Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Delroy Lindo Quote of the Month: May 2007

Mrs. Mosley and I saw The Hoax last week and enjoyed it very much. Richard Gere and Alfred Molina did great in their staring roles. The most surprising part of the film was that it was directed by Lasse Haalstrom, who has become famous over the years for directing Oscar-bait pictures for Miramax. Though The Hoax may yet get some awards, it dosn't give an overall feeling of wanting awards like his other films have done.

The Cider House Rules was his first Miramax film to do this. It's a solid film that will probably be most remembered as the movie that finally got Michael Caine his long-deserved Oscar. Another supporting role worth noticing is that of Arthur Rose, played by (you guessed it) Delroy Lindo. In the following scene, he gets the honor of reciting a speech that elaborates on the movie's title. And though the speech may have a touch of nobility, we learn later on that he has a darker meaning in mind.

Arthur Rose: "They outrageous, them rules. Who live in this cider house? Who grindin' up those apples, pressin' that cider, cleanin' up all this mess? Who just plain live here, just breathin' in that vinegar? Well, someone who don't live here made those rules. Those rules ain't for us. We are supposed to make our own rules. And we do. Every single day."

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