Friday, March 23, 2012

Favorite Scene Friday! The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou: I Wonder If It Remembers Me?

Where to start with the amazing, endlessly talented Bill Murray?  He makes us laugh, he makes us cry, he makes us feel good with nearly everything he does.  Going into this, I wasn't sure I could pick one favorite single movie moment that would do such a great career justice.  But I decided I would honor one of my favorite actors of all time by highlighting one of my favorite scenes of all time - not just a favorite Bill Murray scene, but one of my favorite movie scenes.  Ever. 

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou is such a beautiful, perfect film.  Steve is on a journey of self-discovery, taking his crew and us lucky viewers right along with him, and there are many lessons to be learned along the way.  I love that the movie wraps up with one final touching scene where Steve - surrounded by friends and enemies, old and new - finally faces the shark he's been hunting for the entire film.  But instead of going after him, he decides to live in the moment - and it's a breathtaking, bring-a-tear-to-your-eye kind of moment.  "I wonder if it remembers me?"  I like to think that in finally facing that elusive jaguar shark, Steve is facing himself. 

Happy Friday, everyone.  I hope you all enjoy this scene as much as I do. 



  1. Fantastic scene. I love how everyone touches Papa Stevesie when he starts to choke up.

    "In 12 years he'll be 11.5."

    "That was my favorite age."

  2. Love the scene, makes me wanna watch the movie as I type. The Sigur Ros song is perfect as well.

  3. Tiff: I love you and I hate you. This truly is an incredible scene and I'm happy that you chose it. However, I wanted to do another "Life Aquatic" scene, so Damn You Too! I think what makes this scene even more breath-taking is the use of Sigur Ros in the background. Such an incredible song from such an incredible band. And DAMN YOU, Pat, for beating me to the song reference. I feel so left out.