Friday, November 21, 2008

To Be or Not

Below you will find a clip from the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. This is possibly my favourite movie of all time. I know many of you are not Shakespeare fans - but you don't have to be to appreciate the simple genius of the words spoken.

This particular clip is a parody on Hamlet's 'To Be or Not To Be' soliloquy...only it is far better in my opinion.

If you haven't seen the movie - do yourself a favor. It is incredibly funny, intelligent, and has a phenomenal cast including Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Richard Dreyfuss.

"Whatever became of the moment when one
first knew about death?

There must have been one - a moment.
As a child; when it first
occurred to you
that you don’t go on forever.
It must have been
stamped into one’s memory -
and yet, I can’t remember it.

It never occurred to me at all.

We must be born with an intuition of mortality -
before we know the
word for it.
Before we know that there are words...
Out we come,
bloodied and squalling;
with the knowledge that for all
the points on the
compass, there is only one direction -
and time is its only measure."

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Methinks I am going to have to Netflix this one. I need to see the airplane.