Get To Know Me meme: [1/5] Favorite movies: Dead Poets Society (1989)
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), dir. Tim Burton
He’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.
Favorite Movies: Equlibrium (2002)
“In the first years of the 21st century, a third World War broke out. Those of us who survived knew mankind could never survive a fourth; that our own volatile natures could simply no longer be risked. So we have created a new arm of the law: The Grammaton Cleric, whose sole task it is to seek out and eradicate the true source of man’s inhumanity to man - his ability to feel.”
I do not now remember when I first knew I was different. Or rather, that my life belonged to others besides myself. I must have been about eleven or thereabouts, when they left a book on the nursery table. The first four sons of King George III could boast only one living child … and that was me. And so I learned that I was nearer to the Crown than I had thought … and I knew then why I must trace a path ordained by others.