Friday, June 29, 2007
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
This was on Fox Movie Channel the other night, and I watched it for about the 20th time.
"The act of death has caused another life to be reborn.
Together, we share the wonder of human existence.
And let there be no doubt that all of us are brothers.
There can be no beginning or ending that does in some way not touch another.
For our actions affect the lives and destinies of the many.
Z-Man: He forgot that life has many levels...
...and by choosing to live on only one, lost sight of reality.
Ashley: Men were toys for her amusement.
Her total disregard for their feelings made love a stranger to her.
Lance Rocke: He never gave of himself.
Those who only take must be prepared to pay the highest price of all.
Porter Hall used his profession to mask selfish interests...
...to betray the trust|that should have been sacred.
Susan Lake: Perhaps too pure.
Excessive goodness can often blind us...
...to the human failings of those less perfect.
Emerson found that something as precious as love...
...brings with it a demand for greater understanding.
Casey and Roxanne: Light and shadow.
Theirs was not an evil relationship. But evil did come because of it.
Otto: An end to Martin Bormann?
Harris: He forgot that yesterday is only for remembering.
Those who choose to live there lose sight of tomorrow.
Pet's mistake: A fleeting thing, born of emotion...
...yet it almost ruined the lives of two others.
Randy's body: A cage for an animal. It lifted him to the top of his field...
...but in the end, the beast almost killed him.
And Kelly? Her selfish involvement...
...so ready to turn her back on friendship. The road back is painful.
But by her pain, she will never again forget.
You must each decide what your life will be.
You must always know that a hand extended to your fellow man...
...is a gesture of love.
Love that asks nothing, expects nothing. It is simply there.
And if love is in you, then gentle will be all your steps...
...as you walk beyond this valley."
Roger Ebert is a genius.