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BACK DOOR BOY IN A FRONT DOOR WORLD
OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY - THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE
There's nothing you could do that will change the way I feel about you. 
15th-Sep-2008 03:27 pm
Martian Child
"Dennis, can I just say one last thing about Mars? - which may be strange coming from a Science-Fiction writer - But right now, you and me here, put together entirely of atoms, sitting on this round rock with a core of liquid iron, held down by this force that seems to trouble you, called gravity, all the while spinning around the sun at 67,000 miles an hour and whizzing through the milkyway at 600,000 miles an hour in a universe that very well may be chasing its own tail at the speed of light; And admist all this frantic activity, fully cognisant of our own eminent demise - which is our own pretty way of saying we all know we're gonna die - We reach out to one another. Sometimes for the sake of entity, sometimes for reasons you're not old enough to understand yet, but a lot of the time we just reach out and expect nothing in return. Isn't that strange? Isn't that weird? Isn't that weird enough? The heck do ya need to be from Mars for?"

[...]

Sometimes we forget that children have just arrived on the earth. They are a little like aliens, coming into beings as bundles of energy and pure potential, here on some exploratory mission and they are just trying to learn what it means to be human. For some reason Dennis and I reached out into the universe and found each other, we'll never really know how or why. And discovered that I can love an alien and he can love a creature. And thats weird enough for both of us.


- John Cusack to/about his adopted son in Martian Child
Comments 
15th-Sep-2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!
15th-Sep-2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
You really should see this film, it is amazing.
15th-Sep-2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'll see if I can find it here with subtitles in my language. But I think I would very probably understand the original unproblematically.
28th-Sep-2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
I found the film and watched it. It's indeed amazing. Thank you, Brad, I would have missed it if it weren't for you.
29th-Sep-2008 04:29 am (UTC)
I'm so glad!!!
15th-Sep-2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
I ahve not been able to watch this movie
I keep picking it up and putting it back down, somehow knowing that it would break me a little to watch.
I'm going to watch it..it's just a matter of time.
I think I need to be alone and have some time to absorb it.
That sounds so overthought and analyzed....but something about it just tells me that it will impact me.

15th-Sep-2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
It's one of my top 10 favorites of all time. YOU will adore this film, I promise you. Yes, it's going to make you cry, but by the end of it you'll be grateful you did. It will also make you rethink how you parent and how much more love you have to give.

If you want, I'll make you a copy and send it to you.

Oh yeah - I love you, very very much. Thank you for loving me back just as much and never failing to prove that, it's a big part of what keeps me going these days.
15th-Sep-2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
awww shmoopie...do you need a squeeze?
15th-Sep-2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
A cyber one will do nicely, but yeah.
15th-Sep-2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
As I understood it (from autism discussion lists), this movie was originally a story about a gay man ("unworthy") adopting the autistic kid ("unadoptable"). It got bleached out before it reached the screen, but it's still an enjoyable story.
15th-Sep-2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Well, yes - and the book is fantastic.
7th-Oct-2008 08:45 am (UTC) - I adore you
LOVED this movie!!!

LOVED. IT.
7th-Oct-2008 12:24 pm (UTC) - Re: I adore you
That would totally be me as a father, you know it would.
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