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RIP John Hughes. In honor of the master of the teen movie, what is your favorite teen flick?

Pump Up the Volume. It is actually my favorite movie of all time. Starring Christian Slater and a small role of Joey played by Seth Green in his early acting days.

some of my favorite quotes from the movie

"you're not screwed up. you're an un-screwed up reaction to a screwed up situation. you see, feeling screwed up in a screwed up place in a screwed up time does not necessarily mean that you are screwed up"

"jam me, jack me, push me, pull me. talk hard!"

Gay Kid: so i guess you think i'm a faggot wimp, right?

DJ Hard Harry: no, i'm just thinking how strong people can be, how everyone is alike in some way and everyone needs the same things

"i just love being the rap king of arizona"

"i am not perfect. i have just been going through the motions of being perfect, and inside i am screaming"

"i like the idea that a voice can just go somewhere, uninvited and just kind of hang out there like a dirty thought in a clean mind. maybe a thought it like a virus. it can kill all the healthy thoughts and just take over"

"the truth is a virus"

"do your homework in the dark and eat your cereal with a fork"

"they're saying i shouldn't think stuff like this. they're saying something is wrong with me, that i should be ashamed. well, i am sick of being ashamed. aren't you? i don't mind being dejected and rejected, but i'm not going to be ashamed about it. at least pain is real. you look around and you see nothing that is real, but at least the pain is real."

"they say i'm disturbed. well of course i'm disturbed. i mean, we're all disturbed, and if not, why not?? doesn't this blend of blindness and blandness make you wanna do something crazy? then why not do something crazy? it makes a hell of a lot more sense than blowing your fucking brains out. go nuts. go crazy. get creative. you got problems? chuck em, nuke em. they think you're moody? make them think you're crazy. make em think you might snap. no more mister nice guy!"

"i believe with everything that's in me that the whole world is longing for healing. even the trees and the earth itself are calling out for it. you can hear it everywhere"

"don't you see that you're the voice? you're the voice you've been waiting for"


also though, rest in peace to john hughes. i didn't like all his movies, but the breakfast club is a brilliant classic that will always be relevant. so thank you john, for that. peace


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Aug. 8th, 2009 10:58 am (UTC)
Didn't know this, but really like the quotes, and of course I LOVE Leonard Cohen...so I'm hooked!

I too am disturbed....so I won't be ashamed any more? I like that thought, and 'the whole world is longing for healing'...great stuff thanks. Love and peace.
Aug. 8th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
no problem. i really love this movie. i first saw it when i was like 12 years old and have loved it ever since. my journal title "pirate radio for your eyes and ears" was sort of a takeoff of this movie, cuz ever since i saw it, i wanted to have a pirate radio show, and i sort of think of my blog as being that show.
Aug. 9th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
The only Leonard Cohen songs I've heard are "Hallelujah," "A Thousand Kisses Deep," "In My Secret Life." This song "Everybody Knows" is cool.
Aug. 9th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
yeah, everybody knows is an amazing song. concrete blonde did a good cover of it too
Aug. 9th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
Concrete Blonde did a fabulous cover of "Everybody Knows." This version sounds so sultry.
Aug. 9th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
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