Thursday, January 29, 2009

'Centurian' gets a triumvirate

And continuing today's theme...

So are these movies making a comeback? I hope so. Since I have a script along these lines still floating around out there.

(Now excuse me while I call my agent.)


Mr_Magoo said...

Centurian sounds great. Hope this and 1066 have some great dialog. My favorite line that still gives me goosebumps (and is very applicable today re: the GOP) is William Wallace telling Robert the Bruce:

"Now tell me, what does that mean to be noble? Your title gives you claim to the throne of our country, but men don't follow titles, they follow courage. Now our people know you. Noble, and common, they respect you. And if you would just lead them to freedom, they'd follow you. And so would I."

That is pure gold!

This country - and especially the GOP - would follow courage. McCain had courage in battle but little political courage. Being "A Maverick" is not courage.

Ironically, people who support Obama think they are following courage, but the are actually following a snake oil salesman.

Of course, my second favorite line from this movie genre is from Gladiator:

Maximus: "On my command, unleash hell."


Splash said...

"McCain had courage in battle but little political courage."

That's a good way to put it. Love the Braveheart/Gladiator quotes, too.

Mr_Magoo said...

"You bled with Wallace. Now bleed with me."

Braveheart happened to be on this weekend and I caught the end of it. That scene at the end with Robert the Bruce gave me chills. There is just something about "freedom" that cannot be duplicated. It must be in our souls.