Monthly Archives: August 2012
Marie: Anything else you guys want?
Railroad worker at Lunch Counter: Yeah, gimme a big slice a’ you on toast, and some French-fried potatoes on the side.
Marie: Listen, baby, I’m A.P.O.
Railroad worker at Lunch Counter: [to the other railroad worker] What does she mean, A.P.O.?
Marie: Ain’t Puttin’ Out!
I just saw Mississippi Burning, which is fictionalized account of real events that happened in Mississippi in 1964, for the first time a few weeks ago and it really blew me away. It may not be a perfect film, but it’s definitely a film with a strong world-view. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one: Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Cinematography (won), Best Supporting Actress Frances McDormand, Best Actor Gene Hackman, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were The Accidental Tourist, Dangerous Liaisons, Working Girl and winner Rain Man.
Pee-wee: There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.
Dottie: I don’t understand.
Pee-wee: You don’t wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I’m a loner, Dottie. A rebel.
Newton Crosby: You rewired all your switches. No wonder you’re malfunctioning.
Number 5: Switches are my switches. Life not malfunction. Not malfunction. I am alive.
Newton Crosby: No, you’re not! You can’t be. There’s gotta be another explanation.
Number 5: Okay! What? [beat] Sorry, time’s up.
Newton Crosby: Wait a minute, I’m thinking. Could be any number of mechanical possibilities. Entrance of moisture into the system. Heat expansion.
Number 5: Try again.
Newton Crosby: Vibration damage.
Number 5: No way Jose. I’m fit as a fiddle.
Newton Crosby: Okay. Then why did you ignore your programming?
Number 5: Programming says “Destroy”. Is disassemble. Make dead. Number Five cannot.
Newton Crosby: Why? Why cannot?
Number 5: Is wrong. Incorrect. Newton Crosby, PhD, not know this?
Newton Crosby: Of course I know it’s wrong to kill, but who told you?
Number 5: I told me.
Louisa May Foster: And in all the fourteen years, you’ve never wanted to play anywhere else?
Pinky Benson: Oh, you mean the big time? Boy, why does everybody seem to think you have to want to play the big time? Why? You get to the top of the ladder and you’re a slave to your fans; you’ve got no life of your own. Then you’ve got to start worrying about staying up there. Oh, no. Not for me. I’m happy doing what I’m doing.