One of the things the Oscars does for me is it reminds me of all sorts of movies that I’ve always meant to see but haven’t got around to. Those nominated for Best Picture always make the list. Except for Good Night and Good Luck. And Munich. And I’m not that keen on Capote. Ok, so I guess I’ve seen both the movies I really wanted to see. Whatever. I stand by my comment.

They just ran a montage of movie moments, which reminded me that I still haven’t seen Philadelphia or Hotel Rwanda. Shame on me, eh?

There was one clip from an old black and white movie that I really enjoyed but never figured out what it was. I saw it on TV in Japan, no less, so I never got the title. (Same thing happened with Breakfast at Tiffany’s — based on a Truman Capote novella, by the way). It’s one of the few black and white movies I’ve seen and one of the even fewer that I actually liked.

“I’m going to tell them I’m Jewish.”
“But you’re not, are you? Not that it makes any difference to me…”

Can anyone name the movie?

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8 Responses to “Oscar madness”

  1. David Poon says:

    I haven’t seen Philadelphia or Hotel Rwanda either! I just downloaded Philadelphia though…still…haven’t found the motivation/courage to push play.

  2. mulligan says:

    That came from Cabaret. Michael York’s character said the second line. I don’t remember the name of the guy who said the first line.

  3. GP says:

    Thanks, but it’s not Cabaret. The main character in the movie I’m looking for is a reporter doing a story on anti-semitism. It’s based in the US. His love interest is who says the second line. That’s about all I know.

  4. GP says:

    Aha! A little snooping on IMDB and I found the movie: Gentleman’s Agreement. So… who’s going to buy me the DVD?

  5. david says:

    put it on your amazon wishlist, put the link on ur blog, and wait for a generous internet stalker slash sugar daddy to buy it.

  6. GP says:

    Are you saying you want to be my sugar daddy?

  7. david says:


    if i did, i wouldn’t have an amazon list of my own hahaha

  8. GP says:

    Sugar daddies have needs too, you know.

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