I make no apologies for loving this movie. It has it all - love, hate, loss, adventure, revenge, joy, sadness, family, loyalty, madness and grief.
No matter how many times I see the fate of Samuel or the return of Tristan I am moved. I have yet to meet anyone who loves this film as much as I do.
If I had to make a choice for my all time favorite films - if you factor in all the variables like (where you were when you first saw it) it's just about as perfect a movie experience as I have ever had and I LOVE the movies.
This was the movie where Brad Pitt went from pretty boy to serious actor in my mind which is an honor I will never bestow on one Mr. Thomas Cruise.
Pitt IS Tristan, the wild middle child who, according to older brother Albert, "broke every rule of god and man" but they all loved him (Tristan) more.
If you haven't seen it you have to promise me you will rent it and give it a try. Better still, watch it with your girl and take advantage of her tears if you can keep your own eyes from becoming moist.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.