“Arizona Dream” quotes

(1993)
Movie Arizona Dream
Title Arizona Dream
Year 1993
Director Emir Kusturica
Genre Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Plot – Young Axel, after his parents death in a car accident, has found peace as a clerk for the Department of Hunting and Fishing in New York. One day he gets called back to his hometown in Arizona by his Uncle Leo, an exuberant man with a Cadillac dealership and a beautiful fiance, Millie. Leo wants Axel to be his best man at the wedding and to become his business partner. Axel, instead, would like to return to New York until he meets the extravagant widow Elaine, who has shot her husband and lives with her stepdaughter Grace. Elaine lives in a precarious mental state and the strong presence of her stepmother also makes Grace a very anxious person. Axel decides to remains in town and, soon after, he and Elaine become lovers. Elaine dreams of building a flying machine and Axel helps her. One night Leo, in the throes of a nervous breakdown, takes to many pills. Called by Millie, Axel rushes but the uncle dies in the ambulance, dreaming of reaching the moon on a Cadillac parade. On the occasion of Elaine's birthday, Grace manages to win over Axel, who is in love with her. However, in the evening, while Axel talks with Elaine, Grace goes out for a walk in the rain and shoots herself. Axel does not know what to do. The movie ends with a dream in which two Eskimos in Alaska that look like Leo and Axel are struggling with a strange fish that flies away while they are having a conversation.
All actors – Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Lili Taylor, Vincent Gallo, Paulina Porizkova, Michael J. Pollard, Candyce Mason, Alexia Rane, Polly Noonan, Ann Schulman, James R. Wilson, Erik Polczwartek, Kim Keo, Patricia O'Grady, James P. Morrison, Vincent Tocktoo, Santos Romero, David Rodriquez, Juan Urrea, José Luis Ávila, Sergio Hlarmendaris, Frank Turley, Manuel Rodríguez, Cayetano Acosta, Manuel Ruiz, Narcisco Domínguez, Benjamin S. Gonzales, Serafino Flores, Miguel Moreno, Raphael Salcido, Chanaia Rodriguez, , Ivan Borodin, Jackson Douglas Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Sal Jenco, Emir Kusturica
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  • “What's the point of breathing if somebody already tells you the difference between an apple and a bicycle? If I bite a bicycle and ride an apple, then I'll know the difference.”
    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
  • “Whenever I try to remember my dreams, I always turn 'em into stories. But dreams are like life. You can't catch it with your hands because you can't catch something you don't really see. If you believe in your dreams, you could be sure that any force, a tornado, a volcano or a typhoon, wouldn't be able to knock you out of love; because love...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
    [Tag:belief, dreams, love]
  • “- Axel Blackmar: Elaine, I was trying to tell ya the other night: Eskimos believe that even though you die, you're never really dead.
    - Elaine Stalker: What are you then?
    - Axel Blackmar: Uh, you're Infinity. See they believe that when the physical suit of skin dies, it becomes a part of the Earth. But your soul, keeps going, y'know? Into other...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
    Faye Dunaway - Elaine Stalker
    [Tag:belief, death, life]
  • “If you and I were to die in a plane crash it wouldn't matter, because our souls would keep on going and we would love each other from place to place - because it is infinity.”
    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
    [Tag:death, infinite, love]
  • “- Grace Stalker: I think two wrong don't make a right.
    - Axel Blackmar: Meaning what?
    - Grace Stalker: Meaning us: two wrongs.
    - Axel Blackmar: What if we're not? What if we're two rights and everybody else is wrong?
    - Grace Stalker: Either way we're gonna be screwed, Axel.
    - Axel Blackmar: But at least we can be screwed together.”

    Lili Taylor - Grace Stalker
    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
  • “I never thought it could happen, but love hit me like an elephant and I was thrown into a jungle of dreams.”
    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
    [Tag:love]
  • “I wasn't falling in love, because I never felt any weight, because I was flying in love for the first time in my life.”
    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
  • “When I first met her, I felt something kind of strong. I didn't know what it was, I didn't know what to call it. Now everything is kinda turned around and she's like a... she's like this cloud... that I can see through. And on the other side, I see you. And I feel something very strong. I think I know what to call it now.”

    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
    [Tag:feeling, love]
  • “Columbus wouldn't think I was crazy for building a flying machine, because history is all dreams. No rules or books. It's just there, waiting to be discovered like when Columbus found this place. I don't know if he found his dream.”
    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
  • “After the storm, I couldn't say life was beautiful. But all I kept hoping for was the Eskimo boy of my dream to run out of one of these doors and hug me. And even though I no longer felt like a fish and realized I knew nothing, I was happy to be alive.”
    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
    [Tag:happiness, hope, life]
  • “My English teacher talked about this Russian guy who said that if you see a gun in the first half of a book, you can be sure it'll go off in the second half. Somebody was going to use that gun.”

    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
  • I'll tell you how I'd die. I'd take off all my clothes and I'd get into a bathtub filled with ice-cold vodka. I'd have a TV in the room with me and I'd be watching "North by Northwest". And just when the scene comes with the airplane I'd pull the TV in the bathtub and I'd shock myself! I hate that film.
    Vincent Gallo - Paul Leger
    [Tag:suicide]
  • “My dad always said that work was like a hat you put on your head. And even if you didn't have pants, you didn't have to walk down the streetashamed of your ass as long as you had a hat...”
    Johnny Depp - Axel Blackmar
    [Tag:job, pride, working]
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