Monday, December 21, 2015

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Valentine: So you want to donate to my foundation. 
You are aware that I wound things down in that area, right? 
Harry: Climate change is a threat which affects us all, 
Mr. Valentine. And you're one of the few powerful men 
who seems to share my concerns. 
Valentine: I stepped things down because I wasn't getting 
anywhere. Every bit of research kept pointing to the same thing. 
Harry: The carbon emissions are a red herring, and we are past 
the point of no return, no matter what remedial actions we take. 
Valentine: Uh-huh. You know your shit. 

Harry: I sometimes envy the blissful ignorance of those less 
well-versed in their... 'shit'. As Professor Arnold always said: 
'Humankind is the only virus cursed to live with the 
horrifying knowledge of its host's fragile mortality.'
Valentine: There are not a lot of people who knew about him.
Do you like spy movies, Mr. DeVere? 
Harry: Nowadays they're all a little serious for my taste.
But the old ones... marvelous.
Give me a far-fetched theatrical plot any day. 
Valentine: The old Bond movies. Oh, man. Ah, when I was a kid, 
that was my dream job: gentleman spy. 
Harry: I always felt that the old Bond films were only as good
as the villain. As a child, I rather fancied
a futuristic colorful megalomaniac. 
Valentine: What a shame we both had to grow up. 

A happy 67th birthday to Samuel L. Jackson today! Cannot wait to see if he more the "gentleman spy" or more "colorful megalomaniac" in The Hateful Eight later this week (don't spoil it for me, people.) He does both so well... okay, maybe he's a better villain.

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