Saturday, June 04, 2011

Mush Ball

I watched this movie yesterday called 'Letters to Juliet'. It was exactly my kind of movie: beautiful people, beautiful places, beautiful story and beautiful dialogues and monologues. This particular one has been sticking in my mind, so I thought of sharing it with you all :

"Dear Claire, What and If are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if? I don't know how your story ended but if what you felt then was true love, then it's never too late. If it was true then, why wouldn't it be true now? You need only the courage to follow your heart. I don't know what a love like Juliet's feels like - love to leave loved ones for, love to cross oceans for but I'd like to believe if I ever were to feel it, that I will have the courage to seize it. And, Claire, if you didn't, I hope one day that you will. All my love, Juliet"

Yes, I'm a sucker for romance flicks and their mushy dialogues. So while I'm at the subject, here are some more that have remained my favourites over the years:

This is actually a poem from the movie '10 Things I Hate About You."

"I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair.
I hate the way you drive my car, I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big, dumb combat boots and the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much it makes me sick — It even makes me rhyme.
I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie.
I hate it when you make me laugh — Even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it that you're not around. And the fact that you don't call.
But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you — Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all."

And here's one from The Notebook:

“Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they're gone."

And this is one of my absolute favourite dialogues from my absolute favourite movie My Best Friend's Wedding:

George Downes: The misery, the exquisite tragedy. The Susan Hayward of it all. I can just picture you there, sitting alone at your table in your lavender gown.
Julianne Potter: Did I tell you my gown was lavender?
George Downes: Hair swept up. Haven't touched your cake. Probably drumming your fingernails on the white linen tablecloth, the way you do when you're really feeling down. Perhaps looking at those nails thinking: 'God, I should have stopped in all my evil plotting to have that manicure, but it's too late now.
Julianne Potter: George, I didn't tell you my dress was lavender.
George Downes: Suddenly, a familiar song. And, you're off your chair in one, exquisite movement... wondering, searching, sniffing the wind like a dapple deer. Has God heard your little prayer? Will Cinderella dance again? And then, suddenly, the crowds part and there he is: sleek, stylish... radiant with charisma. Bizarrely, he's on the telephone. But then, so are you. And then he comes towards you... the moves of a jungle cat. Although you quite correctly sense that he is... gay... like most devastatingly handsome single men of his age are, you think... what the hell. Life goes on. Maybe there won't be marriage... maybe there won't be sex... but, by God, there'll be dancing.

So these were just some of my favourites dialogues from my favourite movies. How about yours? Do share :) Have a lovely weekend you all!


TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

I especially love the movie The Notebook :)

Bhargavi Kashyap said...

I loves letters to Juliet too & that is my fav dialogue too. =)
I loved this dialogue in p.s I Love you, when Holly says after reading Gerry's letter,"i don't know how you did it, but you brought me back from dead. p.s I will always love you."

Ginger said...

i really wanna watch this movie now!

Purple Butterfly said...

P.S. I Love you has always been a favourite too. Did you read the book? You'll love it!

Anonymous said...

Have you seen A Walk In The Clouds. It's from back in'95. Nice movie.
Recommend you watch Inception. It's quite brilliant...great twist at the end and you'll still be guessing....Laurel

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