The menu: McDonald’s. The weather was hot and I think we were all too lazy to discuss which pizza we wanted, so we went with the individuality of Macca’s.
I had never seen this movie. For those who know me- even if only through the blogosphere- I think you’ll agree, that’s a shocking statement. This movie comes up a lot in conversation and people are always surprised that I haven’t seen it. Well, that situation has been rectified.
I did like the movie. Being an ‘English’ person in high school, I definitely wish I’d seen it in high school so it could have had even more of an impact. I still kind of want to scrawl ‘CARPE DIEM’ on every available surface but my adult sensibility won’t quite allow it. I half knew the ending but still teared up anyway. And then Boy Roomie started telling me about the ‘Family Guy’ parody of this movie and that definitely drove the tears away!
Girl Roomie and I started making up ulterior storylines. I liked our one about Robin Williams posing as a loving English teacher who is secretly a serial killer. He lets the boys in his class ‘find out’ about this secret club that meets in the woods. He knows they’ll be enamoured by a midnight club meeting in a discrete location. When the boys go off for the first meeting of the club, there’s a fantastic shot of them walking off into the fog. You could just imagine Robin Williams waiting in the darkness, slowly picking them off one by one in the woods. Brings a whole new meaning to the ‘Dead Poets Society’.
I’m off to walk in the wilderness and read some Walt Whitman. See y’all!!