The geezer rarely watches a movie simply because so few have been produced lately that are worth devoting a couple of hours to. Yet it seems while the number of good shows is declining the number of awards film folk bestow on each other is increasing.
|It had good lines|
So many Oscar winners were named at this year’s Academy Awards that there wasn’t time to allow many recipients to get to the podium to thank their mothers and anyone else they could think of for guiding them to the top of whatever their work is. It’s getting embarrassing. Nevertheless, the Academy is missing an important category.
Every now and then, a memorable line is spoken by one of the pretty people on the silver screen. Remember Rhett Butler telling Scarlett how much he cared? Or, Rick advising Sam to play it? Such statements should rate a special award for the writer who produced a concise bit of unforgettable prose.
The best statement I’ve heard in the past several years came from a not-so-pretty, but pretty funny, little guy who was operating “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Sonny Kapoor said:
“Everything will be all right in the end. So if it is not all right, it is not yet the end.”
Hard to top that one. It’s the ultimate optimism. Think of all the times Sonny’s advice could provide welcome reassurance to someone who needs it during your day-to-day activities.
Although the thoughts have nothing in common, for some strange reason, Sonny’s statement reminded me of a saying common in the Forest Service during my working days at the Boise National Forest some 40 years ago:
“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”