Schindler's List (1993)


Oskar Schindler: Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don't.
Amon Goeth: You think that's power?
Oskar Schindler: That's what the Emperor said. A man steals something, he's brought in before the Emperor, he throws himself down on the ground. He begs for his life, he knows he's going to die. And the Emperor pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go.
Amon Goeth: I think you are drunk.

Reversal of Fortune (1990)


Alan Dershowitz: You do have one thing in your favor. Everybody hates you.
Claus von B├╝low: Well, that's a start.

Easter Parade (1948)


Directed by: Charles Walters
Production co.: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
World premiere: New York, 30 June 1948

A couple of weeks ago I realized that I have too few of Fred Astaire's films in possession, and by that I mean the ones without Ginger in it. Soon enough, it hit me that I have to start on his personal filmography now or never. So I started with Easter Parade, for the reason that this was the film that relaunched his fame after his short 'retirement' from Hollywood that lasted less than two years.

Singin' In the Rain (1952)


Old man: Hello! This is a demonstration of a talking picture. Notice, it is a picture of me and I am talking. Note how my lips and the sound issuing from them are synchronized together in perfect unison.

Highlighting Amadeus (1984)


The first thing that I realized after I finished watching Amadeus is how misleading the title is. The film doesn't focus solely on Mozart's life, and it's certainly not a biography about the great late composer, but rather about the lifelong envy and somewhat obsession of his rival Antonio Salieri on Mozart's works, and the impacting result of that. Lots of surprises here; I never could have thought of Mozart to be such a crude man. And that obnoxious laugh! That is something I find to be both annoying and memorable the entire time.

But the notorious depiction of Mozart, the interesting characterization of Salieri, the laugh, and the plot development of the film are only some of many things that make Amadeus successful, both for me and for the public. Receiving both nominations and wins for many awards, including a win for Oscar's Best Picture, this is one striking film indeed.

Sleuth (1972)


Milo Tindle: What are you doing with that gun?
Andrew Wyke: Pretty obvious, I'm pointing it at you! 
Milo Tindle: I can see that, but why? 
Andrew Wyke: Bee-cause, imma gonna kill-ah you 
Milo Tindle: You-ah gonna kill-ah me?

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)


Joe Clay: Do you remember how it really was? You and me and booze. A threesome! Do you remember? Not that it wasn't great while it lasted...
Kirsten Clay: We can have it back that way again, if--
Joe Clay: If I'll drink with you, but I'm not gonna drink with you! It's finished!
Kirsten Clay: I wouldn't ask you to drink with me, I'd control myself.
Joe Clay: You can't control yourself, you're an alcoholic, just the same as I am!
Kirsten Clay: No, no.
Joe Clay: You and I were a couple of drunks on the sea of booze, and the boat sank!