dj_intheuk (dj_intheuk) wrote in americanbeautyx,
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Introduction post

Hi all

This community seems to be quiet, but am hoping maybe a new post or two will get things going. I had to join this community because American Beauty I think will always remain a top 5 fav movie of all time for me. It made a great impact on me in the cinema upon first viewing and still does even on repeats. I make a point of not watching it too often so not to loose its effect. It was also the movie that bought Kevin Spacey to my attention and I've been following his career ever since. :)

Lots of great dialogue in this movie. What are people's favourite?
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"I make a point of not watching it too often so not to loose its effect."

I'm with you on that one! I haven't watched the film for a while but it's still ALWAYS mentioned when I'm talking about my favourite films :)

There are a lot of lines that I actually genuinely relate to in this film now I come to think of it! A choice few:

Lester to Carolyn: "This isn't life, it's just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living."

Lester (narrating): "It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself."

Ricky: "She's not your friend. She's just someone you use to feel better about yourself."

I couldn't imagine anyone else in the role other than Kevin Spacey ;)
Lester (narrating): "It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself."

^ that line is always one that springs to my mind when I think of the movie. Another is:

Smile, your at Mr. Smileys! just cos it makes me smile :)
Yes
Quite right!
Great film, great actor!