There are a great many topics on my mind today that I could write about at great length. So many that I am having a hard time choosing. So I will do the valiant thing and beg off! I will write instead about movies that I feel have had a profound effect on my life. Joe, Micah and I came up with a ridiculously long list of such, but for your sakes I will try to refine it down to the most important ones. Hold on to your cushioned folding cinema seat!
#1 JOE VS. THE VOLCANO
"I've been working here for four and a half years, work I could have done in six months."
"Far from the things of man."
"I still have my trunks!"
Our family has the entire movie memorized, and we live by it's tenets.
A Terry Gilliam 'must see' film. Primary theme, government sponsored terrorism. Add in overarching bureaucracy, unrequited love, and cosmetic surgery.
"We're all in it together!"
"No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater, than central air."
#4 Jesus Christ Superstar
"I look for truth, and find that I get damned!"
#6 The Godfather Trilogy
"That's my family, that's not me."
"I want to ask you a favor."
"I'm with you now, Papa."
#7 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
"There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination."
"So shines a good deed in a weary world."
#8 The Matrix
"Tumbling down the rabbit hole?"
"How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?"
#9 Land of the Blind
"A dry crust of bread is better than a big juicy steak."
"I did not come to violence casually, you know."
"This prison used to be a hospital."
#10 V for Vendetta
"Remember, remember the fifth of November."
So, if you thought you knew me before, did you really?