Sunday, October 11, 2009

Benny and Joon and a step back in time.

Long before Johnny Depp was that, you know, that one guy (who I hear is making another movie by the way):

Wait, sigh....

He was this, many, many, I mean many years ago, and many cigarettes earlier:

Benny and Joon was on my little tv again this morning. What a great movie. Early 90's cinema at its best. A little bit of trivia here, and who could forget the ironed grilled cheese at just the right setting. Silk would be to soggy. Cotton would burn it.
And the death scene. Oh my gosh I was crying I was laughing so hard.

They just don't make movies like this anymore.
Watch and feel decades younger.

10 comments:

StephanieD said...

One of my favorite lines:
"Raisins are humiliated grapes."

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Ah, sweet Benny and Joon. Love it.

Also, we can't forget What's Eating Gilbert Grape :)

Marie said...

Oh, I liked Benny and Joon! I had forgotten about that one, it seems like it was so long ago now -- time goes by so quickly lately!

Lula O said...

Ah sweet music isn't it though? And sorry about the playover music from Bright Star if you watched the trailer- it actually fit okay with this clip - but I don't know how to stop the other one. It just plays over and over, and over.
I've become accustomed to that meloncholy music playing in the background.

Lula O said...

Another favorite line:
What are the fishes names?
Steven and Stephen

The Bradfords said...

This is a great movie! Especially Johnny Depp's Charlie Chaplin moment with the hat. I think he is one of the greatest actors of all time, and I also liked Gilbert Grape!

The Bradfords said...

Oops, I meant Buster Keaton. Isn't that who he imitated? At any rate, he was fabulous.

Tanja said...

I loved this movie and I have always and will always love Johnny Depp. Does anyone remember 21 jump street. That is where I first saw him.

Lula O said...

They keep showing this on that 12.2 channel, for you non-cable-ites. 21 Jump Street! Oh-my-gosh, he was soooo young then. How old were you when that came out Tanja? You had to be young.
And I can one up ya, what other movie was he in for like 30 minutes, probably his first one that came out in the 80's?
Anybody???

Lula O said...

Nightmare on Elm Street. He was blender boy.