"I don't object to the amount of tax, I object to where it's being spent," says social reformer Zeke Steele. "I'd like to see everyone have a choice as to where their bullets go every time they fill out a tax return. Everyone would feel a lot better about opening their wallets if they had a say as to where the money went. I think you'd see a lot more public money going to education and a lot less to business." [emphasis mine]
"We remain critically short of blood plasma and various organs," says Diplomatic Invasion One hospital administrator Hack Jones. "Especially hearts. A good heart is hard to find. But if we were allowed to pay for donations, we'd get more of them and could save more lives. Plus the donor takes home a few hundred bullets in compensation. Unless it's a post-mortem donation, of course. In that case we'd pay the family." [emphasis mine]
"Crime is pervasive. Diplomatic Invasion's national animal is the pacifist, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the bullet."
The first two were from issues. The last is a summary of my nation.
I knew that my choice of currency as the "bullet" would work out at some point 8)
Stuff's stuff otherwise. I finally saw Moulin Rouge. A lot of it is still being sifted through my brain's various filters. I enjoyed the use of bright color almost throughout the film, although I would have preferred that it had been a little less stylistic. The beginning was jumbled and contributed little to the film, really. Once it hit the middle (say, after the Duke's introduction), I found it rather enjoyable. Nicole Kidman is such a beautiful and gifted actress. I wouldn't place this among her best performances, but I think that's a fault of the director and script, rather than her.
It seemed like the movie was made more for the stylism and the highlighting of the themes of truth, beauty, freedom, and love throughout the film. When it comes right down to it, none of the characters were very well developed. Taken from the perspective of art, it's a lovely film. As a story, I think I'd give it substantially less of a recommendation.
relsqui and I also watched The Princess Bride last night. Still an excellent film. I still believe that there hasn't been a bad movie with a wrestler (at least, an 80s WWF wrestler) in it.