Maximus begins every fight by picking up a handful of dirt from the ground and rubbing it in his hands. This not only indicates his willingness to fight but symbolises ‘the honour of being a man’ who considers himself intimately connected to the land. - The Ridley Scott Encyclopedia
every achievement in cinema history has led up to this moment
#that time that michael jordan retired from basketball to play baseball #and then was bad at baseball so went back to basketball #and in order to celebrate his return to basketball #we made a movie in which he teams up with 50 year old cartoon characters #to defeat the space aliens who magically stole the mojo of other famous basketball players #and planned to kidnap these 50 year old cartoon characters #so the cartoon characters who literally never played basketball in any of their cartoons #were like clearly the only way to settle this is with a game of basketball #and just when all hope seems lost #bill murray who has literally only been in one other scene in the movie #shows up completely without explanation #and no one questions it #and doesn’t even do anything to help the team like he literally just shows up to pass the ball to michael #and then michael jordan slam dunks the ball from half court to win the game #and someone in hollywood read that script #and was like yes perfect no changes need to be made let’s get this project going
"I’m Glinda the Good, the Witch of the South."
Just Like Heaven (2005)
I saved my life, for later. I just…I never thought there wouldn’t be a later.
"Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage" -Ambrose Bierce (For anon)