Tuesday, May 20, 2008

GREAT LINES FROM THE MOVIES



In the Movie ‘The Graduate”, Mr Robinson confronts Ben Braddock (played by Dustin hoffman) concerning the affair Ben is having with Mrs. Robinson. Young Ben tries to downplay the intensity of the romance saying that the affair is not much more than “A handshake”
Mr. Robinson is defiant…
‘A Handshake? That’s not saying much for my wife is it?”

A really pretty song is used to good effect in this movie...not all these lyrics were used by Simon and Garfunkle, the arrangement is traditional.
The idea behinfd the song is that true love is an impossibility; I prefer to think it is possible, but runs against the grain of our worldly selves.

My favorite part of the Movie is after Elaine is married still at her grooms side and Ben is rattling that glass in the foyer calling her name so desperately. Elaine hears him and reaches a point where her connection to his despair so outweighs the vows she has just taken that she cries his name in response..."BEN!"
And they run catch a bus out of town.
Impossible.
I love it.

Scarborough Fair
Are you going to Scarborough Fair?

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
For once she was a true love of mine

Have her make me a cambric shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Without no seam nor fine needle work
And then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to weave it in a sycamore wood lane
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And gather it all with a basket of flowers
And then she'll be a true love of mine

Have her wash it in yonder dry well
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
where water ne'er sprung nor drop of rain fell
And then she'll be a true love of mine

Have her find me an acre of land
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Between the sea foam and over the sand
And then she'll be a true love of mine

Plow the land with the horn of a lamb
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Then sow some seeds from north of the dam
And then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And gather it all in a bunch of heather
And then she'll be a true love of mine

f she tells me she can't, I'll reply
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Let me know that at least she will try
And then she'll be a true love of mine

Love imposes impossible tasks
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Though not more than any heart asks
And I must know she's a true love of mine

Dear, when thou has finished thy task
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Come to me, my hand for to ask
For thou then art a true love of mine


6 comments:

GrizzBabe said...

I think I get what the song is trying to say. What I don't understand is what the hell parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme have to do with the cost of tea in China?

Old Lady said...

Well it does reveal the impossibilities or standards of one man's idea of the perfect love. I certainly wouldn't be his true love becauses I would tell him to get off his arse and get that stuff himself if he wanted it that badly. Sometimes listening to songs from the past the true meaning sinks in, particularly when it comes to relationships between men and women.

Like:

Hey, little girl, comb your hair, fix your make-up, soon he will open the door,
Don't think because there's a ring on your finger, you needn't try any more.
For wives should always be lovers too,
Run to his arms the moment that he comes home to you.
I'm warning you,
Day after day, there are girls at the office and the men will always be men,
Don't stand him up, with your hair still in curlers, you may not see him again.
Wives should always be lovers too,
Run to his arms the moment he comes home to you.
He's almost here, hey, little girl, better wear something pretty,
Something you wear to go to the city,
Dim all the lights, pour the wine, start the music, time to get ready for love.
Time to get ready for love, yes it's time to get ready for love,
It's time to get ready, kick your shoes off, baby....,

Then go and listen to Rhapsody in the Rain. Gruesome

steve said...

So,I guess I won't be aking any Bus trips out of town soon.

A Non Mouse said...

not unless one of them buys the ticket for you first ....

hahahahaha............!!!

goatman said...

I've always liked the line in Pulp Fiction where the guys are cleaning up the bloody car in Terrantinos charactor's house before they call "the fixer". The uninvited two are in the once pristine suburban bathroom cleaning up, with blood and mess everywhere when Travolta says "its shit like this thats going to bring this situation to a head"

love it

steve said...

Goatman, thats a good one!

i like the line "I am far from fuckin' OK" delivered by the dude that ...well...you know.