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The DuJour 5×5: Let’s Go to the Movies Edition

DuJour editors weigh in on their favorite films and the best movie lines of all time

Each week for The DuJour 5×5, we ask five editors five questions on a different topic. In honor of last week’s Tribeca Film Festival kick off, this week’s installment centers on all things film: Read on for our favorite films of all time, the best movie lines in history and the characters we most identify with.

 

Adam Rathe
Articles Editor
Twitter & Instagram: @AdamRathe

1. My favorite film of all time: The 1981 version of Brideshead Revisited. Or maybe Scream.
2. The movie character that I most identify with is Kermit the Frog in The Muppets Take Manhattan because he’s just a frog with a dream.
3. The greatest line ever spoken in a film:
Undoubtedly something from Heathers.
4. A scene I could watch over and over again is Kip Pardue’s world-travel scene in The Rules of Attraction.
5. The person I’d want to play me in a film about my life: I think I’d have to write, direct and star in that one myself.

 

Juli Mosoff
Senior Web Producer
Twitter & Instagram: @JuliMosoff

1. My favorite film of all time: Changes weekly. Right now, it’s Fight Club.
2. The movie character that I most identify with is Greta Gerwig in both Frances Ha and Lola Versus because of how she portrays the struggles (and rewards!) of living and loving in New York City.
3. The greatest line ever spoken in a film: “We accept the love we think we deserve,” from the film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
4. A scene I could watch over and over again is when Allie and Noah reunite in The Notebook… underneath my tough exterior, I’m a sap at heart!
5. The person I’d want to play me in a film about my life: Evan Rachel Wood

 

Frances Dodds
Editorial Assistant
Twitter: @francesdodds1
Instagram: @francesdodds

1. My favorite film of all time: I definitely do not have one, but maybe Good Will Hunting. I also seriously love Silver Lining’s Playbook.
2. The movie character that I most identify with is Marla Singer in Fight Club because we both occasionally wear little fountain ponytails on top of our heads.
3. The greatest line ever spoken in a film: “The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long; you’re just sad, that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of… If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then—then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!” –Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
4. A scene I could watch over and over again is the final scene in Pride and Prejudice. The fields, the sunrise, Mr. Darcey in the dew… Also the Slumdog Millionaire scene where the homeless Indian slum children are riding on top of the train to the soundtrack of Paper Planes by M.I.A.
5. The person I’d want to play me in a film about my life: Probably Emma Stone.

 

Nancy Bilyeau
Executive Editor
Twitter & Instagram: @TudorScribe

1. My favorite film of all time: The Red Shoes
2. The movie character that I most identify with is Holly Hunter in Broadcast News because of the fantastic breakdowns!
3. The greatest line ever spoken in a film: “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” –Bette Davis, All About Eve
4. A scene I could watch over and over again is Cher and Nicolas Cage arguing and then kissing in Moonstruck.
5. The person I’d want to play me in a film about my life: Tilda Swinton

 

Stephanie Jones
Art Director
Twitter & Instagram: @MeAndMissJones

1. My favorite film of all time: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
2. The movie character that I most identify with is Ariel in The Little Mermaid because growing up in a small town, I always dreamed of going “where the people are…wish I could be… part of that world.”
3. The greatest line ever spoken in a film: “Big mistake. Big. Huge.” –Pretty Woman
4. A scene I could watch over and over again is “Time of my Life” (the final dance) in Dirty Dancing
5. The person I’d want to play me in a film about my life: Kristen Wiig would probably get it right.

 

 

MORE DuJour 5×5:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Edition
The Music Edition
The Celebrity Edition

 

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