Monday, July 16, 2012

My Movie Monday

“I guess I just couldn't see standing there -- alive, talking, thinking, breathing, being -- one second, and dead the next. It really bothered me. Death by violence isn't the same as dying any other way, accident or disease or old age. It just ain't the same.” 

Before Bromance was such a word there was a book written by S.E. Hinton. Its the story of Bryon and Mark.

Bryon (Peter Veck)  and Mark (Shane Coffey) have been as close as brothers for as long as they can remember. Now things are changing. Bryon's growing up, and thinking seriously about who he wants to be. Mark still just lives for the thrill of the moment. The two are growing apart - but holding on - until Bryon faces a terrible decision - one that will change both of their lives forever. 

I looked across the street, watching some little twelve and thirteen year-old teeny-boppers make fools of themselves-smoking, trying to act cool, pushing each other, screaming and swearing so loud I could hear them. I had a sudden recollection of Mark and me at twelve, smoking our heads off, clowning around, hoping someone-usually some little long-haired chick-would notice us and see how cool we were. All of a sudden it seemed like I was a hundred years old, or thirty at least. I wondered if, when I got to be twenty, I would think how stupid I was at sixteen. When I remembered us, it didn't seem possible that we had looked as silly as these teenyboppers, but I guess we had. At least then we weren't worried about looking silly. We were sure of ourselves, so sure we were the coolest things to hit town. Now I wasn't so sure.-THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW


  1. nice excerpt. it is funny how ur so sure of yourself at sixteen...even when u look silly lol

  2. Very well-written excerpt. That guy is a cutie.
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