April 8, 2012

Clip of the Day: "All men fear death..."

One of my favorite moments from Midnight in Paris. The actor's name is Corey Stoll and he is magnificent in this scene. As I've said before, if Hemingway was anything like what was portrayed in the film then I will forgive him for Old Man and the Sea. Something tells me that Hemingway wasn't this sexy.......

"All men fear death. It's a natural fear that consumes us all. We fear death because we feel that we haven't loved well enough or loved at all, which ultimately are one and the same. However, when you make love with a truly great woman, one that deserves the utmost respect in this world and one that makes you feel truly powerful, that fear of death completely disappears. Because when you are sharing your body and heart with a great woman the world fades away. You two are the only ones in the entire universe. You conquer what most lesser men have never conquered before, you have conquered a great woman's heart, the most vulnerable thing she can offer to another. Death no longer lingers in the mind. Fear no longer clouds your heart. Only passion for living, and for loving, become your sole reality. This is no easy task for it takes insurmountable courage. But remember this, for that moment when you are making love with a woman of true greatness you will feel immortal. "

1 comment:

  1. I love this scene, it was one of the most memorable ones in the film and perhaps out of all Allen's recent movies.