Tuesday, January 03, 2006

This is the film that brought me and my wife together. After living in Europe for several years in the 1990s I found myself down on my luck and back in the states. After a series of misadventures I landed in a warehouse space that I shared with an old high school friend. In the process of being converted to a liveable home, it was filled with roaches and power tools but had 20 foot ceilings and called out for conversion. Halfway through the project he picked up and moved to Houston, leaving me alone but still paying half the rent. Unknown to me, he was contacted by my future wife and sublet his half of the rent under the condition that she would move in several months later. Much to my surprise she showed up and demanded my removal! I declined and we compromised that I would stay until she returned from a trip to Europe that she planned. Needless to say, she was beautiful. However, her determination to get rid of me initially cooled any ardor I might have felt towards her. Several days into her stay I discovered her movie stash and was overwhelmed. Blade Runner! My favorite movie of all time! Not to mention the complete Star Wars trilogy, Dune, Casablanca... a treasure trove of films!

I read her personality by her taste and decided that this girl was something special. Seven months later we were married and I haven't looked back since. Blade Runner brought us together and nothing will tear us apart.

Vangelis - Blade Runner Blues

Vangelis - Tears in the Rain

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

1 comment:

Mist said...

Nothing will tear us apart? And yet you posted the Joy Division song. I didn't sleep at all last night. I had nightmares all night long.

Call me.