A little while ago, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at my pal Kira’s apartment, where we caught up over brunch, drank mimosas and even did a little home improvement. And we watched one of my favourite movies: Bull Durham.
Those of you who’ve seen Bull Durham will remember Crash Davis’s (played by Kevin Costner) speech on what he believes in. Kudos to director/screenwriter Ron Shelton for this film and these words. WARNING: Adult language/situation.
This inspired me to try and come up with my own “I believe” speech. So, here goes – and, okay, I borrowed a few points from Crash here:
I believe in the soul, the small of a woman’s back, a balanced diet, a cold pint, that film colourization is stupid and horribly wrong. I believe Laura Linney is one of the greatest actors of her generation. I believe in the separation of church and state, that love is love, and that the state has no business in the bedrooms of consenting adults. I believe in good storytelling, in being oh so pleasant rather than being oh so smart, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.