Sunday, March 30, 2008
Love in the Time of Cholera :: Love is a state of grace...
Sol en la sierra
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Fermina Daza reads the typed letter from Florentino Ariza... "Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say our spirits are as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom. Think of love as a state of grace, not a means to anything, but the alpha and omega, an end in itself." She crumples the paper, but then opens it, and reads again... "Think of love as a state of grace, not a means anything, but the alpha and omega, an end in itself."
There is also a scene where Dr. Juvenal Urbino asks Florentino Ariza if he likes music. Florentino Ariza replies "I like the music of Carlos Gardel." To which Dr. Juvenal Urbino says "We must begin to import the real music, from Paris."
There's another scene when he is picking up his college coed lover - there is a tango song playing in the background. I will have to listen more closely and figure out the song.
The second time around it's an even better film. There are parts that are strange, but then parts that are very poignant and very funny. I won't give anything away.
Rent it or Netflix it...or buy it...I think it's out...