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Monday, May 14, 2012

CAST AWAY [2000]

At The Edge Of The World, 
His Journey Begins

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
[Chuck Noland, reading from a birthday card]

I'm always going to keep this watch on Memphis time. Kelly time. 
[Chuck Noland]

We might just make it. 
Did that thought ever cross your brain? 
Well, regardless, I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean than to stay here and die on this shithole island, spending the rest of my life talking... 
[Chuck Noland, to Wilson the volleyball]

We both had done the math. 
Kelly added it all up and... knew she had to let me go. 
I added it up, and knew that I had... lost her. 
'cos I was never gonna get off that island. 
I was gonna die there, totally alone. 
I was gonna get sick, or get injured or something. 
The only choice I had, the only thing I could control was when, and how, and where it was going to happen. 
So... I made a rope and I went up to the summit, to hang myself. 
I had to test it, you know? 
Of course. You know me. 
And the weight of the log, snapped the limb of the tree, so I-I - , 
I couldn't even kill myself the way I wanted to. 
I had power over 'nothing'. 
And that's when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket. 
I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. 
Somehow. I had to keep breathing. 
Even though there was no reason to hope. 
And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. 
So that's what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. 
And one day my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. 
And now, here I am. I'm back. In Memphis, talking to you. 
I have ice in my glass... And I've lost her all over again. 
I'm so sad that I don't have Kelly. 
But I'm so grateful that she was with me on that island. 
And I know what I have to do now. 
I gotta keep breathing. 
Because tomorrow the sun will rise. 
Who knows what the tide could bring?
[Chuck Noland]


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