What can Memento teach us about the slippery nature of time and "reality"? What can Casablanca teach us about bodhichitta, selfless commitment to the enlightened happiness of others? What can we learn about the insatiability of the self from Jaw, or about God the Father from The Godfather, or about sex and liberation from Jailhouse Rock? What does Invasion of the Body Snatchers say about individuality and conformity on the spiritual path? How can Fistful of Dollars help us deal skillfully with a world of craziness and violence?. . . Most important, how can movies teach us to taste enlightened awareness silently within ourselves and then find that same flavor in our noisy outer lives?

Dean Sluyter, Cinema Nirvana