100 FILMS IN 2013 → 80/100 Films: The Impossible (2012)
Henry: But you know, you know, the most scary bit for me? Thomas: When the water hit? Henry: No. After that, when I came up, I was on my own. That was the scariest part. And when I saw the two of you clinging to the tree, I didn’t feel so scared anymore. I knew I wasn’t on my own. You see?
100 FILMS IN 2013 → 103/100 Films: Ruby Sparks (2012)
Calvin Weir-Fields: This is the true and impossible story of my very great love. In the hope that she will not read this and reproach me, I have withheld many telling details: her name, the particulars of her birth and upbringing, and any identifying scars or birth marks. All the same, I cannot help but write this for her, to tell her “I’m sorry for every word I wrote to change you, I’m sorry for so many things. I couldn’t see you when you were here and, now that you’re gone, I see you everywhere.” One may read this and think it’s magic, but falling in love is an act of magic, so is writing. It was once said of Catcher In The Rye, “That rare miracle of fiction has again come to pass: a human being has been created out of ink, paper and the imagination.” I am no J.D. Salinger, but I have witnessed a rare miracle. Any writer can attest: in the luckiest, happiest state, the words are not coming from you, but through you. She came to me wholly herself, I was just lucky enough to be there to catch her.
100 FILMS IN 2013 → 60/100 Films: Brief Encounter (1945)
Laura Jesson: This can’t last. This misery can’t last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There’ll come a time in the future when I shan’t mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don’t want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days.
100 FILMS IN 2013 → 12/100 Films: Happy Accidents (2000)
Sam Deed: Your heart is like a clock measuring time and one’s emotional state determines the flow of time. It speeds it up or slows it down. Ruby: So, time is a personal thing? Sam Deed: Yes. Sure. Ruby: Time is an emotional thing. That’s what you’re saying? Ruby: Yeah, yeah, sure. Don’t bad things always seem to last longer than good ones? But good things seem to just fly by… like the best times in life.
100 FILMS IN 2013 → 94/100 Films: Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Patrick Kenzie: I always believed it was the things you don’t choose that makes you who you are. Your city, your neighborhood, your family. People here take pride in these things, like it was something they’d accomplished. The bodies around their souls, the cities wrapped around those. I lived on this block my whole life; most of these people have. When your job is to find people who are missing, it helps to know where they started. I find the people who started in the cracks and then fell through. This city can be hard. When I was young, I asked my priest how you could get to heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. He told me what God said to His children. “You are sheep among wolves. Be wise as serpents, yet innocent as doves.”
100 FILMS IN 2013 → 107/100 Films: Auntie Mame (1958)
Mame: This will calm you down. Agnes Gooch: Oh, no! Spirits do the most horrible thing to me. I’m not the same person! Mame: What’s wrong with that? Agnes Gooch: Will it mix with Dr. Pepper? Mame: He’ll love it! Drink!
100 FILMS IN 2013 → 50/100 Films: The Social Network (2010)
Erica Albright: You are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you’re going to go through life thinking that girls don’t like you because you’re a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won’t be true. It’ll be because you’re an asshole.