"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Girl Thursday - Mariel Hemingway

In Woody Allen's Manhattan, Allen's character is dating a seventeen year-old girl named Tracy played by the model Mariel Hemingway.   At one point in the movie he has broken up with her and is distraught, and he is lying on his couch talking into a tape recorder, listing the things that make life worth living.   The last one he comes up with is "Tracy's face":

Thanksgiving's a good time to remember all the things that make life worth living.   Here's the scene from the movie:

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