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Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day One. SUNSET BOULEVARD 1950

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Joe Gillis: “You used to be big.”

Norma Desmond: “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Two: GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK [2005]

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Ed Murrow: “If none of us had ever read a dangerous book or had a friend who was different, never joined an organization that advocated change, we’d all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants.”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Three: THE BIG LEBOWSKI [1998]

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Dude: “This is a very complicated case Maude. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous.”

Stranger:“Do you have to use so many cuss words?”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Four: SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON (1964)

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Myra Savage: “What we are doing is a means to an end. Now you agree with the end, don’t you? Well then you must agree with the means! You can’t have one without the other.”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Five: THE CONVERSATION [1974]

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Harry Caul: “I’ve been involved in some work that I think, I think will be used to hurt these two young people. It’s happened to me before.”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day six: THE GENERAL [1926]

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Johnnie Gray: “If you lose this war don’t blame me.”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day seven: BEFORE SUNSET [2004]

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Celine: “I guess when you’re young, you just believe there’ll be many people with whom you’ll connect with. Later in life, you realise it only happens a few times.” 

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Eight: KES [1969]

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Billy Caspar: “It’s fierce, an’ it’s wild, an’ it’s not bothered about anybody, not even about me right. And that’s why it’s great.” …

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Nine: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS [1941]

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Sullivan: “I want this picture to be a commentary on modern conditions, stark realism, the problems that confront the average man.”
Studio Boss: “But with a little sex.”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Ten: CHINATOWN [1974]

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Noah Cross: “You may think you know what you’re dealing with, but, believe me, you don’t.”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Eleven: THE LIVES OF OTHERS [2006]

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Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler: “Do you even know what the Stasi is?”

Young Child: “Yes. My dad says they’re bad men who put people in prison.”

Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler: “I see. What is the name of your…” [pauses]

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Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Twelve THE AMERICAN FRIEND [1977]

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Jonathan Zimmermann: “Why did you spread this rumour that I am with one foot in the grave?”

Tom Ripley: “That day we were introduced at the auction? You said, ‘I’ve heard of you.’ You said that in a very nasty way.”

Jonathan Zimmermann “That was all?”

Tom Ripley: “Isn’t that enough?”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Thirteen: HIGH HOPES [1988]

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Martin: “Your best bet is to form yourself a little company. Let all the other wallies do the dirty work while you sit in happy valley collecting the dosh.”

Cyril: “I wouldn’t do that on principle.”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Fourteen: BICYCLE THIEVES [1948]

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Antonio: “I’ve been cursed since the day I was born.”

Movies across 14 Days of Self-Isolation. 

Day Fifteen:

Well, you can’t be too careful. So during an extra day of voluntary quarantine, why not feast your eyes on diamonds -courtesy of Powell and Pressburger. 

One [or all] from:

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP [1943] 

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A CANTERBURY TALE [1944]

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I KNOW WHERE I AM GOING [1945]

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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH [1946]

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THE RED SHOES [1948]

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