The Movie Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) (2016)

The Movie Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) (2016)

VISIONARIES ✵ 1902–1931

Labor omnia vincit ✵ A Trip to the Moon

Out of the cradle endlessly rocking ✵ Intolerance

I must become Caligari! ✵ The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

What are we waiting for? ✵ Battleship Potemkin

This song of the Man and his Wife is of no place and every place ✵ Sunrise

Those who toiled knew nothing of the dreams of those who planned ✵ Metropolis

If you say what you’re thinking, I’ll strangle you ✵ Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Has God promised you things? ✵ The Passion of Joan of Arc

Falling in love again, never wanted to ✵ The Blue Angel

If I were you, I’d make a bit of a scene ✵ People on Sunday

Tomorrow the birds will sing ✵ City Lights


Don’t want to, but must! ✵ M

Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first ✵ Duck Soup

Don’t be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen, those chains are made of chrome steel ✵ King Kong

War is declared! Down with monitors and punishment! ✵ Zero de Conduite

To a new world of gods and monsters! ✵ The Bride of Frankenstein

Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? ✵ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore ✵ The Wizard of Oz

Everybody has their reasons ✵ The Rules of the Game

Tomorrow is another day ✵ Gone with the Wind

You’re wonderful, in a loathsome sort of way ✵ His Girl Friday

It isn’t enough to tell us what a man did. You’ve got to tell us who he was ✵ Citizen Kane

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine ✵ Casablanca

How dare you call me a ham? ✵ To Be or Not to Be

It’s hot in here by the stove ✵ Ossessione

How singularly innocent I look this morning ✵ Laura

A kick in the rear, if well delivered, is a sure laugh ✵ Children of Paradise

Children believe what we tell them ✵ La Belle et la Bête

This is the universe. Big, isn’t it? ✵ A Matter of Life and Death

George, remember no man is a failure who has friends ✵ It’s a Wonderful Life

I mind my own business, I bother nobody, and what do I get? Trouble ✵ The Bicycle Thief

It is so difficult to make a neat job of killing people with whom one is not on friendly terms ✵ Kind Hearts and Coronets

The world doesn’t make any heroes outside of your stories ✵ The Third Man

FEAR AND WONDER ✵ 1950–1959

We all want to forget something, so we tell stories ✵ Rashomon

I am big. It’s the pictures that got small ✵ Sunset Boulevard

I have always relied on the kindness of strangers ✵ A Streetcar Named Desire

It’s a hard world for little things ✵ The Night of the Hunter

What’s the first thing an actor learns? “The show must go on!” ✵ Singin’ in the Rain

Let’s go home ✵ Tokyo Story

When I was a kid, I used to see men go off on these kind of jobs—and not come back ✵ The Wages of Fear

But if we don’t use your device against Godzilla, what are we going to do? ✵ Godzilla

Just wait until you see your mother. She’s never looked so radiant ✵ All That Heaven Allows

I don’t think that I want to learn that way ✵ Rebel Without a Cause

When I’m better, we’ll go and look at the trains again ✵ Pather Panchali

Get me to that bus stop and forget you ever saw me ✵ Kiss Me Deadly

That’ll be the day ✵ The Searchers

I have long walked by your side ✵ The Seventh Seal

If I do what you tell me, will you love me? ✵ Vertigo

What did you do during the uprising? ✵ Ashes and Diamonds

Well, nobody’s perfect ✵ Some Like It Hot

Your parents say you’re always lying ✵ The 400 Blows

REBEL REBEL ✵ 1960–1974

You are the first woman on the first day of creation ✵ La Dolce Vita

Don’t use the brakes. Cars are made to go, not to stop ✵ À bout de souffle

That’s what all these loony laws are for, to be broken by blokes like us ✵ Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

I have never stayed so long anywhere ✵ Last Year at Marienbad

This is the story of a man marked by an image from his childhood ✵ La jetée

Guy, I love you. You smell of gasoline ✵ The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

There’s gold in the sea beyond ✵ Black God, White Devil

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the War Room! ✵ Dr. Strangelove

I can’t seem to stop singing wherever I am ✵ The Sound of Music

It’s difficult to start a revolution ✵ The Battle of Algiers

Who wants to be an angel? ✵ Chelsea Girls

Let’s see the sights! ✵ Playtime

This here’s Miss Bonnie Parker. I’m Clyde Barrow. We rob banks ✵ Bonnie and Clyde

I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that ✵ 2001: A Space Odyssey

We’re gonna stick together, just like it used to be ✵ The Wild Bunch

They see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em ✵ Easy Rider

Are you fond of meat? ✵ Le Boucher

Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me ✵ The Godfather

That man is a head taller than me. That may change ✵ Aguirre, the Wrath of God

The guests are here, sir ✵ The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Did you really see her? ✵ Don’t Look Now

You can talk to him whenever you want. Just close your eyes and call him ✵ The Spirit of the Beehive

You know what happens to nosy fellows? ✵ Chinatown

And we’ll buy ourselves a little piece of heaven ✵ Ali: Fear Eats the Soul


You’re gonna need a bigger boat ✵ Jaws

There’s some questions got answers and some haven’t ✵ Picnic at Hanging Rock

Someday a real rain will come ✵ Taxi Driver

I lurve you, you know? I loave you. I luff you. Two ‘F’s ✵ Annie Hall

The Force is strong with this one ✵ Star Wars

You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? ✵ Alien

It’s so quiet out here. It is the quietest place in the world ✵ Stalker

You have to have good men. Good men, all of them ✵ Das Boot

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe ✵ Blade Runner

I can’t figure out if you’re a detective or a pervert ✵ Blue Velvet

Why am I me, and why not you? ✵ Wings of Desire

I thought this only happened in the movies ✵ Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Being happy isn’t all that great ✵ Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Today’s temperature’s gonna rise up over 100 degrees ✵ Do the Right Thing

She has the face of Buddha and the heart of a scorpion ✵ Raise the Red Lantern


The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men ✵ Pulp Fiction

I feel something important is happening around me. And it scares me ✵ Three Colors: Red

Get busy living, or get busy dying ✵ The Shawshank Redemption

To infinity, and beyond! ✵ Toy Story

It’s not how you fall that matters. It’s how you land ✵ La Haine

I’m not sure I agree with you one hundred percent on your police work there, Lou ✵ Fargo

We’ve all lost our children ✵ The Sweet Hereafter

I miss my father ✵ Central Station

Here’s to the man who killed my sister ✵ Festen

Everyone’s fear takes on a life of its own ✵ Ringu

A sword by itself rules nothing. It only comes alive in skilled hands ✵ Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

You don’t remember your name? ✵ Spirited Away

I like to look for things no-one else catches ✵ Amélie

What an extraordinary stance! ✵ Lagaan

It all began with the forging of the Great Rings ✵ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

You need more than guts to be a good gangster. You need ideas ✵ City of God

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone ✵ Oldboy

You don’t know me, but I know you ✵ The Lives of Others

You’ll see that life isn’t like fairy tales ✵ Pan’s Labyrinth

This is our destiny ✵ Slumdog Millionaire

This box is full of stuff that almost killed me ✵ The Hurt Locker

If I die, what a beautiful death! ✵ Man on Wire

I’d like to ask you something, Father ✵ The White Ribbon

Everyone pays for the things they do ✵ Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

So, what do you like about being up here? ✵ Gravity

We’re all just winging it ✵ Boyhood