Revolver – Approval Junkies   Leave a comment

I’ve always marveled at monologues/voiceover narration/music interludes which summates entire movie, as I see it they are just like white holes (ironically)- expands outwards from a space–time singularity and emits energy, in the manner of a time-reversed black hole. It is that passage of the movie, timed at a particular instant which literally bares itself onto you, stares at you endlessly and smacks you with a revelation that feeblest contemplations are nothing but meaningless specks of dust. Nevertheless, it makes you think, heights your emotional nature or sense of identity.

Consequently, this post is just about perpetual recollection of best monologues/voiceover narration I’ve ever seen in cinema. To start with, i’ll pick Jake Green’s monologue from Guy Ritche’s Revolver (grossly misunderstood movie).

Revolver

There is something about yourself that you don’t know. Something that you will deny even exists until it’s too late to do anything about it. It’s the only reason you get up in the morning, the only reason you suffer the shitty boss, the blood, the sweat and the tears. This is because you want people to know how good, attractive, generous, funny, wild and clever you really are. “Fear or revere me, but please think I’m special.” We share an addiction. We’re approval junkies. We’re all in it for the slap on the back and the gold watch. The “hip, hip, hoo-fucking-rah.” Look at the clever boy with the badge, polishing his trophy. Shine on, you crazy diamond. Cos’ we’re just monkeys wrapped in suits, begging for the approval of others.

We are indeed approval junkies aren’t we?

References:
Imdb – Revolver (2005) Quotes

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