Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt
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Icon Meme

jailnurse grabbed me yesterday and dragged me hither and yonder, over hill and dale, through counties whose names time has long forgotten to pick up some exercise equipment yesterday. That meant also building said exercise equipment. That was quite a grueling chore; give me the flagrant disregard for the laws of physics of Ikea furniture any day, at least it's imaginative.

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!


revolos55 asked about these 5 icons:



This is a scene from Mountains of the Moon, which depicts Richard Francis Burton (Patrick Bergin), in a state of euphoria because he believes that his expedition has discovered the source of the Nile. I really enjoy this film, which few people have ever seen, and I love the score by Michael Small. Because of the nature of the image, I tend to use this icon to express feelings of great joy.




This is Max Cherry (Robert Forster) from Jackie Brown, a character I relate to in strange ways. I don't use the icon very much, usually in connection to slightly more serious subject matter.




The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is one of my favorites and widely hailed as the most New York movie ever made, perfectly nailing the attitude and feel of the city and its people. And that's not even mentioning the awesome twelve-tone funk score (you read that right) by the great David Shire, which is just one of those scores that never gets old. This is the central character, transit cop Zachary Garber (Walter Matthau). I use this icon when posting about my experiences on the New York subway.




I have two Bloom County icons, one of Milo and one of the Purple Snorklewacker (above), the host of Binkley's anxiety closet. I tend to use the icon in connection with wooly flights of fantasy, in reference to the cartoon depicted on my user info page.




This is an icon that I would like to improve technically (thanks, ehowton). It is of Jebediah Leland (Joseph Cotton) from Citizen Kane, with the line (which didn't really come out too well) "Hello Charlie. I didn't know we were speaking." The response in the film was, "Of course we're speaking Jebediah. You're fired." I tend to use this icon to be snarky. And of course, I would be remiss not to mention Benny Herrmann's score for this movie as well.
Tags: bernard herrmann, david shire, memes, michael small, new york
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