... you can learn from:
Jenny: What's it like up there?Starman: It is beautiful. Not like this, but it is beautiful. There is only one language, one law, one people. There is no war, no hunger. The strong do not victimize the helpless. We are very civilized, but we have lost something, I think. You are all so much alive, all so different. I will miss the cooks and the singing and the dancing. And the eating! And the... other things.
I have spent the last week, ever since they honored Jeff Bridges at the Golden Globes, wanting to watch Starman and not having the time - perhaps I will tonight since it's John Carpenter's birthday. It's been a very very very long time - in fact there's a good chance I haven't seen Starman since I was a kid and I have no doubt that Starman was not made for kids. What the hell was I doing watching Starman when I was a kid anyway? Bad parenting, y'all.
Anyway last year on JC's birthday I asked y'all to vote on his best movie -- that poll is still running here a year later so if you'd like to go vote again have at it! As of now twelve whole months in it's a perfect tie for first place between Halloween and The Thing which is actually exactly perfect and what I'd pick. Good job, everybody.