The Deep Blue SeaDVD - 2012
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Excitement and fear. Irresistible combo.
If it gets too cold you could always rub two boy scouts together.
You have a husband. Your first loyalty is to him. Twin beds. Again.
-Mother has an arcane view of married life.
How were you conceived, then? Willpower?
We've all been in love. But there are other aspects that are just as important. Maybe more so.
-Like spiritual values?
You have exactly the same expression on your face as my father had when he... talked about the pettiness of the physical.
So why did you go to the impressionists?
-I only did it for the Monet.
See the pyramids
along the Nile
watch the sunrise on
a tropic isle
just remember darling
all the while
see the marketplace
in old Algiers
send me photographs
just remember when
a dream appears
you belong to me ...
It's never too late to begin again, eh? Isn't that what they say?
-Yes... that's what they say.
Sometimes it's difficult to judge... when you're caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. A lot of rubbish is talked about love. You know what real love is? It's wiping someone's arse... or changing the sheets when they've wet themselves. And letting them keep their dignity so you can both go on.
Beware of passion, Hester. It always leads to something ugly.
-What would you replace it with?
A guarded enthusiasm. It's safer.
-But much duller.
It's just a sordid little affair.
-No, it's not. I love him.
It's infatuation. There's more to love than - physicality.
-Well, there isn't for me any more.
I give my respect to those who've earned it. To everyone else, I'm civil.
He still loves you?
-As much as he did 10 months ago.
Whilst the balance of my mind was disturbed. Isn't that the legal phrase?
-Yes, and what disturbed that balance?
Anger, hatred, shame. Of myself. Of being alive.
Do you know you've not looked at me since I came in?
-I know what you look like,
You said just now that his feelings for you hadn't changed.
-They haven't. But zero minus zero is still zero.
How long have you known this?
-From the beginning.
How in the name of reason can you go on loving a man who can give you nothing?
-Oh, but he does give me something - from time to time.
Any time you're feeling blue
any time you feel
that will prove your
love for me is true
any time you're
thinking 'bout me
that's the time I'll
be thinking of you
so any time you say you
want me back again
that's the time I'll
come back home to you
My God, aren't women the end? Marries the first man who asks her... and falls in love with the first man who gives her the eye.
His life stopped in 1940. He loved 1940. He's never been really happy since the war.
We're lethal to each other.
Oh, don't put the shoes on the table. It's bad luck. That's what they say.
I was the one who wanted to wait for the divorce. You didn't. You jumped that
particular fence. I never gave myself a big build-up. You knew exactly what you were getting.
-Yes, I knew the risk I was taking...And I took it!
He knows me too well.
-But you gave your word.
He knew perfectly well I had no intention of keeping it. That's why he wouldn't come. I just wanted to be with him for a while longer.
Love, it would seem, drives all sorts of things. What is that quote about love?
"It comforted like sunshine after rain... and lust's effect is tempest after sun."
-One can't go on living on a flat plane. Not after discovering something more...
-Shall we say natural?
Lust isn't the whole of life but Freddie is, you see, for me... the whole of life. And death.
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