"Beasts of the Southern Wild" movie quotes provide narrative to the fantasy drama film starring young actress Quvenzhane Wallis. Benh Zeitlin directed the film, which he co-wrote with Lucy Alibar based on Alibar's one-act play "Juicy and Delicious." "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was released on June 27, 2012, to critical acclaim and was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture.
In "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Quvenzhane Wallis portrays Hushpuppy, a young girl in a small Southern Louisiana bayou town of Bathtub. Hushpuppy sees the world differently of most folks and is wise beyond her years, quite the difference from her custodial father, Wink. As a massive storm approaches, one destined to wipe out their tiny village, Hushpuppy and Wink remain vigilant and optimistic.
The storm comes and goes leaving the residents of the Bathtub to revert to their more primitive days for catching and eating meat and fish. Wink tries his best to give Hushpuppy the skills she will need to survive on her own as he realizes due to failing health, his time on this planet is coming to an end. Though all of the adversity, including not knowing her mother, Hushpuppy remains a strong and positive young girl who stays determined to do big things with her life.While the performance from six-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis is one to be remembered, it is not the only one making a case for Oscar nominations. Other films who received looks included "Django Unchained," "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Red Dawn," "Chasing Mavericks," "Rise of the Guardians," "Argo," and "Looper."
The Whole Universe
Hushpuppy: "The whole universe depends on everything fitting together just right. If one piece busts, even the smallest piece, the entire universe will get busted."As Hushpuppy explains, everything in this world is connected. One small shift in the natural order of things might seem minor but that one change might have a ripple effect that can spread far and wide.
Little Piece of a Big, Big Universe
Hushpuppy: "When it all goes quiet behind my eyes, I see everything that made me flying around in invisible pieces. I see that I'm a little piece of a big, big universe."Hushpuppy sees the world much differently from most children her age. She doesn't focus on the here and now, she sees the bigger picture and where in that world she fits.
Miss Bathsheba: "This here is an auroch, a fierce creature. Y'all better learn how to survive."Prior to the storm hitting, Hushpuppy's teacher, Miss Bathsheba, teaches the class about the ancient creature of the auroch. Once a ruthless prehistoric predator, the aurochs were trapped in frozen ice caps decades ago however the melting of those caps could lead to the release of the aurochs.
Hushpuppy: "In a million years when kids go to school, they're gonna know, there was a Hushpuppy and she lived with her daddy in the Bathtub."Hushpuppy has big plans for her life and nothing, not even a storm, will stop in her way. Someday, she says, people will know her name.