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"You have to protect yourself from sadness. Sadness is very close to hate. Let me tell you this. This is the thing I learned. If you take in someone else's poison-- thinking you can cure them by sharing it-- you will instead store it within you."

Michael Ondaatje -- The English Patient
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I just watched The English Patient again last night... hadn't seen it in about four years, and I'd forgotten *so* much stuff. No lines of dialogue were remembered; I did hold on to some images-- the truck carrying Hana's friend hitting a mine; trying to dismantle the bomb when the tanks start coming up the road and rattle everything; Almasy carrying Katherine out of the caves; Hana being lifted in the harness to look at the paintings in the church; Kip washing his hair; the sandstorm coming up.

Hadn't forgotten how much I liked the movie (just hadn't watched it much because it depressed the heck out of me). But now I remember dialogue again. And watching it, I remembered the reactions I had the first time I saw the movie...

After the plane crash, when Almasy's carrying Katherine to the cave and he notices she's wearing the thimble he bought her, and she says, "Of course, you idiot. I always wear it; I've always worn it; I've always loved you." I remembered, 'oh yeah, that was where I completely freaking lost it'. Waterworks central.

"My mother told me I would summon my husband by playing the piano." Huge grin, then and now. :-)

Where Katherine is trying to talk to Almasy, and he replies that he once had a driver who only said one word during a nine-hour trip, and that was a good day, my fiance and I both cracked up.

And where Kip's working on dismantling the bomb and the tanks keep coming up the road, and he mutters, 'this is making me incredibly angry', I laughed . . . I did that the first time, too, though then it was more of a 'heh . . . if that bomb explodes I am going to turn off this tape, I swear . . .' And then I held my breath until he was fine.

All in all, I love the movie, even though it still depresses the heck out of me. LOL I tried to read the book a few years back and couldn't get into it, but maybe I'll try again soon.

In the meantime, I have DVD extras to explore. Whee. :-)

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