Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Maybe I am a bit of a Pagan."

Great dialogue, acting, and God I love how this movie is stylized. A true trifecta...

Great exchange between them (1:08-1:48) Watching the expression on his face between (1:34-1:38) is incredibly touching. His face expresses the juxtaposition of his emotions. You can see an equal mix of hope and concern when he hears the guy in the military is from Colorado. His eyes show concern and excitement while his chin shows the calmness and composure come back over him when the boy says he enjoys Los Angeles and is going to stick around after he is discharged- all in four seconds. What an amazing actor.

If it's going to be a world with no time for sentiment, Grant, it's not a world that I want to live in." (00:33-00:40)

Another great line (00:52-1:07)

This is my favorite scene in the movie. It highlights the inherent difference in a relationship an older person will have with a much younger person after the older person, for whatever reason, is no longer with their long-term love and partner. With the first partner he experienced comfort, love, and a calm mutual respect. This new budding relationship is much different- it is exciting and dangerous. Expressed by the freedom and spontaneity of skinny dipping in the Pacific Ocean while simultaneously very dangerous due to how intoxicated they were in such rough waves. The younger boy seemingly less strong, helps the older man struggle through the rough waves back to safety. The nonchalant and casual way the younger boy tells him his head is bleeding is also interesting. The young boy is bringing him back to life.


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