Reel Life Moments

So I’ve seen others do this, and now it’s time for me to endevour into the Reel (I’m so witty) Life Moments – as in moments in film that have happened to me in my life.  There are a lot of them, the film “(500) Days of Summer” is a reflection, but I have an even better one!  Okay, so lets dig in:

The movie: “Lost in Translation”

The scene:

So, I was at the gym a week or so ago, it was at night around 11 o’clock and I have an overpriced membership at Snap Fitness which is a small gym that is open 24 hours and people generally work a few hours in the morning and a couple in the afternoon.

What happened was I got on an elliptical machine for the first time.  I started going pretty fast and thought it was totally easy.  So I was going ball to the wall and than I started to get pretty tired.  Since it was my first time on one, I didn’t really know how to stop it.  I was looking behind me, trying to time the interval of the machine and maybe jump off.  I even said, “help” out loud.

I eventually slowed it down with my arms, but needless to say that when I finally got off that fucking machine, I instantly thought of Bill Murray’s travesty in “Lost in Translation”.

I’m just glad I was alone in the gym and no one was there to see the show.


Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

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