I was eight years old, sitting on the front row in the center seat of a theater in my home town. I’m sure I had gone to movies before this, but I have no recollection. This; was the movie that imprinted on me for the rest of my life. Burned into my minds eye the opening sequence’s stark contrast of white interiors against an ominous black figure. Then at its abrupt ending left me wishing for so much more. Walking out of the theater I was changed. How much so I wouldn’t realize until much later. I had no idea that this movie:

…would be the movie that I would judge many others by …would be the movie that I would endlessly imitate at play with the friends of my youth …would be the movie that created my love of movies …would be the movie that made me a Geek …would be the movie that nearly every day of my life I would find myself relating some quote, some thought, some action back to

And now…. on Thursday…. it’s over.