Sunday, October 11, 2009

What a glorious testimonal, I'm happy again

From the movie Lulu on the Bridge:

Willem Dafoe: What's your favorite book?

Harvey Keitel: I don't have a favorite book.

WD: What's your favorite movie?

HK: I don't like movies, I never go to them.

WD: I thought every American loved the movies.

HK: Not me. (pause). I used to go, when I was a kid. But then Gene Kelly retired and the joy kind of went out of it for me.

WD: You really like Gene Kelly?

HK: Yeah, as a matter of fact, I do.

WD: Which film? Which song?

HK: My favorite number would have to be "Singin' in the Rain." Never get tired of it.

WD: For once, I agree with you. I love it too. In fact, I would even go so far as to say it's one of the finest, most beautiful things ever created by an American. As good as the Declaration of Independence. As good as Moby Dick.

HK: It's better than that stuff. "Singin' in the Rain" is forever.


(As quoted from the American Masters special, "Anatomy of a Dancer.")

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