Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A single man...

"He is seeing things for the first time because he knows he's seeing them for the last time," Mr Firth said. He mentioned a television interview where the British playwright Dennis Potter, dying of cancer, marveled at the flower he could see from his window. "It is the whitest, frothiests, blossomest blosson that there ever could be," Mr Potter siad then. "Things are both more trivial than they ever were, and more important than they ever were."

I love this excerpt from this NY Times interview with Colin Firth. It is so true. How often we go through life missing the most incredible, yet simple, moments and things that surround us. It's an excellent interview, and I quite like Colin Firth's take on communication problems....

"I like what happens as a result of communication problems because I don't think people communicate truly in any way," he said. "Communication is always imperfect. Language is an imperfect instrument - so is sex, so is shouting at each other - and although you get occasional moments when you feel truly connected, as George says in the film, they're pretty hard to keep hold of."

ps: It looks like a great film!

Image from The Film Stage.

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