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Sprinkles in Springs: Movie Pick- The Majestic

Monday, December 20, 2010

Movie Pick- The Majestic

Jim Carrey stars in this heartwarming story about a 1940s Hollywood filmmaker who's been blacklisted and is awaiting trial. He takes a long drive to clear his head but gets in an accident that causes amnesia. He is embraced by a small, patriotic town who has mistakenly confused him as the son of one of the townspeople. He is greeted warmly as a returned war hero and becomes a beacon of hope to the town. It's only a matter of time before he regains his memory and the harsh truth is revealed to all.

In the meantime, he (ironically) helps his 'father' restore The Majestic, a movie theater they own and ran together. Just as the building is coming back to life, so is the town.

"-Do you remember me?
-No, but I’ll sure try."

"All those actors, they were gods, and they lived up there on the screen. That was Olympus. Would you remember how lucky we felt just to be here? To have the privilege of watching them? I mean, this television thing- why would you want to stay home and watch a little box? Because it’s convenient? Because you don’t have to get dressed up, because you can just sit there? How can you call that entertainment, alone in your living room? Where’s the other people, where’s the audience? Where’s the magic?"

"-How hard can it be? We fix the place up, sell tickets.
-Harry, look around. It’s a dump.
-I am looking around. And all I see is potential. She doesn’t look like much now, but once this place was like a palace, that’s why we called her Majestic. Any man, woman or child could buy a ticket, walk right in. And in they’d come entering a palace like in a dream, like in heaven. Maybe you had worries and problems out there but once you came through those doors, they didn’t matter any more."

On old girlfriend that's trying to help him get back his memory...

"This town needed you to be Luke, so you were Luke."

The grand opening of the Majestic.

"What happens if his memory does come back? 
Which life will he remember- which would he choose?"

An intimidating interrogation- The witchunt that was the 1944 Hollywood blacklisting 
during President Hoover’s presidency.



At December 20, 2010 at 7:37 PM , Blogger livagostino said...

I totally forgot about this movie!! So good!! I want to watch it again!


At December 20, 2010 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Sands said...

Haha, I love that movie! I feel like watching it again now! :P


At December 21, 2010 at 9:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

love that movie! <3

At December 21, 2010 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Christine said...

What a nice post! I haven't seen this film, but I think I really have to now! :)

x Christine @

At December 21, 2010 at 11:59 AM , Blogger minkandcappuccino said...

great post
i want to see some great movies over the holidays

please check out my interview with Kim Mesches designer of KIMBO
and follow my blog/twitter
(there are also holiday gift guides and featuring bleudame)

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At December 22, 2010 at 2:27 AM , Blogger Josie said...

I saw this movie a LONG time ago; I should watch it again!
xo Josie


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