I'll post notes on a few of these, plus a few closing thoughts, as a comment immediately following, but for now, let's cut to the chase:
- (Because Lost in Translation opened in Europe in 2004 [and even topped year-end critics' polls in both of Berlin's alt.bi-weeklies], I'm granting myself permission.) Bob, arriving at the hotel, accepting greeting cards and gifts: "Thank you. I need this."
- Before Sunset. In the back seat, Celine registers: Jesse is about to actually cry.
- Gegen die Wand (Head On). On a sloped street in Istanbul, Sibel challenges her tormenters to beat her up one... more... time.
- The Incredibles. A guffaw of joy throws Dash flat on his back: "I love this family!"
- Triple Agent. Fiodor looks at his newspaper with the supreme confidence that he knows more than it does.
- Fahrenheit 9/11. The President prepares to address the nation.
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. "Yuck!"
- El abrazo partido (Lost Embrace). Rosita Londner singing through the final credits.
Time to sing my goodbyes, too, knowing full well that I'll be slapping my forehead all day tomorrow as I remember other moments. For now, countless thanks to the cinetrix for inviting me to the CONVERSATION... and a few more thoughts in the comments below. See you there, and if you make it to the Berlinale, there, or to SXSW in Austin, there.