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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Something To Do With Free Will

Sometimes a simple piece of dialog will wrap itself tightly around a deep and complex subject, so that any time one hears about it, that line is what one thinks of. Having watched Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits many, many times as a child, this snippet is always what comes to my mind in regards to free will.


Anonymous said...

The Blackadder Says:

My favorite part of Time Bandits is when the Evil character is going on and on about how he is all-powerful, the real creator of the universe, etc., when one of his lackeys says something like "if you're all-powerful, why are you trapped in this place?" (which looks like a Time Bandits version of Hell). Evil instantly vaporizes the guy, then after a pause says "That's a good question."

Jim Janknegt said...

I love that film; my favorite Gilliam movie. And I am totally with you about that line.