10,863 kilometres between Tokyo and Tribeca

Archive for the ‘TeeVee’ Category

Unforgettable Monologues from The Blacklist and Blade Runner

with one comment

Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) Monologue from The Blacklist S01E09 (2013)

“Have you ever sailed across an ocean Donald? On a sail boat surrounded by sea with no land in sight. Without even the possibility of sighting land for days to come. To stand at the helm of your destiny. I want that, one more time.

I want to be in the Piazza Del Campo in Sienna. To feel the surge as ten race horses go thundering by. I want another meal in Paris, at L’Ambroisie in the Place Des Vosges. I want another bottle of wine. And then another. I want the warmth of a woman in a cool set of sheets. One more night of Jazz at the Vanguard. I want to stand on summits and smoke cubans and feel the sun on my face for as long as I can.

Walk on the wall again. Climb the tower. Ride the river. Stare at the frescoes. I want to sit in the garden and read one more good book.

Most of all I want to sleep. I want to sleep like I slept when I was a boy. Give me that. Just one time. That’s why I won’t allow that punk out there to get the best of me. Let alone the last of me.”

Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) “Tears in Rain” Monologue from Blade Runner (1982)

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die.”


Written by tokyotribe

December 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Posted in Movies, TeeVee

Definition of Opportunity

leave a comment »

“This is America. You pick a job, then become the person who does it.”

– Madmen, Season 2, “The New Girl”

The definition of opportunity?

Written by tokyotribe

July 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Posted in TeeVee

The Beast vs. Dark Blue

leave a comment »

Just caught the first episode of Dark Blue. Looks promising, seems interesting. But nowhere as intense as The Beast. (Both undercover cop dramas, by the way.) Dylan McDermot doesn’t stand up to an embattled Patrick Swayze.

A real shame that they cancelled The Beast after its first season. Stellar performances gone unappreciated.

Written by tokyotribe

July 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Posted in TeeVee