1. 'The Deer Hunter', Michael Cimino (1978)

    This is this. This ain’t something else. This is this. From now on, you’re on your own.


  2. ‘Trois Couleurs : Rouge’ (Three Colors: Rouge), Krzysztof Kieślowski (1994)

    I feel something important is happening around me. And it scares me.


  3. ‘Trois couleurs: Blanc’ (Three Colours: White), Krzysztof Kieślowski (1994)


  4. ‘Trois Couleurs : Bleu’ (Three Colours: Blue), Krzysztof Kieślowski (1993)

    Now I have only one thing left to do: nothing. I don’t want any belongings, any memories. No friends, no love. Those are all traps.


  5. 'Raging Bull', Martin Scorcese (1980)

    And though I’m no Olivier if he fought Sugar Ray 

    He would say: that the thing ain’t the ring, it’s the play. 

    So give me a stage where this bull here can rage 

    And though I could fight I’d much rather recite 

    … That’s entertainment.


  6. 'Tonari no Totoro' (My Neighbor Totoro), Hayao Miyazaki (1988)


  7. 'Restless', Gus Van Sant (2011)

    As I write this letter, the ocean breeze feels cool on my skin. That very ocean is soon to be my grave. They tell me I will die a hero. That the safety and honor of my country will be the reward for my sacrifice. I pray they are right. My only regret in life is never telling you how I feel. I wish I were back home. I wish I were holding your hand. I wish I were telling you that I have loved you, and only you, since I was a boy. But I’m not. I see now that death is easy. It is love that is hard. As my plane dives, I will not see the face of my enemies. I will instead see your eyes, like black rocks frozen in rainwater. They tell us that we must scream, “Banzai,” as we plunge into our target. I will instead whisper your name. And in death, as in life, I will remain forever yours.


  8. 'Dead Poets Society', Peter Weir (1989)

    We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

    Rest in Peace, Robin Williams. You will not be forgotten.

    This is my farewell.


  9. 'Disconnect', Henry Alex Rubin (2012)

    Everything you do, someone out there can see.


  10. ‘Direktøren for det hele’ (The Boss of it All), Lars von Trier (2006)

    Life is a dogma film. It’s hard to hear, but the words are still important.