Thursday, April 1, 2010

Memorable Monologue: The Road

"The clocks stopped at one seventeen one morning. There was a long shear of bright light, then a series of low concussions. Within a year there were fires on the ridges and deranged chanting. By day the dead impaled on spikes along the road. I think it's October but I can't be sure. I haven't kept a calender for five years. Each day is more gray than the one before. Each night is darker - beyond darkness. The world gets colder week by week as the world slowly dies. No animals have survived. All the crops are long gone. Someday all the trees in the world will have fallen. The roads are peopled by refugees towing carts and road gangs looking for fuel and food. There has been cannibalism. Cannibalism is the great fear. Mostly I worry about food. Always food. Food and our shoes. Sometimes I tell the boy old stories of courage and justice - difficult as they are to remember. All I know is the child is my warrant and if he is not the word of God, then God never spoke."

~ Viggo Mortensen  as the father in The Road (2009)




4 comments:

Jonathan said...

Holly crap! What is this movie? Where did come from...

I'm intrigued and will now have to watch this asap!!! It seems to have a very profound storyline.

Wow!

Angie said...

I knnoooowww! Haven't seen this one yet, but that's one hell of a monoloogue... makes me want to see it immediately! Is it weird how much I love apocalyptic movies? Am I sick?

KeLLy aNN said...

I haven't seen it yet either, but I heard it's very intense.

Alan W. Davidson said...

There has been quite a bit of hype about this for quite a while. I haven't a clue as to when it's being released. Or has it come and gone so quickly? The book was very interesting, but slow in parts.