brilliant!

Had to post this.

So I’ve been scouring and prowling for ways perhaps find the perfect words and emotions that would make my heart skip a beat and bring a smile and a warmth to churn out some verses for the new beau and belle of the weekend.

What I set out to achieve is still at bay, but this is what I fell upon.

Gareth: (Simon Callow) I’ve got a new theory about marriage.
Two people are in love, they live together, and then suddenly one day, they run out of conversation.

Charles: Uh-huh.

Gareth: Totally. I mean they can’t think of a single thing to say to each other. That’s it–panic! Then suddenly it–it occurs to the chap that there is a way out of the deadlock.

Charles: Which is?

Gareth: He’ll ask her to marry him.

Charles: Brilliant! Brilliant!

Gareth: Suddenly they’ve got something to talk about for the rest of their lives.

Charles: Basically you’re saying marriage is just a way of getting out of an embarrassing pause in conversation.

Gareth: The definitive icebreaker.


Is that a riot or what? I absolutely love the humor and the underlying currents and sensitivities the storyline brought the characters together. Love it, love it, love it!
Auden’s poem is of course the highlight. Never has a poem so beautifully rendered in recent cinema.

*sigh.

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9 Comments

  1. says: A Muser

    Hehehehe! Four Weddings and a Funeral is one of those movies I have to watch each time it’s on TV! (Up there in august company with Ghost, Grease, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Sleeping in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally… the list does go on!) Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

  2. says: rads

    a muser – I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve watched that movie.

    We such romantics at heart aren’t we? 😀

  3. says: Cat Woman

    The first time a boy asked me to marry him, he turned out to be a mamma’s boy. The next time another boy asked me to marry him, it turned out that ‘Will you marry me’ was indeed just ‘I’m testing waters with you. Are you one of those girls who’ll sleep with me only if I promise marriage’ ; The next time a boy asked me, I upped and ran.

  4. says: Joey

    they don’t quite make films like 4 Weddings And A Funeral anymore, do they?

    Whats the big fuss about marriage anyway? I am a guy and I am not afraid one bit about popping the question. I am afraid of kids though.

  5. says: rads

    joey – you are right, I doubt it.
    Good for you! Hey, not all kids are little devils. No, seriously 😀

    catwoman – you go girl 🙂 Mama’s boys are a little frustrating aren’t they?

  6. says: Ok

    This is like Seinfeld. Sad, but true:).

    Infact there is a deeper meaning that I can see. You are supposed to ask a person to spend his/her life only when you have spoken everything that is possible. Equivalently, only when you know everything about him/her.

    Ain’t I clever?

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