9.02.2008

Kill off my demons and my angels might die, too.

I watched an incredible movie last night called Transsiberian, featuring Ben Kingsley, Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer about a train that goes from Beijing, China to Moscow, Russia, and the happenings that go on between the two main characters and some Russian mobsters.  The movie, which I knew absolutely nothing about prior to watching it, completely blew my mind.  I won't give anything away, but heres the trailer so you can see for yourself: 

31 comments:

someone u don know said...

hey i just watched the movie yesterday too .. and i searched for that piece " kill of my demons " and i found your blog at google's first link :) .. it's really good movie ..

u should see a movie called boy.A !! never heard about and it's gr888 really ..

iulia said...

ya i ve just seen the movie too...great, Eduardo Noriega was very guapo as usual and that quote is really memorable.

writer4life said...

Is this an actual quote? Who originally wrote it or spoke it? I also watched the movie last night and now am searching for the source of the quote.

writer4life said...

This is what I found:
"If I got rid of my demons, I'd lose my angels" is the original quote. It's in a book called "Conversations with Tennessee Williams".

bthchng said...

a film related to this one that you might like: "Intacto"

Thinkingman said...

G'day

I just watched this film tonight and it was awesome. Such a beautifully shot film. It's such a shame that movies like these rarely reach people. I think the movie wouldn't have been as good if it was popular... the best ones are those which we stumble upon. If you haven't seen it yet, I suggest "Into the wild"

Cheers.

Tipsii said...

Into the wild is one of my all-time favorites... Dunno why, just is...
Strongly recommend it to anyone who haven't seen it..
Searched for the quote, cause wanted to get a tattoo of Tennessee Williams quote... Though now it seems like I'm biting Transsiberian.. so I'm wondering whether or not to go for it... Opinions?

'stina said...

hahaha i watched that movie recently too, and googled that quote as well.. Great movie, and glad you liked it. I didn't know anything about it before, either. It was a nice surprise.

Joey (16/MA) said...

Loved Trassiberian. It had everything a good move should (love,betrayal,mystery,lust, murder, and a satisfying/rewarding ending). I've been telling everyone to watch it. And it is so true that the best movies are usually the ones you find by chance. As far as the quote goes, I think it is great how many thoughts can come out of so few words. It is really one to live by.

Anonymous said...

i heard that quote in that movie the other night. i have been thinking about it nonstop. Crazy the effect so few words can have. i think all of us have tried to kill off someone we love's demons, only to have it hurt the person we love instead.

the key is acceptance. total acceptance. unconditional love.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the best movies I have watched in a long time..
"If I got rid of my demons, I'd lose my angels" is the original quote. It's in a book called "Conversations with Tennessee Williams".

I am going to go get thus book ASAP

This quote just captured me...

Anonymous said...

It was a great movie indeed!
I loved it very much!

Ayo said...

I can only agree: an awesome film and a qoute that captured me and my thoughts...for me it not only about killing someone you love's demons, but also to be a bit more patient and loving to yourself and your weaknesses.

mckenzie said...

Spot on. I have just paused it to search out the "kill all my demons" quote. Great minds think alike. Back to the movie...CU laters.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh!! i watched this movie a few days ago and could not get that quote out of my head!! i hadn't even heard about this movie and it was great! glad ya'll were affected by the quote as well!

Anonymous said...

I paused the movie to look it up too! Crazy. Great quote.

Anonymous said...

Funny stuff - I've just seen the movie too :-) This seems to be the place to go after watching and wanting to find the quote. I Searched "Tennesee Williams Angels Demons".

Anyway, it was close to the Tom Waits line, "If I excorcised my deamons, well my angels may leave too", but I guess good old Tom was inspired when writing ;-)

Greetings, Anders, Denmark

Anonymous said...

who actually first states this quote? when she is walking around the train station she says who the original mastermind of this quote is. anyone remember who?

Xenith said...

Yes, it's originally quoted by Tennessee Williams - the American poet, playwright and writer. If you read the previous comments, someone has listed where the original quote can be found.

Great movie, watched it last night!

Mjoy Life said...

Haha...I can see I'm not the only one getting stuck with that quote in my head after seeing this movie....

Strong words, with so much truth...

cypher said...

super movie and doubly superb quote..have been using that quote evr since I heard it in the movie..!! really shocked to see that I wasn't the only one to google upon that quote :D

unknown dervish said...

Funny, how all of us pause the movie and start searching for the quote! Unbelievably similar to everybody elses experience. Powerful quote!

Gerardo said...

just see the movie, love it!!

G said...

well i had to stop the film and check the quote,fab to know i wasn't the only one

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aceinthebasket said...

Lol just started watching this movie and i had to pause it too for the quote. So funny to find all the post lmao

יריב זרביב said...

Powerful quote.

thomtaylor said...

What about the line about seeing the doughnut and not the hole? Love the part later where Woody Harrelson admits that he didn't really know what it meant, just something about thinking positive. Also loved Kingsley reference to the Russian proverb, "With lies, you may go ahead in the world, but you may never go back." Great movie and Brad Anderson is an under-appreciated filmmaker.

Blue said... said...

I watched this last Saturday and loved it!!! Even though I'm only 12 I am a big fan of Kate Mara (Abby) would recommend.

Blue said... said...

I watched this last Saturday and loved it!!! Even though I'm only 12 I am a big fan of Kate Mara (Abby).

Anonymous said...

Good film. Another underrated one is Dear Frankie, Emily Mortimer and Gerald Butler, about a young deaf boy growing up in a Scottish seaside town. Warm, touching and funny with superb scenery.
Loads of famous quotes have been changed over the years into a slicker form from the original version. I've heard "I was born with nothing and I've held on to most of it". Seasick Steve. (that's not the original version) Jimmy Cagney never said "you dirty Rat!" in any film. Don't think " Quite frankly Scarlett, I don't give a damn." is correct either and British government sex scandal Mandy Rice Davis is often mis-quoted as "Well, he would say that,
wouldn't he?" to the judge.
There must be hundreds that have been altered slightly to be more memorable and last down the years.