Netflix February_day.25 – BRINGING OUT THE DEAD (1999)

_Welcome the the quarter century. I think US coin currency made me feel old for the first time when I turned 25. We commonly use 1, 5, 10 and 25 cent pieces. Only 25 can be expressed as a fraction of a dollar with a single digit in the denominator. Turn 25, and you’re 1/4th of 100. That seems like such a BIG fraction…you’re 1/5th of a 100 at 20, but nobody cares about 20~

_Today’s movie is Bringing Out the Dead, a 1999 piece about a paramedic going crazy. Naturally, this crazy person is played by Nicolas Cage. He plays Frank Pierce, he sees ghosts of a woman he couldn’t save months ago, doesn’t eat, doesn’t sleep, only drinks alcohol and coffee. In three nights, he partners up with John Goodman, Ving Rhames and Tom Sizemore, in that order. Frank is totally off the deep end while working with asshole Goodman and religious Rhames, but Sizemore is also crazy, so naturally, Frank gets into the groove when out with him.

_The whole movie’s soundtrack was like…a love letter to Stones-esque blues influenced rock. I don’t think any of the songs were by the Rolling Stones, but everything sounded like it was. Except the Clash. And R.E.M. And 10,000 Maniacs. And UB40. But everything else…Stones-esque.

_I didn’t fully get it. Is it about the insane world of paramedics? Hospitals? Saving lives? Helping people? Or maybe it just is. I couldn’t tell you…it’s strange. It was worth watching though. Nicolas Cage got all strung out and crazy. That’s about all I gotta say today.

_Tune in tomorrow as we’re seduced by The Graduate. Or maybe it’s the other way around? I haven’t seen it, can’t you tell? See you then~

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