Anybody can offer up the traditional very jingoistic films when it comes to America’s 4th of July celebration. I wanted to offer some films that speak on America, in a more broad and I believe honest way. From putting it into a historical context, to more obscure touchings on things that are quintessentially American, but are more, quintessentially human. And were here before America. And exist in other nations, and other cultures. Things that are first and foremost… about the human condition.
” I had wanted a mission. I had wanted a mission, and for my sins they gave me one.”
“You chivalric Fool! As if the way one fell down mattered.”
“When the fall is all there is… it matters.”
—THE LION IN WINTER
“But I … shall finish the game.”
“Do you expect me to talk?”
“No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to DIE.”
“I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust.”
— AMERICAN PSYCHO ( or 2016 Presidential debates 🙂 )
“I didn’t hear no bell.”
–ROCKY V — I don’t care what the haters say, I love this film. I think its right up there with the best of the ROCKY franchise. I like it better than ROCKY 3 and 4.That fight in the street,… EPIC.