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Tim Burton

Corpse Bride (2005)
Miss Everglot, what are you doing here? You should be at home, prostrate with grief.
The Corpse Bride: [after her hand escapes her arm and dances up Victor's arm] Pardon my enthusiasm.  
Victor Van Dort: [snapping her hand into place] I like your enthusiasm.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Quentin Tarentino

Jackie Brown (1997)
Ordell Robbie: I got this young nineteen year old country girl named Sheronda. I found her on a bus stop two days outta Georgia, barefoot, country as a chicken coop. I took her to my place in Compton, told her it was Hollywood.  
Louis: She believed you?  
Ordell Robbie: Hell yeah! To her dumb country ass, Compton is Hollywood; closest she's ever been anyway. 
 Ordell Robbie: Jackie can tell me any story that comes into her pretty little head, just so long       as at the end of that story she hands me my motherfucking money. 

Kill Bill: Vol 1 (2003)
It was not my intention to do this in front of you. For that I'm sorry. But you can take my word for it, your mother had it comin'. When you grow up, if you still feel raw about it, I'll be waiting.
The Bride: [gently] Your name is Buck, right? [Buck's eyes widen]  
The Bride: [getting angrier] And you came here to fuck, right?
O-Ren (voice): [in Japanse; subtitled] Look at me, Matsumoto. Take a good look at my face. Look at my eyes. Do I look familiar? Do I look like somebody... you murdered?

Kill Bill Vol.2 (2004)
Bill: Pai Mei taught you the five point palm-exploding heart technique?  
The Bride: Of course he did.  
Bill: Why didn't you tell me?  
The Bride: I don't know... because I'm a bad person. 
Bill: No. You're not a bad person. You're a terrific person. You're my favorite person, but every once in a while, you can be a real cunt.
Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there's the superhero and there's the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he's Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Superman stands alone. Superman didn't become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he's Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red "S", that's the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears - the glasses, the business suit - that's the costume. That's the costume Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He's weak... he's unsure of himself... he's a coward. Clark Kent is Superman's critique on the whole human race.
That woman deserves her revenge... and we deserve to die.
Before that strip turned blue, I was a woman. I was your woman. I was a killer who killed for you. Before that strip turned blue, I would have jumped a motorcycle onto a speeding train... for you. But once that strip turned blue, I could no longer do any of those things. Not anymore. 

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Shosanna Dreyfus: My name is Shosanna Dreyfus and THIS is the face... of Jewish vengeance! 
Shosanna Dreyfus: [in French; subtitled] I am going to burn down the cinema on Nazi night. And if I'm going to burn down the cinema, which I am, we both know you're not going to let me do it by myself. Because you love me. And I love you. And you're the only person on this earth I can trust.  
Lt. Aldo Raine: [to Utivitch] Ask him what he is gonna do with his uniform when he gets home.  
Pvt. Butz: [through an interpreter] Not only do I intend to take off my uniform, I intend to burn it.  
Lt. Aldo Raine: Nah, see, we don't like that. We like our Nazis in uniform. That way we can spot 'em just like that. We're gonna give you a little something you cant take off.  

Matthew Vaughn

Stardust (2007)
Narrator: A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really... "Do the stars gaze back?" Now that's a question. 

Yvaine: You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn't true. I know a lot about love. I've seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate... It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves... You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and... What I'm trying to say, Tristan is... I think I love you. Is this love, Tristan? I never imagined I'd know it for myself. My heart... It feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it's trying to escape because it doesn't belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I'd wish for nothing in exchange - no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine. 

Kick-Ass (2010)
Hit Girl: Okay you cunts... Let's see what you can do now!

Henry Selick

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Santa: 'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place perhaps you've seen in your dreams. For the story you're about to be told began with the holiday worlds of auld. Now you've probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven't I'd say it's time you begun.
Oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones/ An emptiness began to grow/ There’s something out there far from my home/ A longing that I’ve never known
Jack Skellington: My dearest friend, if you don't mind... I'd like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars... 
Jack Skellington, Sally: And sit together, now and forever. For it is plain, as anyone can see. We're simply meant to be.

