Michael Praed in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
"It was tough, you know […] but we had each other, and that is how you got through."
"Look, we have a chance to bury them. All of them. Come on."
“I can’t. I can’t. I’m sorry, I can’t.”
Free Art Friday stencils ready for dispersal
RIP Harold Ramis and Rubin Carter
Brief Encounter, Celia Johnson & Trevor Howard
Brief Encounter (1945)
I had no thoughts at all, only an overwhelming desire not to feel anything ever again.
Brief Encounter (1945) directed by David Lean
“Brief Encounter” is a 1945 British film directed by David Lean from a screenplay by Noël Coward and tells the story of the suburban life of Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson), a married woman with children whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated because of a chance meeting at a train station with a stranger, Dr Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard). Although they are both already married, they gradually fall in love with each other and continue to meet every Thursday on the small café, although they know that their love will never be complete…
During their sixth of seven Thursday secret meeting Alec and Laura took a ride into the country in a borrowed car, and visited a stone bridge. They stood together and chatted about their impossible relationship:
Laura: “No, not really.”
Alec: “I know exactly what you’re going to say. That it isn’t worth it. That the furtiveness and lying outweigh the happiness we might have together. Isn’t that it?”
Laura: “Something like that.”
Alec: “I want to ask you something. Just to reassure myself.”
Laura: “What is it?”
Alec: “It is true for you, isn’t it? This overwhelming feeling we have for each other. It’s as true for you as it is for me, isn’t it?”
Laura: “Yes, it’s true.” (They kissed.)
"This can’t last. This misery can’t last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There’ll come a time in the future when I shan’t mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was."
An eerie-looking (Lesser) Sooty Owl.
Jean Simmons taking a ride on a motorbike, 1947