I saw a movie that I immediately loved. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension.
Gosh, even the quotes from that movie are outstanding:Sealed with a curse,as sharp as a knife. DOOMED IS YOUR SOUL AND DAMNED IS YOUR LIIIIFE!
where are we going? planet 10 when are we going? real soon.
Ohhh ... the deuce you say.
History is-a made at-a night! And character is what you are in the dark.
Laugh while you can, Monkey-Boy.
I recently bought the DVD and introduced ~k~ to Buckaroo. And Perfect Tommy. And Emilio Lizardo.
I thought that she was ready and able to appreciate it. I knew she would love John Bigboote. She's hooked and I'm thrilled.
25 years ago, I became a registered Blue Blaze Irregular. I think that somewhere I might still have my pin, saved from Katrina. I still use my BBI name as an online ID. At the same time, I was an official double agent and had a "John" name. Years later when ~K~ was born, it was one of the nicknames I used for her.
This movie was my first real step into fandom. I mean sure, I loved Star Wars and sat in line for hours to see the 2nd and 3rd installments and collected posters (I mean "one sheets") and other paraphernalia.... I watched Star Trek regularly. Buck Rogers, Battlestar Gallactica (Lt. Starbuck.... my oh my I loved him.) And man, I saw Logan's Run so many times I could quote it as much as I could quote the RHPS.
But it was Buckaroo that brought out the inner geek, made me take the extra steps into fandom. And I'm tickled pink that ~K~ gets it. And we can share these moments.
And for a little while, in her eyes, her mom is cool.
Labels: Buckaroo Banzai, Emilio Lizardo