Thursday, November 26, 2009


A giving of thanks. Here follows a litany of things that make me smile, things that I'm thankful for. I'll try to stick to movies, but I can't make any guarantees.

"One ticket to Morocco, please", Singin' in the Rain, "Define Dancing", "You're gonna need a bigger boat", "Son of a bitch, he stole my line", the final montage of The Fall, every single moment of American Beauty, "I ate his liver, with some fava beans and a nice Chianti", Jesse and Celine, Charlize Theron in Monster, not being able to hear the last lines of Lost in Translation, "A boy's best friend is his mother", "You're a star, a big, bright, shining star", every monologue from Synecdoche, New York, Shakespeare in Love, the use of Moby in Heat, the entirety of The Princess Bride, "That'll do, pig. That'll do", Buzz and Woody, Dory, WALL-E and EVE (not to mention MO and BURN-E), the shoe at the end of the credits for WALL-E, Ziyi Zhang in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the humanity of Hoop Dreams, the lesser of two weevils, "Will someone please get this walking carpet out of the way?", "Those aren't pillows", Woody Allen, Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game, "All those moments will be lost, like tears in the rain", Michael Nyman's contributions to The Piano, Jane Campion in general, the Cell Block Tango, The Elephant Rooftop Love Medley, Jesus Christ Superstar, "Jack, I Swear", hitch-hiking with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable, the audacity of Lord of the Rings, "There's more to life than money. Don't you know that?", Claude, Berger, Jeannie, Hud, Woof, and Sheila, Tom Hulce in Amadeus, Captain Kong, Witt's spark, Bill and the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, Jamie Bell dancing, Gortoz a Ran, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, "Life is like the surf, so give yourself away like the sea", Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Amy Adams and her love of meerkats...

Movies. Movies in general.
And friends. Loved ones. You know who you are.

I'm alive, the people I love are safe. Is there anything else?

I'll translate that block of text in the comments, if you want to know what something refers to.

1 comment:

  1. Almost Famous, Singin’ in the Rain, WALL-E, Jaws, Good Will Hunting, The Fall, American Beauty, The Silence of the Lambs, Before Sunrise/Before Sunset, Monster, Lost in Translation, Psycho, Boogie Nights, Synecdoche, New York, Shakespeare in Love, Heat, The Princess Bride, Babe, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, WALL-E, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hoop Dreams, Master and Commander, Star Wars, Plains, Trains, and Automobiles, Woody Allen, The Crying Game, Blade Runner, The Piano, Jane Campion, Chicago, Moulin Rouge!, Jesus Christ Superstar, Brokeback Mountain, It Happened One Night, Lord of the Rings, Fargo, Hair, Amadeus, Dr. Strangelove, The Thin Red Line, Kill Bill, Billy Elliot, Black Hawk Down, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Bonnie and Clyde, Junebug