"…just as Archer concealed his"

[Archer and May sit in separate chairs near the fire]

ARCHER: Since you're not tired and want to talk, there's something I have to tell you. I tried the other night.

MAY: Oh yes, dear. Something about yourself?

ARCHER: About myself, yes. You say you're not tired. But I am. I'm tired of everything. I want to make a break….

MAY: You mean give up the law?

ARCHER: Well, maybe. To get away, at any rate. Right away. On a long trip. Go somewhere that's so far. . .

MAY: How far?

ARCHER: I don't know. I thought of India. Or Japan.

[She stands up and walks toward him]

MAY: As far as that? But I'm afraid you can't, dear….(unsteady voice) not unless you take me with you. That is, if the doctors will let me go. . . but I'm afraid they won't.

[He stares at her, his eyes nearly wild]

MAY:I've been sure of something since this morning and I've been longing to tell you..


MAY: You didn't guess?

ARCHER: No. Of course, I mean, I hoped, but. . .

[He looks away from her]

ARCHER: (quietly) Have you told anyone else?

MAY: Only Mama, and your mother. And Ellen. You know I told you we'd had a long talk one afternoon. . . and how wonderful she was to me.


MAY: Did you mind my telling her, Newland?

ARCHER: Mind? Why should I? But that was two weeks ago, wasn't it? I thought you said you weren't sure till today.

MAY: (face flushed) No. I wasn't sure, then. But I told her I was. And you see. . .

[She looks up at him, moving closer]

MAY: I was right.
[She is very close to him now, expecting to be kissed. Her eyes are wet with VICTORY. Newland is speechless. He desperately looks around the room]

It was the room in which most of the real things of his life had happened. Their eldest boy, Theodore, too delicate to be taken to church in midwinter, had been christened there. It was here that Ted took his first steps. And it was here that Archer and his wife always discussed the future of all their children. Bill's interest in archaeology. Mary's passion for sport and philanthropy. Ted's inclinations toward "art" that led to a job with an architect, as well as some considerable redecoration. It was in this room that Mary had announced her engagement to the dullest and most reliable of Larry Lefferts' many sons. And it was in this room, too, that her father had kissed her through her wedding veil before they motored to Grace Church. He was a dutiful, loving father, and a faithful husband. When May died of infectious pneumonia after nursing Bill safely through, he had honestly mourned her. The world of her youth had fallen into pieces and rebuilt itself without her ever noticing. This hard bright blindness, her incapacity to recognize change, made her children conceal their views from her, just as Archer concealed his….''

(Aποσπασμα απο το σεναριο της ταινιας "The Age Of Innocence", συγγρ. Edith Wharton, σκηνoθεσια Martin Scorsese).

12 σχόλια:

  1. Τυφλή; Πανέμορφο σενάριο. Καλησπέρα!

  2. Τι έγινε, όλοι για ταινίες γράφουμε σήμερα;

    Την καλησπέρα μου..

  3. Swell

    Αν δεν την εχεις δει, αξιζει τον κοπο, ειναι παραγωγης 1993, αλλα βεβαια το θεμα της ειναι διαχρονικο! Οι ηθοποιοι επισης ειναι εξαιρετικοι.

    Καλο βραδυ

  4. Καλησπερα GR

    Tαυτισις πραγματι, τη ταινια τη συστηνω ανεπιφυλακτα, αν δεν την εχεις δει...

    Bonne nuit, για να συναδουμε με τη δικη σου, που ειναι ...Γαλλικη παραγωγη! ;)

  5. Για να φτάσεις να γράψεις έναν τέτοιο διάλογο, σε τί ποσοστό πρέπει να τον έχεις βιώσει;;; Απορία μου...

    καλησπέρα κουμπάρα!

  6. Kαλησπερα κουμπαρε Μανο

    Κι εγω θα ηθελα να ειχα γραψει (και βιωσει) ενα τετοιο διαλογο! Aλλωστε μονο σε τετοιες στιγμες καταλαβαινει κανεις τι αξιζει πραγματικα στη ζωη!
    Μη κοιτας που καμμια φορα αστειευομαστε, ειμαστε ομως της παλιας καλης και ρομαντικης σχολης! :)
    Οπως και ...υμεις,αλλωστε!
    Κανουμε λαθος, μηπως; ;)

  7. Όχι βεβαίως βεβαίως ... :)

  8. Ηξερα οτι ο κουμπαρος μας εχει ρομαντικη ψυχη, αλλωστε το αποδεικνυει και απο τις αναρτησεις του που ειναι γεματες νοσταλγια απο τα παιδικα και σχολικα του χρονια :)

    Παω να διαβασω την αποψινη που μιλαει για...θαλασσες, πλοια και ταξιδιωτες! Αθεραπευτα ρομαντικα πραγματα δλδ. και παλι! ;)

  9. Αχ αυτές οι ταινίες μας ρομαντίζουν επικίνδυνα τις περισσότερες φορές.. με τα φορέματα, τους χορούς και τα κρυμμένα λόγια.

  10. τιιιιιιιιιι ωραια ταινια!!!!!

    και εγω μαζι σου στον ρομαντισμο :))))

    καλησπερα απο την φυσερη θεςς :)

  11. Eισαι κι εσυ τελικα ρομαντικη Zekia, οπως και ο Μανος,("ουδέν κρυπτόν υπό του ηλίου", δεν λενε;) :P

    Join the club! :)

    Tρελλαινομαι να βλεπω τα φορέματα, τους χορούς και να ακουω τα...
    'κρυμμένα λόγια', σε τετοιες ταινιες εποχης. Eιναι τοσο μακρινα απο εμας ολα αυτα,αλλα τοσο ομορφα!

  12. Nα κι αλλη ρομαντικη ψυχη απο Θεσσαλονικη! :)

    Tην εχεις δει να υποθεσω, Ελενα μας; Αριστουργημα διαλογων και

    Kαλο απογευμα


"Tα ...πολλά λόγια δεν ειναι...φτώχεια! (Οι νεοφιλελευθερες,... ''σοσιαλδημοκρατικές'' και ..φασιστικές πολιτικες, ομως;)