Kristen Stewart in critically acclaimed “Speak” (2004) b4 voted worst actress Twilight series (can’t blog series)

    ( can’t blog. finished checking all media law exam papers… 4 days b4 deadline. R  will decode: they’re given in blind, i.e., no examinees’ names, just student numbers.)

     where are the movie lines? betcha prefer reading movie lines picked for this month’s can’t-blog series:

  Way back before she was voted worst actress by Razzies for the Twilight series (but highest paid by Forbes), Kristen Stewart starred in the critically acclaimed indie film “Speak”, about a “selective mute” teen-ager who enters high school:

(Text and all photos rightclicked from imdb.com used here non-commercially for academic purposes)

Melinda Sordino
(played by Kristen Stewart): [voiceover] We’re studying American history for the ninth time in nine years. Every year they say we’re gonna get right up to the present but we always get stuck in the industrial revolution.

Mr. Neck (played by Robert John Burke): My family has been in this country for over 200 years. We built this place. We fought in every war, from the first one to the last one, paid our taxes and voted. So tell me WHY  my son can’t get a job?

(a number of students raise their hand but he ignores them)

Mr. Neck: Reverse discrimination. He wanted to be a firefighter. Went up for the job but he didn’t get it. What I’m suggesting here is maybe if we had closed our borders in 1900 then real americans would get the jobs they deserved.

(the Native American student raises his hand but the teacher points to Heather)

Mr. Neck: Young lady.

Heather   (played by Allison Siko): Um, I think that we’re all foreigners and should just give the country back to the native americans.

Mr. Neck: Now we have a debate, don’t we? “Native Americans”?

African-American student: Maybe your son didn’t get the job because he wasn’t good enough. Or maybe he’s lazy. Or maybe the other guy was just better than him.

Mr. Neck: Watch your mouth, mister. That’s my son you’re talking about. You know what? That’s enough debate. Everybody take out your book.

(Dave stands up to speak)  

Mr. Neck: Mr. Petrakis, please take your seat.

David Petrakis(played by Michael Angarano): If the class is debating then each student has the right to say what’s on his mind.

Mr. Neck: I decide who talks in here, Mr. Petrakis.

David Petrakis: You opened a debate, you can’t close it just because it’s not going your way.

Mr. Neck: Watch me! Take your seat, Mr. Petrakis!

David Petrakis: The Constitution does not recognize different levels of citizenship based upon the time spent in the country. As a citizen and a student I’m protesting the tone of this lesson as racist, intolerant, and zenophobic.

Mr. Neck: Sit your butt in that chair, Mr Petrakis, and watch your mouth! I try to get this debate going and you people turn it into a “race” thing. Sit down, Mr. Petrakis, or you’re gonna go down to the principal’s office.

(Dave walks out of the room)

Melinda Sordino: (voiceover) Dave Petrakis is my new hero.

Can’t blog today can’t go out to play: Movie lines. Barbra Streisand, Yentl

     submitted grades today for one class (Media Law),  1pm class for those who took the 1pm exam.

     still checking  papers being a good girl you can see my geewizgolly halo —  can’t blog right now. Where are the movie lines? text from imdb.com

Barbra Streisand in Yentl:

Bookseller: You’re in the wrong place, storybooks for women are over here.

Yentl (played by Barbra Streisand): (holding a book) I’d like this one, please.

Bookseller: (takes the book away) Sacred books are for men.

Yentl: Why?

Bookseller: It’s the law.

Yentl: Where’s it written?

Bookseller: It doesn’t matter where it’s written, it’s the law.

Yentl: Well if it’s the law it must be written somewhere, perhaps in here…?

(holds out the book)

Yentl: . I’ll take it.

(Updated) if you’re running, THIS is how you should be photographed

if you’re running… or even if your heart just throbs for a dream — this is your film. And this is how a runner should be photographed (especially in the closing sequence of the trailer). (for credits, see film credits; for uploader, see label)

For Delle and Mylene & all runners —

for all who “won’t stop”…

Copycats (those who steal scenes/ copy images)

Cannes film fest best director Brillante Mendoza complained in a TV interview  that the mother-bathing-her-child- in- a- plastic- basin scene in his movie was copied by one of the indie films in the Cinemalaya film festival.

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Images in my road series music video published and shown in this blog last April, consisting of numerous (countless!) “walking away on a road” scenes,  set to Carole King’s “So far away….doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore….  (Myra’s road series, photos by Myra Lambino-Ramos)

And, below, part of a “walking away on a road” scenes of a multi-million peso movie released in June this year, the dialog in one road metaphor in this movie is “Why are you walking away from me…? etc etc” as part of a long- goodbye- on- a- road scene (not included in this clip but i think you’ve seen it: the image is similar to the still in the blog, a happy coincidence: the character says her lines, slowly turns her back…. walks away from the camera…. on a road…long, long scene, as visual metaphor, her back facing the camera, and she’s wearing a small backpack, too!)

   you could envisage a good-bye scene a thousand visual ways, this one, coincidentally, just had to be on a road…with the character slowly walking away…her back facing the camera, too… wearing a little  backpack, too, backpack facing the camera, too… (not in this clip)

—  a happy coincidence. maybe it’s just a coincidence.

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