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TINKER TAILOR: A guide for the perplexed

TINKER TAILOR: A guide for the perplexed

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Muriel Blandings (Myrna Loy): "I refuse to endanger the lives of my children in a house with less than four bathrooms." // Jim Blandings (Cary Grant): "For thirteen hundred dollars, they can live in a house with three bathrooms and rough it!" -- from Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) directed by H.C. Potter

Slim (Lauren Bacall): "You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow." -- from To Have and Have Not (1944) directed by Howard Hawks

Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams): "Little girls shouldn't be told how pretty they are. They should grow up knowing how much their mother loves them." -- from My Week with Marilyn (2011) directed by Simon Curtis

Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy): "Did you have the air-conditioning checked? I told you to have the air-conditioning checked." // Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman): "I had the air-conditioning checked. I don't know what for. You never allow me to turn it on." // Daisy Werthan: "Hush up!" -- from Driving Miss Daisy (1989) directed by Bruce Beresford

The Dude (Jeff Bridges): [to Maude Lebowski (Julianne Moore)] "This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous. And, uh, a lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Fortunately, I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber." -- from The Big Lebowski (1998) directed by Joel & Ethan Coen

Steve Mason (Robert Mitchum) to Connie Ennis (Janet Leigh): "Carl isn't the real threat to me. Maybe I'm not to him. This isn't two fellows and a girl, you know. This is two fellows, a girl and her husband. I can't fight a shadow - I tried - competition's too tough. You were even going to play it safe and settle for someone you didn't love so you wouldn't be unfaithful to your husband." -- from Holiday Affair (1949) directed by Don Hartman

Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) to Long John Willloughby (Gary Cooper): "Please don't give up. We'll start all over again. Just you and I. It isn't too late. The John Doe movement isn't dead yet. You see, John, it isn't dead or they wouldn't be here. It's alive in them." -- from Meet John Doe (1941) directed by Frank Capra

Helen Ellswirth (Elizabeth Taylor): "I'm sick to death of death. I want to enjoy things, have fun, live every day like it's the last day. Wouldn't that be nice, a lifetime full of last days?" -- from The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) directed by Richard Brooks

Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) to Kirsten Armesen Clay (Lee Remick): "I walked by Union Square Bar. I was going to go in. Then I saw myself - my reflection in the window - and I thought, 'I wonder who that bum is?' And then I saw it was me. Now look at me. I'm a bum. Look at me! Look at you. You're a bum. Look at you. And look at us. Look at us. C'mon look at us! See? A couple of bums." -- from Days of Wine and Roses (1962) directed by Blake Edwards

Kitty (Jean Harlow): "I was reading a book the other day." // Carlotta (Marie Dressler): "Reading a book?" // Kitty: "Yes. It's all about civilization or something. A nutty kind of a book. Do you know that the guy says that machinery is going to take the place of every profession?" // Carlotta: "Oh, my dear, that's something you need never worry about." -- from Dinner at Eight (1933) directed by George Cukor

Katie (Barbra Streisand) to Hubbell (Robert Redford): "I got steaks & baked potatoes & sour cream & chives & salad & fresh baked pie. I would have made pot roast. I make a terrific pot roast but I didn't know if you liked pot roast. Anyway there wasn't time so I got steaks with all my ration stamps and you must be hungry, you couldn't have had time to eat. You can't go yet. You've got to stay for supper, that's all there is to it." -- from The Way We Were (1973) directed by Sydney Pollack

Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine) to Johnny Aysgarth (Cary Grant): "I must go now or I'll be late to luncheon. Anyway, if my father saw me come in both late and beautiful, he might have a stroke." -- from Suspicion (1941) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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ALICE IN THE CITIES - Wim Wenders’ (1974) - The inhuman thing about American TV is not so much that they hack everything up with commercials, though that's bad enough, but in the end all programmes become commercials. Commercials for the status quo. Every image radiates the same disgusting and nauseated message. A kind of boastful contempt. Not one image leaves you in peace, they all want something from you.