Say Goodbye to the Bad Guy
You have got to love Scarface. Al Pacino is Tony Montana, a Cuban refugee who has left his destitute homeland to chase the American dream. Its not hard to relate to someone desperately vying for a better life in the States.
Tony Montana is a very deep, complex, and disturbed character that only Al Pacino could do justice to. It is the story of someone who gets lost along the way up the perceived ladder of success and then has to pay for all his misdeeds.
Its hard to imagine a more quotable film, though one has to stop quoting the film after going on the other side of twenty. The dialogues and script are phenomenal. Al Pacino’s delivery sublime. The setting and story progression unparalleled.
“But you’re wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from human relationships. God’s placed it all around us. It’s in everything. It’s in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at those things”
— Christopher McCandless
“Aristotle be damned!
By Zeus and all the gods, what makes you so much better than them, Cassander? Better than you really are! In you and those like you is this!
What disturbs me most is not your lack of respect for my judgment. It’s your contempt for a world far older than ours!”
— Alexander the Great
“I cannot waste time with these classes and these books, memorizing the weaker assumptions of lesser mortals! I need to look through to the governing dynamics, find a truly original idea. That’s the only way I’ll ever distinguish myself. It’s the only way that I’ll ever… matter”
— John Nash
“You know the worst part?
The world didn’t stop. The newspaper still came every morning, the automatic sprinklers went off at six. Jerry next door still washed his car every Sunday.
My life ended and nobody noticed.”
— Phil Woodward