Favorite Movies

Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union. —Samuel Goldwyn

Harada Mieko's character, Lady Kaede
Ran, Greenwich Film/Nippon Herald/Herald Ace, 1985

I must have seen thousands of movies. Some are the ones that I’m not very proud of having seen, such as Deuce Bigalow: European GigoloTitanic (1997), and the LOTR trilogy; some others are, well, my favorites.

CURRENT FAVORITE(S)

  • QUOTE: Carnegie. It’s not a f**king book. It’s a weapon. A weapon aimed right at the hearts and minds of the weak and the desperate, and it will give us control of them. The Book of Eli (2010)
  • STORY: Alejandro Amenábar and Mateo Gil’s in Agora (2009)

MOVIES (selected) 

DIRECTORS

STORIES

QUOTES

  • Don Vito Corleone. I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless. But not men. The Godfather (1972)
  • Don Vito Corleone. I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse. The Godfather (1972)
  • Don Vito Corleone. Never tell anybody outside the family what you’re thinking again! The Godfather (1972) 
  • Michael Corleone. Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  • Rick Blaine. Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. Casablanca (1942)
  • John Keating. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary. Dead Poets Society (1989) 
  • Gordon Gekko. Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Wall Street (1987)
  • Alfred Ludlow. I followed all of the rules, man’s and God’s. And you, you followed none of them. And they all loved you more. Legends of the Fall (1994)
  • Charles Foster Kane. Rosebud. Citizen Kane (1941) 
  • Bruce Nolan. Love me. Love me. Bruce Almighty (2003) 
  • King Qin Shihuang. Tian xia [All under heaven]. Ying xiong (2002)
  • Joseph Goebbels. Es hat uns selbst beauftragt [They gave us the mandate]. Der Untergang (2004)
  • Chris Wilton. The man who said, “I’d rather be lucky than good,” saw deeply into life. Match Point (2005)
  • Prince Philip. Sleeping in the streets and pulling out their hair for someone they never knew. And they think we’re mad! The Queen (2006)
  • Harry Lime. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had 500 years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. The Third Man (1949)
  • Carnegie. It’s not a f**king book. It’s a weapon. A weapon aimed right at the hearts and minds of the weak and the desperate, and it will give us control of them. The Book of Eli (2010)

CHARACTERS

ACTORS

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Favorite Music

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