kate-&-leopold

Leopold: That thing is a damned hazard!
Kate: It’s just a toaster!
Leopold: Well, insertion of bread into that so-called toaster produces no toast at all, merely warm bread! Inserting the bread twice produces charcoal. So, clearly, to make proper toast it requires one and a half insertions, which is something for which the apparatus doesn’t begin to allow! One assumes that when the General of Electric built it, he might have tried using it. One assumes the General might take pride in his creations instead of just foisting them on an unsuspecting public.
Kate: You know something? Nobody gives a rat’s ass that you have to push the toast down twice. You know why? Because everybody pushes their toast down twice!
Leopold: Not where I come from.
Kate: Oh, because where you come from, toast is the result of reflection and study!
Leopold: Ah yes, you mock me. But perhaps one day when you’ve awoken from a pleasant slumber to the scent of a warm brioche smothered in marmalade and fresh creamery butter, you’ll understand that life is not solely composed of tasks, but tastes.
Kate: Say that again.
Leopold: Pardon me?

Movie Quote of the Day – Kate & Leopold, 2001 (dir. James Mangold) « the diary of a film history fanatic

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anonymous said: make gifs of Hugh Jackman from kate and Leopold!

“Well, insertion of bread into that so-called toaster produces no toast at all, merely warm bread! Inserting the bread twice produces charcoal. So, clearly, to make proper toast it requires one and a half insertions, which is something for which the apparatus doesn’t begin to allow! One assumes that when the General of Electric built it, he might have tried using it. One assumes the General might take pride in his creations instead of just foisting them on an unsuspecting public.”

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My Top 100 Movies (in no particular order)

58/100: Kate & Leopold

Meg Ryan in romantic comedies always makes me happy.  As does Hugh Jackman in….anything.  I think he is brilliant and hilarious in this movie, of course pulling off the swash-buckling hero gentlemen who gets plucked out of time and has to get used to our crazy ways and devices.  Then there is of course Liev Schreiber and his hilarious physical comedy.  I love the way that Leopold makes a lot of good points about how hypocritical our world has become, and of course he is the gentlemen everyone wants to fall in love with them!  Love this movie!

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