Saturday, April 24, 2010

Countdown to DVD Release - Favorite Quotes

Number #59

"Yea, Tyler, can we make this a non-smoking statue?"


Anonymous said...

I loved the relationship between Ruby and Rob in the movie, they really made it seem believable. I thought this line was cute, and a typical little sister thing to say!

LTavares2010 said...

Tyler and Caroline are so united. Sometimes, I am still thinking what is gonna happen to her? like she was a real person, this feeling is still strong in my mind. I love Rob and Ruby together, they are so true, especially in the scenes when Tyler reads a book with Caroline and later takes her to school after her hair was cut, these scenes are so sweet, so beautifully performed.

WhyIstheRumAlwaysGone said...

@LTavares2010 - yes, I asked myself the same question. How will this little girl grow up when she lost both brothers so tragically and so early? She shared this sweet, deep bond with Tyler, now how will she go on? It's like I could feel her sorrow, as if she was a real person. There is so much sadness in this film - as in real life.
By the way, I miss your beautiful poems-quoting on the other site - you know where... :))

LTavares2010 said...


I love your comments, the funny moments and happiness that I experimented a long time ago on the other site - you know where (LOL). Here is a calm place and I love it. I love poetry, I love simple things and most of all I love Rob and sometimes when you read some things, makes you think you better stay away for awhile. Maybe it is time to come back, slowly (LOL). I posted there today. Thank you for "Remember Me", thank you for your kindness.

jessegirl said...

Tyler and Caroline, what a beautiful pair. Yes, he was her hero, her protector and defender and she will be lost without him. I loved so many scenes between them, but the one where they are ensconsed in her bed and he's consoling her by reading her a story from that book of Greek myths, is so lovely. The tenderness and everything. I'm not sure which mythic character the book was talking about, but the words, about how his music brought warriors to their knees (?). Well, when Rob said them I was thinking of HIS voice, just his speaking voice, right there, while cuddling his wounded sister.

WhyIstheRumAlwaysGone said...

Jessegirl, I think this is the myth of Orpheus, the legendary musician, the one who went down into Hell to bring back his dead wife Eurydice, but who lost her on the journey back to life because he turned back to look at her although the God of Death had forbidden him to do or he would lose her forever. When he lost her for the second time, he became inconsolable and wandered in despair, refusing to play his music any more, and he was finally ripped to death by the harpies or furies (don't recall exactly which). So this is again the theme of the dead musician - an echo of Michael - and the themes of irrecoverable loss, difficulty to find joy in life, and impending, violent death. I am truly amazed and humbled by the depth and subtlety of this film.

jessegirl said...

Oh man, Rum, what a brilliant observation!
That's a comment to save.

Thanks, yes, it has to be Orpheus. I know the story but thanks for making the brilliant leap to the dead musician and Michael. Man, yes, they put that in deliberately and it is another incredibel thread.

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