# # Movie Wisdom #2 - Harold and Maude (1971)

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Movie Wisdom #2 – Harold and Maude (1971)

Vice, virtue … It’s best not to be too moral: you cheat yourself out of too much life. Aim above morality. If you apply that to life, then you’re bound to live it fully.
Ruth Gordon as Maude in Harold and Maude

I just saw this film for the first time and feel stupid having waited so long – I really liked it. Sure, it has a lot of 1971 funk and isn’t entirely successful but if any film has had an influence on director Wes Anderson (“Rushmore”, “Royal Tenenbaums”), this one has. Great quotes and messages throughout.

There’s a great scene in the second trailer on the dvd where you see Harold and Maude watching the sunset on the beach with a gigantic, impromptu sign in the sand before them (“UCK WAR” it says, partially off camera – two men run in and disassemble the UCK).

Besides, where else you gonna see a Jaguar XKE hearse?

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One Response to “Movie Wisdom #2 – Harold and Maude (1971)”

  1. ren says:

    One of my all-time faves.
    I wanna be Maude when I grow up.

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