Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Reel Birthday

This month marks the 6th anniversary of Reel Speak.

Reel Speak was launched on a foundation of love for the movies; a love affair which began in a darkened theatre in the spring of 1977. That movie launched the ever-ending imagination of a four-year old boy; a boy which still lives on every time the lights in a movie-theatre dim and the big screen brightens. That glorious night in 1977 was the launching pad for this Blogger in life, and to this day, the message of movie magic, and more importantly, the light of hope lives on in his blogging and everyday life. It’s easy to be cynical in today’s world, especially when it’s the popular way to go, but that is a path Reel Speak chooses to never take. A New Hope lives on.

In 2010, this Blogger launched Reel Speak as a way to help share that love for film with friends, family, and eventually the rest of the world. This 6th birthday is once again the perfect time to share this Blogger’s 20 reasons for loving the movies. This list of direct and indirect references has changed and evolved over the years, but serves as a look at the man behind the curtain; for the movies you love and wear on your sleeves says a lot about you.


20. Because the trick is not minding that it hurts.

19. Because if they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you.

18. Because a Jaguar Shark ate my best friend.

17. Because we will not walk in fear of one another.

16. Because of John Williams.

15. Because I have been, and always shall be your friend.

14. Because in space, no one can hear you scream.

13. Because Red October was hunted.

12. Because the only Virtue is Vengeance. A Vendetta.

11. Because Crom laughs at your four winds!

10. Because it’s a wonderful night for Oscar.

9. Because they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.

8. Because Claire once wore angel wings.

7. Because every man dies. Not every man really lives.

6. Because I will drink your milkshake.

5. Because if someone asks me if I’m a god, I say yes.

4. Because they needed a bigger boat.

3. Because there had to be snakes.

2. Because the Fellowship will not fail.

1. Because of what happened on May 25th, 1977.  

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