duminică, 8 februarie 2009
It's a heart... and it's broken
Tot timpul am fost interesata de diferentele dintre o carte si filmul facut dupa ea. Am fost dezamagita de filmele Harry Potter dar filmele de la Lord of the Rings mi-au placut la fel de mult, daca nu mai mult decat cartile. Asa s-a intamplat cu multe alte carti. Aseara am vazut Great Expectations (filmul din 1998 cu Gwyneth Paltrow) l-am mai vazut o data cand eram mai mica dar nu prea imi mai aminteam ce si cum. Si normal, mi-a si placut foarte mult. si cum sunt obsedata de citate si replici celebre, am notat cateva dragute din film :) si dupa m-am gandit, oare cartea de dickens cum e (mai ales ca imi place dickens)? probabil ca are citate si mai frumoase. asa ca primul pas, inainte de a merge la biblioteca si a imprumuta cartea, a fost sa caut citate din carte. VA imaginati, ca nu m-au dezamagit.
O sa va dau cateva (ma rog, cateva e relativ, dar chiar nu am putut sa narrow down mai putine, la cate mi-au placut:) citate din carte si din film :
" . . . You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since - on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. But, in this separation I associate you only with the good, and I will faithfully hold you to that always, for you must have done me far more good than harm, let me feel now what sharp distress I may. O God bless you, God forgive you!"
Don't you understand, that everything I do, I do it for you. Anything, that might be special in me, is you.
. . . it is a principle of his that no man who was not a true gentleman at heart, ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner. He says, no varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.
You bite your nails? Its a bad habit. People always tell you that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Bullshit its your hands, thats the sign of a gentleman.
I’ll tell you," said she, in the same hurried passionate whisper, "what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter - as I did!"
She'll only break your heart, it's a fact. And even though I warn you, even though I guarantee you that the girl will only hurt you terribly, you'll still pursue her. Ain't love grand?
In a word, it was impossible for me to separate her, in the past or in the present, from the innermost life of my life.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
"'So,' said Estella, 'I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me."
Estella: i am what you have made me to be..
What kind of a creature does this? Takes this? Takes such a gift, such a trust? Takes advantage of a 42-year-old woman. What kind of creature leaves this woman waiting like a fool? A MAN, a man does this. So men must pay, am I right? Estella will make men weep.