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“Last new thing I got into was the Black Keys,” he says. Own and ending with the abysmally reviewed Meet Joe Black, Pitt admits this from small, scene- stealing turns in 12 Monkeys and Snatch to his Going back to “Fight Club,” though, I found a quote where he talks . The whole movie is in the dark. I loved the scene early on where he's telling her to at least be open to Then, later, when he comes to the hospital with flowers for Susan .. Not with Joe Black , death itself, but with a young man who would The truth is, she did not really want to know the full truth about it, because it was too dark for her. Meet Joe Black () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more To me this scene is the microcosm of what the film and what life should be about. .. To be able to 'feel' the characters innermost feelings through subtleties of their speech. This totally rules out the chance of him meeting what's-her-name in the hospital .
Bill is a very successful business man but it is his time.
We all have to die one day, it is a part of life. And this is Bill's time. But before he goes, the Grim Reaper pays him a visit and offers him time. And in exchange Bill will show Death what it is like to be alive.
A bit of an oxymoron for sure but true nonetheless. And what happens when Death starts to learn about what makes our life so precious is really something that has to be seen. Because what we take for granted, he sees as innocent and pure and magical.
For instance, peanut butter. Joe Black tastes it and decides that it is the most amazing food that he has ever had in his short existence.
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And when people are eating their caviar at dinner, he refrains and has more peanut butter. This scene is one of the purest and most honest scenes in the film. Not for what is on the outside, but what it means, what it wants us to see.
To me this scene is the microcosm of what the film and what life should be about. Life is a gift. There are so many wonderful things that we have as human beings that we seem to forget what they are. We are so consumed with other things that at the time seem important but when you look at them closely they are trivial and it's the little things in life that bring us so much joy. Like peanut butter, aka tossing the ball around with your kids, aka.
The point is that life is serious enough and it isn't until others are gone that we fully comprehend that. Brad Pitt is perfect, absolutely perfect as Joe Black.
He conveys the innocent wonder and pure joy of discovering human elements like the aforementioned peanut butter and more serious issues like falling in love. Meet Joe Black has been criticized for its length but like all movies that are three hours plus, there is a reason for that. And that is because it has something to say. Something important to say.
Meet Joe Black wants us to look at this film and then look at our lives and realize that there is a lot to live for. You just have to get through all the mist and cloudiness and you'll find it again.
There is an innocence about how this movie feels and it is such a wonderful picture. It makes you feel good. Good to be in love if you are good to want to be in love if you are not already and good to be alive. It will make you glad that you did. Mister Coroner, caught with some yellow tape, but the murderers escaped. Like some proud river, widening toward the sea; Calmly and grandly, silently and deep, Life joined eternity. Death levels master and slave, the sceptre and the law, and makes the unlike like.
He who does not fear death cares naught for threats. So that he seemed to depart not from life, but from one home to another. If you your eyes could upwards move, But you, I fear, think nothing is above You would perceive by what a little thread The sword still hangs over your head. No tide of wine would drown your cares, No mirth or music over-noise your fears; The fear of death would you so watchful keep, As not to admit the image of it, sleep.
All flesh is grass, and all its glory fades Like the fair flower dishevell'd in the wind; Riches have wings, and grandeur is a dream; The man we celebrate must find a tomb, And we that worship him, ignoble graves. We turn to dust, and all our mightiest works Die too. Richard CrashawHymn to the Name and Honor of Saint Teresa, as reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations One of the great tragedies of our present outlook on existence is our attitude to that recurring event which we call death.
We approach it, for the most part, with fear and loathing, seeking by every means to resist its call, prolonging, often beyond its usefulness, the activity of the physical body as a guarantee of "life" What makes this attitude so tragic is that it is so far from the reality, the source of so much unnecessary suffering. Our fear of death is our fear that our identity will be obliterated. It is this which terrifies.
If we did but realise and experience that that identity is an immortal Being which cannot die or be obliterated, our fear of death would vanish We are born, then cry, We know not for why, And all our lives long Still but the same song. Nathaniel Crouch attributedin Fly Leaves pub. So far from being a "house of mourning," I have often found such a house to be a vestibule of glory.
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There has been endless times of numberless deaths, but neither consciousness nor life has ceased to arise. The felt quality and cycle to death has not modified the fragility of flowers, even the flowers within the human body.
Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Sahara.
Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton.
We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively outnumbers the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.
Richard Dawkins'Unweaving The Rainbow'; Dawkins has stated on many occasions that this passage will be read at his funeral. And though mine arm should conquer twenty worlds, There's a lean fellow beats all conquerors.
Thomas DekkerOld FortunatusAct I, scene 1 I expressed just now my mistrust of what is called Spiritualism—… I owe it a trifle for a message said to come from Voltaire's Ghost.
It was asked, "Are you not now convinced of another world? DhammapadaVerse 47; F. Soon or late death will take us in tow: Each bullet has got its commission, And when our time's come we must go. Peggotty, "except when the tide's pretty nigh out. They can't be born, unless it's pretty nigh in—not properly born, till flood.
He's a-going out with the tide. A great trembling may come upon you when you think of going down to tread the verge of Jordan: He will be your guide unto death, and through death. From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee, Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee doe goe, Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell, And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well, And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then; One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally, And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.
Thou best of thieves! She vanished, we can scarcely say she died. Anne Killegrew, line Of no distemper, of no blast he died, But fell like autumn fruit that mellow'd long.