Thursday, June 25, 2009

Famous Last Words: Resurrection- Week 4

If nothing else, one can always count on movie lovers to know their Kubrick movies. And so it was with last week’s quote, which a number of you correctly pegged as the final two lines of Kubrick’s The Killing. Like Blood Simple, which ran in this space two weeks ago, The Killing is notable not only as a great thriller, but also a vivid calling card for a brilliant filmmaker who would soon become one of the world’s great filmmakers. It doesn’t have the grand ambition of Kubrick’s best-known films, but it contains more than a bit of his formal mastery and tight directorial control, and it cast a long shadow in the decades to come, notably influencing Reservoir Dogs, among many other titles. Congrats to those who guessed it.

This week, an exchange that’s rather more cheerful than those in the past few weeks. Here it is:

“What are you thinking?”
“I’m thinking how happy I am.”

Guess the film. Send your guesses to this e-Mail address. Remember, all submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM Eastern on Wednesday. Good luck!