Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Clip O' the Day (1 of 3) | You Broke My Heart.

Thanks to my Christmas Clip Project, I'm close to posting more this year than any other year in the life of this blog.  I have mixed feelings about this, but mostly I feel competitive.  With myself.  So I'm going to crank out some New Year's Eve posts similar to the Christmas posts.

That was Christmas Clip 2013, this is NYE Clip 2013.

My goal is to write this post plus at least two more posts before midnight, while enabling the people of my holiday day to be none the wiser.  Or maybe I'll enlist assistance.  Dunno.  TBD.  In any case, game on.

It's a stupid game, but it is on.

Movie-wise, New Year's Eve always makes me think of The Apartment (but that's a gimme, I'm pretty much always close to thinking about The Apartment), Holiday, and The Godfather films.  I'm not sure why I always think of The Godfather films.  I don't think it's just because there's always a marathon of the three running somewhere throughout the days between Christmas and New Year's.

What are those days called?  Some kind of holiday taint.

Anyway, for purposes of getting my blog post count up, I'm going to say that I think of The Godfather because of the New Year's Eve scene in The Godfather Part II.

I don't make resolutions, but when I do they're not flimsy.  Nothing I can take back.  If you want to try it, I'll tell you how it's done.  You have a think and ask yourself:  What is breaking my heart?  What deserves the kiss of death?

But be careful.  This route is only for the strong and stupid.  Also, only for those with the capacity to be humbled, because when you go this route you run the risk of needing to ask forgiveness for being overly generous with the death kisses.

On the flip-side, the things you leave behind and never think of again?  I don't know, I don't think about 'em...  and that is a pretty fantastic feeling.

Happy New Year!