CageSoc

Photo credit: Nicolas Genin

Photo credit: Nicolas Genin

When hearing the phrase ‘Cage Soc’, many possibilities of societies come to mind (I will not mention those).

The Cage Soc (UYCS) that I am mentioning is one that will hopefully be a staple of student life at York. It will be talked about at Vanbrugh Paradise, it will be gossiped about in halls. This is the society for Nicolas Cage lovers.

Ali Amer and Faith Parry, the co-creators of said society, are your average Physics and Maths students, though their love for Cage is everything but average. Describing the society as a ”natural entropy of the universe”, they welcome anyone and all to join their society, which is now close to 100 likes on Facebook.

Now, is this society a piss take or an actual love for Nicolas Cage? According to Parry, it started out asbeing a joke but now they are more serious about it. Cage, with his bizarre form of method acting has been the source of ridicule for many people on the Internet.

Two examples of his method acting are actually being drunk on set for a drunken scene and smashing a toy that a man on the street was selling to prepare for a crazy role. Ali and Faith just want people to join them in recognising Cage, whether you love his movies or love them because they are so bizarre.

When asked if they are going to plan to ratify themselves next term, Amer and Parry gave a firm yes. “We fill a niche, there is a gap in the market”.

If you are unsure if this society is for you, they were quick to affirm that they welcome anyone. To be more specific, “We welcome those who know the alphabet and are kind to the Alva’s of the world.”

If you do not get these references come for a movie screening in the near future. For them, it is down to the members of the society if they want to join it for a piss take or if they are serious fans. For Amer, “In keeping with the second law of thermodynamics you cant create seriousness from ridiculousness” (take what you will from that).

For anyone interested, they will be holding a social next term. Be sure to like their Facebook page to hear more about when and where. If you are not convinced, come along. To add to that, Amer and Parry’s favourite Cage film, Vampire’s Kiss (1988), will probably be the first movie to be screened in one of their many movie screenings.

Read these 5 Cage facts to learn more about the beloved actor. Also, to have a glimpse of some amazing Cage quality, catch these top 5 links that Amer and Parry have chosen.

Top 5 Nicolas Cage facts:

• He has created his own style of acting (the Cage-ian approach).

• He beat Anthony Hopkins and nabbed an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas.

• Cage is Francis Ford Coppola’s nephew. Cage changed his surname from Coppola so that he would not follow in his Uncle’s footsteps. Some of the things Coppola directed were ‘The Godfather’ movies and the original ‘Great Gatsby’.

• No one else can project inner trembling so effectively.

• According to Amer, reading more than 4 facts per day about Nicolas Cage is hazardous to your well-being.

If you are still not convinced about how amazing Cage is, check out this quote, on him taking magic mushrooms with his cat (take from www.stuff.co.nz):

The cat ate them voraciously, so I thought what the heck, I better do it with him. I remember lying on my bed for hours and Lewis was on the desk across my bed and we just stared at each other for hours – not moving, just staring at each other, and I had no doubt that he was my brother.

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