save the best for last

I can't believe that this post didn't post; however, as I am now re-writing my post of last night, I hope you all are well. Perhaps its great that the post didn't materialize yesterday. I have had a long-ass day and I am quite miserable today; well I was until I started reading all the blogs I follow; that totally cheered me up! anyhow, here goes nothing....

I am a movie junkie. I absolutely love love love getting lost in films and stories and daydreams. They allow fantasies to become realities; they allow an escape from the everyday! Who doesn't love them?? I am not a movie junkie in the Sundance sense of the term; however, I really do appreciate film. Some of my favorite movies are timeless classics; sappy high school rom-coms; war movies; gangster films and kid flicks...some of my favs are: Some Like it Hot A Splendour in the Grass Braveheart Ever After Grease Chicago Immitation of Life Scarface Remember the Titans The Breakfast Club Weird Science The Lady in Red The Notebook and soooo many more.... anyhow, I actually have a point or a thought I would like to share...so let me get on with it... I love how movies take us on these journeys and leave us with lasting impressions. Most of all I love when the last lines of the feature...mAkE the FiLm!!! Case in point: The Breakfast Club - Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain... Andrew Clark: ...and an athlete... Allison Reynolds: ...and a basket case... Claire Standish: ...a princess... John Bender: ...and a criminal... Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club. I love when you get that "cadbury secret" if you will...when everything comes together perfectly and the impression we are left with is just.....priceless. The Power of One - P.K.: I remember my nanny would tell me, that if I listened to the wind, I would hear the voices of my past. I listened, and heard Doc talk about justice, I heard Geel Piet talk about hope, I heard Daboola Manzi, the odd medicine man, talk about courage. I heard Maria. These are the voice of my life, the voices of Africa. These are the voices I carry with me, as Duma and I set out, to bring our country closer to a better tomorrow When the last lines mean or say something to us... All About Steve - "Why should you have to change to be normal? All you have to do is find someone who's as normal as you are." Classics that will forever stay with us... Gone With the Wind - Scarlett: Tara! Home. I'll go home. And I'll think of some way to get him back. After all... tomorrow is another day. Or powerful heartfelt pieces throughout these films...sometimes the most important part of a movie can be captured in a few words... GI Jane "suck my dick" Remember the Titans "This is where they fought the battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fighting the same fight that we are still fighting among ourselves today. This green field right here, painted red, bubblin' with the blood of young boys. Smoke and hot lead pouring right through their bodies. Listen to their souls, men. I killed my brother with malice in my heart. Hatred destroyed my family. You listen, and you take a lesson from the dead. If we don't come together right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were. I don't care if you like each other of not, but you will respect each other. And maybe... I don't know, maybe we'll learn to play this game like men." A Few Good Men "You can't handle the truth!" Apollo 13 "Houston, we have a problem" Dirty Harry "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?" Dead Poets Society "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." Dirty Dancing "Nobody puts Baby in the Corner!" Mrs. Robinson "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" Finding Neverland "Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel's just got his wings." Never Been Kissed "Somebody once said, To write well, you have to write what you know." Well, here is what I know... " I know it's not much of a post...but these are some of the simplest things that I get enjoyment out of... what are your favorite lines in movies???? favorite last lines of novels????? famous last words??? PS. Last night's post was way better than this....there was humor, detail and explicits; today - not so much.

4 comments:



Princess Aurora said...

I LOVE The Power Of One! My teacher showed us that movie in 8th grade and it still to this day is one of my most favorite movies and soundtracks!!!!

MrsFatass said...

Loved this post. And Imitation of Life is one of my favorite films of all time. I heart you.

Julie, The Wife said...

Love it. Love the BC soundtrack, still. Aaah.

Julie, The Wife said...

Todd loves chewing on light cords. I think he and Judith are a sure thing. Until their love fizzles out in a shocking conclusion.