Coraline (2009)
Makin' up a song about CoralineShe's a peach, she's a doll, she's a pal of mine/ She's as cute as a button in the eyes of everyone who's ever laid their eyes on Coraline/ When she comes around exploring/ Mom and I will never ever make it boring/ Our eyes will be on Coraline!
Wybie Lovat: I'm Wybie. Wybie Lovat.  
Coraline Jones: Wybie?  
Wybie Lovat: Short for Wyborn. Not my idea, of course. What'd you get saddled with?  
Coraline Jones: I wasn't 'saddled' with anything. It's Coraline.  
Wybie Lovat: Caroline what?  
Coraline Jones: Coraline. Coraline Jones. 
 Wybie Lovat: Hm. It's not real scientific, but I heard an ordinary name like Caroline can lead people to have ordinary expectations about a person.

Wes Anderson

Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)
Mrs. Fox: This story's too predictable. 
Mr. Fox: Predictable? Really? Then, how does it end?  
Mrs. Fox: In the end, we all die. Unless you change.
Mrs. Fox: [to Mr. Fox] I love you, but I should have never married you. 

Tony Kaye

American History X (1998)
So I guess this is where I tell you what I learned - my conclusion, right? Well, my conclusion is: Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it. Derek says it's always good to end a paper with a quote. He says someone else has already said it best. So if you can't top it, steal from them and go out strong. So I picked a guy I thought you'd like. 'We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.' 

Alejandro González Iñárritu

21 Grams (2003)

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Pascal Laugier

Martyrs (2008)
Anna are you there? Anna? I'm here.

Yes Lucy.

Why aren't you ever scared?

I'm scared sometimes.

Not like I am.

I didn't go through what you did.

How do you stop being scared?

I...just let go.

You think so?

Just let go.

And if I can't will you be there?


I miss you

Richard Ayoade

'Submarine' (2011)

Friday, 25 March 2011

Michel Gondry

'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' (2004)
'You're're pretty...pretty'
Clementine: Look man, I'm telling you right off the bat, I'm high-maintainance, so... I'm not gonna tip-toe around your marriage, or whatever it is you've got goin' there. If you wanna be with me, you're with me. 
Joel: Okay. 
Clementine: Too many guys think I'm a concept, or I complete them, or I'm gonna make them alive. But I'm just a fucked-up girl who's lookin' for my own peace of mind; don't assign me yours. 
Joel: I remember that speech really well. 
Clementine: I had you pegged, didn't I? 
Joel: You had the whole human race pegged. 
Clementine: Hmm. Probably. 
Joel: I still thought you were gonna save my life... even after that. 
Clementine: Ohhh... I know. 
Joel: It would be different, if we could just give it another go-round. 
Clementine: Remember me. Try your best; maybe we can. 

Yann Samuell

'Jeux d'enfants'/ 'Love me if you dare' (2003)
Sophie was back in the game! Pure, raw, explosive pleasure... Better than drugs, better than smack... Better than a dope-coke-crack-fix-shit-shoot-sniff-ganja-marijuana-blotter-acid-ecstasy... Better than sex, head, 69, orgies, masturbation, tantrism, Kama Sutra or Thai doggy-style... Better than banana milkshake... Better than George Lucas's trilogy, the muppets and 2001... Better than Emma Peel, Marilyn, Lara Croft and Cindy Crawford's beauty mark...Better than the B-side to Abbey Road, Jimmy Hendrix and the first man on the moon...Space Mountain, Santa Claus, Bill Gates' fortune, the Dalai Lama, Lazarus raised from the dead... Schwarzenegger's testosterone shots, Pam Anderson's lips... Woodstock, raves... Better than Sade, Rimbaud, Morrison and Castaneda... Better than freedom, better than life.

'My Sassy Girl' (2008)
'I was, of course, early and she was, of course, late'