I had an intriguing comment from Mr. Duke Miller on my last post. He wrote that when he had to interview people he asked them for a joke and then the names of their three favorite movies. His jokes would start with a man drinking in a bar and his top movies were: Old Yeller, Psycho, and Blue Velvet which he interpreted to mean he liked mezcal, soft cloth, hot showers and dogs. I’m sure he probably does. But who doesn’t? So I thought if I were interviewing Duke what would my take away be?
After struggling to ferret out the commonality between the three, I decided his choice in movies meant he valued loyalty above all else. Here’s why. Old Yeller is a dog who puts his life on the line to save his family, Norman Bates is so devoted to his mother that he dresses up like her, and Jeffrey Beaumont simply must try to save a damsel in the most extreme distress. All three protagonists are loyal. Duke’ll probably inform me that I’m totally full of beans and so I decided what’s fair is fair and provided my three choices for his analysis. My picks were North by Northwest, Tender Mercies and Mr. Smith goes to Washington. Really doesn’t say much about me, does it? In the first, a case of mistaken identity almost gets a man killed. The second is a slow paced story of redemption and the third is about the filibuster to end all filibusters! I have a thing, evidently, for hopeless causes.
Just for fun. What do your three favorite movies say about you?
By the way. Duke didn’t offer me the job. And I’m not really a shrink although I do play one in a book (Flipka) so any analyses provided by me is not worth the time you might take to read it. It’s just for fun on a hot Sunday when trying to avoid cleaning that dirty kitchen floor.