Tag Archives: Best Original Screenplay

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The Fisher King (1991)

“I don’t mean to be flippant or to enrage you or anything, but you’re a psychotic man,” says Jack Lucas.  Parry says, “I know.”  Jack responds, “A very nice psychotic man.”  Parry replies, “Thank you.” After having made the critically … Continue reading

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Notorious (1946)

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“You’re sore because you’ve fallen for a little drunk you tamed in Miami and you don’t like it.  It makes you sick all over, doesn’t it?  People will laugh at you.  The invincible Devlin, in love with someone who isn’t … Continue reading

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The Twelve Chairs (1970)

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“I want to grovel at your feet!  I must grovel at your feet!” exclaims Father Fyodor.  Madame Bruns replies, “No groveling!  There will be no groveling in this house!  This is a Soviet household!  We don’t allow groveling!” After winning … Continue reading

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The Wild Bunch (1969)

“We’re not gonna get rid of anybody!  We’re gonna stick together, just like it used to be!  When you side with a man, you stay with him!  And if you can’t do that, you’re like some animal, you’re finished!  We’re … Continue reading

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Spotlight (2015)

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“This city, these people… making the rest of us feel like we don’t belong.  But they’re no better than us.  Look at how they treat their children.  Mark my words, Mr. Rezendes.  If it takes a village to raise a … Continue reading

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The Lady Eve (1941)

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“You ought to put handles on that skull.  Maybe you could grow geraniums in it,” says Charles Pike. Academy Award-winning writer/director Preston Sturges experienced his greatest creative period in the 1940s.  He made his directorial debut with 1940’s The Great … Continue reading

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Batman Begins (2005)

  “No, no, no.  A vigilante is just a man lost in the scramble for his own gratification.  He can be destroyed, or locked up.  But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to … Continue reading