“Raising Arizona” — Dream of a Family

I’m a big fan of the Coen Brothers and their movies. Just stumbled onto a video of the last few minutes of “Raising Arizona,” which is the story of Hi, just getting out of prison (played by Nicolas Cage) who meets his new wife Ed, a cop (played by Holly Hunter) and tries to reform for her. When they discover she can’t have children, they kidnap one of the wealthy Arizona family’s quintuplets (Nathan Arizona, Jr. — reasoning they have so many!) and comic mayhem ensues as nefarious forces try to get the baby from them. As the movie winds down, they’ve returned the child to his rightful parents and Hi is dreaming of what the future might bring…

Raising Arizona Ending ~ (Spoiler) from Jason Teets on Vimeo.

This is the dream of the family man, and never fails to make me cry. This dream is one of the primary motivators for civilization.

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YA Dystopias vs Heinlein et al: Social Justice Warriors Strike Again
Steven Pinker on Harvard and Meritocracy
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