We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of The Glory   (via thatkindofwoman)

It could all be so simple
But you’d rather make it hard
Loving you is like a battle
And we both end up with scars
Tell me, who I have to be
To get some reciprocity
No one loves you more than me
And no one ever will

Is this just a silly game
That forces you to act this way
Forces you to scream my name
Then pretend that you can’t stay
Tell me, who I have to be
To get some reciprocity
No one loves you more than me
And no one ever will

No matter how I think we grow
You always seem to let me know
It ain’t workin’
It ain’t workin’
And when I try to walk away
You’d hurt yourself to make me stay
This is crazy
This is crazy

I keep letting you back in
How can I explain myself
As painful as this thing has been
I just can’t be with no one else
See I know what we got to do
You let go and I’ll let go too
‘Cause no one’s hurt me more than you
And no one ever will

Care for me, care for me
I know you care for me

There for me, there for me
Said you’d be there for me

Cry for me, cry for me
You said you’d die for me

Give to me, give to me
Why won’t you live for me

" I guess it begins with scissors. Scissors?"

For many movie goers, the question “what’s your favorite movie?” is a tough one. There’s Forest Gump, Titanic, Star Wars, Batman and Jurassic Park. All are indeed great movies, yet none of these great choices are my favorite. My favorite movie without any hesitation is Edward Scissorhands. Yes, a movie about a boy with scissors for hands that falls in love with a 90’s Winona Ryder and gets his ass beat-up by the geek from Breakfast Club is my favorite movie!

The first time I watched Edward Scissorhands was an accident. While channel surfing, I came across the title. I heard and recognized the title before, but I had no idea what the film was about. I assumed it was a horror flick. OH boy, I was pleasantly wrong. I caught the film almost towards the end. When Kim tells Edwards the truth aboutt the robbery they did in Jim’s house. Then Edwards runs into bathroom and destroy Peg’s curtains and bathrooms walls. Couple hours later, it came on again and I was in awe!

The movie took me by surprised. I didn’t expected to be a romantic story. A grandmother telling her granddaughter the tale of her unlikely romance.  This dark fairy tale begins with the questions: “Why is it cold outside? Where does it come from?” Genius work by screenwriter Caroline Thompson. From there the tale unfolds.

By the end of the movie, I had fallen in love with Edward. I soon figured out Edward was played by Johnny Depp, and my Johnny obsession began. From that moment, I needed to know everything about him. I watched all his movies, studied his interviews and read all his biographies. Now ten years later, I am still crazy about him.

My favorite scene in the movie is when the inventor presented Edward with the real hands. Edwards sniffs and nuzzled the hands with his nose. As if he was a dog. I could see the curiosity and wonder in his eyes for the hands. A moment later, then inventor dies. Edwards with his big brown eyes looked down at the inventor with no idea what to do. Caroline Thompson, the screenwriter, had mention during an interview she wanted an actor that could understand and imitate a baby/dog innocence. Johnny nailed it. He understood that Edward was an outsider. Like being a new kid at new high school. Judgments, labels and targets are place upon us with no chance to show our innocence.

Besides falling in love with Johnny, Edward Scissorhands is one of Hollywood greatest work (to me, at least.) I enjoyed it so much because it’s a simple film. There’s no gimmicks, explosions, complex storyline, or special effects. It’s a movie with a great storyline, good acting and awesome directing. Three key ingredients to make a good film.

Nowadays, simple films are getting overlook. Filmmakers are feeling the pressure to attract an audience. Therefore, we see movie with great special effects with bad acting or good acting with no direction. Edward Scissorhands is unique. It’s original! I have seen this movie probably 100 times, and I still laugh when Edward pops the waterbed and drinks the whisky that he mistake as lemonade. I still smile when Edward cut Peg’s hair for the first time or when Kim is dancing under the ice angel. Lastly, my heart still ache when Kevin doesn’t want to play rock paper & stone with Edward and when Kim kiss Edward goodbye. It’s like I am watching it the first time again.

More importantly, Edward Scissorhands is my favorite movie because I discovered a new hobby, watching films. Similar to people who like to read books, I totally invested myself in movies. Nothing else matter expected me and the screen. My brain shuts off. For those two hours or so, I am not thinking, everything is quite and my world is at peace.  

Over the years, I have seen numerous amount of good films. Still, none of them compare to Edward Scissorhands. The movie didn’t win any Oscars or any other awards, but this corky film touch me. Which is ironic because the tagline of the movie is “his story will touch you even though he can’t.” Kudos Tim!