International Movie Quotes for the 4th of July!

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.”

–APOCALYPSE NOW

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“You chivalric Fool! As if the way one fell down mattered.”

“When the fall is all there is… it matters.”

—THE LION IN WINTER

 

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“But I … shall finish the game.”

—YOUNG GUNS

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“Do you expect me to talk?”

“No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to DIE.”

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“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 🙂 )

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“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.

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TV Show of the Week! Amazon’s THE GRAND TOUR! Great Car/Humor Show!

 

 

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Last year I became a huge fan of the BBC car show TOP GEAR. Thanks to catching episodes of past seasons on Netflix.  It took a couple episodes for me to warm up to the show, but quite quickly the natural camaraderie of the hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May  made a believer out of me.

The shows were just plain fun. So when news came that one  of the trinity was no longer going to be on the show, due to punching out one of the producers, and the other 2/3rds quitting to join him, I was dismayed. No more of the show that I had in quick order made a binge watch favorite.

And yes there was the American TOP GEAR, but the hosts there came off as annoying frat boys, making the show quite unwatchable. Nope it was clear that what made BBC’s TOP GEAR a long running hit, was the fun dynamic of the three hosts they had stupidly lost.

So when it was announced that AMAZON was giving the three ex-hosts a new car show, I couldn’t wait. Well tonight the waiting ended as the first episode of THE GRAND TOUR  dropped. And it’s great. Different but great. There are minor quibbles, the biggest being the absolutely awful ‘THE AMERICAN’ driver.

Their take on the very popular “STIG’ driver of TOP GEAR, but a very poor take it is. Being something of a very unfunny send-up of Ugly American cliches.  The ‘AMERICAN’ is very annoying, very unfunny, and is a bit that hopefully they will pull the plug on in short order.

That aside, the rest of the show and the skits and the cars and the banter of the hosts is great! And the opening sequence is quite frankly awesome. A welcome premiere and looking forward to the upcoming Friday release  of new shows!

 

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The Grand Tour