I feel certain that the striking writers and their TV/movie producing opponents each believes in the correctness of their contrary positions. However, as Eddie Izzard’s character from Oceans Thirteen might say, "You're analog players in a digital world!" Has anybody noticed the sea change unfolding in the nearby world of digital music? Fortunately, those same striking writers wrote some helpful pearls of wisdom that were produced and distributed in 2007 films. Here are 12 great movie quote tips from the movies that leaders from each side of the 07/08 Writer’s Strike would be wise to consider.
“If you wish to practice the art of fiction, then your horizons must be widened.”
Becoming Jane – Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy)
“Don’t chase what you can’t catch.”
Lucky You – L.C. Cheever (Robert Duvall)
"Let go of the past and keep moving forward."
Meet the Robinsons – Lewis (Daniel Hansen)
“If you focus on what you’ve left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.”
Ratatouille – Gusteau (Brad Garrett)
“It’s funny how different things look, depending on where you sit.”
The Bourne Ultimatum – Noah Vosen (David Strathaim)
“It seems to me that if you have a bad taste in your mouth you should spit it out, not constantly swallow it back.”
Amazing Grace – Barbara Spooner (Romola Garai)
“It’s not a fight if somebody doesn’t fight back, is it?”
Eastern Promises – Kirill (Vincent Cassel)
“Quitting while you’re ahead is not the same as quitting.”
American Gangster – Chinese General (Ric Young)
“When man comes up against something he can't destroy, he destroys himself instead.”
30 Days of Night – Marlow (Danny Huston)
"If you want to limit yourself, that's fine. But don't let other people do it for you."
Gracie – Lindsay Bowen (Elisabeth Shue)
"To forgive is to move forward."
Georgia Rule – Lilly (Felicity Huffman)
Waitress (2007) – Old Joe (Andy Griffith)