Movie Quote #20: “Groundhog Day”

“Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one yesterday.”

Bill Murray’s character (Phil Connors, a weatherman) in Groundhog Day (1993) makes this statement while trapped in a 24-hour cycle.  He takes advantage of this unusual situation. Makes you stop and wonder. What if this were possible? What would we do to right wrongs we’ve committed? Or maybe do just the opposite? Who knows how a person will act?

When I first watched this movie, I thought to myself: “This is weird! What a crazy idea for a movie!” But slowly it began to make sense. You’ve got to watch it several times to grasp the concept the director Harold Ramis was getting across to the audience.

It is a comedy and a fine one at that. The theme of time and how humans deal with it, never tires. ~~LMMolina

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Movie Quote #19: “The Devil Wears Prada”

“I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.”

From the movie The Devil Wears Prada (2006), I found out that The National Science Teachers Association encourages biology and life sciences teachers to use this line to start a conversation about body image, nutrition and digestion among teenagers. Interesting! This film, starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, focuses on body image and appearance in an entertaining way.  A must-see-film for teenage girls (and boys)! ~~LMMolina

Movie Quote #15: “The Lord of the Rings” (“A cage…”)

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“A cage,” [Éowyn] said. “To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003 Best Picture Oscar)

This sounds a bit dreary but I can relate to it. I suppose sooner or later anyone and everyone will relate to the message it holds. Both men and women will get to the point where they will lose their desire to do great things. Do you agree? ~~LMMolina

Movie Quote #14: “The Maltese Falcon”

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“When you’re slapped, you’ll take it and like it.” ~~Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon)

In the movie, the detective Sam Spade slaps Joel Cairo after he’s been slapped by a woman. I suppose we could apply this quote to situations that come up in life. We should take them in stride and enjoy them, good or bad!

The Maltese Falcon (1941) is one of the most popular and best classic detective mysteries ever made.  Many film historians consider it the first in the dark film noir genre in Hollywood. The actors Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre went on to become famous later on in their acting careers. Both are worth watching in this film. I highly recommend it! ~~LMMolina