From: From Dusk Till Dawn
Who said it?: Seth Gecko
The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes the (intentionally?) campy crime/horror film From Dusk Till Dawn. The film was directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarentino, who also wrote the screenplay. The movie is about two brothers who kidnap a preacher’s family and go to a bar and… vampires show up. Really.
The quote comes from the latter part of the film. After Seth Gecko (played by George Clooney) and the other survivors of the bar manage to barricade themselves away from the vampires, the criminal tries to formulate a plan to keep the monsters at bay…
Geek wisdom: When confronted with the facts, you have to accept them as being the truth, even though you may have wholeheartedly believed in the opposite. Clinging on to the past, despite being shown proof that you are incorrect is just foolish.
From: Pulp Fiction
Who said it?: Vincent Vega
The story behind the quote: Pulp Fiction is a crime noir film from Quentin Tarentino. The movie is about a series of stories strung together and connected in various ways. This is considered to be Mr. Tarentino’s breakout film as well as credited for resurrecting John Travolta’s acting career as he was nominated for Best Actor for his role as Vincent Vega.
The quote comes fairly early in the film. Vincent Vega and his partner Jules Winnfield are going to retrieve a briefcase from an “associate” of theirs. On the way there, Vincent describes his recent trip from Europe to Jules and the little differences he noticed. Such as the famous Quarter Pounder of McDonald’s not being called a Quarter Pounder over there because of their unfamiliarity with the metric system…
Geek wisdom: Like Vincent Vega said, every country and every culture has these little differences. We may even find these differences funny and silly. However, these little differences can cause misunderstandings and even petty squabbles. It’s understanding that there are always going to be people that are different from how you think and how to react to things.
These differences can be difficult to bridge because they can be so divergent from our own way to doing things. But we have to keep an open mind. You may learn something new and, maybe, even something great if you are more tolerant to these differences.